Project Manager (Senior Planner)

West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC)
Professional Area: 
Transportation Planning
5-7 years
Contact person: 
John Nemeth
El Cerrito, CA

WCCTAC is one of four regional transportation-planning committees in Contra Costa County. It has been in existence since 1988 and formally became a Joint Powers Agency in 1990. The WCCTAC office is located at 6333 Potrero Avenue, near the intersection of San Pablo Avenue (two blocks from Del Norte BART). WCCTAC is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of elected representatives from five member cities (El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, and San Pablo), Contra Costa County, as well as three transit agencies: BART, AC Transit, and WestCAT.  WCCTAC is charged with assessing the transportation needs of the West Contra Costa region, coordinating the actions of its members, and making policy and funding decisions regarding transportation issues.


The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, development, execution and oversight of various types of transportation projects and programs. The duties will include: planning, coordination, grant writing and administration, directing studies, and conducting research and analysis related to transit service, roadway improvements, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements.  The Project Manager reports to the Executive Director.


  1. Manage assigned projects and monitor through implementation.
  2. Pursue, obtain and administer funding to meet local transportation goals.
  3. Research innovative and creative solutions for transportation planning projects.
  4. Serve as liaison to other agencies to both identify and communicate opportunities and to ensure effective coordination.
  5. Assist in the preparation of the WCCTAC Board packets, and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) packets including the preparation of staff reports.
  6. Read, interpret, and write reports.
  7. Maintain website content.
  8. Other duties as determined or assigned.


Knowledge:  Understanding of general transportation policies, planning and funding processes at various levels of government.   Background in transportation planning, urban planning, public administration, business administration, or a related field. Familiarity with Bay Area transportation issues and key agencies. 

Ability to: Manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.  Prioritize work load and meet deadlines. Communicate in a clear, concise, and tactful manner with a wide variety of audiences.  Display strong written and verbal skills.  Develop and maintain positive working relationships.  Use computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.   Facilitate meetings and speak in public settings.  Attend meetings during the day and some evenings.  Ability to drive or take public transit. 

Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university is required.  A Master’s degree in a relevant field is desirable.  A minimum of five years of increasingly responsible experience in the area of transportation planning, public administration or transportation engineering is required. 


Working conditions and benefits (such as work hours, vacation, holidays, sick leave, health plan, vision plan, dental plan, bereavement leave, life insurance, retirement, and administrative leave) include:

      • PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) 2.5% at age 55 formula for “classic members”, and 2% at age 62 for new members;
      • 100% Medical and Dental coverage of insurance premiums;
      • Vision care allowance  of $425 per year;
      • Paid Vacation – 75 hours per year;
      •   Administrative Leave – 60 hours per year;

      •   Sick Leave- 7.5 hours per month;
      •   Holidays- 13 legal holidays per year;
      •   Deferred Compensation available through ICMA;
      •   Employee Assistance;

      •   Life Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance;


Email your resume, cover letter and your contact information by September 18, 2014 to:

            John Nemeth, WCCTAC Executive Director: or mail information to:

                WCCTAC, 6333 Potrero Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530