Transportation Planner

Shasta Regional Transportation Agency

Redding, CA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: Assistant ($57.450-$80,850) Associate ($66,519-$93,642) Senior ($88,296-$124,217) + 5% July 1, 2023 (All positions)

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SRTA is looking to fill one transportation planner position at the assistant, associate, or senior level to be part of our team of transformative professionals. We invite you to consider joining our friendly, welcoming organization that is committed to innovating transportation throughout the Shasta Region. You’ll be part of a group that’s forward thinking, with a culture that values work-life balance, teamwork, and flexibility. Our smaller size means everyone tackles a diverse set of tasks and projects, which keeps things lively and interesting as we pursue our goal of innovation in our community. Plus, you’ll get to live and work in an up-and-coming region known for its natural beauty, recreational options, and lower cost of living.


  • Plans, organizes, and participates in a variety of routine to complex transportation plans, programs, projects, and studies.
  • Conducts the research and analysis necessary to prepare technical reports, administer programs, and manage funds and resources for a variety of RTPA projects and programs.
  • Prepares grant applications for funds available under various state and federal programs.
  • Implements public outreach/involvement programs pursuant to RTPA procedures and environmental mandates.
  • Compiles information for a variety of studies and reports; researches, analyzes, and interprets transportation, social, economic, population, and land use data and trends; develops and implements recommendations; prepares written reports on  various  transportation  planning  matters; develops, implements, and administers portions of the countywide transportation plan.
  • Prepares staff reports, presentations, project information and status, and project financial information to various committees, community groups, and professional organizations about the RTPA’s transportation projects and programs.
  • Serves as project manager on transportation planning and development projects, which includes performing application and plan review, coordination with project applicants and agencies,  background  research,  environmental  review, preparation of public notices and staff reports, scheduling meetings  and  hearings,  and  participating  in  project implementation  in conformance  with  approved  plans, grant/loan requirements, conditions, and mitigation measures.
  • Ensures compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental mandates.
  • Participates in the development of consultant requests for proposals and qualifications for professional services; assists in the evaluation of proposals; develops and reviews contract terms and amendments; ensures contractor compliance with RTPA standards and specifications and time and budget estimates; reviews and updates deliverables; analyzes and resolves problems that may arise.

The above is just a sample of job functions. See the appropriate job description by position on SRTA's website for a full list of possible job duties.


Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Assistant: Graduation from a four-year college  or  university  with  major coursework in transportation, urban, or regional planning, transportation/traffic engineering,   public  or business administration, public policy, or a related field.  One year of  technical  or paraprofessional  experience  in  an appropriate field is desirable.
  • Associate: Graduation requirement plus two years of professional transportation planning experience equivalent to an assistant transportation planner.
  • Senior: Graduation requirement and two years of experience equivalent to an associate transportation planner; or five years  of  progressively  responsible experience  in transportation  and/or transit planning.

Highly desirable, but not required: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credentials.


The position will be open until filled.
To  be  considered  for  this  exceptional opportunity, please submit the following to 
[email protected], no later than March 1, 2023:

  • SRTA employment application (available at;
  • A cover letter;
  • Resume;
  • Statement of qualifications; and
  • The  names of four work-related references.

If you wish to discuss the particulars of the position,  please  email  your  contact information 
to [email protected] and you will be contacted via telephone or email. Submittal of an application assumes you have  read  the  appropriate  job specifications for the position applied for.

Application materials will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. 
Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications may be invited to an interview. The hiring of a successful candidate who receives and accepts a job offer is contingent on a successful and satisfactory completion of a comprehensive reference and background check.

SRTA is an equal opportunity employer.


Posted February 10, 2023, 3:42 PM PST

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