Senior Transportation Planner

  • City of West Sacramento
  • 1110 West Capital Ave, West Sacramento, California
  • Jun 15, 2021
Full Time Planning and Development Transportation or Transit Other Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $93,012.00 USD
  • Salary Top: $113,040.00
  • Phone: 9166174507
  • Apply By: Jun 09, 2021


Preference will be given to candidates with five years of professional transportation planning or related experience preferred; including experience managing transportation programs and capital projects. A master's degree in urban planning, transportation planning, or related field is desired but not required. Membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desired but not required. 

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain their qualifications fully and clearly. In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire.  

DEFINITION:  The Senior Transportation Planner performs professional transportation planning duties; researches and prepares transportation planning studies; explains and interprets transportation planning ordinances and policies to the public. 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  The Senior Transportation Planner receives general direction from the Supervising Transportation Planner.  May exercises direct supervision over professional level staff, as well as clerical, technical and/or extra help staff.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:  This position is the specialist/lead level in the transportation planning series and may provide supervision to others in the transportation planning series. This class differs from the Associate Transportation Planner in that it has lead responsibility for special projects of a sensitive and comprehensive nature, and/or has responsibility to direct a major complex transportation planning project and may supervise and direct the work of others.
Upon the recommendation of the Department Head and approval by the City Manager, an Associate Transportation Planner may advance to Senior Transportation Planner upon attainment of the minimum qualifications for the position and demonstration of the abilities and competencies necessary to perform the full range of Senior Transportation Planner duties.

Job Description

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  (Illustrative Only):  Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Gathers and evaluates data for various planning duties relating to transportation/transit and review of the General Plan.
  • Assists in the design and development of advanced transportation/transit plans from acquired data.
  • Assists in the study and approval of tentative subdivision maps in accordance with established ordinances and laws.
  • Makes field trips and investigations pertaining to transportation and transit planning projects.
  • Provides transportation/transit information at the public counter.
  • Prepares and assembles maps, tables, charts and reports on transportation/transit planning projects.
  • Assist with local implementation and maintenance activities associated with travel demand forecasting models.
  • Assists with implementation of multi-modal transportation planning studies, bicycle and pedestrian planning and project development activities.
  • Works with transit agencies on activities related to transit services and improvements.
  • Reviews federal, state and regional statutes, proposed legislation and regulations pertaining to transportation planning.
  • Prepares recommendations and does graphic presentations.
  • Conducts special research projects.
  • Investigates and reports on all zoning matters, including variances, conditional use permits, zone changes, complaints, and violations as they relate to transportation/transit.
  • Makes public presentations to city commissions or neighborhood groups.
  • Prepares environmental documents.
  • Meets and confers with governmental officials and the public on transportation/transit planning matters.
  • Participates in complex design and illustration work.
  • Presents complex projects to the Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Supervises and trains other transportation planners.
  • Coordinates project teams.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education:  Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major work in transportation, planning, geography, engineering, architecture, or a related field. 
Experience:  Six (6) years of professional transportation planning experience. A Master's Degree in a related field or an AICP "Certified Transportation Planner" certification may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  Possession of a valid California driver's license.

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Additional Information


Supplemental information

WORKING CONDITIONS:  May serve as staff to commissions and may be required to attend off-hour meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Mobility to work in a standard office or construction environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings.  On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, twist, and reach while performing office duties; mobility to occasionally traverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling to perform inspections; on occasion may be required to work in exposure to weather.  Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and small tools and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (manuals, binders, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds such as files, manuals, or small tools and equipment for distances up to 50 feet.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS:  Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing department guidelines, policies and procedures.

Job Address

1110 West Capital Ave, West Sacramento, California United States View Map