Urban Planning Project Manager
- 1 month ago
- Employment type
- Full-Time, Temporary
- Los Angeles, CA
- Closing date
About this organization
R.L. Klein & Associates is a professional registry serving California since 1984. We specialize in State contract services, which provide short- or long-term registry staff to positions throughout California.
About this job
RL Klein & Associates has an immediate need for an Active Transportation Planning Project Manager to provide services to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s PLACE (Policies for Livable, Active Communities and Environments) Program, a program that fosters policy change that supports healthy, safe, and active neighborhoods for all County residents.
PLACE is entering the final phase of a grant-funded project to develop Community Pedestrian Plans for unincorporated East Los Angeles, East Rancho Dominguez, Florence-Firestone, and Willowbrook/West Rancho Dominguez. The Urban Planning Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the work of a contracted planning firm, for coordinating internal reviews and finalization of the draft plans, and for managing the adoption process through the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2023.
The position will start upon acceptance and completion of the employee application and screening; and will end on October 31, 2023. The position may be extended through December 31, 2023.
$7,624 per month (Salary, Working a minimum of 40 hours a week)
Employer provided Healthcare and Dental Insurance
Shifts: Variable Start Time
Employee will be working a minimum of 8 hours a day, between 8am to 6pm, with possible evening and weekend community meetings as needed.
Roles & responsibilities
a) Oversee the implementation of all aspects of the project scope of work;
b) Coordinate and facilitate regular meetings with the project team;
c) Convene and facilitate regular check-ins with the planning contractor to track plan progress;
d) Convene and facilitate the project technical advisory committee of County staff and representatives of other public agencies;
e) Build consensus between County departments and with community stakeholders if there are opposing views on recommended improvements, policies, and/or programs;
f) Coordinate and facilitate one-on-one meetings with the County departments, supervisorial staff and the planning contractor as needed throughout the planning process;
g) Coordinate outreach activities with County departments, the project contractors and outreach coordinator to collect community input;
h) Facilitate and participate in key community workshops and events with the project contractors to gather community input for the development of the plans;
i) Participate in community advisory committees with the outreach coordinator and project contractors as needed, ensuring County departments are able to attend key meetings to hear and address community concerns;
j) Review and organize community input and data collected to inform the development of the plans in coordination with the outreach coordinator;
k) Review the work of the team and the pedestrian plans for thoroughness, soundness of recommendations, and compliance with State and County policies and regulations;
l) Present the pedestrian plans to key stakeholders and decision-making bodies for adoption in coordination with County departments;
m) Perform detailed review of monthly contractor reports to evaluate compliance with the service requirement of the contracts and make adjustments as needed to improve the program and ensure timelines and deliverables are met;
n) Perform detailed review of contractor budgets and the Caltrans project budget and prepare recommendations for adjustments as needed in coordination with the DCDIP administrative staff;
o) Prepare required progress reports on grant implementation to Caltrans; and
p) Other duties as assigned by PLACE Program Director or supervisor
A Master’s Degree in Urban Planning or related field OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or related field AND two years of experience developing and/or managing active transportation plans.
A valid California driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation or ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation
Experience managing active transportation plans, projects, or programs;
Experience working with culturally and economically diverse communities;
Experience managing sub-contractors and reporting;
Experience managing staff and/or a project team;
Experience using a variety of strategies to collect community input on pedestrian and/or bike initiatives;
Experience planning and facilitating community workshops;
Experience collaborating with a variety of stakeholders including jurisdictional staff, community members, and decision-makers;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong project management skills and follow-through;
Solid understanding of the relationship between active transportation and public health;
Ability to speak and write Spanish fluently; and
Skilled in use of MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
Email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at (888) 755-5629 with any questions