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SFMTA Opportunity: Transit Planner II

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    [image: SF MTA logo] [image: car 578 from San Francisco] [image: car 1062] [image: car 1007] *The following information describes the civil service
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 4, 2011
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      [image: car 578 from San Francisco] [image: car 1062] [image: car 1007]

      *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






      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
      integrated multi-modal
      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
      transportation activities;
      - Prepares correspondence in response to public, Commission or other
      agency inquiries;
      - 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.


      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
      of experience).

      *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.,
      Synchro, VISSIM).

      *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.

      Applying Online:

      * 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


      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.

      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
      apply online]<https://www.jobaps.com/SF/newregpages/termsofuse.asp?RecruitNum1=PEX&RecruitNum2=5288&RecruitNum3=057967>
      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)
      (415) 557-4800 end_of_the_skype_highlighting*, or apply
      for a job in person at the Department of Human Resources.

      ***Eduardo C. Serafin, PE, AICP*
      Traffic Engineer & Transportation Planner
      Adjunct Faculty/Lecturer
      Department of Urban & Regional Planning
      San Jose State University
      (510) 375-3997

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