Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé. This recruitment will remain opened until filled. First consideration will be given to individuals who respond by March 20, 2020.
The city of San Francisco is at the center of the evolution of local, regional, and global transportation systems, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading the way in crafting policy and investment solutions that address current and future needs, and ensuring that our transportation systems work for all communities. We're looking for applicants with 3 years or more of experience to join our Planning Division, which is responsible for planning and corridor studies and facilitating community outreach efforts.
Reports to: Deputy Director for Planning
Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt
You will lead and support a variety of transportation planning projects, with a focus on rail and transit planning across several projects including citywide planning, corridor studies, and other more focused initiatives of the Transportation Authority. Examples of projects you are likely to work on include:
Rail Corridor Planning: You will help support planning and coordination associated with the proposed improvements to the Caltrain corridor, including the Pennsylvania Avenue grade separation project, the 22nd Street Station Study, and the downtown extension project. This will also include coordinating with and supporting regional transit agency partners (BART and Capitol Corridor) on a project to plan for a second transbay rail crossing.
Express Bus Planning: SFCTA is currently leading a study of express lanes on Highway 101 and 280. A key element of this project will be the identification of express bus services that will be evaluated as part of the package. This will also include supporting long range transit planning that could use future express lane networks in SF and the region.
Emerging Mobility Pilot Strategy Implementation: We are completing a project to identify proposed pilots of emerging mobility services and a strategy to implement those pilots within the existing legal framework of SFCTA and our partner agencies. You may help to advance pilots of emerging technologies with a focus on meeting the City’s robust transit mode share, greenhouse gas emissions, and other goals.
Training and Experience: Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning, public policy or civil engineering; and three (3) years of progressively responsible 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.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by March 20, 2020.
Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email (email@example.com) or mail:
RE: Senior Transportation Planner, Planning Division Attn: Human Resources San Francisco County Transportation Authority 1455 Market St., 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94103
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.