Posted: 05/21/2023

Under the direction of the Grants and Programming Manager and responsible to the Director of Administration, EEO, Senior Transportation Planner (Planner) performs analytical work, grants management, program management, short- and long-range planning, agency coordination, leads, mentors, or participates in all major department projects such as: development of the annual budget, funding analysis and processing, grant administration, monitoring and reporting, and advocacy efforts for both the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and San Joaquins rail services. The position is the lead staff level within the Planner series and is distinguished from the Associate Planner and Assistant Planner positions by the assignment and oversight of the full range of duties and responsible for major functional area. Employees at this level receive very little instruction or assistance and only as new and unusual situations arise. Employees are expected to be fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are typically filled by advancement from the Associate level.

The Senior Transportation Planner supports ACE and San Joaquins financial planning and programming, agency coordination, grant program compliance and oversight, capital projects coordination, environmental review, station area development, and other activities related to maintaining and improving these services. The Senior Transportation Planner prepares and reviews grant applications, state and local funding requests, capital project development, project tracking and reporting, and coordinate with other internal departments and external agencies. The position involves project implementation, making decisions to solve problems, working closely with state and local partners, and representing San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) and San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) at public events and meetings.

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