SFMTA Opportunity: Transit Planner II
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*The following information describes the civil service classification for
which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application
*The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position within this
*5288 TRANSIT PLANNER II*
SUSTAINABLE STREETS DIVISION*
*MULTI-MODAL PLANNER *
Under the general supervision of the Multi-Modal Planning (MMP) Section
Manager, the Multi-Modal Planner is responsible for providing technical
assistance and support to project managers in the development of
systems (pedestrian, bicycle, bicycle sharing, car/ride sharing, parking,
intelligent transportation systems, travel demand management, transit, taxi
and goods movement loading) plans. This team works closely with
otherSustainable Streetssub-divisions and other SFMTA
Divisions, external planning, design, construction, operating and funding
agencies, key stakeholders and other interested parties to deliver the
various modal plans, programs and documents.
The on-going projects in the MMP section include the Better Market Street,
Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Geary BRT, Bicycle Strategy,
Bicycle-Transit System Integration, WalkFirst Pedestrian Safety, Transbay,
Neighborhood and Station Area Circulation Plans, High Speed Rail
Coordination Planning, and Future Fixed Guideway Plans.
*NATURE OF WORK**:* Must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by
the department with occasional extra hours as needed.
*Essential Duties and Responsibilities:* The duties specified below are
characteristic of the range of responsibilities assigned to this position:
- Evaluates and makes recommendations on technical aspects of planning,
which involve various transportation modes;
- Collects, compiles and analyses field and other data concerning
- Prepares correspondence in response to public, Commission or other
- Interprets and integrates transportation policies; develops and
evaluates proposals for planning;
- Makes presentations to community, business and other groups;
- Assists in the preparation, analysis, or evaluation of reports and
plans for various transportation planning projects and/or grant requests;
- Applies computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate
transportation planning projects.
*MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: *
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or
university; *AND* two (2) years of full-time transit planning and/or
transportation planning experience; *OR*
1. Possession of a Master�s Degree from an accredited college or
university in Planning, Transportation, Transportation Engineering, Public
Administration or other closely related field.
1. Additional transit planning and/or transportation planning experience
beyond the Minimum Qualifications as described in item 1 may be substituted
for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
2. Additional post-graduate education as described in item 2 of the
Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for required experience on a
year-for-year basis (30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year
*NOTE:* One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000
The ideal candidate will also possess the following:
- Dual degree in planning and engineering preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Bilingual
in Spanish or Chinese is a plus.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently,
collaboratively, professionally, and be a team player.
- General understanding of project management (time, scope, schedule, and
budget). Current or willingness to obtain Certified Project Management
Professional is a plus.
- Understanding of regional, state and federal policy and funding
programs, particularly Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway
- Computer skills; proficiency in Geographic Information System (GIS),
design (e.g., AutoCad, Adobe) and transportation modeling software (e.g.,
*How To Apply:*
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employment application and
supplemental application for this position will be accepted through an
on-line process only. No other filing method or medium will be accepted.
* Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process
* Choose �5288 Transit Planner II� (PEX-5288-057967) from the list of job
* Click �Apply� located under the position salary information and read and
acknowledge the information
* Click on �I am a New User� if you have not previously registered, or on �I
have Registered Previously�
* Follow instructions given on the screen
Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will
receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant�s e-mail
inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit
Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online,
please contact us at 415-701-5003* begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
415-701-5003 end_of_the_skype_highlighting* between 8:30 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays).
Computer kiosks are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) to file online applications in
the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness
Avenue, 4thFloor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human
Resources office, 1
South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be required to submit verification (proof) of qualifying
experience and education at a later date. Verification of experience, if
requested, must be on the employer�s letterhead and must show the name of
the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service, and must be signed by
the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance
evaluation in lieu of other verification. City and County employees will
receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for
experience obtained outside of the employee�s class will only be allowed if
recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission
Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests
will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required
verification or request for waiver when requested will result in
*SELECTION PROCEDURE: *
Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.
Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine
candidates� qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the
needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection
process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed
advancement to the interview.
Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in
the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415)
(415) 701-5003 end_of_the_skype_highlighting* or, if
hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043* begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
(415) 701-5043 end_of_the_skype_highlighting* (TTY) or in writing
to the SFMTA Human Resources Merit Unit, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San
Francisco, CA 94103 (Specify Class 5288).
Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted
at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all
experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for
this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at
the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or
inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information
concerning work experience, education, training and other information that
is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or
considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
*MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER*
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster
Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code
Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a
loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster
Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as
ordered in the event of an emergency.
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant
to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute *2% of pre-tax
compensation to fund* retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees
*are*required to make a member contribution towards retirement,
typically a 7.5%
of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact
the personnel office of the hiring agency.
*Click on a link below to apply for this position:*
Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the
encourage you to submit your application on-line as this is the preferred
application method. If you experience difficulties, please contact the exam
analyst at the phone number listed on the above announcement. Contact us via
conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (415)
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for a job in person at the Department of Human Resources.
***Eduardo C. Serafin, PE, AICP*
Traffic Engineer & Transportation Planner
Department of Urban & Regional Planning
San Jose State University
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