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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TRANSIT PLANNER/ANALYST Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) 601 Walter Ave. Pinole, CA 94564 (510) 724-3331 Western
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 06/16/2006 08:55 AM -----


      EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

      TRANSIT PLANNER/ANALYST

      Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT)

      601 Walter Ave.

      Pinole, CA 94564

      (510) 724-3331



      Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) provides local fixed route,
      express, and paratransit public transportation service to the cities of
      Pinole and Hercules, and the unincorporated communities of Crockett, Rodeo,
      and Tara Hills in Western Contra Costa County.  In addition, WCCTA provides
      commuter transbay bus service between the Willow/Hercules area to the San
      Francisco Transbay Terminal. WCCTA has an immediate opening for a qualified
      transit planner/analyst to assist in a broad range of planning and reporting
      activities.



      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      The Planner/Analyst position will be responsible for assisting in
      development of the Authority’s long range, short range, and capital
      planning, and provision of technical and analytical resources to the General
      Manager to enable the Authority to provide quality transit service which
      responds to community and passenger needs.



      Specific responsibilities include the following and other duties as
      assigned:

       a.. Participation in the Authority’s planning function.


       a.. Participation in the creation of action plans which will provide for
      service improvements and expansions as additional funding resources become
      available.


       a.. Participation in the development of procedures and methodology for
      reporting and analysis of data to establish trends, measure performance, and
      indicate needs for service improvements.


       a.. Participation in monitoring measurable goals and objectives for the
      performance of the transit system.


       a.. Development and preparation of the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) and
      special planning studies and projects as needed.


      Provide Liaison to:

      1.  Various city/county staff and agencies.

      2.  Various Regional Transit Agency Committees.

      3.  MTC Committee meetings.

      4.  Member jurisdictions’ citizen committees.



      Participate in service development activities including:

      1.  Route design.

      2.  Bus stop locations.

      3   Service Performance analysis and adjustments.

      4   Response to and generation of specific proposals.
      5.  Actively seek new funding opportunities for bus transit projects


      Provide support to Marketing Committee in outreach activities that support
      both, local planning and marketing goals.



      QUALIFICATIONS

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
      essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are
      representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.  Reasonable
      accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
      perform the essential functions.



      EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

      Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and at least two
      years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
      education and experience.



      LANGUAGE SKILLS

      Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals,
      professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
      Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.
      Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from
      managers, customers and the general public.



      MATHEMATICAL/REASONING SKILLS

      Ability to work with mathematical concepts.  Ability to apply concepts such
      as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
      Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
      variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability
      to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram
      or schedule form.



      COMPUTER SKILLS

      Working knowledge and comfort level with PC based Windows spreadsheet,
      database, and word processing software is required.



      COMPENSATION

      Commensurate with experience.  Medical and Dental coverage provided by
      WCCTA.  In addition, WCCTA contributes an amount equivalent to 8% of gross
      salary to a deferred compensation program.



      APPLICATION

      Job is open until filled.  To apply, submit cover letter and current resume
      to:



      Charles Anderson, General Manager,

      WCCTA

      601 Walter Avenue

      Pinole, CA 94564



      WCCTA is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, minority and disabled
      individuals  are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will be considered without
      regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, gender,
      sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age, medical condition
      or disability.
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