Principal Planner, Sustainability
San Mateo County Transit Distric
San Carlos, CA
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Planning Management, Budgeting and Finance|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheels paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. Staff enjoys a dynamic organization that fosters personal development and professional advancement of its staff. The Transit District’s core values include integrity, customer focus, respect, quality, teamwork, leadership, and accountability. Excellent benefits are provided. The agency's Office of Planning and Development is seeking a Principal Planner, Sustainability to be responsible for development of strategic transit planning initiatives, collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop consensus, and serve as a project manager for multi-modal transportation and transit plans, programs and projects. This position will also oversee technical and complex tasks within the department and supervise, assign, review, and participate in planning activities.
The successful candidate will manage the District’s sustainability program, including forming and training a team of employees that develop policies and recommend projects; lead the team in preparing, communicating, and educating employees on changes in policies and practices within the organization related to sustainability; and provide technical assistance to business units and/or functional areas in identifying and implementing sustainability policies. In this hand’s on role, the Principal Planner, Sustainability will provide assistance to include life cycle assessment and resource efficiency analysis; advise the District on emerging relevant sustainability issues, particularly as they relate to operational improvements with an emphasis on alternative fuels and fleets; coordinate with other agencies and organizations to identify leveraging and partnership opportunities; and participate in regional forums addressing climate change and adaptation to help protect the District’s assets. The candidate will identify and cultivate other opportunities to raise the profile of the District on sustainability (including participating in APTA sustainability activities and seeking opportunities for local recognition); identify funding opportunities and coordinate with the Grants Department as they develop grant applications. The Principal Planner will make regular reports to appropriate District governing boards and committees; provide support in the development of project scope, schedule, and budget; provide quality assurance/quality control approval on relevant activities; manage selection and performance of consultant contract services for technical support; and prepare reports and other communication to senior staff, board members, and outside agencies and committees.
Qualified candidates should have sufficient education, training, and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to: Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, planning, public administration, business administration, or other related field, plus professional planning experience that includes several years full-time sustainability experience or a combination of education and experience demonstrating the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. A valid California driver license with a safe driving record is required.
The deadline to apply for this position is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
$1,722 – $2,498 per week ($89,565 - $129,870 estimated annual)
To apply for this position, please visit our website at: http://www.smctd.com/jobs.html, and follow the related application instructions.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.