5290 Transit Planner IV

Bicycle Sharing Program Manager

Recruitment #PEX-5290-057250



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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.

 The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification. 

5290 Transit Planner IV 




Position Description:

This vacancy is with the Livable Streets Subdivision/Innovation, Analysis & Coordination Section. 


Under general supervision the Bicycle Sharing Program Manager performs work in transportation planning and manages San Francisco’s Bicycle Sharing project. 

Bike sharing is similar to car sharing and involves an organized system of short-term, collective bicycle rental for purposes of transportation in an urban environment. It’s a subscription-based service that employs radio-frequency identification smartcards and wireless, internet and GPS technologies to track bicycles and their users. 

San Francisco will partner with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and several other agencies to deploy approximately 1,000 bicycles at up to 100 kiosk stations along the Peninsula transportation corridor in locations of up to five cities including San Francisco

 Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates and/or supervises the work of a group of staff or peers on the Bicycle Sharing Project in various phases of planning.
  • Supervises the design and preparation of models, maps, charts, drawings, publications, signage, displays and other graphic materials to illustrate bicycle sharing plans and reports.
  • Analyzes and evaluates social, economic and physical data and prepares reports on the more complex and difficult planning issues; may prepare grant requests, analyze applications for new services or develop project justifications.
  • Prepares plans and projections of future bicycle sharing conditions and trends.
  • Investigates and reviews federal and state legislation and regulations for potential impact on bicycle sharing plans and makes recommendations for the review process.
  • Prepares and manages Requests For Proposals, budgets, funding agreements, schedules and contracts for major bicycle sharing projects.
  • Represents the department in public meetings and governmental/regulatory agency hearings and peer working groups to relevant projects.
  • Prepares and reviews draft legislation reports for the SFMTA Board of Directors  and/or Board of Supervisors.
  • Applies and/or oversees computer-assisted analytical techniques to evaluate and/or forecast planning and operational data to assist in formulating transportation planning programs.
  • Prepares and reviews correspondence in response to public, Board of Directors or other agency inquiries.
  • Identifies optimal bicycle sharing service areas and station locations; manages required permitting and construction activities.
  • Manages project-level environmental review.
  • Manages the installation and maintenance of local bicycle sharing service.
  • Coordinates private sector sponsorship of the program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.  Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Civil Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field; AND Four (4) years of transportation planning experience, OR

2.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in transportation planning, urban studies, civil engineering or other closely related field; AND Six (6) years of transportation planning experience.

Substitution: Additional post-graduate education 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:

  • Two (2) years of project management experience.
  • Knowledge of: the principles, practices and techniques of various phases of transportation planning and environmental impact analysis; statistical and research methods; information presentation techniques.
  • Ability to: coordinate and supervise projects; analyze and solve problems; communicate clearly, in writing and through oral presentation; write technical reports; deal tactfully and effectively with the general public, governmental officials, professional and technical persons and other employees; and use basic computer applications.

      How To Apply:

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only.  No other filing method or medium will be accepted.


      Applying Online: 

* Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process
* Choose “5290 Transit Planner IV (list ID 057250
)” from the list of job opportunities
* Click “Apply” located under the position salary information 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


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 - Merit Section.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415-701-5003 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


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 required to submit verification of experience and education at a later date. Verification of experience, if requested, must be on the employer’s letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer. City employment may be verified by submitting a performance evaluation in lieu of other verification. City and county employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver when requested will result in disqualification.

Selection Procedures:

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 SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5003 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For further information, contact 415.701.5003.



Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities are Encouraged to Apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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