POSITION: TRANSPORTATION PLANNER - Immediate Opening
SALARY RANGE: $50,842 - $76,160
FILING DATE: Open until position is filled
FUNCTION: Manages complex transportation planning programs and projects related to rail service enhancements and expansions, interagency agreements, funding agreements, and transit oriented development.
LOCATION: Stockton, California
Working under the direction of the Rail Program Manager, the individual in this position will be creative, flexible and interested in researching and meeting the needs of the rail passengers and other regional stakeholders. The successful individual will be self-motivated and accountable, while also supporting the other working divisions of the Rail Commission
EXPECTED POSITION ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
The successful candidate will:
Create regular strategic planning opportunities for the Board to have discussions with community members, businesses, passengers and other stakeholders on relevant rail planning issues. Utilize innovative information technologies to allow for a broader public participation.
Generate an agency-wide interest in the planning process and encourage an atmosphere where all staff are incentivized to contribute new service ideas.
Develop and continually enhance a network of staff resource contacts in the various transportation agencies, businesses and community groups that have a stake in the Rail Commission�s strategic planning effort.
Collaboratively assess the potential for commuter rail service between Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Sacramento Counties, and if feasible, develop an accelerated implementation plan for start-up in 2007.
Coordinate with the City of Stockton, downtown merchants and neighborhood residents on the re-invigoration or redevelopment of the residential and commercial blocks surrounding the Robert J. Cabral Station.
Assess other rail stations for potential joint-use or transit oriented development.
Develop a diversified menu of funding sources to sustain the Rail Commission�s efforts and the existing and future commuter rail services. Secure grant sources on an annual basis that are most appropriate to the prevailing economic conditions.
Develops and coordinates the Rail Commission�s strategic planning process with the governing Board and relevant communities. Coordinates workshops and community meetings.
Prepares work plans, schedules and budget estimates for planning projects.
Develops a diversified and innovative program for long-term funding.
Prepares grant applications and regulatory reports.
Independently manages planning projects such as long-range plans, new-start commuter rail corridor studies, ridership studies, and other interagency ventures.
Independently manages joint-development projects around existing and future rail stations.
Prepares RFP�s, consultant work scopes and performance objectives and monitors consultant contracts.
Collects, maintains and analyzes data.
Performs other duties as assigned or required to support the Rail Commission�s Work Program.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from a four year accredited college or university with a major in planning, transportation engineering, or a closely related field,
3 years of experience involving transportation planning, transit marketing, or related transit service programs.
A Masters degree in any of the accepted fields may substitute for one year of experience.
Principles and application of transportation planning.
Research and statistical methods.
Principles of governmental organization and operations.
Project management methods and contract administration.
Local, state and federal funding requirements and reporting regulations.
Joint-development and transit oriented development opportunities.
Build and maintain effective working relationships.
Simultaneously manage multiple projects.
Communicate clearly and effectively in writing.
Make presentations and speak effectively in public.
Analyze complex data and prepare comprehensive recommendations and reports.
Establish and control project budgets.
The individual in this position is required to have a valid California Class C driver�s license and a familiarity with general office equipment, computers and software programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point. The position may also require periodic evening and weekend work and driving within the rail service areas.
About San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission/Altamont Commuter Express:
The Altamont Commuter Express is a passenger rail service that connects San
Joaquin County, California with the East Bay and Silicon Valley. Offering a public
transit alternative to the congested Bay Area freeway systems, ACE serves
roughly 1,500 daily passengers who enjoy a relaxing, drive-free commute with
conveniences like restrooms, bicycle cars and free Wi-Fi Internet access. ACE
makes six train trips across the Altamont pass each weekday: Three trains
travel westbound in the morning and eastbound in the evening. A work-late
bus runs after the last evening train, and a midday bus accommodates
passengers with different schedules. ACE was the first rail service in the United States to implement a WiFi network on rail cars to provide Internet access.
If you would like to make significant contributions for tomorrow�s commuters, submit your resume either by email to acejobs@..., or faxed to (209) 944-6225. Attn: HR-TP Dept. Applications will be received until the position is filled.
All applicants� confidentiality expectations are honored by SJRRC. EOE.
For more information about SJRRC/ACE Rail visit www.ACERail.com