Transportation Planner II (Project)
San Jose, CA

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Salary

$2,483.19 - $3,003.54 Biweekly

$5,380.25 - $6,507.67 Monthly

$64,562.94 - $78,092.04 Annually

Opening Date: 04/01/13 Closing Date: 04/22/13 04:00 PM

Only on-line applications will be accepted for this recruitment at www.VTA.org

Definition

Under supervision, to prepare transportation planning studies and analyses and act as a resource for data used in transportation related studies.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This is the journey level class within the Transportation Planner series. Incumbents within this class are distinguished from Transportation Planner I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new and unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Incumbents at this level may provide training and lead direction over Transportation Planner I and clerical support staff. This class differs from the higher level class of Transportation Planner III in that the latter possesses specialized, technical, or functional expertise within the area of assignment.

This project position is scheduled to work on projects encompassing the Guadalupe Express, Tasman Long T, and Stevens Creek BRT with a project completion timeframe of 2018.

Classification Bargaining Unit: SEIU As a condition of employment, each employee in this class must sign a payroll deduction authorization form providing for the deduction of union membership fees.

Essential Job Functions

Typical Tasks
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Prepares planning reports, forecasts, and recommendations related to transportation system improvements;
· Evaluates the transportation impacts of land development proposals and proposes alternatives;
· Prepares written and graphical material for reports and public presentations;
· Serves as a member of a multi-disciplinary team for major transportation projects;
· Serves as liaison for various committees;
· Provides information to various groups, committees, and individuals regarding transportation planning projects;
· Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of:
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Physical, environmental, economic, aesthetic, and social implications involved in transportation planning and transit-oriented development;
· Goals, concepts, and principles of transportation planning;
· Research and statistical methods;
· Transportation modeling and mapping applications software;
· Techniques for gathering, evaluating, and transmitting information.
Ability to:
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Creatively develop and carry out projects when only general concepts are given;
· Communicate technical information in an easy to understand format;
· Develop/apply funding formulas to achieve equitable distribution of transportation related program funds for city/county programs;
· Understand complex policy and technical documents;
· Prioritize projects based on established criteria;
· Design graphics/maps using computer/drawing software for publication studies;
· Speak and write effectively;
· Establish and maintain effective relations with those contacted in the course of work.
Minimum Qualifications

Development of the required knowledge, skills and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning, urban planning, or related field and two (2) years of increasingly responsible planning experience (a Masters Degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience).

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