Transit Planner & Program Analyst

Ventura County Transportation Commission

Camarillo, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

Salary: $24.08 - $43.88

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The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is seeking its next Transit Planner as well as their next Program Analyst.

The individuals selected for these roles will have advanced experience in performing a wide variety of analytical and coordination duties for transit programs, including fixed route, paratransit and other services both for the general public and special populations. If this describes you, we want to hear from you. 

Regional Government Services (RGS) and its staff are conducting this recruitment on behalf of the Ventura County Transportation Commission. 

The Transit Planner, under general supervision of the Programming Director, will assist with transportation initiatives by performing professional-level, analytical, and technical duties in support of transit planning, coordination, and operation activities.  

The Program Analyst, under general supervision of the Programming Director, will assist with transportation initiatives by completing analytical and technical duties in support of the Commission’s programming and grant management functions.  The selected candidate will also collect information from project sponsors including local agencies to analyze and compile information for inclusion in the Federal Transportation Improvement Program and California State Transportation Improvement Program, and will monitor program implementation.  
The Ideal Candidates will possess:

  • Experience with Excel and other data management systems including management of quantitative data.
  • Transportation grant experience including experience with state and federal transportation funding programs and their respective requirements.
  • The organizational ability to work on multiple concurrent projects while adhering to deadlines and communicating with stakeholders appropriately.

Specific experience and education requirements are any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Three years of progressively responsible experience in transportation-related programming, planning, or analysis.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in business administration, public administration, social services, political science, public policy, environmental studies, transportation planning, or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates
All licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of employment.

  • A valid appropriate California driver’s license may be required.
  • Maintain a satisfactory driving record.

The pay range for this position is $24.08 - $43.88 per hour. Candidates will be placed within the range based on qualifications and experience.  

VCTC offers a comprehensive benefits package, with the key provisions as follows:
 Employer provided:

  • Vacation: accrued per pay period, at 80 hours a year, increasing with VCTC years of service
  • Sick leave: accrued per pay period at 96 hours a year
  • Holidays: 9 holidays (72 hours) & 3 floating holidays (24 hours) per year
  • Health insurances including medical, dental and vision benefits are available under group plans. VCTC pays the premiums for eligible family members.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Long term Disability, Life, AD&D Insurances
  • State Disability Insurance (SDI)
  • PERS Miscellaneous formulas are Classic members: 2% @ 60, “New" members: 2% @ 62, VCTC does not participate in Social Security, but does contribute to Medicare
  • Optional benefits:
    Deferred Compensation Savings Plans (457), Flexible Spending Account

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a complete application no later than Monday, November 1, 2021, 11:59 PM PST. Late applications will not be considered. The link to apply may be found at
RGS will evaluate each applicant's qualifications based solely on the information provided on the application, supplemental questions, and resume. Failure to fully complete the application, supplemental questions, and resume may eliminate you from consideration.  While a resume is required, providing a resume is not a substitute for completing the application. RGS may also conduct a remote screening to determine candidate qualifications in relation to the needs of the position.
RGS will provide VCTC a list of qualified candidates for further consideration in the recruitment process. All candidate communication will be provided by RGS through this point. Please direct any questions regarding the position or the recruitment to Kris Harapan at [email protected].gov.
Once VCTC takes on further candidate evaluation, the remainder of candidate communication will be provided by VCTC staff.  VCTC staff will evaluate each candidate's background on the basis of information submitted at the time of application, and the most qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a preliminary remote interview. Candidates may also be invited to take a possible remote or in person knowledge and skills evaluation.   Further hiring interviews may also be conducted by VCTC staff.
Nei­ther Regional Government Services nor VCTC are responsi­ble for the failure of internet forms or email transmission in submitting your application. Applicants with any questions or those who may require special assistance in any step of the selection process should advise RGS by emailing [email protected] upon submittal of their application.
The Ventura County Transportation Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition or disability.

Posted October 12, 2021, 9:00 AM PDT

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