Transportation Planner III

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
San Jose, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Engagement
Land-Use Management
Sustainability Planning
Transportation Planning
Urban Design
Experience Level: 
$94,365.70 - $114,304.06 Annually

Desired Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a general understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Congestion Management Agencies and will possess technical expertise in the field of bicycle and pedestrian planning/design and a broad understanding of education and encouragement programs that support walking and biking. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of land use and development in affecting sustainable transportation options, and have experience reviewing transportation projects and land use developments for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit accommodations.

Under general supervision, to carry out transportation planning projects and coordinate with other professional and support staff and consultants.

Distinguishing Characteristics
This is the advanced journey level class in the Transportation Planner series. Positions at this level possess a specialized, technical, or functional expertise within the area of assignment and may exercise lead supervision over assigned subordinate staff. Incumbents are typically assigned significant responsibility above the journey level and often exercise independent judgment in the performance of all duties.

Classification Bargaining Unit: SEIU


Typical Tasks

  • Analyzes and makes recommendations using advanced transportation planning and statistical methods, modeling, and budgeting and financial analyses;
  • Functions as a project lead with other professional staff and consultants;
  • Provides liaison with cities, other local/regional agencies, and community groups regarding transportation issues;
  • Develops work plans and budget estimates for studies;
  • Assists in the development of capital programs and grant applications for transportation funds;
  • Prepares public presentations and materials;
  • Prepares planning reports involving extensive written and graphical material;
  • Performs related duties as required.


Employment Standards

Development of the required knowledge, skills and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning, urban planning, or related field and three (3) years of increasingly responsible planning experience (a Masters Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience).


Knowledge of:

  • Concepts, principles, techniques, and legal aspects of transportation planning;
  • Research and statistical methods;
  • Budgeting and financial analysis concepts and practices;
  • Community interrelationships;
  • Computer software common to the planning function (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, modeling);
  • Project management methods and techniques;
  • Transportation funding sources and processes.

Ability to:

  • Analyze issues and numerical measures associated with transportation planning projects, including estimates derived from computer models, engineering estimates of costs and benefits, and public input;
  • Assist in estimating and administering budgets for studies and in managing planning projects;
  • Perform analysis and make recommendations based on findings in studies, field observation, and public contacts;
  • Write letters, memorandums, board memorandums, planning and technical reports, and fact sheets designed to be understood by all audiences, including the general public;
  • Speak and write effectively;
  • Establish and maintain effective relations with those contacted in the course of work.
Published on:
May 8, 2019 - 4:52pm
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