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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


$5,214.66 – $6,338.45 / Month

$30.08 – $36.56 / Hour


Under general direction, to perform the more complex professional County transportation planning functions and  assignments in the Department of Transportation; to have the responsibility for the development, coordination and completion of transportation planning studies; to assist with transportation planning policy formulation and implementation; to assist with transit management; to explain ordinances, regulations, and policies to the public; to provide lead direction and work coordination for other staff; and to do related work as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Technical staff to the Transportation Commission and advisory committees and performs complex and/or controversial transportation 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 and programs; recommends, identifies, and implements goals, policies, objectives, and programs concerning all modes of transportation/circulation infrastructure: roads, highways, transit, aviation, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities, rail, et.; 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 cooperatively with County Planning Division and Caltrans Intergovernmental Review (IGR); works with the county to facilitate the consistency of their General Plan with the Commissions Regional Transportation Plan; Facilitates interagency planning efforts for the Transportation Commission, County, special districts, Caltrans and other state agencies; performs various research, analysis, planning and administrative duties in the management of County transportation programs; assists with the annual State Controller’s Report audit and completion of financial reports required by state government; prepares and administers transportation grants, requests for proposals, and related contracts for various programs; manages consultant contracts, studies, and exercises oversight of transportation funding requirements; reviews, evaluates, prepares comments on and implements various rules, regulations and legislation relating to transportation and land use; responsible for the development and implementation of required plans and programs (i.e. :RTP, RTIP, OWP, Bikeways Plan, Transit Development Plan, etc); interaction with local, state, federal agencies, elected officials, and Native American Tribes regarding transportation programs and related land use; Represents the RTPA at local, state, or federal meetings and may be requested to assume leadership roles at the District 2 RTPA Task Force, or Rural Counties Task Force, or the California Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, or CalACT; utilizes GIS and/or ITS as needed; procures division equipment (computers, printers, digital cameras, etc), as needed; prepares records of planning activities: grants, reports, spreadsheets, agenda items, publicity items, and coordinates meetings, hearings, promotional events, and attends various meetings; performs general administrative duties, research, compiles data, writes correspondence, file documents, and maintains related databases, etc.; receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints concerning transportation planning programs; attends meetings, conference and training seminars to enhance job knowledge and skills; performs other related work as required.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
The methods, procedures and policies of the department; Technical, financial and public relations and outreach considerations as related to transportation planning programs and land use; Applicable Federal, State, County and Department laws, regulation, policies and procedures related to work; Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment; Recordkeeping principles and procedures; Computer applications related to the work; Graphic illustration and presentation; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation; Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work; Principles of project development, scheduling, and coordination.

Ability to: 
Learn basic County, state and federal budget and financial reporting requirements; Interpret and apply relevant laws, rules and regulations; Participate in the planning, organization and coordination of transportation planning activities; Use judgment and discretion in implementing various programs; Make sound educated decisions; Read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job; Assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear, concise manner; Use computers for various software applications including work processing, spreadsheets, GIS, data bases, internet and e-mail; Read and interpret maps; Perform duties under the stress of deadlines; Enter and retrieve data from a computer with sufficient speed and accuracy to perform assigned work; Work independently and as a team member; Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing; Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines; Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software application programs; Make accurate arithmetic, financial and statistical computations; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted on the job.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Three years (3) of responsible work experience in performing professional planning work comparable to that of an Associate Transportation Planner with the County of Trinity.

Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in transportation planning, or a closely related field, is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Supplemental Information

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

Work is performed in an office environment; occasionally works outside; frequent contact with other staff and the public.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 30.08
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 36.56