Monday, June 22, 2009

Job Opening in Tacoma

From Liz Kaster '09 who is with the city.

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

Position Description
Position Title: Transportation Coordinator
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Reports to (Title): Metropolitan Development Manager, City of Tacoma Mobility Coordinator
Closing Date: July 6, 2009

The following job description contains representative examples of work that will be performed in positions allocated to this classification. It is not required that any position perform all of the duties listed, so long as primary responsibilities are consistent with the work as described. Roles and responsibilities can often be expanded to accommodate changing business conditions and goals, as well as to tap into the skills and talents of the individuals in the organization. Accordingly, associates may be asked to perform duties that are outside the specific functions that are listed.

Purpose of Position:

To assist in the development and management of the Downtown: On the Go! program.

Downtown: On the Go! is a partnership between the City of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, and Pierce Transit. These agencies work together with downtown Tacoma employers and commuters to promote commute options. While the position is housed at the Chamber, the staff member works closely with all three agencies, serving as a pivotal liaison between them by understanding and communicating perspectives and activities of each.

The main components of this effort are direct outreach to employers and employees, and the Downtown: On the Go! Transportation Partnership. In conjunction with Pierce Transit’s employer services staff and the City’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) efforts, this position provides outreach, education, and support for downtown businesses to develop plans that promote commute options in their workplace, and also to downtown commuters interested in shifting their commute. The Downtown: On the Go! Transportation Partnership is composed of downtown business leaders. This private-sector group works with public agency partners to address downtown transportation challenges and increase non-drive alone commuting.

Essential Job Functions

Business & Employee Outreach

* Work with agency partners to develop an education and communication strategy to inform downtown members of commuting options and resources.
* Maintain and develop relationships with an individual in each member business who will act as the organization’s “Transportation Specialist” responsible for coordinating commute planning within the company.
* Publish monthly e-newsletter for downtown commuters.
* Plan programs, campaigns, and activities for downtown commuters and Transportation Specialists.

Downtown: On the Go! Transportation Partnership

* Provide logistical support to the Downtown: On the Go! Transportation Partnership.
* Maintain regular communication with Partnership members.


* Assist with periodic Transportation Forums and events.
* Support transportation and environmental advocacy efforts on local and state level.
* Participate in weekly meetings and activities with agency partners.

Position Dimensions

Supervision Received

Metropolitan Development Manager and Mobility Coordinator will provide oversight and guidance for all activities undertaken by the Transportation Coordinator.

Principal Relationships/Key Contacts

o Metropolitan Development Manager
o City of Tacoma Mobility Staff
o President & CEO
o Chamber staff
o Chamber members
o Pierce Transit Staff

Position Specifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Familiarity with transportation issues that impact urban centers.
* Some knowledge of commute trip reduction and the environmental and economic impacts of congestion.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Good oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
* Skilled in managing multiple projects simultaneously within assigned deadlines and prioritize a range of responsibilities.
* Ability to communicate oral and written complex technical information to an audience that is relatively unfamiliar with the topic.
* Solid knowledge of current transportation and environmental issues and topics.
* Ability to effectively work and communicate with private sector businesses and the public sector.
* Confident public speaking.
* Ability to “cold call.”

Experience and Education

* Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent.
* Strong computer and word processing skills.

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest and resume to the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber no later than 5:00 pm July 6, 2009.



Mail to:

Human Resources Department

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

P.O. Box 1933

Tacoma, WA 98401