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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    ... From: Date: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM Subject: Re: TransitTalent.com Listing - Transportation Planner To find out more
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      Date: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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      Position: Transportation Planner
      Location: Oakland, California
      Job Status: Full-time
      Job ID: 34398


      AC Transit is seeking a Transportation Planner in our Service and
      Development department. Under general supervision, participates in
      policy development and implementation of service enhancement projects
      by conducting transit planning and service delivery studies that
      include the identification of issues, collection, analysis, and
      reporting of data, and the preparation and presentation of oral and
      written reports. </p>

      <b>Salary: </b> $69,072.00 - $82,464.00 Annually

      <b>EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: </b>
      <li> Prepares a variety of transit planning and service delivery
      studies covering a small geographic or limited service area including
      documentation of service performance, service analyses,
      recommendations for service enhancements, and discussion of pertinent

      <li> Conducts transportation and service delivery studies including
      boarding and alighting, safety, and cost analysis.</li>

      <li> Analyzes technical, demographic, economic, and financial data
      used for assessing route and schedule changes, as well as related
      service enhancements; and provides expertise to Senior Planning staff
      in the development of recommendations for change.</li>

      <li> Provides expertise to the Grants unit of the Finance department
      to develop capital funding strategies and prepares a variety of
      written reports.</li>

      <li> Monitors current service levels and identifies potential areas
      for study, and may prepare cost analyses.</li>

      <li> Collects and/or supervises the collection of data, develops and
      implements survey techniques and processes, and may supervise and
      participate in field studies.</li>

      <li> Prepares statistical charts, maps, and other documents to
      accompany studies, reports, and presentations.</li>

      <li> Responds orally and in writing to requests from the public,
      staff, governmental agencies, advisory committees, and community
      groups, for information regarding existing services and funding,
      suggested service adjustments, and long-range planning issues.</li>

      <li> Makes oral presentations on transit and service related issues to
      the Board of Directors, staff, service users, governmental agencies,
      advisory committees, and community groups.</li>

      <li> May provide work direction to Assistant Transportation Planners,
      clerical staff and consultants on small contracts, and monitor
      consultant contracts.</li>
      <li>Performs related duties as required.</li>

      <b><u>Education:</u></b> Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an
      accredited college or university with major coursework in City and
      Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Geography, Geographic Information
      Systems (GIS), Public Administration, Political Science, Business,
      Finance, Economics, or a closely related field.
      <b><u>Experience:</u></b> Two (2) years of increasingly responsible
      experience in Transportation Planning or systems analysis in a large
      urban public transportation system. Some assignments in this
      classification may require a minimum of one (1) year in a professional
      capacity working with raw data files, GIS software, GIS based
      scheduling applications, Hastus and/or CAD/AVL..

      <b><u>Physical Requirements:</u></b> Must maintain the physical
      condition necessary to: (1) perform tasks in an office setting
      operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral
      equipment; and (2) possess physical mobility in order to conduct field

      <b><u>Knowledge and Skills:</u></b> Principles of transportation
      planning and capital funding; principles and practices of data
      collection and presentation; report writing; business English usage;
      federal transportation funding program data reporting requirements;
      principles of traffic demand management; attractions and locations
      that generate patronage; cost analysis and modeling; potential service
      enhancements; basic statistics; measures of transit effectiveness used
      to assess route performance; applicable federal, state and local laws
      governing transit operations; research methods and survey techniques;
      and personal computers and current software for word processing,
      spreadsheets, and presentation at the intermediate level of
      <b><u>Ability To:</u></b> Analyze transportation, budget, and funding
      issues and make oral and written recommendations for immediate, short,
      and long-range service enhancements and capital requirements; design
      and implement service changes; conduct cost/benefit, impact and other
      related technical analyses; meet deadlines; prepare written technical
      reports and performance documentation materials; communicate in a
      clear, concise, persuasive, and tactful manner to a wide variety of
      audiences both orally and in writing; effectively participate in a
      variety of outreach activities; effectively advocate and promote the
      use of public transit; keep abreast of current trends in the field;
      and establish and maintain effective working relationships with
      District staff, governmental officials, advisory committees, and
      community groups using principles of good customer service.<br>
      <b> <u>To Apply:</u></b> <br><br>
      Please visit <a href="http://www.actransit.org/careers"
      rel="nofollow"> www.actransit.org/careers. </a> The Human Resources
      department must receive a completed online application by the filling
      date. If this recruitment is "Open Until Filled," it may be closed at
      any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related
      qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the
      qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to
      participate in an examination process that may include written, oral
      and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have
      satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be
      placed on a ranked Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human
      Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring
      department for final screening and recommendation<p> <h6>The Human
      Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the
      recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with
      disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call
      the Recruitment/Employment Administrator at (510) 891-4783, or TDD
      (800) 448-9790 for the hearing impaired.
      The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of
      a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be
      required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and
      those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug
      and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment, including
      random drug and alcohol testing. </h6> </p>

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