Job: Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Coordinator (City of Portland, Maine)

Job Title
Bicycle/Pedestrian Program Coordinator

City of Portland, Maine

Job Description
Public Services Department – grant funded project position – Seeking qualified individual to coordinate and manage a portion of the “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” grant. This position is dedicated to developing sustainable policy and environmental strategies that improve access to bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to promote active transportation and a healthy community. This position will be housed in the Department of Public Services and work closely with the Public Health Division. Responsibilities include: development of local roadway design standards that improve bicycle-pedestrian access and safety; assistance with bicycle-pedestrian educational and promotional campaigns; offer educational presentations to and seek feedback from a broad range of community groups and governmental agencies; build partnerships with other agencies and transportation system professionals; develop and seek endorsement of a “Complete Streets” policy. Requires Bachelor’s degree in the area of transportation planning or related field and considerable experience in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure policies and design; Master’s Degree preferred. Experience in planning, community-based policy development, grant funding applications, and grant management desired. Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to communicate effectively including good group process, facilitation, negotiation, and presentation skills. $862.88/wk – minimum of pay range.

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; paid employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; and tuition reduction/scholarship programs with Andover College and the University of Southern Maine. Project employees receive all of the above benefits excluding life insurance. Part-time employees may be eligible for a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Office, City Hall,
Room 115, 389 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101, tel. (207) 874-8624,
fax (207) 874-8937, or apply online at

Accepting applications/resumes from:
Monday, May 10 through Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NOTE – This position requires that candidates must be able to start no later than June 19, 2010.