Transportation Planner Position (Assistant, Associate, or Senior)

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As one of 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations in California, the Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) is responsible for regional transportation planning and programming activities for the Shasta Region.  Each year, SRTA administers over $24 million in state and federal funds for the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation projects.  SRTA’s current staff of nine employees work with local, state, and federal partners to identify transportation needs, set priorities, and secure funding.  Additional information about SRTA is available online at

One, possibly two vacancies are open to candidates at the following classifications based on qualifications and experience.


Assistant transportation planner:  This is the entry-level class in the professional transportation planning series.  Initially under close supervision, performs basic professional and technical transportation planning work.  As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence.  Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the associate level but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.  Work is usually supervised while in progress.

Associate transportation planner:  This is the journey-level class in the professional transportation planning series. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of professional and technical planning work in transportation and environmental planning activities, in addition to providing project management and administration. Positions at this level are distinguished from the assistant-level by performing the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise.

Senior transportation planner:  This is the advanced journey-level class in the professional transportation planner series with responsibilities spanning the full spectrum of routine to highly complex transportation planning responsibilities.  Responsibilities include managing transportation planning studies, land use and transportation programs, congestion management programs, as well as, overseeing consultant and local jurisdictional relationships.  Successful performance of the work requires a broad professional transportation planning background and skill in coordinating assigned work with that of other agencies.  This class is distinguished from the associate transportation planner in that it is the highest-level class in the professional planning series with project and/or day-to-day supervisory responsibility over other professional planning staff, in addition to handling the most complex and sensitive planning projects.

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