City of Fort Collins

REQUISITION #: req2511



BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $72,924.00 – 121,540.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 11/6/2020.

You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check, motor vehicle report and drug test required within four calendar days (96 hours) of offer.

Located against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and home to Colorado State University (CSU), the City of Fort Collins offers a diverse culture, educated and engaged citizens, outdoor recreation, bicycles, breweries, historic charm, and a thriving economy. Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award: Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
  • No 14 Best Place to Live: 2018
  • C40 Cities, Cities4Action Winner: Bloomberg Philanthropy-Dec 2017
  • The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-November 2017
  • 5th Best Performing City: Milken Institute-Jan 2017
  • No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: 2017
  • No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes-May 2018
  • 11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance – March 2017
  • Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Family: LendEDU – Feb 2017
  • No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance – Feb 2017
  • Peak Award for Performance Excellence: Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence-2014
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?

  • Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
  • Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick days
  • Retirement + company matching – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting

  • Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both

  • Employee Assistance Program: counselling, legal, financial assistance

  • Life insurance, short-term and long term disability

  • Wellness program, workout facilities

  • Employee/family Onsite Health Clinic

– Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility

  • Collaborative work environment
Manages and provides leadership for the Active Modes program. This includes guiding bicycle- and walking-related planning and project design, infrastructure improvements, policy devel-opment, safety education, and encouragement programs. The position builds and maintains extensive internal and external partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders.

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary func-tions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
  • Serve as the Program Manager for the City’s Active Modes program.
  • The Active Modes program is governed by the City’s Transportation Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, and Pedestrian Master Plan. Key focus areas of these plans include the six E’s: Equity, Educa-tion, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, and Evaluation.
  • Develops, administers and monitors the pro-gram budget including grants and contracts. Oversees federal, state and local reports, in-cluding financial reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports as specified by the City and/or funding partners.
  • Represents the department and provides in-formation about bicycling and walking pro-jects, programs, events and facilities to the community, City officials, boards, commis-sions, and City Council as well as to other government agencies. Serves as staff support to the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee.
  • The Active Modes Manager is responsible for budgeting dedicated funding and supervising two full-time City employees, part-time em-ployees, contractors, as well as interns and community volunteers.
Planning and Engineering
  • Works closely with other FC Moves staff on bicycle- and walking-related planning initiatives, such as the Bicycle Plan, the Pedestrian Plan, Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan, code updates, design standards, bicycle parking, signage and bike-ped elements of other transportation plans. This includes plan development and im-plementation.
  • Coordinates and leads planning, design and outreach for bicycle and pedestrian projects, including low-stress crossing improvements, protected bike lanes, and bicycle lane en-hancements.
  • Identifies and links appropriate metrics to the achievement of City goals and stated out-comes per the adopted plans. Compiles and analyzes bicycle and walking planning, design, and program data with a focus on customer service, innovation, and continuous improve-ment.
  • Researches, develops, and pursues innovative best practices and funding sources, including state and federal grants, for facilities, pro-grams, projects, and events.
  • Oversees micromobility programs including bike share and e-scooter share.
Education & Encouragement
  • Provides guidance in the development of inno-vative and sustainable active modes education and encouragement programs to promote mo-bility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities.
  • Coordinates the needs of the community with that of multiple City departments, partnering agencies, and local active-transportation groups to plan and implement education events and encouragement activities, including major special events such as Open Streets, Bike to Work Days and Shift Your Ride Month.
  • Supports the City’s Safe Routes to School co-ordinator with outreach to local schools, includ-ing programs for students, families, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Acts as a City ombudsman to perform public outreach to national, regional, and community groups, schools and businesses. Meets with public groups, clubs, organizations and agen-cies to explain, promote, and receive input on the City’s bicycle and walking programs and transportation systems.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relation-ships with co-workers, elected officials, and the public. Prepares written materials for a wide variety of audiences. Makes presentations be-fore City Council, community groups and other organizations.
  • Oversees the development and maintainence of the City’s Active Modes program website and other forms of communications, including print and social media as well as video. Pro-vides public information and updates on pro-gram events, construction projects/detours, and special projects/services.
This position is responsible for the supervision of regular City employees as well as contractors and communi-ty volunteers.
The requirements listed be-low are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

  • Strong program development, project manage-ment, personnel management, and team leadership experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of national/international best practices for active-modes planning, educa-tion and encouragement.
  • Considerable knowledge, understanding, and use of active-modes transportation design standards and principles.
  • Knowledge of local, regional, state, and national laws, ordinances, and safety education curricula pertaining to active modes.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to use personal computers and a variety of software packages and website development.
  • Knowledge and application of methods/techniques for community outreach and engagement.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and to deal resourcefully with media, agencies, departments, and the public.
  • Ability to evaluate complex technical documents and explain in non-technical terms.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, co-workers and other City staff, agency partners, con-tractors and community groups in completion of projects.
  • Ability to handle multiple work assignments and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently or on a team, work under pressure, multi-task, meet deadlines, and carry out tasks to completion.
  • Ability to ride a bicycle safely and willingness to ride a bicycle for transportation purposes is desir-able; has firsthand knowledge of bicycling on City streets and trails and willingness to follow all rules of the road and recommended safety practices.

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, transportation planning, sus-tainable transportation, active-modes planning, pub-lic relations, urban planning, marketing, public health, or related field from an accredited college or univer-sity; and seven to 10 years work experience, includ-ing personnel management (or equivalent combina-tion of experience and education). Master’s degree preferred.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, profes-sional journals, technical procedures, or governmen-tal regulations. Ability to effectively present infor-mation and respond to questions from City staff and management, community groups, and the general public.

League Cycling Instructor certification pre-ferred (or ability to receive certification within first year). American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) preferred.

Ability to apply com-mon-sense understanding to carry out detailed writ-ten or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to outside weather conditions and otherwise performs duties in a normal office envi-ronment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use
Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.

The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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