City and County of San Francisco, 5283 Planner VView job details
CLOSING DATE: May 29, 2015
5283 Planner V
Salary: $58.69 – $71.34/hour; $10,173.00 – $12,365.00/month; $122,070.00 – $148,382.00/year
The Planner V – Transportation position has upper-level responsibility for coordinating major transportation-related efforts, both within the Planning Department and across municipal agencies. It performs and oversees work related to transportation planning, policy development, funding strategies, and impact analysis. This position is responsible for convening and managing high-level, collaborative transportation vision, planning and funding strategy efforts amongst multiple agencies, including the SFMTA, SFCTA and Mayor’s Office and other regional transportation entities. As a high-level position, it represents the Department and the City/County , advocating on behalf of its policy objectives in local, regional and State interagency forums and initiatives. The Planner V is the highest level position in the Planner series, is housed in the Citywide Planning Division of the Planning Department, and reports to the Director of Citywide Planning. As such, the Planner V – Transportation serves as a member of the Citywide Planning Division’s management team.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to:
* Represent the Planning Department in ongoing and emerging efforts with SFMTA, SFCTA, the Mayor’s Office, MTC and other State and regional agencies with regard to transportation policy and transportation project initiatives.
* Serve as overall manager and coordinator of interdepartmental Joint Transportation Planning Project, including the long-term transportation vision and funding strategy for San Francisco.
* Serve as the primary person responsible for providing technical and policy transportation expertise on the Transportation Element (General Plan) Update and other transportation-related policy development in the Department.
* Coordinate and provide strategic visioning and leadership for street and transportation network planning and design work to complement ongoing Department comprehensive planning and ensure consistency with Department priorities and policies.
* Coordinate with Environmental Planning Division to ensure that Transportation Impact Study (TIS) Guidelines reflect City transportation goals and priorities, and to ensure that the Planning Department’s transportation-related review and implementation is consistent with State guidelines and case law, particularly the CEQA guidelines.
* Work with State and local officials on regulatory updates to ensure that they are not in conflict with City transportation goals and priorities.
* Provide guidance to the interdivisional Transportation Team with respect to appropriate methodologies for transportation environmental review analysis, including but not limited to LOS reform; and provide technical expertise and support to the Transportation Team with respect to ongoing collaboration with SFMTA, SFCTA and other agencies, as needed, on efforts such as Fleet Planning, Real Estate and Facilities Vision Plan, updates to the transit Capacity Utilization data, etc.
* Serve as senior advisor for special projects such as the Railyard and Boulevard Study and the Transportation Sustainability Program and ensure that said projects are coordinated across department divisions.
* Serve as the senior advisor on the transportation component of neighborhood plans, master plan development projects and other key area and citywide initiatives within the Division’s five-year work program.
* Initiate and manage strategic policy initiatives related to transportation.[Serve as senior advisor and liaison/advocate with SFMTA, SFCTA, and regional transportation agencies for significant and high-profile streetscape design and transportation corridor projects (e.g. Better Market Street, Van Ness BRT, Geary BRT), as needed.
* Serve as a chief departmental liaison with the Mayor’s Transportation Policy Advisor
* Represent the Planning Department in interagency and inter-jurisdictional forums and efforts regarding transportation funding priorities and transportation financing initiatives
* Work with SFMTA and SFCTA to develop and maintain a comprehensive Citywide Transportation Vision in coordination with the update to the Countywide Transportation Plan, MTA Vision Plan, and Transportation Element Update. This includes working with the regional stakeholders (BART, Caltrain, Caltrans, etc.) and MTC to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to providing the transportation infrastructure necessary to accommodate future growth.
* Directly supervise the work of transportation planning and project staff in the Citywide Planning Division.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
Planner Vs may be required to attend meetings or participate in work-related activities outside of normal working hours (evenings and weekends) in various community locations. Some positions may require possession of a valid driver’s license, or may require specialized experience in order to perform department specific planning duties.
* Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
* Eight (8) years of experience in urban, city, regional, and/or transportation planning, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
* A Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college of university in City Planning or a closely related field, may substitute for two (2) years of non-supervisory experience.
* Strong working knowledge of transportation planning practices, including policy-making, funding, modeling, impact assessment, transit planning, TDM practices and shared street design.
* Strong public speaking and presentation skills and ability to effectively and sensitively communicate, both orally and in writing, with a broad variety of people, staff, stakeholders, other agencies, including other regional transportation entities and local, regional and State officials.
* Ability to effectively handle multiple high-level projects and demands within deadlines.
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