9180 Manager VI, Municipal Transportation Agency

Transportation Planning Manager – Transit Effectiveness Project

Recruitment #PEX-9180-057006


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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. 




Position Description: Under general direction of the Deputy Director of Transit Business Services and Support Operations, the Transportation Planning Manager – Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) leads the management of the SFMTA’s comprehensive TEP Implementation Plan. Responsibilities include planning, organizing and directing professional staff involved in the environmental analysis, compliance and implementation of the TEP.


The incumbent directs activities to ensure compliance with federal and state legislation including environmental regulations for impact on transit/transportation plans and programs; manages and directs activities related to long-range transportation and land use planning; supports strategic planning and the development and implementation of short-term and long-range goals; guides decisions regarding the provision of TEP with insight into operational/functional impacts; prepares and monitors annual budget; represents the SFMTA in public meetings and before boards, commissions, federal, state and local regulatory agencies; performs related duties as assigned.


Essential functions of the position include:


  • Analyzing and evaluating transportation related data.
  • Preparing and/or supervising the preparation of reports on complex and difficult transportation planning and policy issues.
  • Directing and coordinating professional and technical personnel in the gathering and development of data relative to the TEP Implementation Plan.
  • Managing, through professional staff, the design and preparation of transportation plans in support of the TEP.
  • Investigating and reviewing Federal, State and regional statutes and environmental legislation for possible impact on the TEP Implementation Plan.
  • Formulating statements of environmental objectives and directing the environmental evaluation process of the TEP elements, policy proposals and special studies.
  • Providing support and direction of the various functions in relation to the TEP Implementation Plan including managing and directing the implementation and evaluation of plans, policies, systems and procedures to achieve goals, objectives and standards pursuant to legal requirements.
  • Making and executing complex program decisions in working with project/program staff, consultants and technical representatives and providing management of consultant/vendor contracts.
  • Directing the development of board memorandums, correspondences, reports and plans.
  • Representing the SFMTA before boards and commissions including governmental/regulatory agency hearings, peer working groups and public meetings.

Desirable Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Public Administration and/or a related field of study.  Masters degree is preferred.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in urban, city, regional and/or transportation planning including three (3) years of management experience.
  • Three years of experience managing large-scale transportation projects and developing and analyzing transportation policies including environmental review processes.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and techniques of various phases of city, transportation and/or environmental planning.
  • Federal, State, and local laws and regulations as they relate to city planning, transportation planning and/or environmental evaluation.
  • Concepts, principles, techniques and legal aspects of transportation and urban planning.
  • Principles and applications of project management.
  • State and Federal legislative and transit funding processes.


The ideal candidate will also possess ability to:

·         Define problems, collect data and draw valid conclusions including ability to analyze and interpret a variety of technical data, financial data and legal documents.

·         Develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems.

·         Analyze short and long term impacts on the development of the public transportation system.

·         Coordinate and monitor projects and the activities of groups or subordinate employees and consultants.

·         Work in a time-sensitive environment and respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated events and emergencies and to provide guidance to subordinates in crisis situations.

·         Create a team-based environment, develop clear lines of responsibility and accountability, and identify issues and solve problems effectively.

·         Communicate with staff and representatives of business and public interest groups, organizations, and public officials in clarifying and interpreting planning policy and regulations.

·         Produce (written and statistical) reports and presentations and to present effectively to top management, legislative bodies, public agencies and the public with strong verbal and written communications skills.

How To Apply:

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only.  Résumé and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications must be attached to the application.


Applying Online: 

Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process
* Choose “9180 Manager VI” 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 415-701-5062 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


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.


Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415-701-5062 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 415-701-5062 or e-mail to Clare.Leung@sfmta.com.





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.


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, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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