Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
The city of San Francisco is at the center of the evolution of local, regional, and global transportation systems, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading the way in crafting policy and investment solutions that address current and future needs, and ensuring that our transportation systems work for all communities. We're looking for applicants with 1 year or more of experience to join our Planning Division, which is responsible for planning and corridor studies and facilitating community outreach efforts.
Reports to: Assistant Deputy Director for Planning
Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt
You will provide support to a variety of transportation planning projects that include citywide plans, neighborhood plans, and other more focused initiatives of the Transportation Authority. Examples of projects you may work on include:
ConnectSF Transportation Plan: We are currently developing a long range plan for San Francisco in partnership with SFMTA and SF Planning. You may support ongoing modal studies for transit, streets and freeways, develop white papers on key policy topics, help identify and evaluate tradeoffs across modal investments, and support engagement and outreach for the plan.
Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP) Planning Studies: We are initiating several planning studies for specific San Francisco neighborhoods that will help identify mobility, safety, and other solutions in these locations. You will support one or more of these studies, conducting data gathering and existing conditions analysis, public outreach, data analysis and alternatives development, and report writing.
Emerging Mobility Pilot Strategy Implementation: We are completing a project to identify proposed pilots of emerging mobility services and a strategy to implement those pilots within the existing legal framework of SFCTA and our partner agencies. You may help complete a set of reports and briefings on this topic.
Congestion Pricing: We are looking at congestion pricing alternatives as a means to help manage congestion in the City’s core. You may help develop white papers that define congestion pricing, its benefits and considerations, and support public outreach and stakeholder engagement.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by December 20, 2019.
Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email (email@example.com) or mail:
RE: Transportation Planner, Planning Division Attn: Human Resources San Francisco County Transportation Authority 1455 Market St., 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94103
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Training and Experience: Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning, public policy or civil engineering; and one (1) year of experience in transportation planning, programming or funding. Applicants may substitute completion of a graduate degree with two (2) years of additional qualifying experience.
Knowledge: Basic research methods and database management techniques; proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software; statistical and computational analysis principles and methods; advanced knowledge of transportation planning principles, techniques and methods; 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 and recommendations, and outreach materials; speak effectively and write clearly and concisely.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of modern office work and include moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic), and are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Ability to travel on occasion. The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
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 began 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.