5290 Transportation Planner IV

Recruitment #TEX-5290-082688

Introduction

Amended to extend filing deadline for additional applications

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Chief of Staff Office
Work Location: One South Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Appointment Type: Temporary Exempt – Full Time, up to three years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Position Description:
Working closely with the Chief of Staff and Division Director, the Transportation Planner IV will use their well-honed strategic thinking, communications abilities and knowledgeable insights to guide the Division’s approach to working through complex issues and relationships with stakeholders, customers and the public.

This position will be responsible for two core functions: 1) staffing Division Director interactions with the Board of Supervisors and other elected officials; and 2) ensuring implementation of the Agency’s Public Outreach and Engagement Team Strategy for all Division projects and programs. The position will require close coordination with the Government Affairs and Communications Divisions.

Key Responsibilities:
• Supports the Division Director's engagement with the Board of Supervisors (BOS) and other local elected officials by staffing the Division Director in meetings with elected officials and tracking board requests related to Division projects.
• Coordinates with Division staff on response to BOS requests to ensure timely and thorough follow up.
• Coordinates with the Government Affairs Division on division communication with BOS members.
• In consultation with the Communications Division, directs the implementation of the Public Outreach and Engagement Team Strategy (POETs), including developing protocols, supporting development of high quality communications plans, and ensuring compliance with the SFMTA’s Public Outreach Notifications Standards for Division staff.
• Identifies strategies and opportunities to communicate Division’s accomplishments and contributions to employees and the public, working closely with Communications staff.
• Establishes policies and standards that improve internal communications within the division and use of agency-wide communications resources; ensures consistent use of SFMTA brand standards and marks.
• Provides support to Division Chief of Staff on a variety of special projects such as but not limited to the annual MTAB workshop, emerging mobility-related planning and other transportation planning initiatives.
• Provides support to Division managers, as needed, for special events, special agency initiatives, bike/walk tour logistics and other similar activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in transportation, mass transit planning or other closely related field; AND six (6) years of transit planning and/or transportation planning experience; OR

2. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field; AND four (4) years of transit planning and/or transportation experience.

Substitution:
1. Additional transit planning and/or transportation planning experience beyond the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for year basis.

2. Additional post-graduate education as described in item 2 of the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year of experience).

Desirable Qualifications:
• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and perform work on short deadlines.
• In-depth knowledge of transportation and public policy sectors.
• Full understanding the city’s transportation code and the city Charter.
• Strong understanding and experience related to San Francisco and local governmental issues.
• Spanish or Chinese language skills.

HOW TO APPLY:
City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 5290 Transportation Planner IV (TEX-5290-082688)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given on the screen.

To submit resume using the online application:
• Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
• Follow instructions given on screen.

To submit cover letter using the online application:
• Select the “Other” tab in the online application
• Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
• Click on “Upload Attachment”
• Follow instructions given on screen.

If you are having trouble attaching your resume and cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: 5290 Transportation Planner IV (TEX-5290-082688). Résumé will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.

Computer kiosks are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org).

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA – HR Operations Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at (415) 701-4554 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Tracy.Pon2@sfmta.com.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Tracy Pon, by telephone at (415) 701-4554 or by email at Tracy.Pon2@sfmta.com.

VERIFICATION:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, training, and driver license at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 701-4554 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources, HR Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 5290).

NOTES:
Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account. If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 701-4554 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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