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Director of Planning and Development

Monterey-Salinas Transit
Monterey, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Budgeting and Operations
Community Development
Community Engagement
Economic Development
GIS / Technology
Infrastructure Planning
Sustainability Planning
Transportation Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
$101,328-$146,687 annually

JOB SUMMARY Under general policy direction from the Assistant General Manager, plans, organizes, directs and integrates the District’s planning and scheduling programs and services; and performs related work as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Oversees all functions of the Planning and Scheduling department. Plans, organizes and integrates the work of staff. Develops and coordinated internal planning meetings. Oversees the development, implementation and monitoring the long/short-term range transit plans focused on achieving MST’s mission and Board priorities. Coordinates and directs the process through which MST routes and/or schedules are modified. Represents MST at outside agency meetings regarding transportation-related projects. Assembles the necessary MST and external consulting and volunteer resources to resolve a broad range of issues in current planning, advance planning, special local/regional projects. Advocates transit-friendly design of new development and redevelopment projects; coordinates agency response to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents, general plans, specific plans, development/subdivision plans, and other land-use related documents. Manages the project development phases of environmental through the CEQA and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and preliminary design on major transit capital improvements projects. Oversees district’s greenhouse gas reduction initiative and strategies in response to AB32/SB375 and represents district on regional greenhouse gas reduction task forces. Updates and maintains MST’s investments in digital mapping and geographic information systems in support of MST goals and objectives. Prepares reports, graphs, narratives and other information for the Assistant General Manager; makes presentations to the Board or outside agencies; recommends transit development-related policies and projects. Maintains record of projects, daily activities as needed, and other pertinent record and reports. Receive stakeholder complaints and act as a mediator in the resolution of disputes related to the activities of planning, scheduling and transit development. Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY and Skills Theory, principles, practices and techniques of community and transit development planning, economic development service; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations governing the administration of planning and transit development; principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and the maintenance of public records; the Brown Act and other laws and regulations governing the conduct of public meetings; MST’s personnel rules and policies, principles and practices of management and supervision. Ability to plan, direct and integrate broad, comprehensive planning and transit development programs and services; analyze complex planning and transit development issues and problems, evaluate alternative solutions and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and course of action; present proposals and recommendations and clearly and logically in public meetings; understand, interpret, explain and apply local, state and federal law and regulations governing land use and transit use planning development; evaluate management practices and adopt effective course of action; develop clear, concise and comprehensive technical reports, correspondence and other written materials; exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines; establish and maintain working relationship with the Board, outside agencies, MST’s stakeholders and staff. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel and Outlook) and GIS and technology-based planning tools and analytics including REMIX; Working knowledge of scheduling software such as HASTUS or TRAPEZE is strongly desired, knowledge of internet web connections to vendors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Public or Business Administration, Planning, Environmental Science/Policy or closely-related field and three year’s prior experience in Transit/Transportation Development and/or Planning functions including at least five years in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

FILING The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other segments of the selection process. Applications may be obtained from our Administrative Offices, 19 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Suite 200 Monterey; the Salinas Transit Center, 110 Salinas Street, Salinas; or by visiting MST online at

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: Monterey-Salinas Transit, Attn. Human Resources, 19 Upper Ragsdale Drive Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940. Applications must be submitted with a DMV printout form K4. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

ADA Candidates who qualify under protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and require a reasonable accommodation for applicant testing and/or examination, should notify the MST Human Resources at least one week prior to being scheduled for assessment.


Published on:
July 23, 2019 - 2:48pm
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