This multitasking position is responsible for various research activities, including gathering information for use in developing projection of transportation needs, usages and impacts, analyzing needs for services, answering citizen questions concerning traffic signing, interpreting traffic studies, preparing graphic presentations and comprehensive reports on traffic characteristics related to planning or engineering, preparing narrative and visual reports and making recommendations on research findings, updating the functional classification map, and preparing materials for and aiding in the administration of various boards and commissions. This position will be heavily involved in long range transportation planning and project implementation.
• Ability to facilitate, administer and develop a county-wide comprehensive transportation plan with Public Works staff and other Weld County Departments, municipalities within Weld County, CDOT, the North Front Range MPO, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) MPO, Upper Front Range TPR, and adjacent counties. • Ability to perform population, land use, employment, economic base, transportation and other specialized studies of the County and adjacent areas related to transportation planning; • Serve as project manager on a variety of transportation planning and engineering projects. • Ability to present information regarding Weld County Public Works' research, analysis and activities to the public and to technical staff with other organizations. • Responsible for public involvement, meeting federal and state requirements, on various plans and documents. • Facilitates and develops a variety of transportation planning and engineering documents, such as Weld County's Master Transportation Plan, Regional Transportation Plans, Corridor Optimization Plans, traffic studies and Access Management Plans. • Represents Weld County Public Works at meetings and provides information about transportation projects and facilities to the community, officials, and other government agencies as necessary. • Responds to request for information from the public regarding traffic complaints and requested changes to roadway characteristics. • Responds to requests for information from staff, elected officials, and the public regarding various transportation and traffic study related subjects. • Performs technical and analytical work as it pertains to transportation planning and engineering. • Ability to review and evaluate development review land use cases in order to make transportation recommendations on behalf of the Public Works Department. • Knowledge of county or municipal zoning, subdivision, and comprehensive planning methods, principles, and practices. Some knowledge of graphic and illustrative presentation principles.
Home to 31 incorporated municipalities, growing cities, charming towns, thriving businesses and thousands of acres of prime agricultural land. As Colorado’s third largest county, Weld County covers 3,987 square miles in the northern part of the state and is larger than the size of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia combined. The climate is dry and generally mild with warm summers, mild winters and a growing season of approximately 138 days. The land surface is fairly level in the east, with rolling prairies and low hills near the western border. Elevations in the county range from 4,400 to 5,000 feet. The South Platte River and its tributaries, the Cache la Poudre, the Big Thompson, the Little Thompson, the St. Vrain, and other smaller streams, flow into Weld County from the south and west, leaving the county on the east. With available services, location, resources and livability, Weld County offers unbounded opportunity for families to live, work and play. We have one more important ingredient as well: A positive attitude toward growth. We love being here, and we’d love having you here too!