Parking Authority of Baltimore City
The Parking Planner II will examine parking issues at a neighborhood level and work with community stakeholders in developing solutions. The position will also conduct parking studies, evaluate on-street parking regulations, and provide recommendations to improve upon current operations. In addition, will collect and maintain data using GIS (Geographical Information System) and other software.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Meet with community members, other City staff, and/or developers about events or developments that may affect parking in a particular area, including multiple planning meetings, developing agendas and facilitating/leading meetings;
- Act as liaison and representative at inter-agency meetings such as Site Plan Review, Planning Commission Hearings, and Task Force meetings;
- Investigate City Council Bills that require comments from the PABC, draft comments for the Executive Director’s signature, submit, and attend associated hearings at City Hall;
- Conduct site visits, reaching out to other agencies for information, and researching current legislation;
- Design and conduct field investigations and analyze data to assess the occupancy of parking supply;
- Based on observations made by community members, other City staff, or developers, design a method of investigation: create map of study area, design study table, and select times of study. Synthesize data and conduct basic statistical analysis using Excel;
- Provide updates to community stakeholders as study is being conducted and create presentation of results;
- Investigate best practices in parking, as well as recommendations made by community members, and make recommendations based on results;
- Gather geographic data and develop files and database structures and data collection methods for geographical software (GIS);
- Create and maintain a GIS-based parking supply database; create utilization maps that include results from field investigations;
- Make stylistic decisions regarding symbols, colors, and labels for easy to read maps used at meetings and in reports;
- Make overall recommendations for equipment needed for parking studies or policy changes;
- Research and make overall recommendations for tools and equipment (example License Plate Recognition (LPR) equipment and software) needed for parking studies or policy changes and help train staff on new equipment and foster the implementation of new policies;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Supervision Received and Exercised
This position provides occasional functional guidance to others performing essentially the same job duties. Position functions under broad direction of a supervisor or manager and uses a wide range of procedures to meet job responsibilities. The position plans and arranges own work and refers only rare and unusual cases to supervisor or manager.
- Master’s degree in related field and no experience required; or
- Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of 2 years related experience; or
- Minimum of 8 years related experience required if no degree held.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
- Knowledge of all aspects of the Parking Authority such as off-street operations, on-street regulations, and other City codes regarding parking;
- Knowledge of current City code and staying abreast of current trends in parking from reading industry publications;
- Knowledge of City neighborhoods including development projects and land use changes as well as events in the communities;
- Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite in its entirety;
- Ability to provide solutions to a wide range of parking related problems, including those that are imaginative;
- Ability to work on and solve problems that can be complex;
- Knowledgeable of presentation style and ability to represent the company as a primary contact on projects to other employees and members of the public;
- Ability to interact with media and other external sources;
- Skilled research techniques with ability to apply technically and strategically to company procedures and policies;
- Team management and task assignment skills to oversee the work of others;
- Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
- Ability to effectively speak, present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public;
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
- Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;
- Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style;
- Ability to make effective persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors;
- Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to conduct parking studies;
- Ability to work a telework or hybrid work schedule.
The office environment is conducive with regulated office temperatures and lighting. The noise level can occasionally be moderate. The position frequently requires the employee to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, use hands and reach with hands and arms. Occasional light lifting, such as three or four reams of paper or other materials up to 40 pounds may be required. Specific vision abilities required are close and distance vision and ability to adjust focus. The out-of-office environment is conducive to outdoor weather conditions.
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