The SANDAG Vision for Transportation Demand Management
Since 1995, SANDAG has operated a regional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program responsible for planning and implementing strategies for reducing drive-alone trips. TDM is a key component of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board in response to Senate Bill 375. The plan to manage demand is based on proven strategies as well as new and innovative solutions.
Recognizing that the mobility landscape is rapidly changing, the SANDAG TDM program is leveraging technology, shared mobility services, and public- private partnerships to expand transportation choices. The agency’s development of a Regional Mobility Hub Strategy and proposed investment in mobility hubs in the Regional Plan is an example of how SANDAG is a leader in advancing transportation technologies and new mobility services that improve quality of life for the region. SANDAG is also collaborating with regional agencies statewide on coordinated planning and policy development for emerging technologies and transportation services through the Future Mobility Research Program.
Transportation Planner Role
As a member of the TDM team, the Transportation Planner will coordinate two grant funded planning projects: ”The Future of Mobility: Analyzing the Impact of Ride-hailing on California Communities” and “Planning for Operations of Mobility Hubs.” This position will play a key role in representing the TDM program and collaborating with other Metropolitan Planning Organizations within California, public and private sector organizations, and academic institutes across the region, state, and nation.
This is a Limited-Term employment opportunity and is expected to be funded through June 2020. Limited-Term employees are considered to be “at-will” and receive many of the benefits of Regular employees.
This position is ideal for an experienced professional in transportation planning and mobility management with an interest in implementing innovative transportation projects, programs, and services. We anticipate significant career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior management. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit who enjoys the challenge of innovation and problem-solving, has a proven track record of coordinating grant funded projects, and has experience in the coordination and delivery of transportation plans, programs and services. Superior organizational capabilities, the ability to work collaboratively and build consensus, and highly-developed communication skills are important attributes for this position.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in planning, public or business administration, or a related field, and four years (Associate level) to five years (Senior level) of increasingly responsible, professional experience in transportation, mobility management, or other comparable programs, including some lead or supervisory experience (Senior level). An advanced degree is desirable.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
The Transportation Planner will be filled at the Associate or Senior level, depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The annual salary ranges are: Associate - $58,979 to $94,366 per year; Senior - $71,689 to $114,703 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays. Contributions to financial security are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program.
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing email@example.com. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via e-mail, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position will remain open until filled. The first review of applications will begin on July 27, 2018.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Question below. The information can be up to two pages long and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Describe your involvement with a data collection and analysis project. Include the methods you used to collect/analyze the data, a description of how the data was used and presented, and any challenges you faced in the project.
Candidate Selection and Notification
All candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. The best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
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SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.