Salt Lake City

  • TRAILS PROGRAM PROJECTS SPECIALIST- PART TIME

    Requisition ID
    2018-3782
    Department
    PUBLIC SERVICES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $18.00/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $31.00/Hr.
    Post End Date
    9/28/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Incumbent coordinates and implements projects, conducts research and data collection, and assists department management with technical support needed to advance various recreational trail projects and initiatives. Performs analysis, assists in the preparation of agreements and contracts, and manages trail planning, funding, construction and improvement projects under the direction of department management. Coordinates and assists with implementation of complex, multi-agency, large scale, and long-term department/division initiatives.

     

    NOTE that this is a non-benefitted, part-time position that averages 25 hours/week year-round.

    Responsibilities

    • Coordinates project tasks, conducts research, performs analysis, and generates documents in support of various trail improvement initiatives. Develops plans and policies to address land use, recreation, environmental and budgetary impacts. Generates applications and agreements for trails funding, management, maintenance, and construction, for action by department/division administration.
    • Facilitates meetings with city departments, diverse groups from the community, other governmental agencies, and consultants to obtain further insight and information necessary to negotiate a balanced resolution to issues and achieve established project goals/objectives.
    • Explores and develops creative concepts, ideas, plans, or processes to address project issues. Develops project parameters such as: project resources; time frames; funding options and budget requirements; staffing needs; and, methods, procedures and schedules for project implementation.  Drives project progress to ensure tasks and applications follow agreed upon decision path and time frames.  Keeps current on evolving public policy trends and industry benchmarks.
    • Develops and monitors program and special project activities. Provides regular updates and reports to department and division management. May assist with monitoring compliance with contracts.
    • May represent the department/division at community meetings, workshops, business, and other government meetings.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Recreation Management, Urban Planning, Engineering, Transportation, or a related field. Related education and paid professional experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis. Preference may be given to candidates with public sector experience.
    • Knowledge of effective project management, statistical analysis, and research methods and principles.
    • Ability to prepare and present project details using complex spreadsheet analysis, graphic presentations and technical reports to Division Managers, City Council, and general public.
    • Knowledge of government operations, processes, and public policy analysis.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups and people, including elected officials, department officials, staff, and community representatives.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently with initiative, self-reliance, and dependability.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Master’s degree in a field related to the position;
    • Experience in recreation, environmental, and/or transportation planning or project management;
    • Experience organizing and managing team efforts and involve multiple skills and perspectives;
    • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills; and/or
    • Experience with design and management of natural surface trails.

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