Job Opening: City of Pittsburgh Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator

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byogman
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Can we put that in as a job requirement?


byogman
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OK, spanned a page break.

Was referring to Benzo’s quote

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject”


Swalfoort
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It does not surprise me that the job description for a professional planning position in the City includes a requirement not only for a valid drivers license, but a valid PA drivers license. For one thing, it enables use of City vehicles, and is a probable requirement for insuring the driver in that City vehicle.

While it may not be absolutely essential for the completion of the ped/bike job responsibilities, I can see real benefit to the organization as a whole….oh, a meeting with DPW? Can you bring xyz (person or thing) with you? And have you seen the meeting stacking that can happen? Be in council meeting at 10, another meeting at noon, somewhere else that afternoon…all with potential need for ‘stuff’ including city property that needs to be protected through the day’s events.

More importantly, it would relieve the supervisor of the next Steve from any coordination hassles….that could be time and energy intensive.

I suspect any city employee required to participate in meetings and events outside the office is required….for convenience, insurance and uniformity of policy.

I don’t have a problem with the requirement.


LizziMac
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I (as other people in this thread have noted) imagine any higher-level city planning/governmental type of job will likely require frequent cross-state travel (to Philly, Harrisburg, other major cities, etc) for the purposes of legislating and the such. In fact, most job descriptions I’ve come across that contain a ‘driver’s license requirement’ are not weeding out plebs who don’t own or operate vehicles, but rather are indicating the position requires significant further-than-intracity travel.


salty
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I give up. Hooray for cars! No wonder our society is so wonderful.


Italianblend
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Is the language really necessary?

Many people rely on cars to get to work. And what do you expect the elderly to do? Certainly you don’t expect 70 year olds to bike themselves all over the city in sub zero weather. It’s great to have a noble cause and all that, but a dose of reality wouldn’t hurt either.


salty
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No, the language was exactly as necessary as cars are.


rice rocket
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You’ve already proven how out of touch you are with reality, no need to keep repeating yourself.


salty
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I’ve spent plenty of time living the “reality” of car-dependence. I do truly appreciate the condescension, though.


scott
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I will bet you anything that’s just standard footer language that is cut and pasted into just about every single job the City posts. I wouldn’t look too much into it.


eMcK
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This thread is a good reminder about why I rarely post here any more.

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