5288 Transportation Planner II

Recruitment #TEX-5288-090441

Introduction

                         The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.

                                         Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

                                             The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.

    

Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Livable Streets
Work Location: One South Van Ness, 7th floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt - Full Time – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The Livable Streets mission is to create safe and inviting streets and sidewalks for all who walk and use a bicycle, focusing on projects that advance San Francisco’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024. This work unit is responsible for delivering bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic calming projects on time and within budget through coordination with other City departments, including Recreation and Park, City Planning, and Public Works. Successful delivery of these projects requires teamwork and consensus-building within the Agency, with stakeholders, and with elected officials, as well as a thorough understanding of how bicycle and pedestrian projects affect transit, accessibility, and traffic operations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Under general supervision, the 5288 Transportation Planner II works on the planning, design and implementation of projects to improve traffic safety and promote walking, bicycling and transit. The Transportation Planner II is responsible for assisting in design and delivery of street design changes and public outreach; performing professional research and data collection and analysis in connection with such work; makes contact with the public, contractors and other staff on planning matters; prepares presentations for community meetings; and responds to community requests for safety improvements while aligning with the City’s Vision Zero goals.

 

The Transportation Planner II will work directly on the Townsend Safety Project, which aims to improve safety and comfort for all modes of transportation, enhance transit performance, and better manage curb space for passenger and commercial loading. The Transportation Planner II will assist with design and implementation of the project, including outreach, coordination with Public Works, and project evaluation. Additionally, the Transportation Planner II will work directly on the Vision Zero Action Strategy Update and Vision Zero policy and planning.

 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
• Assists in or has responsibility for the preparation, analysis, or evaluation of reports and plans for transportation planning and traffic safety projects and grant requests, including use of technical, social, economic and physical data.
• Designs and prepares visual materials including graphs, charts, maps and models to illustrate presentations of transit and/or transportation projects.
• Reviews, interprets and applies legislation and codes related to transportation planning to develop and implement transit and/or transportation projects.
• Makes presentations to the community, business and other groups about transportation projects.
• Assists in managing transportation projects along with the preparation of requests for grant proposals and contract documents.
• Interprets and integrates transportation policy in the review of proposed development projects and environmental impact reports.
• Evaluates and makes recommendations on technical aspects of transportation planning, capital, or operating projects in San Francisco involving various transit modes such as transit, and bicycle and pedestrian transportation as well as auto traffic and parking.
• Collects, compiles and analyzes field and other data to prepare and evaluate plans and proposals concerning public transit and transportation activities.
• Applies computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate and/or forecast planning and operational data to assist in formulating transit and/or transportation planning programs.
• Prepares correspondence in response to public, MTA Board, or other agency inquiries.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND two (2) years of transportation planning experience; OR

 

2.     Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field.

 

Substitution:
1.     Additional transportation planning experience beyond the Minimum Qualifications as described in item 1 of the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

 

2.     Additional post-graduate education as described in item 2 of the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year of experience).

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Policy experience in transportation planning.
• Strong written and communications skills.
• Experience in collaborative community outreach – building relationships with community groups and advocates through tabling events, presentations and meetings.

HOW TO APPLY:
City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 5288 Transportation Planner II (TEX-5288-090441)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given on the screen

To submit resume using the online application:
• Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
• Follow instructions given on screen

To submit cover letter using the online application:
• Select the “Other” tab in the online application
• Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
• Click on “Upload Attachment”
• Follow instructions given on screen

If you are having trouble attaching your resume and cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: 5288 Transportation Planner II (TEX-5288-090441). Resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.

Computer kiosks are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that e-mail from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their e-mail to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfmta.com).

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application.

If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact me at (415) 646-2193 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Michelle.Serrano-Nacorda@sfmta.com

VERIFICATION:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education, experience, and driver license at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 646-2193 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 5288).

NOTES:
Applicants are responsible for updating their e-mail address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account. If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 646-2193 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

Employee Wellness Program:
The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources. Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who successfully achieve personal milestones in wellness. For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page: https://www.sfmta.com/reports/employee-wellness-program.

MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 


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