Union City

Assistant or Associate Transit Planner (19906946)

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Transportation
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East Bay
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Full-Time
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Until filled
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$5,873.00-$8,543.00 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587

Description

The City of Union City is currently seeking ONE highly energetic, highly motivated individual for the position of Assistant Transit Planner or Associate Transit Planner. Under supervision of the Transit Manager, you will be expected to participate in the development, administration, and analysis of the City's public transit programs.

 

ASSISTANT TRANSIT PLANNER: Salary: ($5,873 - $7,137/month)
This is the entry-level class in the Transit Planner series. Work involves assisting in analysis and development of transit programs and services is given to an incumbent in this class. The Assistant Transit Planner has basic knowledge of the operating procedures and policies of transit and transportation planning. An incumbent may advance to the higher levels after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher-level classes. Work is reviewed upon completion of assignments through analysis of draft reports for adequacy, factual content and presentation as well as the soundness of interpretations and conclusions. The Assistant Transit Planner receives considerable direction and assistance from the Transit Manager. 

ASSOCIATE TRANSIT PLANNER: Salary: ($7,033 - $8,543/month)
This is an experienced-level class within the Transit Planner series. Work involves general analysis and development of transit programs and services.  The Associate Transit Planner has general knowledge of the operating procedures and policies of transit and transportation planning. An incumbent may advance to journey-level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency that meets the qualifications of the journey-level class. The Associate Transit Planner receives general direction from the Transit Manager.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (illustrative only)

  • Assist in/ Evaluate the planning, operations and activities of the City’s public transit programs (fixed route and paratransit)
  • Assist in/ Coordinate a variety of studies for the preparation, analysis, or evaluation of reports and grant requests.
  • Assist in/ Prepare the development of the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP)
  • Assist in/ Coordinate the preparation of the scope of work (RFP’s, IFB’s, etc.) and other contract management related tasks such as monitoring and closeout of service and maintenance contracts, professional services, vehicle procurement, etc.
  • Work with other City departments, other transit agencies and other public agencies to provide adequate transit amenities, service levels, service coordination and transit or transportation mitigation measures.
  • Investigate and respond to inquiries and/or requests by members of the public regarding transit system policies, procedures and services.
  • Perform related duties, responsibilities and assist in special projects as needed.

 

**Please refer to the attached classification specifications for specific information related to each position.**

Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge Of:

  • Principles, practices and techniques of transit or transportation planning; data sources for transit or transportation research.
  • Microsoft Office
  • Planning a trip using an internet based program
  • Familiarity with creating visual graphics digitally or physically.

The Associate Transit Planner position also requires knowledge of:

  • Basic Paratransit requirements.
  • Basic ADA regulations.
  • Basic Civil Rights regulations.
  • Funding sources for transit industry.
  • Industry trends and legislation pertaining to transit industry.
  • Building and Maintaining a GTFS.

 

Ability To:

  • Assist in/Coordinate administering contractual agreements related to public transit systems.
  • Assist in/Coordinate analyzing and developing comprehensive transit programs.
  • Gather, organize and analyze statistical data.
  • Interpret, explain and apply public transit policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing to groups and individuals.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Work through direct/general supervision.

The Associate Transit Planner position also requires the ability to: 

  • Evaluate joint procurements for use.
  • Evaluate new types of service or programs offered by other agencies for implementation.
  • Produce reports for City Council and Outside Agencies.
  • Create and Maintain Collateral for Publication in Adobe Creative Suite.

 

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

 

Education and Experience:

The Assistant Transit Planner requires an equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree preferably in transportation planning or other closely related field; and six (6) months of transit planning and/or transportation planning experience. 

The Associate Transit Planner requires an equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree preferably in transportation planning or other closely related field; and two (2) years of transit planning and/or transportation planning experience.  A master’s degree is preferred and can be substituted for one (1) year of experience.

 

The qualified candidate will be placed at the position level that is commensurate with his/her qualifications. 

Benefits

Retirement:  CalPERS enrollment in either 2% @ 60 (Classic Employees) or the new 2% @ 62 (New Employee) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The employee will be responsible for the 8.5% contribution towards CalPERS retirement plan.   The City does not participate in Social Security therefore there are no Social Security deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City.  Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $100,000 each.  Long-term and short-term disability insurance premium is shared by the City and employee.  Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental: The City provides up to $2,000/month to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits.

Leaves:  8 hours of sick leave/month with no limit on accumulation; 10 days of vacation per year for the first three years of service; 11 paid holidays per year plus 3 floating holidays.

Other:  Educational Reimbursement for approved coursework; 9/80 work schedule, with alternate Fridays off. Deferred Compensation Plan available. 

Special Instructions

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application and resume should be completed on-line via the CalOpps website: https://www.calopps.org/union-city/job-19906946

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application and resume will be reviewed and evaluated using, in part, the criteria contained in this brochure.

The selection process may consist of one or more of the following components: a written exam, an oral interview, and medical exam. Only a limited number of persons whose application materials clearly demonstrate that they meet the needs of the City in terms of training, experience, education, and other job related characteristics will be invited to participate in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Applicants who are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified by e-mail. Successful candidates’ names will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a minimum of one year from the date the list is established. Additional vacancies that occur for this classification may be hired from the list.

* Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  Once a sufficient number of qualified applications are received the recruitment may close without notice. *

 

The City of Union City provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, upon request. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you will need reasonable accommodation for any aspect of the selection process.

The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(510)675-5339
Contact email: