Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
The Transportation Planner Series in the Policy & 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 and represent the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups. The Transportation Planner assists with larger or has full responsibility for smaller projects and programs.
Reports to: Principal Transportation Planner or Deputy Director for Policy & Programming
Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with development of policy and programming recommendations for local, regional, state and federal fund sources. Provides corresponding project delivery support including monitoring timely use of fund deadlines; and assisting project sponsors (e.g. public agencies) with technical, planning, and administrative issues. Performs other tasks intended to facilitate project implementation and preservation of discretionary funds for San Francisco.
Assists with or has responsibility for development of policies, funding strategies, and legislation to advance Transportation Authority goals and objectives, including research and analytical support, advocacy before governmental agencies and community outreach.
Assists with or has responsibility for providing policy, programming and funding input into the development of the Transportation Authority’s various programs and plans including, but not limited to, the Countywide Transportation Plan, Congestion Management Program, and Prop K 5-Year Prioritization Programs and Strategic Plan.
Assists with internal planning studies, provides policy and technical input, and assists with community involvement efforts. Reviews and comments on external planning efforts.
Perform grants allocation, management and oversight for projects, including review of Prop K and Prop AA funding requests and preparation of staff recommendations for Board consideration and approval; review and approval of project progress reports and sponsor invoices checking for compliance with grant terms and conditions; review and recommend approval of sponsor requests for amendments to grant agreements.
Prepares or assists with preparation of Board memoranda and official Transportation Authority correspondence, and presents before management, the Transportation Authority’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and other external agencies.
May supervise interns and external consultant teams.
Training and Experience: Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning, public policy or civil engineering; and one (1) year of experience in transportation planning, programming or funding. Applicants may substitute completion of a graduate degree with two (2) years of additional qualifying experience.
Knowledge: Basic research methods and database management techniques; proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software; statistical and computational analysis principles and methods; advanced knowledge of transportation planning principles, techniques and methods; 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 and recommendations, and outreach materials; speak effectively and write clearly and concisely.
Additional Salary Information: In addition, the Transportation Authority offers a generous cafeteria-style benefits package, elements of which include, but are not limited to:
Retirement: up to 9.49% employer contribution
Insurance: Health, dental, life, and long-term disability. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.
Deferred Compensation (Section 457)
Vacation: Three (3) weeks of vacation per year during the first 5 years of service
Holidays: 11 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays
Up to $160 per month in Commuter Checks or a $20 per month bike benefit
About San Francisco County Transportation Authority
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority administers and oversees the delivery of the Proposition K (Prop K) half-cent local transportation sales tax program and New Expenditure Plan, which was passed by 75% of San Francisco voters in November 2003. The Authority was created in 1989 to administer Prop K's predecessor, the Proposition B half-cent transportation sales tax program, which began in 1990 and continued until it was superseded by Prop K.
Since 1990, the Authority has also been the designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco. In this role, the Authority is responsible for developing and administering the Congestion Management Program (CMP). Through its CMA activities, the Authority leverages state and federal transportation dollars to complement Prop K revenues and performs project delivery oversight to assist with project implementation. The Authority also tracks transportation system performance to ensure that San Francisco gets good value for its transportation investments and prepares a long-range Countywide Transportation Plan to guide future investment decisions.
The Authority has also served as the San Francisco Program Manager for ...grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) since 1990. In this role, the Authority approves funding for transportation projects that directly benefit air quality, through reduced motor vehicle emissions.