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Job Announcement: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority -Transportation Planner II

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority – Transportation Planner II (Project)Location: San Jose, CA *Job Description: * Under supervision, to prepare
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 8, 2013
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      Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority � Transportation Planner II
      (Project)Location:

      San Jose, CA
      *Job Description:
      *

      Under supervision, to prepare transportation planning studies and analyses
      and act as a resource for data used in transportation related studies.
      *Distinguishing Characteristics*

      This is the journey level class within the Transportation Planner series.
      Incumbents within this class are distinguished from Transportation Planner
      I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Incumbents at
      this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new and
      unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures
      and policies of the work unit. Incumbents at this level may provide
      training and lead direction over Transportation Planner I and clerical
      support staff. This class differs from the higher level class of
      Transportation Planner III in that the latter possesses specialized,
      technical, or functional expertise within the area of assignment.

      This project position is scheduled to work on projects encompassing the
      Guadalupe Express, Tasman Long T, and Stevens Creek BRT with a project
      completion timeframe of 2018.

      Classification Bargaining Unit: SEIU As a condition of employment, each
      employee in this class must sign a payroll deduction authorization form
      providing for the deduction of union membership fees.
      *Essential Job Functions:**Typical Tasks:*

      - Prepares planning reports, forecasts, and recommendations related to
      transportation system improvements;
      - Evaluates the transportation impacts of land development proposals and
      proposes alternatives;
      - Prepares written and graphical material for reports and public
      presentations;
      - Serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for major
      transportation projects;
      - Serves as liaison for various committees;
      - Provides information to various groups, committees, and individuals
      regarding transportation planning projects;
      - Performs related duties as required.

      *Knowledge of:*

      - Physical, environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social implications
      involved in transportation planning and transit-oriented development;
      - Goals, concepts, and principles of transportation planning;
      - Research and statistical methods;
      - Transportation modeling and mapping applications software;
      - Techniques for gathering, evaluating, and transmitting information.

      *Ability to:*

      - Creatively develop and carry out projects when only general concepts
      are given;
      - Communicate technical information in an easy to understand format;
      - Develop/apply funding formulas to achieve equitable distribution of
      transportation related program funds for city/county programs;
      - Understand complex policy and technical documents;
      - Prioritize projects based on established criteria;
      - Design graphics/maps using computer/drawing software for publication
      studies;
      - Speak and write effectively;
      - Establish and maintain effective relations with those contacted in the
      course of work.

      *Minimum Qualifications:*

      Development of the required knowledge, skills and abilities is typically
      obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a
      four year degree from an accredited college or university in transportation
      planning, urban planning, or related field and two (2) years of
      increasingly responsible planning experience (a Masters Degree may be
      substituted for one year of the required experience).
      How to Apply:

      Only on-line applications will be accepted for this recruitment at
      www.VTA.org <http://www.vta.org/>


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