Established: 3/2010  
FLSA: Exempt  
EEO: 2 



Under general direction, to plan, organize, direct and manage assigned staff in providing transportation planning functions within the Transportation Engineering division; and to do other work as required. 


The Transportation Planning Supervisor oversees technical and professional transportation planning staff and services for the Department of Transportation and Development.  This classification provides leadership and direction for the Transportation Planning group within the Transportation Engineering division.  The Transportation Planning Supervisor reports to the Transportation Engineering Manager who is responsible for all aspects and functions of the Transportation Engineering division.

The Transportation Planning Supervisor differs from the Parks Planning Supervisor which provides project management and supervision for planning, natural resource projects, and capital improvement plans, policies and budgets for North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), and County Parks but does not perform the duties related to divisions outside of County Parks and NCPRD.  

It also differs from the Planning Manager which oversees the work of professional Planners involved in land use and transportation planning, zoning, and water and air quality.  


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Supervises and coordinates the functions of the County’s transportation planning program; manages planning and funding activities of the Metro regional government, State and Federal governments, other government agencies, such as TriMet, and consultants involved in planning and implementation of transportation facilities and services in the region.
  2. Coordinates and analyzes multi-modal transportation systems and policies; identifies problems and potential solutions; evaluate alternatives; make recommendations for policies, plans and projects; evaluates reports of findings and supervises implementation of adopted solutions and projects; coordinates with other teams within the Transportation Engineering Division.
  3. Hires and supervises transportation professionals and administrative staff; prepares performance evaluations; recommends and administers progressive discipline; assigns, monitors and reviews work assignments; assists with staff development.
  4. Oversees team, unit, project budget, grants, and professional and technical service contracts; manages work of consultants and professional staff relating to departmental surveys, programs, systems and methods.
  5. Supervises, coordinates and/or conducts comprehensive analyses, reports and presentations; provides recommendations to executive management of new/revised policies, systems, procedures or organizational changes.
  6. Coordinates with division managers analyzing department policies and operating procedures; supervises departmental public relations/involvement and task force facilitation; develops complex and politically sensitive policy implementation proposals.
  7. Develops and presents reports and studies to public bodies and significant policy-making bodies, councils, groups and organizations. 


Thorough knowledge of:  Federal, State and local laws; principles and practices of transportation planning, multi-modal planning and planning related to environmental issues.

Working knowledge of:  Short and long term transportation and land use planning, the regulatory environment, and development requirements and standards; negotiation and consensus- building skills; principles and practices of public administration, personnel management, program planning including work scheduling, evaluation and program adjustment and budget/grant administration; accounting concepts and practices; organizational structures and functions of local government agencies and their interrelationships; time management, triage, and prioritization techniques involved in coordinating complex and sophisticated work products; activities and action plans; graphic resources, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), tax maps, and aerial photography, and its application in transportation and departmental objectives; analysis and research techniques, methods and procedures; computer spreadsheets, word processing, accessing information through mapping software, Permits Plus; engineering plans and engineering processes.

Skill to:  Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; prepare clear and concise reports; apply practices of conflict resolution; plan, organize, train and oversee the work of planning professionals and administrative staff; balance team and individual responsibilities; strategically plan, achieve organizational goals, identify opportunities, adapt to changing conditions, and make decisions; speak publically to public and private groups, including making presentations involving policy and procedure; interpret applicable laws, regulations and codes; establish and maintain effective working relationships with State and local officials, intergovernmental associations, public interest and community groups, business leaders and the public; negotiate, prepare and administer contracts; facilitate advisory committees; take initiative and remain professional in unexpected situations.


Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work.  Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.