Improving Active Transportation Options for the San Diego Region
Long range plans for the San Diego region include increasing mobility, reducing greenhouse gases, and improving public health by making bicycling and walking viable options for everyday travel. SANDAG has adopted several strategies in order to accomplish this vision – to create more walkable and bicycle-friendly communities consistent with good urban design concepts; to improve access to public transportation resources via bicycling and walking; and to design and implement a distinctive regional bicycle system comprised of interconnected bicycle corridors, support facilities, and programs.
The SANDAG FY 2019 program budget includes resources to implement regional bikeway projects and supporting programs from the Regional Bike Plan Early Action Program (EAP), a $200 million, 10-year improvement program to design and build high-priority bikeway projects throughout the San Diego region. Sections of the regional network have been completed, and ongoing work will focus on developing an interconnected Class I and urban bikeway network that will provide additional facilities for people who choose to bike or walk. To complement the established Class I facilities, the regional network also will consist of on-street facilities such as bike lanes, bike boulevards, protected bikeways, and bike routes to create a comprehensive system that will serve the needs for all types of people riding bikes in the San Diego region.
Active Transportation Planner Role
The Active Transportation Planner will work with a broad cross-section of disciplines within SANDAG including engineering and construction teams, communications, and transportation demand management (TDM) to coordinate projects, programs, and studies related to the development and implementation of active transportation projects identified in the Bike EAP and San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan.
This position is ideal for an experienced planning professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in active transportation and project management. 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 staff. 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 aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving who is responsible, organized, and demonstrates initiative. Excellent project management skills, oral and written communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and the use of sound judgment are important.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in urban, regional, or transportation planning, geography, 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, preferably with an emphasis in non-motorized or active transportation. 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 flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
The Active 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. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, 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 Friday, August 3, 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 email@example.com.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, candidates are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words 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.
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. Based on this evaluation, 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.
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SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer