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Tehama County Public Works

Tehama County Transportation Commission

Full-Time with Benefits

This is a job opportunity with the Tehama County Transportation Commission. The current
vacancies can be filled by either an Associate or Senior Transportation Planner.

SALARY
(A-E Steps)
Associate Transportation Planner:
$25.41 – $30.96 Hourly / $2,032.80 – $2,476.80 Biweekly
Senior Transportation Planner:
$29.47 – $35.90 Hourly / $2,357.60 – $2,872.00 Biweekly

DESCRIPTION:

Associate Transportation Planner:

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Works-Transportation, the Associate Transportation Planner is responsible for transportation and land use planning in coordination with County and other government officials and participates in the coordination of activities of the Tehama County Transportation Commission, a Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), as well as the Transit Agency Board that serves the public, County, cities, and State (Caltrans).

Senior Transportation Planner:

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Public Works-Transportation, this position functions at the highest level of transportation and land use planning in coordination with County and other government officials and participates in the coordination of activities of the Tehama County Transportation Commission, a Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), as well as the Transit Agency Board that serves the public, County, cities, and State (Caltrans).

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Associate Transportation Planner:
Works as technical staff to the RTPA/Transit Board and advisory committees and performs transportation planning as assigned | Identifies, and implements goals, policies, objectives, and programs concerning all modes of transportation/circulation infrastructure: roads, highways, buses, aviation, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities, etc. | Assists the Deputy Director in the preparation and administration of the division budget and monitoring of budget units as needed | Assists the County and incorporated cities with General Plan updates, specifically the circulation and infrastructure elements | Facilitates interagency planning efforts for the RTPA, County and incorporated cities | Reviews development proposals as related to transportation and land use while working cooperative with County/City Planning Departments and Caltrans Intergovernmental Review (IGR) | Performs various research, analysis, planning and administrative duties in the management of County transportation programs

Senior Transportation Planner:
Acts as senior technical staff to the RTPA/Transit Agency Board and advisory committees and performs complex and/or controversial transportation and land use planning duties | Works with considerable independence to perform the most complex assignments while demonstrating a high-level of initiative, judgment, and foresight in the development and management of transportation facilities | Recommends, identifies, and implements goals, policies, objectives, and programs concerning all modes of transportation/circulation infrastructure: roads, highways, buses, aviation, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities, rail, etc. | Assists in the preparation and administration of the division budget and may be responsible for oversight of specific budget units | Reviews development proposals as related to transportation and land use while working cooperative with County/City Planning Departments and Caltrans Intergovernmental Review (IGR) | Works with the County and incorporated cities to facilitate the consistency of their General Plans with the RTPA’s Regional Transportation Plan

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Associate & Senior Transportation Planner:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, transportation/traffic engineering, public administration, finance, logistics, or a closely related field is desired.
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Associate Transportation Planner: 
In addition to the educational requirements above:

  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in a progressively responsible position related to transportation, planning, geography, transportation/traffic engineering public administration, finance, logistics, grant writing or related field is desired.

Senior Transportation Planner:
In addition to the educational requirements above:

  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in a progressively responsible position related to transportation, planning, geography, public administration, finance, logistics, or a closely related field is desired.

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid California driver’s license may be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to inspect County development sites, to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various County and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  This is partially a sedentary office classification; the job also involves field work requiring frequent walking at transportation staging areas to monitor performance and to identify problems or hazards; standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required.   Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 30 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Employees partially work in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions, and partially in the field and may occasionally be exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances, dust, scents and fumes.   Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

To Apply: Visit www.governmentjobs.com and search for the job title.

The department currently has two (2) vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for an Associate or Senior Transportation Planner, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment, contact: 

Anne Coelho, Administrative Assistant

530-385-1462 | acoelho@tcpw.ca.gov

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANT / VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY / DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None