5288 Transportation Planner II
|Department||Municipal Transportation Agency|
|Date Opened||4/19/2016 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||5/17/2016 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$85,150.00 - $103,506.00/year|
|Job Type||Temporary Exempt|
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.
Amended to extend the filing deadline to May 17, 2016.
Section/Unit: Operations Planning and Schedules
Work Location: One South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor, San Francisco CA 94103
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, Full Time not to exceed two (2) years – 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 Transit Planning team has 16 staff members and is a dynamic, deadline driven and innovative team working on a range of projects including planning and implementation of Transit Priority Capital Projects, Muni service increases, transit safety and reliability and ridership collection and analysis. In addition, the Team leads the overall Muni Forward program, which proposed changes will modernize Muni and make it more efficient, reliable, safe and comfortable for its more than 700,000 daily customers. Developed over several years of data collection, intensive planning and public outreach efforts, Muni Forward will restructure transit service on certain lines to improve efficiency and connectivity and implement transit priority changes on the most heavily used lines to give buses and trains more priority on our City streets.
The Transportation Planner II, will play a key role in Muni Forward implementation by supporting the public outreach process, distilling technical information to communicate project benefits to stakeholders, conducting technical analyses that helps refine proposals and build broad community support, coordinates environmental review with the San Francisco Planning Department.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Prepares materials for public and stakeholder meetings and assists in presentations to various community and policy making groups.
• Prepares correspondence in response to public or other agency inquiries.
• Develops and prepares signage, operator bulletins, work orders and customer information.
• Collects, compiles and reviews data concerning transportation activities, such as passenger surveys on Muni buses and trains to develop recommendations or interpret results obtained from project implementation.
• Designs, prepares, and/or directs the preparation of visual materials including graphs, charts, maps and models to illustrate presentations of transportation projects.
• Coordinates the environmental review process (both State and Federal) for Muni Forward projects.
• Applies computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate transit data and information such as on-time performance, ridership, schedules, and maintenance performance information.
• Analyzes and presents geospatial data to support transit initiatives.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field; OR
2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in transportation, mass transit planning or other closely related field; AND two (2) years of transit planning and/or transportation planning experience.
Additional transit planning and/or transportation planning experience beyond the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for year basis.
Additional post-graduate education as described in item 1 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).
• Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely in order to effectively express ideas and communicate information to a variety of individuals and groups.
• Experience and understanding of CEQA & NEPA requirements and the process necessary to complete the State and Federal environmental review of projects.
• Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment and respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated circumstances, with experience prioritizing and organizing multiple assignments and projects.
• A strong interest in enhancing urban multimodal transportation networks and a strong sense of advocacy for transit, including familiarity with the Muni transit network and with San Francisco’s multimodal transportation network.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, collaboratively, professionally, and be a team player.
• Adobe Illustrator experience and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) experience.
• Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite, and SPSS Statistics.
• Spanish and/or Chinese language preferred.
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-5288-901588)
• 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-5288-901588). 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 email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email 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 us at 415.701.4435 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and education 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 examination 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.
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 415.701.4435 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 - Transit Division).
Applicants are responsible for updating their email 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 415.701.4435 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.
MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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 applying 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 applying 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.
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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.