CURRENTLY SEEKING AN EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL TO HELP GUIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN PROVIDING
SUSTAINABLE SERVICES TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
The City of Santa Rosa is committed to building a workforce reflective of our community and establishing a lasting culture of equity and belonging within our organization. Our collective talents and expertise contribute to high-quality public services that support a vibrant, resilient, inclusive City for our community and visitors. We celebrate a diverse workforce and welcome all qualified candidates to apply.
THE BENEFITS OF CITY EMPLOYMENT: In addition to offering a challenging, rewarding work environment and excellent salary, the City of Santa Rosa provides a generous suite of benefits, including retirement through CalPERS, a competitive leave accrual package, your choice of health plan, a flexible spending program, employer contributions to a Retiree Health Savings plan, flexible work schedule options, and top of the line employer paid (free to you) vision and dental coverage. More information regarding benefits associated with this position can be found on our Miscellaneous Employee Benefits Page.
Additional Benefits include:
A 2.5% salary increase effective July 2023
11 paid holidays annually, plus 1 to 3 'floating holidays' per year, depending on start date and years of service
$500 annually for wellness
Flexible schedule (9/80 and 4/10) available with management approval
Reimbursement for training, conferences and professional dues with management approval
ABOUT THE POSITON:
Transportation Planners are relied on to define transportation planning and public policy issues, apply strategic thinking and analysis of physical, social, and economic conditions and trends to a wide variety of transportation planning issues, and oversee and evaluate the work of professional and technical personnel engaged in a range of bicycle and pedestrian planning programs and projects. A Transportation Planner possesses the full range of knowledge, abilities and experience required to perform difficult and complex work involving the application of professional planning principles and theory to various municipal transportation planning matters, traffic issues, and long-range land use.
The Transportation Planner works independently, exhibits judgment, and provides direction in the completion of high-level assignments, many of which have high public visibility. Incumbents serve as staff liaison to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and act as the representative for various regional boards and public meetings on complex, politically sensitive, transportation planning matters.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
Is experienced in current development review and advanced planning policy
Has a strong professional background encompassing progressively responsible experience in leading transportation planning activities and supervising professional and administrative staff
Is proficient in areas of long-range land use and transportation planning, funding opportunities, policy tracking and development, and legislative tracking and analysis;
Possess the experience to oversee and supervise the work of City wide bicycle and pedestrian programs and projects
Is adept at building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Effectively presents complex subjects to policy makers, outside organizations, colleagues, and members of the public
Has the ability to perform established duties independently, as well as work collaboratively
Master's degree is highly desirable
SANTA ROSA - A WONDERFUL CITY TO CALL HOME: The City of Santa Rosa is nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country, located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of approximately 180,000. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and the center of trade, government, commerce, and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards and many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including golf courses. Santa Rosa is in the center of a nationally recognized cycling area. We boast many attractions associated with large cities, including a symphony, performing arts center, theater productions and internationally recognized restaurants, yet still retain the warmth and small town feel of decades past. Santa Rosa has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in the United States with one of the top five mid-sized downtowns in California.
THE SELECTION PROCESS: Please complete a thoughtful, thorough Supplemental Questionnaire submission.As part of the selection process, your responses to these questions will be scored using criteria specific to this position. Incomplete responses, generic responses, or responses such as "See Resume" may not be considered.
Applicants possessing the most desirable qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process that may consist of an application and supplemental questionnaire review, followed by department selection interviews.
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter.
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Essential Duties: Depending on area of assignment, the following duties are considered essential for this classification:
Plan, organize, and supervise the activities of the Transportation Planning section of the Transportation and Public Works Department's Traffic Engineering Division
Act as single/primary point of contact for regional transportation planning organizations, such as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA), with focus on long-range land use and transportation planning, funding opportunities, policy tracking and development, and legislative tracking and analysis
Develop transportation planning policy language for inclusion in both local and regional planning documents
Analyze new and emerging local, regional, and statewide legislative and policy initiatives and changes; recommend and implement updates to City processes, codes, and policies
Assist in the development of transportation projects and lead local and regional coordination efforts relating to funding and regional planning compliance;
Perform difficult, complex, and politically sensitive assignments related to Public Works transportation planning matters
Develop and upgrade the Transportation and Public Works transportation-related aspects of the General Plan
Supervise, interpret, and compile economic, social, engineering, and related data used in the analysis of Transportation and Public Works transportation planning matters
Work with other City departments involved with transportation planning in addressing City-wide transportation planning issues
Prepare recommendations relative to current Transportation and Public Works transportation planning matters
Review subdivisions and plans for compliance with applicable regulations
Review traffic impact studies to evaluate environmental considerations of projects
Perform research, planning, and technical analysis for Transportation and Public Works transportation planning projects
Present staff reports and recommendations at City Council and public meetings
Assist in preparing and reviewing division budget Supervise, train, and evaluate technical and/or professional subordinates
Additional Duties: In addition to the duties listed in the Essential Duties section, each employee in this classification may perform the following duties. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties which may be assigned.
Provide staff support and guidance to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Board
Assist the Deputy Director in the development and implementation of Division goals, policies, and priorities
Perform related duties as assigned
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of traffic and transportation planning; pertinent regulatory codes and ordinances; recent developments, current literature, and sources of information regarding traffic planning and engineering; principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; investigative principles and practices related to traffic operations and planning; computers and computer modeling as applied to transportation planning; budget and personnel management; safety practices related to pedestrians, the operation of vehicles and bicycles, as well as other modes of transportation; state and local laws of pedestrians, and vehicle and bicycle operators.
Ability to: Make complex engineering computations; supervise the analysis of traffic studies; apply transportation planning knowledge to specific problems and make appropriate recommendations requiring considerable discretion and independent judgement; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; compile data and prepare statistical and narrative reports; supervise, train, and evaluate technical and/or professional subordinates; establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, representatives of other agencies, elected officials, and the general public.
Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience – A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional level experience in transportation planning to demonstrate possession of the above knowledge and abilities, preferably including supervisory or lead supervisory experience; Education - Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Transportation or Urban Planning, Civil, Traffic or Transportation Engineering, or related field. A Master’s Degree is highly desirable. Possession of a Master’s degree in a field related to planning may substitute for one (1) year of required experience.