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  • Elisa Harvie
    Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Transportation Planner II/III Salary Range - Monthly Planner II $4,641 - $5,613 Planner III $5,558 - $6,733
    Message 1 of 1 , May 9, 2006
      Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Transportation Planner
      II/III

      Salary Range - Monthly
      Planner II $4,641 - $5,613
      Planner III $5,558 - $6,733

      Applications Must be Filed At: Personnel Office 3331 North First Street,
      Bldg. B San Jose, CA 95134-1906 Website: www.vta.org Telephone: (408)
      321-5575

      IMPORTANT: Each completed application must include the answers to the
      Supplemental Questions listed on the reverse side of this bulletin.
      Applications without the required supplement will be rejected. Resumes will
      not be accepted in lieu of answers to the questions.

      TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II
      The Position: Under supervision, to prepare transportation planning studies
      and analyses and act as a resource for data used in transportation related
      studies. This current vacancy will be assigned to the Transportation Systems
      and Operations Work Unit of the Development and Congestion Division. This
      recruitment may generate an eligible list, which may be used to fill future
      vacancies in other assignments and workgroups.

      Minimum Qualifications: (Submit proof of any education above high school
      level that you list on your application.) Development of the required
      knowledge, skills and abilities is typically obtained through a combination
      of training and experience equivalent to: A four year degree from an
      accredited college or university in transportation planning, urban planning,
      or related field, And Two (2) years of increasingly responsible planning
      experience (a Masters Degree may be substituted for one year of the required
      experience

      Knowledge of:
      Physical, environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social implications
      involved in transportation planning and transit-oriented development; Goals,
      concepts, and principles of transportation planning; Research and
      statistical methods; Transportation modeling and mapping applications
      software; Techniques for gathering, evaluating, and transmitting information
      Ability to:
      Creatively develop and carry out projects when only general concepts are
      given; Communicate technical information in an easy to understand format;
      Develop/apply funding formulas to achieve equitable distribution of
      transportation related program funds for city/county programs; Understand
      complex policy and technical documents; Prioritize projects based on
      established criteria; Design graphics/maps using computer/drawing software
      for publication studies; Speak and write effectively; Establish and maintain
      effective relations with those contacted in the course of work

      TRANSPORTATION PLANNER III
      The Position: Under general supervision, to carry out transportation
      planning projects and coordinate with other professional and support staff
      and consultants. This current vacancy will be assigned to the Transportation
      Systems and Operations Work Unit of the Development and Congestion Division.
      This recruitment may generate an eligible list, which may be used to fill
      future vacancies in other assignments and workgroups. Minimum
      Qualifications: (Submit proof of any education above high school level that
      you list on your application.) Development of the required knowledge, skills
      and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and
      experience equivalent to: A four year degree from an accredited college or
      university in transportation planning, urban planning, or related field And
      Three (3) years of increasingly responsible planning experience (a Masters
      Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience).

      Knowledge of:
      Concepts, principles, techniques, and legal aspects of transportation
      planning; Research and statistical methods; Budgeting and financial analysis
      concepts and practices; Community interrelationships; Computer software
      common to the planning function (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet,
      modeling); Project management methods and techniques; Transportation funding
      sources and processes Ability to:
      Analyze issues and numerical measures associated with transportation
      planning projects, including estimates derived from computer models,
      engineering estimates of costs and benefits, and public input;
      Assist in estimating and administering budgets for studies and in managing
      planning projects; Perform analysis and make recommendations based on
      findings in studies, field observation, and public contacts; Write letters,
      memorandums, board memorandums, planning and technical reports, and fact
      sheets designed to be understood by all audiences, including the general
      public;
      Speak and write effectively;
      .Establish and maintain effective relations with those contacted in the
      course of work

      SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: Please provide written responses to the questions
      below and attach them to your application. Following evaluation of
      applications and responses to the supplemental questions, those applicants
      deemed most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process.
      1. Describe your experience in developing transportation plans and corridor
      studies for commuter rail, bus rapid transit (BRT) and/or light rail
      projects. Please give specific examples of plans or projects you worked on,
      and your role. 2. Describe your experience in participating in urban design
      studies or projects, transit center planning or design, or rail station
      design work. 3. Give examples of public outreach and/or interagency
      coordination efforts that you conducted for transportation planning
      projects. 4. Describe your experience with preparing and conducting
      presentations. Please be specific about the audience (i.e., city councils,
      agency boards, advocacy groups, or the public.) 5. List all work experiences
      and/or coursework in the areas of transportation planning; land use planning
      and development, urban design, public policy, and statistics. 6. List any
      computer applications used in the planning work in which you have experience
      (e.g. transportation or traffic modeling, databases, spreadsheets,
      presentation, graphics, etc.). List specific software programs and explain
      how you have applied them.

      Benefits
      VTA offers a generous benefit package including: vision care, a choice of
      health plans, dental coverage, an employee assistance program, life
      insurance, membership in the Public Employees Retirement System, and liberal
      holiday, vacation, and sick leave. A credit union, deferred compensation,
      and income protection are also available to employees at their option. The
      Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) also contributes to the
      Public Employees Retirement System for the 2% at 55 Plan; and pays the
      employee's regular contribution of approximately 7%. The 7% contribution
      can be refunded to an employee who resigns prior to retirement. Social
      Security taxes will be deducted from each employee's biweekly salary. As a
      condition of employment, each employee in this class must sign a payroll
      deduction authorization form providing for deduction of union membership
      dues or a service fee.
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