County of Santa Clara, Associate Transportation PlannerView job details
An Equal Opportunity Employer
$47.11 – $57.27 Hourly $3,768.64 – $4,581.20 Biweekly $8,165.39 – $9,925.93 Monthly $97,984.64 – $119,111.20 Annually
ISSUE DATE: 10/18/17
FINAL FILING DATE: 10/31/17. If the Final Filing Date states “Continuous”, the application filing period may close any time after ten business days from the issue date of this job announcement if sufficient qualified applications have been received. Postmarks are not acceptable, therefore it is important to submit your application as soon as possible.
Under direction; to function as a project lead for transportation grant applications, plans and studies.
Certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable, but not required.
- Conducts studies; prepares reports; develops plans, recommendations and policies to achieve County transportation goals, objectives, and standards pursuant to Federal and State legal requirements;
- Monitors the Department’s Federally funded projects;
- Prepares Department comments to cities and other agencies’ California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents;
- Prepares narrative reports and written recommendations concerning transportation related planning projects;
- Prepares public presentations and materials;
- Assists engineering project managers with the application processes;
- Reviews and provides analysis to proposed Federal and State legislation related to transportation that may impact the Department;
- Reviews land development proposals and environmental documents to provide recommendations related to transportation planning;
- Creates exhibits and/or coordinates with other groups or consultants to have exhibits prepared;
- Supports capital expenditures by researching and identifying grant sources, writing effective proposals and obtaining grant funding;
- Prepares legislative files and makes presentations before commissions, committees and community groups;
- Manages the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) listings for County transportation projects;
- Serves as alternate for the County Transportation Planner representing the County in various commission meetings and committees to understand and anticipate regional trends, issues and policies as they may affect County roadways;
- Prepares requests for consultant qualifications and manages consultant contracts;
- Assigns, reviews, and evaluates work of consultants, contractors or vendors;
- May supervise subordinate staff;
- May be assigned as Disaster Service Worker, as required;
- Performs other related duties as required.
Sufficient training, education and experience, which demonstrates possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities:
Training and Experience Note: The required knowledge and abilities are attained through the possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or related field and three (3) years full time experience in transportation planning. A Master’s Degree in one of the above disciplines may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
Possession of a California Driver’s License prior to appointment and the ability to qualify for and maintain a County Driver’s Permit.
- Social, economic, and environmental conditions which affect transportation planning;
- Analytical and statistical research methods applicable to transportation planning; advanced methods, equipment, including computers, and techniques used in the preparation of planning reports;
- Concepts, principles, techniques and legal aspects of transportation planning, public policy, and decision making;
- Regional, State and Federal transportation planning processes, procedures, practices and regulations;
- Transportation planning research and statistical methods including transportation modeling;
- Regional, State, and Federal legislative and funding processes;
- Community outreach and collaborative processes;
- Basics of project management;
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration regulations and guidance;
- Computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and/or database;
- Communicate complex information effectively to a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds of both technical, and non-technical experience;
- Research, compile, analyze and interpret data;
- Analyze complex planning problems, technical studies and documents; develop and evaluate alternative solutions, and recommend effective courses of action;
- Prepare and make oral presentations before public officials, the public and / or technical groups;
- Research, locate and write effective grant proposals for funding transportation projects; prepare a budget and manage expenses;
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
- Supervise and review the work of others;
- Apply advanced techniques using common office software, programs and databases;
- Apply statistical methods and computer modeling techniques to transportation planning projects.
VETERANS PREFERENCE INFORMATION: Any veteran who has submitted a copy of their DD214 form, and received a discharge of other than dishonorable, from the armed forces showing service in any branch of the United States military will be given a preferential credit of five percent (ten percent for those identified as disabled veterans), after attaining a passing examination score for a numerically scored examination, as applicable by Memorandum of Understanding.
THE EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may include one or more of the following: application review, application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination.
This recruitment may require completion of Supplemental Questions in order to evaluate your education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge and abilities for the position you are applying for.
Your responses to the questions may also be reviewed and scored in a Competitive Rating evaluation process based on pre-determined rating criteria. Your answers should be as complete as possible, as no additional information will be accepted from applicants once the Competitive Rating evaluation has begun.
*New Hires shall be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: Under California law, all County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers (DSW). In the event of a catastrophic event, County employees may be expected to fulfill emergency action assignments. As DSW’s, they may be assigned to assist in any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety and preservation of lives and property.
INFORMATION ON PERS CONTRIBUTION: For new members, salaries above a limitation imposed by federal law (that limit per IRS is $118,775 for 2017): (1) neither the County nor the employee makes contributions to PERS on the portion of salary that exceeds the limit, and (2) the portion of the salary that exceeds the limit is not used by PERS to calculate the retirement benefit. If you were a member prior to January 1, 2013, the limit is $270,000 for 2017.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
70 W. Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110 EXAM #17-L26-A
ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER