Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Specialist
Title: Transportation Demand Management Specialist
Class: Academic Professional
Exempt Status: Exempt
Nature and Scope of Work
Under the general direction of the Parking and Transportation Manager, coordinates the College’s programs to reduce single occupancy vehicles arriving at PCC campuses. Oversees all aspects of Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs at PCC by collecting data to evaluate transportation usage, promoting alternative transportation options, and working with community leaders to communicate effects of transportation issues in the surrounding areas. Plays a key role in the development and implementation of the initiatives identified in the TDM Plan. Leads initiatives associated with multimodal transportation needs of the college community.
Principal Accountabilities (includes some or all of the following)
- Develops, implements, and oversees TDM programs that increase the use of alternative transportation methods. Assists in communicating objectives, proposes policy changes, and develops plans and programs that minimize traffic flow and parking demand in and around the campuses.
- Develops and implements surveys or control studies to evaluate proposed and current TDM program components. Gathers, compiles, and analyzes data to identify a variety of commuting and long-term planning options. Conducts program analysis to evaluate the attractiveness and effectiveness of TDM programs. Performs feasibility studies by modeling and forecasting a variety of transportation alternatives and issues.
- Communicates and promotes alternative transportation initiatives to students and the community. Attends meetings, delivers presentations, and/or hosts events that convey alternative transportation programs, options, and incentives at PCC. Works with staff, students and community groups and regional agencies to meet transportation goals.
- Plans and develops program criteria to ensure strategies are meeting program objectives. Evaluates the TDM plan and develops criteria to ensure that strategies are meeting tangible outcomes in relation to the financial investment required to sustain the program.
- Works with staff, students, consultants, and the community to ensure TDM goals are aligned with transportation needs; this includes working with various community agencies and groups on alternative transportation options. Interacts frequently with other college departments and private contractors, develops and maintains a variety of professional relationships.
- Participates in public meetings to present planning proposals, gathers feedback from those affected by projects and reviews overall project designs.
- Defines PCC’s transportation planning problems and priorities and their relationship to areas adjacent to PCC campuses. Prepares reports, recommendations, and presentations on TDM program planning, intended outcomes and success measures.
- Documents and evaluates transportation project needs and costs. Works with Parking and Transportation Manager to develop the program budget. Conducts analysis of program costs and resources needed to implement new programs.
- Leads student workers and volunteers in programs that promote TDM projects and incentives.
Work is performed in an office environment. Occasional extended work hours for special projects and field work when collecting data.
Physical exertion is not a normal requirement of this position.
Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or a related field. Three years of experience working in urban, transportation, or land use planning. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Demonstrated experience in project planning and coordination. Experience in promoting sustainable initiatives as it pertains to alternative transportation options.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of commute trip reduction programs, ridesharing systems, regional initiatives, and funding opportunities.
Knowledge of team leadership methods, goal setting, and project management theories.
Knowledge and understanding of transportation issues and Portland’s transportation networks.
Knowledge of planning methodologies such as data collection, forecasting, modeling, and alternative analysis techniques.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer programs.
Strong skills in project coordination, program planning, and implementation.
Effective written and verbal communications in presenting data, reports, and other information.
Strong verbal, writing, interpersonal and analytical skills.
Strong commitment to reducing auto trips and promoting transportation options for PCC students and employees.
Ability to speak persuasively.
Ability to coordinate and work with program committees.
Ability to develop and maintain systems.