Senior Planner

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
Petaluma, CA
United States
November 21, 2017
Professional Area: 
Transportation Planning
5-7 years
Salary Range: 
$44.35 - $53.91

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a new commuter rail and bicycle/pedestrian pathway project in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area. We began revenue service in August 2017 on our initial operating segment from Santa Rosa in Sonoma County to San Rafael in Marin County. When completed, our service will extend from Cloverdale in the north to Larkspur in the south.

The Senior Planner, under general supervision, performs a variety of duties to carry out the District’s transportation planning projects, including transit planning and service delivery studies and analyses, data gathering, data analysis and preparation and presentation of oral and written reports. Participates in policy development and project implementation through the capital planning studies and projects that include the identification of issues, collection and analysis of data and evaluations and recommendations for change.

Position duties and skills include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Analyzes and makes recommendations using advanced transportation planning and statistical methods, modeling, budgeting and financial analyses. 
  2. Provides liaison with cities, other local/regional agencies and community groups regarding transportation issues and advancement of transit-oriented development projects, development of connecting shuttle/bus services and coordination with local transit operators on transit connectivity and service planning. 
  3. Collects a variety of statistical data and prepares reports and maps related to the development, implementation and operation of the rail transit and pathway project. 
  4. Develops work plans and budget estimates. 
  5. Prepares planning reports involving extensive written and graphical material. 
  6. Participates in capital program development and station design, including coordination with SMART’s internal and external stakeholders, such as local jurisdictions. 
  7. Coordinates with SMART’s project development and construction teams on station locations, design and implementation. 
  8. Participates in the development of SMART fare policy. 
  9. Forecasts ridership through data collection and analysis; creates ridership reports for internal and external audiences. 
  10. Coordinates adherence to local, regional, state or federal laws or guidelines in service provision, including Title IV and other related requirements. 
  11. Makes presentations before SMART committees and the SMART Board of Directors as required. 
  12. GIS data management and project support. 
  13. May exercise lead supervision over assigned subordinate staff. 
  14. Responsible CEQA/NEPA coordination and management.


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