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  • Dayana Salazar
    Hello Please communicate the attached job announcement to the appropriate people and organizations. Currently we have an Assistant Transportation Planner
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 24, 2002

      Please communicate the attached job announcement to the appropriate
      people and organizations. Currently we have an Assistant Transportation
      Planner position open at MTC.

      The closing date for this position is April 29th.

      Thank you for your assistance in getting this information out to those
      who may be interested.

      If there are any questions or a need for further information please feel
      free in contacting me.

      Ann Williams
      Metropolitan Transportation Commission
      Human Resources
      101-8th Street
      Oakland, CA 94607
      (510) 464-7721
    • Dayana Salazar
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 7, 2005


        CLASSIFICATION: Assistant/Associate Planner/Analyst
        (Programming and Allocations Section)

        VACANCIES: One

        SALARY RANGE: Grade VII of the Salary Plan: $61,731 to
        79,021 per year (Depending upon additional
        qualifications, salary may be up to $91,104 per year).

        DESCRIPTION: Under supervision of the Section Manager
        and Senior Planner/Analyst, this position involves
        conducting complex financial analyses of
        transportation revenues and expenses. Working
        collaboratively with the stakeholders, the position
        involves policy development for assigning federal
        formula transit funds and bridge toll funds for
        transit and ensuring timely use of funds and project
        delivery by Bay Area transit properties. These
        responsibilities include presenting financial reports
        about regional transit programs, and presenting
        findings before various policy boards. The position
        also entails performing analysis to identify current
        and future transit capital and operating needs in the
        region for the baseline system.

        QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Completion of a bachelor’s
        degree in one or more of the following disciplines is
        required: public finance, public policy, public
        administration or city planning, or a related
        discipline; or, an equivalent combination of education
        and experience.

        Experience: Completion of one year of professional
        experience in an appropriate field related to the
        position such as: public finance, budget analysis, or
        fund programming. Experience with transportation
        finance and intergovernmental relations is a plus.

        Ability to: Communicate effectively both orally and
        in writing. Represent agency before professional and
        policy groups. Present results of analyses before MTC
        committees and other public entities. Translate
        technical data and information into language
        understandable to the general public. Work
        cooperatively with other MTC staff. Carry assignments
        through to completion on time and with minimum
        supervision. Conduct analyses using spreadsheet and
        database programs.

        Knowledge of: Principles and techniques of public
        finance and accounting; knowledge of government
        finance programs, projects, and funding procedures.
        Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and
        Access database software is required.

        ASSIGNMENTS: Under the supervision and direction of a
        Senior Planner/Analyst, the Assistant Planner/Analyst
        will perform the following tasks:

        FTA Programming and Policy Development:
        • Serve as lead staff for developing the region’s
        policy guidelines for programming the FTA formula
        funds, including facilitating policy discussions with
        members of the Bay Area Partnership.

        • Oversee programming and monitoring of the region’s
        FTA funds and transit-related bridge toll funds.

        • Oversee Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
        amendments pertaining to the FTA and other related
        transit funds.

        • Follow emerging technology development as it relates
        to the region’s capital inventory and related
        regulatory requirements (i.e., alternative engine
        technologies, etc.)

        • Assist with other programming tasks as requested by
        Senior Analyst and Section Manager.

        Financial Information:
        • Prepare financial analyses and presentations to
        support MTC activities, particularly relating to FTA
        funds, other projects, and programs managed by the
        Programming and Allocations Section.

        • Respond to staff and public information requests for
        financial information.

        Bridge Toll Programming:
        • Oversee programming and monitoring of Regional
        Measure 1 funds for transit.

        • Provide project oversight for certain Regional
        Measure 2 projects.

        Liaison to Transit Finance Working Group (TFWG)
        • Oversee production of TFWG agenda and packet

        • Serve as primary liaison and contact to the TFWG.

        Other duties:
        • Participate in developing and updating MTC’s funding
        database and Web universal application program as it
        pertains to management of the FTA funds.

        • Assist in other activities assigned to the
        Programming and Allocations Section.

        • Assist Senior Analyst in transit operator
        reconnaissance efforts.

        Submit an MTC Application, a current resume, and
        responses to supplemental to: Human Resources Office,
        Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth
        Street, Oakland, CA 94607. Applications not
        submitted, or submitted without all of the required
        materials will not be given further consideration.
        Application materials must arrive in the Human
        Resources Office before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25,
        2005. Postmarks, faxed or emailed applications are not

        Supplemental Background Information: Prepare a brief
        written summary covering each of the areas addressed
        below. Limit your responses to a maximum of two
        sheets of paper (8 1/2" x 11"). Typewritten is
        preferred. Please be sure your experience directly
        relates to this position and cite the organization
        where you acquired the relevant experience if other
        than MTC.

        1) Describe your interest in this specific position,
        highlighting your relevant experience and/or
        qualifications. Include an example of a challenging
        professional assignment you have experienced, and how
        you achieved your desired results.

        2) What aspect of MTC’s role as the designated
        recipient of roughly $300 million in annual Bay Area
        Federal Transit Administration funds would you expect
        to be the most challenging and why?

        Contact MTC at the Job Hotline, (510) 464-7818, or
        email jobhotline@.... Leave your contact
        information and position applying for, to receive the
        announcement and application forms. Applications may
        be downloaded from MTC’s website, www.mtc.ca.gov.

        This Job Announcement sets a cut-off date and time for
        the receipt of applications. Applications will be
        reviewed as promptly as possible following the cut-off
        date. Those candidates whose applications show the
        best combination of training, experience, knowledge,
        and ability relevant to the position will be invited
        for an interview.

        Interviews will be conducted by a panel whose members
        are acquainted with the requirements of the position.
        At the conclusion of the interviews, the panel will
        rate the candidates. The Executive Director may offer
        the position to the best-qualified candidate.

        After the position has been offered and accepted, all
        other considered candidates will be notified promptly
        of the filling of the position. The panel will
        recommend which of the candidates interviewed but not
        selected may constitute an "eligibility" list, which
        will remain in effect for six months. In the event
        the same, or very similar position becomes available
        during that period, the list may be used for further
        selection. In the event that a suitable candidate is
        not found, the position may be reopened for further

        The initial six months of service in this position
        constitute a probation period. The purpose of
        probation is to assist the employee in adapting to the
        new job, to evaluate the employee’s performance
        relative to continuation in the position, and to
        provide for corrective measures when performance is

        MTC staff employees are paid on the basis of an
        adopted salary schedule. The cited grade for this
        position consists of a total of eleven steps with
        intervals of approximately 2½% available for merit

        • One day per month paid vacation leave; for each year
        of service, an additional day per year is granted to a
        maximum of 25 days per year.
        • One day per month paid sick leave, with no limit to
        the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated.
        (May cash out up to 240 hours of accumulated sick
        leave upon separation from the Agency.)
        • Eleven paid holidays per year.
        • Personal business leave; up to three days per year
        depending upon date of hire.
        • Health Benefits Insurance through the Public
        Employees’ Retirement System (dependent coverage
        shared by the employee and MTC).
        • Agency-paid Vision Care Insurance, employees only
        (no dependent coverage).
        • Agency-paid Dental Insurance (dependent coverage
        shared by the employee and MTC).
        • Agency-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability
        • Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS); the
        total contribution paid by MTC. PERS is in lieu of
        employee contribution to the Social Security System.
        • Transit/Parking Subsidy.
        • Alternative payroll savings plans (deferred
        compensation plans, two credit unions).

        The selected candidate will be required to provide
        verification of his/her identity and evidence of
        having legal authorization to work in the United
        States prior to beginning employment. The selected
        candidate must maintain his/her employment eligibility
        status and will be responsible for notifying MTC of
        any changes.

        MTC conducts background checks to verify information
        included in the candidate’s application, resume and
        supplemental materials.

        A valid California Drivers License is required, as MTC
        employees may be expected to operate an automobile in
        the performance of assigned duties. Exceptions to this
        policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to
        accommodate special needs.

        The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a
        non-discriminatory employer. MTC provides all
        employees and applicants with an equal opportunity in
        every aspect of the employment experience regardless
        of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
        physical handicap, medical condition, or marital
        status. This policy is implemented through an ongoing
        affirmative action program to ensure maximum
        opportunity to participate in the Commission's

        The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a
        regional transportation-planning agency created by the
        legislature pursuant to Government Code Sections 66500
        et seq. to provide coordinated transportation
        development for the nine-county Bay Area.
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