Senior Transportation Planner/ Transportation Planner, Policy and Programming Division

San Francisco County Transportation Authority
San Francisco, CA
United States
April 10, 2017
Professional Area: 
Civil Engineering
Transportation Planning
1-3 years
Salary Range: 
$88,680–$119,712, Senior Transportation Planner $76,464–$103,224, Transportation Planner

We are looking for qualified candidates for either a Senior Transportation Planner or a Transportation Planner, not both. Applications must be submitted to the Transportation Authority on or before 5PM on Wednesday, May 10.

Summary: The Transportation Planner Series, Policy and Programming Division, includes three levels of professional Transportation Planners who perform complex and sensitive tasks in the areas of policy, legislation, strategic financial planning, fund programming, and planning; facilitate community outreach efforts; and represent the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups.

The Transportation Planner is the entry level of the Transportation Planner Series and the Senior Transportation Planner is the intermediate level for the Policy and Programming Division. Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director for Policy and Programming, the Transportation Planner assists and the Senior Transportation Planner performs the duties and responsibilities listed in their respective job descriptions, which are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to each position, and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing.

This particular position will focus on programming, monitoring, and supporting delivery of transportation projects for local, regional, state, and federal fund programs. This includes but is not limited to: supporting project sponsors in navigating the federal aid process; representing the Transportation Authority in interactions with staff at Caltrans, MTC, and at peer agencies within the City and across the region; managing (at the Senior level) or serving as staff lead (at the Planner level) for grant program calls for projects; and serving as a member of the core Prop K sales tax administration team that implements the expenditure plan for our $100 million/year program.

For a complete job description, please visit Follow the link to the Senior Transportation Planner/ Transportation Planner, Policy and Programming page and download the PDF. 

Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning or civil engineering. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience for Senior Transportation Planner or one (1) year of experience for Transportation Planner in transportation planning, transportation fund and programming or allocation.

Training and Experience:
Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning or civil engineering; and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, transportation fund programming or allocation.

Basic research methods and database management techniques; proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and internet software; statistical and computational analysis principles and methods; advanced knowledge of transportation planning principles, techniques and methods; and familiarity with transportation funding and finance and capital project development phases.

Skills and Abilities: 
Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data pertaining to transportation planning and programming of funds, information on transportation issues and related legislation using appropriate methods and statistical techniques; design surveys; develop long-range transportation planning priorities; identify project goals and performance measures; oversee and manage projects and consultants; facilitate meetings; summarize and present data and prepare written reports, recommendations, and outreach materials; speak effectively and write clearly and concisely; exercise tact and courtesy in working with members of the general public; and interact effectively with Transportation Authority Board members, other government officials, professional and technical colleagues and staff.


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