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Old 11-01-07, 10:11 AM
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Career Opportunity: Bikeway Program Coordinator, City of Houston

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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 21:45:33 -0500

BIKEWAY PROGRAM COORDINATOR
(STAFF ANALYST)
Public Works & Engineering
Engineering and Construction
Engineering Branch, Neighborhoods Section
611 Walker *
M-F, 8 A.M - 5 P.M*
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Performs substantially complex and varied administrative functions in
the planning, analysis, and coordination of the Houston Bikeway
Program. Works with project engineers to track scope, design, and
budget for bicycle and pedestrian projects. Works with the Houston
Police Department on setting enforcement priorities. Serves as a
resource person to area school districts. Develops bicycle and
pedestrian policies and projects. Coordinates special projects,
including planning, research, presentations, promotions, and
evaluations. Acts as a liaison with city departments, council members,
other elected officials, the public and various bicycle advocacy
groups. Directs staff services, including personnel, purchasing and
public relations. Investigates special problems encountered by
employees; responds to calls from the general public that extend
beyond the normal scope of subordinates. Provides leadership,
guidance, training and advice to subordinates.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is physically comfortable; the individual has some
discretion about walking, standing, etc.

This is a Department of Public Works & Engineering Emergency
Management position at the Tier 3 Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public
Administration or a closely related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Requires three (3) years of professional administrative, financial or
analytical experience related to the type of work being performed.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston
policy on driving (AP 2-2).

Job Title: BIKEWAY PROGRAM COORDINATOR-CD
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $2,122.00 - $2,613.00 biweekly
$55,172.00 - $67,938.00 annually
With full benefits

Job Type: Full-Time
Location: 611 Walker Street, Texas

To see this listing and apply, go to this website:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm?
put the word "bicycle" in as a search keyword, the listing will appear
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Old 11-01-07, 10:59 AM
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And good luck to who takes the job.
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Old 11-01-07, 12:37 PM
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Is it just me or does that salary seem to be severely low for the job description?
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Is it just me or does that salary seem to be severely low for the job description?
They are only requiring 3 years experience and an undergrad degree, doesn't seem too low to me.
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Is it just me or does that salary seem to be severely low for the job description?
Given that it is Houston, not too surprised that they would underpay someone for a huge job. Note: There is no bias in my statement.... even if my Dad and Brother work for the Houston Fire Dept...
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I was actually thinking that it looked rather high for a city job. It is at most a mid-level bureaucratic position, and as stated above, they only want 3 years exp and aren't asking for a graduate degree. I was expecting to see something like $35-45K/yr.
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Old 11-01-07, 03:45 PM
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They aren't even picky about the degree- just something businessy or governmentish- and like somebody up there said, good luck to the recipient.
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Too bad there's no mention about "interest in cycling a plus"

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That job looks easier than my current job (paramedic).
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I bet you get one of those hot City of Houston Public Works Priuses.
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Whenever this position gets filled, please post the person's name, email and phone number! Rode down Washington last week and the bike lane is straight out of Baghdad!
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Bike lane on Washington.... straight out of Baghdad. Sounds like they improved it already.
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I actually still enjoyed the fact that I could ride from my house (Briargove) all the way downtown using mostly bike lanes or paths.

What gets me is the pipe/drain things that stub out 3" in the middle of the lane...

Seriously, I'm a civil engineer/MBA working in finance and if I didn't have two young kids I'd probably take the job for a couple of years. I'm a believer in those bumper stickers: Houston, It's worth it! I like our city and the lifestyle it allows.
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