Close Date: Jul 19, 2010 Salary: $4,583.00 - $5,000.00 Monthly
Working for Regional Government Services and assigned to Marin Transit in San Rafael, California, the Transportation Planner
performs journey level transportation planning and analysis, conducts research, coordinates with project managers, partner agencies, and contractors to advance transit plans and programs Examples of specific tasks include:
Assists senior staff to conduct transportation and transit planning and program implementation studies.
Assists in the organization, design, and integration of transportation plans with other agencies and Marin's communities.
Performs research and analysis on routing patterns, rate structures, travel patterns, costs, financial needs, funding sources, and related issues as directed.
Compiles land-use and demographic data and/or projections for traffic and general transportation studies, which include GIS mapping.
Prepares reports on findings with reference to transportation use, population/transportation patterns and trends, community transportation designs, plans and related projects.
Coordinates with professional and technical staff in other agencies and operators that serve the County
Prepares maps, diagrams, graphs, and other material related to transportation and transit plans.
Compiles and analyzes data to determine impact on existing and future transit/transportation plans.
Gives presentations before boards, commissions, community groups, and stakeholder agencies involved with transportation or transit planning and operations.
Assists in transit service planning and scheduling. Identifies and suggests improvements for cost effective and responsive provision of services by transit program area and service type.
Reviews performance and related reporting data regarding transit operations, identifies trends and areas for improvement, communicates findings, and assists in preparing reports.
Works with senior staff and contract operators to improve access to transportation facilities and services and meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
Assists with funding, scheduling, and operational issues for local cities and towns that implement or anticipate implementing shuttle services.
Prepares documents to comply with grant-reporting requirements.
The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in transportation planning, management or engineering; effective oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills. A year of transportation planning experience is required and a Bachelor’s degree in a field emphasizing transportation planning is preferred. Graduate level coursework may substitute for up to six months of the experience requirement. A Master’s degree in urban or transportation planning and/or public policy is also desirable.
Apply as soon as possible--position is open until filled. Online applications should be completed here on the CalOpps site for consideration. Applications/resumes received online will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in this posting. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview. Finalists will be asked to provide references and undergo a background check to verify information supplied in the application materials. If you have questions about this job or the hiring process, please email Sophia Selivanoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.