FT Job - Oakland CA - AC Transit - Transportation Planner
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(To apply, log onto www.actransit.org. Click onto "Careers," then
onto the job posting for Transportation Planner)
Ref # 05-031
$5,130 to $6,124
monthly (Grade 6)
Opens August 12, 2005
Location: General Offices
Internal/External Dept: Service Development
AC Transit Job Announcement
8:30AM – 5:00 PM M-F
Union Representation AFSCME
This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Don’t delay your application! This job may be closed at anytime
after ten (10) days from the opening date.
Job Summary: Under general supervision, participates in policy development
and implementation of service enhancement projects by conducting transit
planning and service delivery studies that include the identification of
issues, collection, analysis, and reporting of data, and the preparation and
presentation of oral and written reports.
To be considered, you must meet the following:
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited
college or university with major coursework in City and Regional Planning,
Urban Studies, Public Administration, Political Science, Geography,
Business, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field.
Experience: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in
city, regional, urban or Transportation Planning, AN/OR systems analysis.
AC Transit will also consider applications from entry-level applicants
who have no professional level experience. Completion of an internship in
planning, or six (6) months experience in a planning environment is
This entry-level position is called Assistant Transportation Planner.
The monthly salary is $4,744 –$5,660 (DOE) Grade 5.
Desired: (1) Experience in a large urban public transportation
system. (2) Six (6) months or more experience performing needs analysis in
regard to funding.
Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary
to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer,
keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. The position requires frequent
travel within the District in order to perform studies
Attendance Requirement for Current District Employees Only: AFSCME and
Non-Represented employees: No more than twelve (12) sick days off during the
last twelve (12) months unless due to extraordinary circumstances. ATU
Employees: No more than six (6) absences during the last twelve (12) months
unless due to extraordinary circumstances. Definition of Extraordinary
Circumstances: Illness, injury or disability that qualifies under the
Americans With Disabilities Act, Family Leave Laws or the District’s Alcohol
& Substance Abuse Program. If extraordinary circumstances are due to
medical reasons, applicant(s) must contact the Human Resources Administrator
at (510) 891-4783 by the application filing deadline.
Summary of Essential Functions:
· Prepares a variety of transit planning and service delivery
studies covering a small geographic or limited service area including
documentation of service performance, service analyses, recommendations for
service enhancements, and discussion of pertinent issues.
· Conducts transportation and service delivery studies including
boarding and alighting, safety, and cost analysis.
· Analyzes technical, demographic, economic, and financial data used
for assessing route and schedule changes, as well as related service
enhancements; and provides expertise to Senior Planning staff in the
development of recommendations for change.
· Provides expertise to the development of capital funding
strategies to support District needs; and prepares a variety of written
· Monitors current service levels and identifies potential areas for
study, and may prepare cost analyses.
· Collects and/or supervises the collection of data, develops and
implements survey techniques and processes, and may supervise and
participate in field studies.
· Prepares statistical charts, maps, and other documents to
accompany studies, reports, and presentations.
· Responds orally and in writing to requests from the public, staff,
governmental agencies, advisory committees, and community groups, for
information regarding existing services and funding, suggested service
adjustments, and long-range planning issues.
· Makes oral presentations on transit and service related issues to
the Board of Directors, staff, service users, governmental agencies,
advisory committees, and community groups.
· May provide work direction to Assistant Transportation Planners,
clerical staff and consultants on small contracts, and monitor consultant
· Performs related duties as required .
Knowledge and Abilities Required:
Knowledge Of: Principles of transportation planning and capital funding;
principles and practices of data collection and presentation; report
writing; business English usage; federal transportation funding program data
reporting requirements; principles of traffic demand management; attractions
and locations that generate patronage; cost analysis and modeling; potential
service enhancements; basic statistics; measures of transit effectiveness
used to assess route performance; applicable federal, state and local laws
governing transit operations; research methods and survey techniques; and
the theory of economic forecasting.
Ability To: Analyze transportation, budget, and funding issues and make oral
and written recommendations for immediate, short, and long-range service
enhancements and capital requirements; design and implement service changes;
conduct cost/benefit, impact and other related technical analyses; meet
deadlines; prepare written technical reports and performance documentation
materials; communicate in a clear, concise, persuasive, and tactful manner
to a wide variety of audiences both orally and in writing; effectively
participate in a variety of outreach activities; effectively advocate and
promote the use of public transit; keep abreast of current trends in the
field; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with
District staff, governmental officials, advisory committees, and community
groups using principles of good customer service.
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The Selection Process:
The Human Resources Department must physically receive a signed and
completed District application by the final filing date. Postmarks are not
acceptable. Applications received late, incomplete, or unsigned will be
disqualified. Only those candidates whose background and work experience
best fit the needs of the hiring department will be invited to participate
in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance
segments. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List.
Include up to 6 weeks of vacation depending on length of service;
accrued sick leave; 12 holidays per year; regular retirement after at least
5 years of service at age 55; free system transportation; medical, dental,
orthodontic, vision care and prescription insurance coverage including
qualified dependents; and group life insurance.
The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the
recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities.
If you have a need for an accommodation, please call the
Recruitment/Employment Administrator at (510) 891-4783, or TDD (800)
448-9790 for the hearing impaired.
The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of
a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required
to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety
sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing
throughout their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol