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Job Announcement: Transportation Planning Tech - SCCRTC (Santa Cruz)

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  • Amy Naranjo
    The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has a current opening for a Transportation Planning Technician (temporary). Applications are due
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 9 2:34 PM
      The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has a current opening for a Transportation Planning Technician (temporary). Applications are due Wednesday, October 30th by 5:00pm. View the full job announcement here: http://sccrtc.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/2013-planningtech-job-announcement.pdf



      Full-Time Temporary

      Transportation Planning Technician


      FINAL FILING DEADLINE: By 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013

      MONTHLY SALARY: $3,754-$4,747


      Supplemental Application Required


      The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is a regional agency created by the State of California to carry out transportation responsibilities that cross city and county boundaries. The members of the RTC represent the County Board of Supervisors, the City Councils, and the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District. Along with volunteer committee members and Commission staff, the RTC works in cooperation and consultation with other public agencies; business, environmental, neighborhood and advocacy groups; and members of the public to take action in the following areas:

       FUNDING major capital improvements to our transportation system, consistent with long-range plans

      • PLANNING for the development of a balanced transportation system that addresses all modes (cars, bus, bike, pedestrian, rail, etc) over the next 25 years
      • COORDINATING transportation improvement projects and policies with local, state and federal agencies including Caltrans
      • ADVOCATING for legislative and funding initiatives to improve all transportation options in Santa Cruz County and encouraging the use of alternatives to driving alone in order to maximize the efficiency of our current transportation system and reduce air pollution
      • SERVING the community through the Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies call box system, Freeway Service Patrol, the Rail/Trail Authority, and the Commute Solutions Rideshare Program


      Under the supervision of the Deputy Director and the daily direction of Transportation Planners, the Transportation Planning Technician is responsible for assisting Transportation Planners in the implementation of the programs and projects of the Regional Transportation Commission.  In addition, the Transportation Planning Technician will perform routine transportation planning and office duties.


      The Transportation Planning Technician gathers, compiles, analyzes and inputs data in computer; prepares spreadsheets, charts and graphs to document, report and analyze transportation information; assists in the production and distribution of marketing and informational materials and displays; provides information on Regional Transportation Commission programs at informational fairs; assists in evaluation of programs; conducts transportation surveys; performs transportation fieldwork; serves as the lead for logistical set-up for meetings and workshops; researches various transportation matters such as noise impact and transportation legislation; assists in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports for grant reporting purposes; writes correspondence and text for reports and promotional materials; and posts monthly meeting packets and other information on the RTC website; serves as front office back-up


      ·         Knowledge of principles, practices and trends of transportation planning

      ·         Knowledge of office practices and procedures, including business phone etiquette, preparation of business correspondence, reports and filing

      ·         Working knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation

      ·         Collect and tabulate data and perform mathematical calculations

      ·         Input and access data on a computer

      ·         Web posting

      ·         Prepare spreadsheets, graphs, charts and reports

      ·         Tactfully and courteously provide information to the public on transportation programs and sensitive transportation planning matters

      ·         Represent the Regional Transportation Commission at transportation fairs and meetings of staff from other agencies

      ·         Maintain record keeping and filing systems

      ·         Prepare concise reports, minutes and correspondence

      ·         Make effective public presentations

      ·         Organize work and establish priorities

      ·         Follow oral and written instructions

      ·         For some positions, perform fieldwork with some lifting, and the ability to use common tools

      ·         Ability to follow through the end of the project/assignment

      ·         Assist in grant writing

      ·         Assist with implementation of projects, programs and contracts including funding, financing, payments and accounting


      Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities listed above is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be.

      Two years of college coursework in planning, urban studies, environmental planning, engineering, architecture, design, marketing, computer science or other fields related to transportation planning functions, or;

      Two years of clerical or technical support experience in an agency or business involved in transportation, land use, environmental or resource planning, or engineering or marketing.


      A valid California Class C Driver's License is required for this position or must be able to provide suitable transportation approved by the Executive Director. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


      Position requires work at a computer/video display terminal and desk for extended periods of time. May require travel to various locations. May require work in evenings and weekends.

      SALARY: $3,754 - $4,747 per month. We also offer an attractive employee benefits package


      The supplemental questions are specifically for this recruitment. Applications received without the required supplemental information will not be included in the selection process. Please respond to the following questions and limit your response to one single-spaced, typewritten page.

      1.   List any related course work you have completed in planning, urban studies, environmental planning, engineering, architecture, design, marketing, computer science, finance or other fields related to transportation planning. Be sure to include the course title, name of school, and any applicable degree. (Copies of transcripts are acceptable)

      2.   Describe your experience providing information to the public and responding to inquiries from members of the public.

      3.   Describe a project you completed which demonstrates your ability to conduct research, write reports and interpret information in relation to transportation, land use, environmental planning, resource planning, engineering, finance or marketing.


      A completed job application, supplemental application and resume must be received in the Human Resources Office BY 5:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 TO BE GUARANTEED A REVIEW. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Human Resource Office. Materials submitted become the property of RTC and will not be returned.

      For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 460-3218. RTC Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.  The RTC will not fax application materials. 

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