Under the direction of the Manager, Environmental Planning and Mobility Programs, the Senior Planner, Safety will assist in advancing location-specific and programmatic safety initiatives, specifically related to the statewide Street Smart NJ Pedestrian Safety Education Program. Activities will include, as appropriate, identification of and outreach to municipal officials and law enforcement for recruitment into the Street Smart NJ program, coordination of local Street Smart campaigns, preparation of reports documenting the activities and outcomes of the campaigns. The incumbent will work closely with the State's Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) in coordinating efforts to implement Street Smart campaigns and will seek opportunities to expand partnerships, particularly with law enforcement, to extend the reach of the program statewide. The incumbent will also conduct safety data analysis and support non-motorized planning efforts being conducted by NJTPA and member agencies. The incumbent will also coordinate with NJTPA planning partners to support implementation of the strategies and goals of the statewide Comprehensive Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).
The incumbent will also contribute to the overall preparation, maintenance, and implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). This work will include preparing written reports or other presentation materials on critical RTP issues for inclusion in the plan or as "white papers". These may include reporting on best practices to promote safe behavior among motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists and participation in socioeconomic, environmental, and other research and analysis including data analysis, outreach, and summaries. The Senior Planner, Safety may also contribute towards other planning studies, such as a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) initiative.
The incumbent will also participate in the development of Local Safety Program, High Risk Rural Roads program, and the Safe Routes to School/Transportation Alternatives Program projects and implementation with the Capital Programming Division, as appropriate.
Extensive inter-agency coordination, particularly with NJDOT, the Department of Highway Traffic Safety, Transportation Management Associations (TMAs), subregions, local law enforcement and other local officials is essential to this work. The Senior Planner, Safety will also work closely with other NJTPA divisions, particularly the Public Affairs Division and the Capital Programming Division.
Other duties as assigned.