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  • irvin dawid
    see below notices from Kaye Bock....note the essays required! Short essay questions (please limit responses to 400 words or less): 1.. Identify the three
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      see below notices from Kaye Bock....note the essays required!
      Short essay questions (please limit responses to 400 words or less):

      1.. Identify the three biggest areas of challenge for conducting a
      successful study, and rank them in order of importance. Provide a short
      rationale for your ranking.
      2.. In your view, what will it take to gain public acceptance for a
      congestion pricing program in San Francisco?
      3.. Describe a complex institutional coordination/partnering challenge
      that you were faced with, your approach, and the results.

      and if you are not familiar with the project area, see:

      San Francisco Studies Effectiveness Of Congestion Pricing
      http://www.planetizen.com/node/19801

      Cheers!

      Irvin Dawid
      http://www.planetizen.com/about/correspondent/dawid


      ----Original Message Follows----
      From: "Kaye Bock" <kbock@...>
      To: <planning-jobs@...>
      Subject: FW: SFCTA Job Openings
      Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:41:12 -0700

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      Contract Project Manager - Planning Section

      The San Francisco County Transportation Authority seeks an experienced
      Contract Project Manager to lead it's upcoming Congestion Pricing
      Feasibility Study . Reporting to the Deputy Director for Planning, the
      Project Manager will be a contract position responsible for overall
      management of the Congestion Pricing Feasibility Study including:

      . developing/refining the detailed strategic roadmap and workplan for the
      study

      . supervising in-house staff and consultant teams

      . directing technical analyses and

      . interacting with a variety of public agency staff, advocates and private
      stakeholders.

      The ideal candidate will have deep project management experience and
      excellent negotiation skills, a solid working knowledge of transportation
      planning principles, analytic methods, and practices, and strong writing and
      presentation abilities.

      Requirements include: a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as
      transportation planning and/or civil or transportation engineering and eight
      (8) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning
      or related discipline, including at least four (4) in a project management
      or management capacity.

      Desirable skills include additional specialization in one of the following
      areas: advanced/intelligent transportation management technologies; system
      design and integration; road user pricing applications; traffic or transit
      operations; economic analysis; travel demand forecasting; and/or
      public/private partnerships. Experience in managing high-profile,
      multi-disciplinary transportation planning and policy projects in a complex
      institutional environment is highly desirable.

      Contract Length: The contract length will be for a minimum of 18 months,
      with a potential to extend.

      Compensation: Depends on Qualifications and Experience

      Mail cover letter, resume/CV, and responses to essay questions (see below)
      to Contract Project Manager Search, Attn: Human Resources, SFCTA, 100 Van
      Ness Ave. , 26th Floor, San Francisco , CA 94102 .

      EXTENDED until Thursday June 9, 2006. EOE. www.sfcta.org

      Short essay questions (please limit responses to 400 words or less):

      1.. Identify the three biggest areas of challenge for conducting a
      successful study, and rank them in order of importance. Provide a short
      rationale for your ranking.
      2.. In your view, what will it take to gain public acceptance for a
      congestion pricing program in San Francisco?
      3.. Describe a complex institutional coordination/partnering challenge
      that you were faced with, your approach, and the results.

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      Senior Transportation Planner - Planning Section

      The San Francisco County Transportation Authority seeks an experienced
      professional to join its Planning Section. Reporting to the Deputy Director
      for Planning, the Senior Transportation Planner (Sr. TP) manages planning
      and corridor studies and related community outreach efforts. Examples of
      work include the upcoming congestion pricing study, transit network,
      corridor or station area studies, the ongoing parking management study,
      multimodal circulation studies, and various neighborhood transportation
      planning studies. The Sr. TP is responsible for representing the Authority
      on various technical and policy advisory groups and may also lead Strategic
      Analysis Reports and other specialized studies, assist with development of
      biennial updates of the Congestion Management Program and related documents,
      including preparing communications to City departments, transportation
      planning agencies, service providers, and the Metropolitan Transportation
      Commission.

      Qualifications: Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline
      such as transportation planning or civil engineering. Four years of
      progressively responsible experience in transportation planning, programming
      or funding allocation.

      Compensation Range: $51,296 - $85,493 (DOQ), plus excellent benefits,
      including employer-paid retirement benefits.

      Please see the SFCTA Website for more information:
      http://www.sfcta.org/employmentoppor.htm#STP_P

      Mail cover letter and resume to Senior Transportation Planner, Attn: Human
      Resources, SFCTA, 100 Van Ness Ave. 26th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 .

      EXTENDED until Thursday, June 9, 2006. EOE. www.sfcta.org
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