Environmental Planner III

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
San Jose, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Planning Law
Public Policy
Experience Level: 
94365.70 - 114304.06

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose, CA is seeking a talented Environmental Planner III to add to the team.

Under direction, an Environmental Planner III performs comprehensive environmental planning, analysis, and administrative duties for transportation projects and environmental compliance programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the advanced journey level in the Environmental Planning series. Positions at this level work independently on the largest and most complex projects directing, reviewing, and coordinating the work of assigned project staff, consultants, and representatives of other public agencies in multi-disciplinary teams. Incumbents conduct environmental analyses of transportation projects and programs with minimal supervision and are expected to be conversant in and achieve compliance with relevant environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines.

Positions at this level require the use of initiative and judgment in resolving problems and recommending effective courses of action. This classification is distinguished from the Environmental Planner II classification in that positions in this class may act in a lead capacity over the work of lower level staff and consultants.

Classification Bargaining Unit: SEIU

Employment Standards
Sufficient training, education, and experience to demonstrate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in environmental studies, natural or physical science, transportation or urban planning, or a related field, and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in environmental planning, including preparing and processing environmental documents for compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines; managing related environmental compliance and mitigation programs; and reviewing environmental documents and development applications for project impact on transportation systems and/or facilities. (A Masters Degree in transportation or urban planning or related discipline may be substituted for one year of the required experience).


Published on:
April 29, 2019 - 10:23am
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