We are looking for qualified candidates for either a Senior Transportation Planner or a Transportation Planner, not both. Applications must be submitted to the Transportation Authority on or before 5PM on Wednesday, May 10.
Summary The Transportation Planner Series, Policy and Programming Division, includes three levels of professional Transportation Planners who perform complex and sensitive tasks in the areas of policy, legislation, strategic financial planning, fund programming, and planning; facilitate community outreach efforts; and represent the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups. The Transportation Planner is the entry level of the Transportation Planner Series and the Senior Transportation Planner is the intermediate level for the Policy and Programming Division. Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director for Policy and Programming, the Transportation Planner assists and the Senior Transportation Planner performs the duties and responsibilities listed in their respective job descriptions, which are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to each position, and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing.
This particular position will focus on programming, monitoring, and supporting delivery of transportation projects for local, regional, state, and federal fund programs. This includes but is not limited to: supporting project sponsors in navigating the federal aid process; representing the Transportation Authority in interactions with staff at Caltrans, MTC, and at peer agencies within the City and across the region; managing (at the Senior level) or serving as staff lead (at the Planner level) for grant program calls for projects; and serving as a member of the core Prop K sales tax administration team that implements the expenditure plan for our $100 million/year program.
For a complete job description, please visit www.sfcta.org/jobs. Follow the link to the Senior Transportation Planner/ Transportation Planner, Policy and Programming page and download the PDF.
Training and Experience: Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning or civil engineering. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience for Senior Transportation Planner or one (1) year of experience for Transportation Planner in transportation planning, transportation fund and programming or allocation.
Knowledge: Basic research methods and database management techniques; proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and internet software; statistical and computational analysis principles and methods; advanced knowledge of transportation planning principles, techniques and methods; and familiarity with transportation funding and finance and capital project development phases.
Skills and Abilities: Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to transportation planning and programming of funds, information on transportation issues and related legislation using appropriate methods and statistical techniques; design surveys; develop long-range transportation planning priorities; identify project goals and performance measures; oversee and manage projects and consultants; facilitate meetings; summarize and present data and prepare written reports, recommendations, and outreach materials; speak effectively and write clearly and concisely; exercise tact and courtesy in working with members of the general public; and interact effectively with Transportation Authority Board members, other government officials, professional and technical colleagues and staff.
About San Francisco County Transportation Authority
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority administers and oversees the delivery of the Proposition K (Prop K) half-cent local transportation sales tax program and New Expenditure Plan, which was passed by 75% of San Francisco voters in November 2003. The Authority was created in 1989 to administer Prop K's predecessor, the Proposition B half-cent transportation sales tax program, which beg...an in 1990 and continued until it was superseded by Prop K.
Since 1990, the Authority has also been the designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco. In this role, the Authority is responsible for developing and administering the Congestion Management Program (CMP). Through its CMA activities, the Authority leverages state and federal transportation dollars to complement Prop K revenues and performs project delivery oversight to assist with project implementation. The Authority also tracks transportation system performance to ensure that San Francisco gets good value for its transportation investments and prepares a long-range Countywide Transportation Plan to guide future investment decisions.
The Authority has also served as the San Francisco Program Manager for grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) since 1990. In this role, the Authority approves funding for transportation projects that directly benefit air quality, through reduced motor vehicle emissions.