County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department
Location: San Jose, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $113,913.28 - $167,562.72
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 22-L12-A
The County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for its County Transportation Planner position. If you have a strong desire to use your transportation planning or engineering skills to make a difference in the Santa Clara County community through developing, planning, and improving our future roadway network for all modes of travel, then we enthusiastically encourage you to apply! We offer excellent employee benefits including competitive salary, a lifetime pension and more!
Experience Note: The following knowledge and abilities are attained through the possession of a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation or Urban Planning, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or related field and five (5) years of fulltime progressively responsible professional transportation planning experience which includes one (1) year at the level of manager or supervisor. A Masters Degree in one of the above disciplines may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Concepts, principles, techniques and legal aspects of transportation planning, public policy and decision making;
Regional, State and Federal transportation planning processes, procedures, practices and regulations;
Transportation planning research and statistical methods including transportation modeling;
Regional, State, and Federal legislative and funding processes;
Community outreach and collaborative processes;
Principles and practices of organization, administration and fiscal and contract management;
Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and/or database.
Communicate complex information and proposals in a concise and understandable manner to both technical and non-technical audiences;
Take initiative to identify challenges and opportunities to develop creative strategies to support County transportation program;
Make and execute major program decisions, working with department management, consultants and policy makers;
Manage and monitor work assignments of professional consultants;
Prepare and present comprehensive transportation plans that satisfy multiple objectives and diverse stakeholders;
Independently research, evaluate and develop specific proposals;
Research, locate and write effective grant proposals for funding transportation projects;
Understand and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of various traffic modeling approaches, providing commentary as required in review of studies by others;
About County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department
Santa Clara County, sometimes referred to as “Silicon Valley,”
is unique for its geographic attractiveness and social diversity.
With its numerous natural amenities and one of the highest
standards of living in the country, it has long been considered
one of the best areas in the United States to live and work.
The County’s population of is 1.92 million the largest in
Northern California, one of the State’s most heterogeneous,
rich in ethnic and cultural diversity, and enjoys access to all
of the attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area. The elected
Board of Supervisors establish policies to address issues that
affect the day-to-day operation of County government and is
responsible for an annual operating and capital improvement
budget of more than $9 billion. It adopts ordinances that
affect unincorporated communities and oversees the budget.
The County operates under a “charter” form of government,
which gives the County substantial responsibility and authority.
Under this charter, the Board appoints a County Executive to
administer County Government. Santa Clara County is the
third largest employer in Silicon Valley with approximately
Muc...h like the communities it serves, the County of Santa
Clara’s workforce is also highly diverse, with an ethnic
distribution that closely approximates that of the county
as a whole. Additionally, the County’s workforce is widely
distributed across age groups, with employees ranging from
18 to 80. This wide range provides the County with diverse
perspectives and allows for better representation across the
many generations we serve.