Senior Transportation Analyst (Senior Management Analyst)

  • City of Tustin, CA
  • Tustin, California
  • May 14, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $111,883.20 - $143,644.80 Annually USD

Job Description


This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time.

The City of Tustin is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Transportation Analyst in the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Public Works/City Engineer, this position performs advanced professional transportation planning and analysis work, oversees the planning of transportation projects, and supervises subordinate staff. Work requires creativity and resourcefulness to accomplish goals and objectives, and involves significant interaction with other City staff, consultant/contractor personnel and other public agencies to facilitate the development and promotion of transportation projects/programs. Judgment is required both in interpreting established policies, goals and objectives, and in applying concepts, plans and strategies which may deviate from traditional methods and practices.

Selection Process:

Application materials will be carefully reviewed to identify those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Individuals who are best qualified will be invited to participate in a panel interview. All candidates who pass the panel interview will earn placement on the eligible list, which may be used for current and future vacancies in the job classification.

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop and implement City transportation planning and project goals, priorities and funding strategies. Assist in developing policies, guidelines and design criteria on new projects. Review development proposals and ensure that proposals are consistent with City standards and policy direction.
  • Oversee transportation efforts such as Capital Improvement Program (CIP) planning, funding and grant application submittals. Negotiate, coordinate and prepare funding agreements. Coordinate with other City and agency personnel. Resolve problems and clarify City positions on regional issues.
  • Manage the most difficult and complex projects of the section. Monitor work in progress, review staff work products and provide technical assistance and guidance. Direct and participate in the analysis of conceptual construction proposals and development plan feasibility.
  • Serve as the lead for project coordination activities. Develop project needs assessments and oversee the funding application process. Provide technical assistance on major projects and resolve issues such as CIP funding shortfalls, project scheduling conflicts and delays.
  • Oversee the work of consultants, monitor contracts and work product related to transportation projects, and approve invoices.
  • Monitor, coordinate and assist in developing the assigned work unit budget, as well as project budgets and expenditures. Prepare sections of the CIP budget. Identify and recommend methods to improve service delivery.
  • Direct, prepare and/or present staff reports, status reports and technical advisory reports.
  • Develop, maintain and implement transportation model(s); participate in land use forecasting and planning.
  • Review and provide direction related to traffic and access studies.
  • Provide oversight and direction to staff and consultants preparing environmental impact reports and studies.
  • Represent the City in committee meetings, project development team meetings, workshops and with regional transportation agencies. Work with elected and appointed officials to represent City interests.
  • Develop, negotiate, and apply interagency agreements.
  • Respond to telephone and in-person inquiries from developers, builders, contractors, and other individuals as needed.
  • Supervise, assign, review and participate in the work of subordinates in the assigned work unit. Assume responsibility for recommending a variety of personnel actions in such areas as performance evaluation, training, selection and disciplinary measures. Monitor and review work in progress, providing technical assistance and guidance.

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification. A typical combination includes:

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, engineering, or a field related, and five (5) years of professional experience in transportation planning and analysis.

Licenses and/or Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Special Requirements:

Satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination and administrative screening. Depending on position assignment, may be required to occasionally work outside of regular work hours (e.g. evenings, holidays, and weekends) to attend meetings and work events.


Knowledge of:
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related transportation
  • Department objectives, programs, policies, and procedures
  • Principles, methods, and practices of transportation planning and analysis
  • Basic principles, methods, and practices of municipal budgeting and finances
  • Research methods and statistical analysis
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
  • Project management practices and techniques
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting
  • Standard business software including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs
  • Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Skill to:
  • Operate modern office equipment including a personal computer and related software
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely

Ability to:
  • Analyze and evaluate tangible and intangible data soundly and impersonally, identify alternative solutions, and formulate reasonable and effective conclusions
  • Manage, direct, counsel, and motivate a group of employees
  • Plan, assign, coordinate, and evaluate the work of assigned staff
  • Interpret, explain, and apply departmental policies and procedures and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Evaluate situations, identify problems and trends, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Exercise sound independent judgment, decisiveness, and creativity
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize projects and tasks in order to meet strict deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Prepare and maintain comprehensive records and prepare clear, concise, and complete technical reports, recommendations, and correspondence
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize projects and tasks in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Communicate ideas, concepts, and recommendations clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Effectively represent the department and the City in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, external organizations, and other employees

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

The employee is regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. An employee is frequently required to walk and stand. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus to read and operate office equipment as necessary during the course of the work assignments.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties, employees of this class are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret financial and statistical data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret people and situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with staff and others encountered in the course of work.


The employee works under typical office conditions and the noise level is usually quiet, below 85 decibels. Employees may be required to travel to work sites or other locations for meetings.

The City of Tustin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

The City of Tustin offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit program that includes:

The City provides a specific dollar amount to each employee to use toward the purchase of individual or family health coverage, dental plans, vision coverage, additional life insurance, deferred compensation, and other optional benefits. Currently, the flexible benefit amount for Employee + 2 is $1950 per month.

The City contracts through CalPERS medical program (PEMHCA) which offers multiple PPO and HMO options for health insurance providers. Employees also have the choice of Delta Dental PPO or HMO plans.

Employees will be enrolled in a defined benefit (pension) plan with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). CalPERS determines the retirement plan in which a new employee will be enrolled based on the individual's membership status with CalPERS or a reciprocal retirement system on the individual's first day of employment with the City.

Classic CalPERS members will be enrolled in the 2% @ 60 plan, with an employee contribution of 10% (pre-tax). New CalPERS members, as defined by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 ("PEPRA"), will be enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, with an employee contribution of 6.25% (pre-tax). The City does not participate in Social Security, though participation Medicare is mandatory (1.45% employee contribution).

Employees may defer earnings, on a pre-tax basis, into a 457 deferred compensation program. This is an optional program and the City contracts with Nationwide Retirement Services.

General Leave may be used for vacation and/or illness. Annual accrual amounts increase from 160 to 248 with years of service.

Management employees receive up to 80 hours of Administrative Leave annually.

The City has 13paid holidays per calendar year.

Full-Time employees receive a $200,000 life insurance policy.

The Long-Term disability program provides 60% of the employees' income when the employee becomes disabled because of an illness, injury or accident.

Deputy Police Chief and Police Captains will receive an allowance of $16.50 biweekly, up to a maximum of $429 per year for care and maintenance of City uniforms.

The 9/80 alternative work schedule is available for most full-time positions.

Employees who retire from the City of Tustin with ten (10) years of full-time service and continue enrollment in the City's health plan are eligible for reimbursement of $350 per month toward retiree health insurance costs. Employees first hired into a benefitted position with the City of Tustin prior to July 1, 2011 are eligible for this benefit after five (5) years of service.

After passing the probationary period, employees may request reimbursement up to a maximum of $4000 per calendar year for tuition and related expenses when attending a community college or four year university.

Deputy Police Chief is eligible to receive $575 per month for a Bachelor's degree and $600 per month for a Master's degree.

Employees are enrolled in an Employee Assistance Program that provides a variety of legal and counseling services.

All newly hired employees contribute a portion of gross salary for Medicare coverage. The employee contribution to Medicare is 1.45%.

The section 125 program is optional for employees and provides a method to pay medical and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.

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