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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Sonoma County Transportation Authority Transportation Planner General Overview The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) coordinates transportation
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      Sonoma County Transportation Authority

      Transportation Planner

      General Overview

      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 ΒΌ 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.

      Definition

      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.

      Distinguishing Characteristics

      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
      funding

      • 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
      as necessary

      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
      sources.

      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
      707-565-5373.

      Email sctaweb@....
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