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"Andy Katz" <andykatz@...
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Subject: Sacramento Area COG Seeks Transit Planner
Organization: Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Department/Address: 3000 Sacramento, CA 95816-7056
Phone: (916) 457-2264
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Transit Planner
Job Type: Full-time
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is an association of
local governments formed by six counties and nineteen cities. SACOG serves
the Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.
SACOG is governed by a Board of Directors composed of County Supervisors
and City Councilpersons appointed by the member jurisdictions. The Board
advised by several policy and technical committees. A full-time staff is
employed to implement Council policies and work programs, staff the SAFE
program for the region and to coordinate the efforts of consultants who
retained to augment the staff's efforts.
What are the purposes of SACOG? SACOG serves as an advisory agency to
governments on matters of interjurisdictional concern, and has developed a
comprehensive planning program in the areas of transportation, transit,
quality, aviation, and airport land use. SACOG also operates the Rideshare
program and the motorist aid call box program.
How is SACOG funded? Funds for the Council are obtained from local, state,
and federal sources. Member cities and countries contribute a portion of
the cost of the program with fees prorated on a population basis. The
contributions are used to match funds provided by various state agencies
and the U.S. departments.
Salary Range: Assistant Planner $3,882 - $4,719 Associate Planner $4,494 -
$5,462 per month, DOQ
Final Filing Date: July 17, 2003 at 4:30pm
Send Required Documents to: Sacramento Area Council of Governments 3000
Stree, Suite 300 Sacramento, CA 95816 ATTN: Human Resources Phone (916)
457-2264 TDD: (916) 737-1718 www.sacog.org
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is seeking qualified
candidates for the position of an Assistan/Associate Transit Planner. This
position will have technical planning and administrative responsibilities
in the areas of transit planning, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and
state grant programs and the Transportation Development Act (TDA) program.
The position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate
classification. The expected start date is September 2, 2003.
Examples of Duties: As a memebr of SACOG's transit planning team, and
the supervision of senior staff, participate in the development of transit
plans and the paratransit and transportation-related planning studies
conducted by SACOG staff or consultants; TDA administration including the
"unmet transit needs" process, TDA claims adminstration, performance
audits, transit monitoring; preparing and administering state and federal
grants; preparing and managing RFPs; transit and sercie planning and
evaluation studies, short-range transit plans, special transit service
studies including paratransit, senior and ADA services, transit marketing,
regional transit inter-operator service integration and coordination with
SACOG's Transit Coordinating Committee.
Works as part of a team on a variety of projects, gathers and analyzes a
variety of information and data for the preparation of transportation
planning reports and studies; performs office and field assignments;
compiles, analyzes, summarizes and interprets data and presents it in the
form of projects; answers inquiries and assists the public in matters
relating to the functions of the Board; liaison with agencies involved in
planning studies and projects; plans and prepares moderately complex
planning projects or significant portions of complex projects. Work at the
Associate level increases in complexity and responsibility.
Salary: Assistant Planner :$46,584 - $56,623 annually; Associate Planner:
$53,927 - $65,549 annually. The position will be filled at either salary
range depending on qualifications. The position is subject to a COLA
Employment Standards: Education, training, and/or experience which
demonstrates the application of the skills listed above, such as a
bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in
transportation, urban or regional planning, economics, public
administration or a related field and at least one year of professional
planning experience for the Assistant level and at least two years of
professional planning experience for the Associate level. Work experience
in transit planning will be the primary factor in determining the most
qualified applicants. Working knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, and
word processing software is necessary. Working knowledge of ArcView is
Abilities: Outstanding written and oral expression and good analytical
abilityl knowledge of principles and techniques of research and
analysis as applied to transit and transportation planning; familiarity
with current trends and issues in planning; ability to work with a team of
professionals as well as to complete individual assignments; effectively
present proposals and ideas to groups and individuals; establish and
maintain effective working relationships with internal staff and others
contracted in the course of work. At the Associate level, responsibilities
may include leading less experienced personnel in assignments and the
coordination of complex planning projects.
Application procedures: Send a fully complete and signed SACOG Employment
Application (available on our web site), and a detailed resume and cover
letter to the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, 300 "S" Street,
300, Sacramento, CA 95816-7056 Attn: Human Resources.
The final filing date for this position is Thursday July 17, 2003 at
4:30pm. Candidates determined to be the most qualified will be invited to
an interview. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment, the successful
applicant must submit the appropriate documentation of his/her legal right
to work in the United States.