Caltrans District 4 (Oakland) – Senior Transportation Planner – Local Development/Intergovernmental Review Branch Chief

Are you a champion of smart growth and mobility who wants to use your planning skills to address complex transportation and land use issues?  Caltrans District 4 is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner to lead its Local Development – Intergovernmental Review Branch.  Final Filing Date is June 29, 2019.

The Local Development – Intergovernmental Review (LD-IGR) Branch plays a key role in helping California achieve mandated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by implementing legislation requiring reductions in Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).  We review local development projects from cities, counties and special districts throughout the Bay Area’s nine counties with a primary focus on reducing VMT.  We help Caltrans achieve its Strategic Management Plan objectives of increasing non-auto mode shares and advance California Transportation Plan goals of providing multimodal accessibility for all people while supporting a vibrant economy and improving public safety.  LD-IGR planners promote transportation choices by applying Caltrans’ Smart Mobility Framework in our review of CEQA and NEPA documents.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to lead a team of staff planners that provides input on environmental and technical documents for local development projects.  This is done in coordination with a multi-disciplinary team of experts to advocate for mitigation such as traffic impact fees, Transportation Demand Management programs, and enhancing transit, bicycling and walking options.

The candidate must have taken the online Senior Transportation Planner (STP) exam or meet the minimum qualifications to take the exam.  Applicants who have not already taken and passed the STP exam should do so prior to or as soon as possible after applying, as the candidate must score highly enough on the exam to be eligible to be placed in this position. ;

Caltrans District 4 is in the heart of the dynamic Uptown neighborhood near Oakland’s downtown.  Our office reflects the tremendous diversity and rich cultural environment of the Bay Area.  Catch the free shuttle across the street from our office to one of many pubs, restaurants, the Farmers Market, Chinatown, and the historic Paramount Theatre (an art deco masterpiece).  The Art Murmur, Oakland’s art walk held every First Friday of the month, takes place just a block away.  The Oakland Museum of California, Lake Merritt and the Fox Theatre are a few more examples of the cultural destinations that make Oakland a unique and vibrant community drawing people from all walks of life.

Contact: Erik Alm, AICP

District Office Chief

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