FT Job - Santa Rosa CA - Sonoma County Transportation Authority - Transportation Planner
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Sonoma County Transportation Authority
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) coordinates transportation
plans, programs and projects among the cities and County of Sonoma. The SCTA
develops transportation plans to fund highways, bus transit, rail, bike and
pedestrian routes and local roads. The SCTA works cooperatively with local,
regional and state agencies to deliver capital projects and is responsible
for the administration of a ¼ cent sales tax for transportation. The SCTA
also allocates various federal, state and regional programs.
The SCTA has a twelve-member board of directors comprised of three members
of the Board of Supervisors and a council member from each of the nine
cities. The agency has a staff of seven and manages an annual budget of
approximately $20 million including both projects and operations.
The Transportation Planner with an emphasis on alternative modes is selected
by and reports to the Deputy Director of Planning and Public Outreach.
The Transportation Planner position shall, under general direction from the
Deputy Director of Planning and Public Outreach: staff the Countywide
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (CBPAC) and Transit Paratransit
Coordinating Committee (TPCC) and their attendant functions; assist in the
development and maintenance of issues related to alternative modes,
including public meetings, reports and funding programs.
The Transportation Planner is a professional staff person responsible for
performing planning and analysis functions. Specifically, the position
focuses on the long-term transportation planning element for the SCTA and
implementing efforts, on a countywide basis, to establish and maintain
programs and projects related to alternative modes of transportation,
primarily transit, paratransit, bicycle and pedestrian.
The position requires knowledge of and abilities relating to:
• Principles of transportation planning and funding
• Local and regional bicycle and pedestrian issues
• Protocols and techniques employed for transit and paratransit planning and
• Government funding and processes related to project development
• Local transportation needs and problems
• Interrelationships between government agencies at all levels.
The position also requires the following skills:
• Analysis and problem solving skills
• Working knowledge of financial and budgetary matters
• Flexibility and self motivation
• Decision making
• Excellent verbal and written communication
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serve as staff to the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory
Committee (CBPAC) including preparing agenda packets, staffing meetings,
assisting in fund programming and application processes, and other functions
2. Maintain and manage updates to the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
for Sonoma County.
3. Provide support for the delivery of bike, pedestrian and transit
projects, including assisting with the Measure M program and other funding
4. Participate in regional meetings and discussions about transportation
planning and program development.
5. Serve as staff to the Transit Paratransit Coordinating Committee (TPCC)
including preparing agenda packets, staffing meetings, assisting in fund
programming and application processes, and other functions as necessary.
6. Manage and provide analysis related to transit planning and funding
issues, including the Transit TAC, the Coordinated Claim, regional transit
issues and any necessary public meetings.
7. Assist in the preparation of SCTA planning documents.
The minimum qualifications for the Transportation Planner position include
possession of a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized college or
university with a major in transportation planning, urban/regional planning,
transportation engineering or a related discipline and a minimum of three
years experience in transportation planning or a related field.
The Transportation Planner position is considered an employee of the SCTA.
As such, the Transportation Planner is entitled to those benefits provided
by the SCTA and described in the Sonoma County Transportation Authority
Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual – including health care,
retirement, paid holidays, vacation time and sick leave.
Possession of a valid California Drivers License is required.
The salary range is $5,000 to $6,000 monthly.
Resumes are due to the SCTA by October 12, 2005. Mailing address is 520
Mendocino Avenue, Suite 240, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. FAX 707-565-5370. Phone