$2,867 – $4,300 per week ($149,062 – $223,592 estimated annual)
This position has an application deadline of Friday, October 25, 2019.
The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
The Director, Systemwide Planning and Policy, will report to the Deputy Chief, Caltrain Planning and will be responsible for the development of long-range and systemwide planning initiatives that will guide the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board’s (Caltrain) investments and support key railroad policy decisions. Additionally, the Director, Systemwide Planning and Policy, will be responsible for overseeing and participating in multi-agency planning activities related to the development of major rail stations, lead engagement with the California High Speed Rail Authority and other regional rail and transit partners and projects, and participate in local jurisdiction projects and plans on to the railroad. The Director, System Planning and Policy will also be responsible for interfacing with other areas of the Caltrain Planning Department and provide support for capital project, operations, and network planning activities.
Examples of Essential Functions:
Responsible for ongoing planning coordination with external stakeholders and partners on regional and megaregional planning, including working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as well as county transportation authorities (SFCTA, SMCTA and VTA) and regional and local rail and transit operators (SFMTA, SamTrans Bus, VTA as well as ACE, Capitol Corridor and BART).
Act as the primary planning liaison for major connecting projects and potential service expansions including coordination and Blended System planning with the California High Speed Rail Authority, the Downtown Extension (DTX), a potential Dumbarton Rail connection, a potential second Transbay crossing, and the potential extension of service to Monterey County.
Work with internal stakeholders, partner agencies, and the public to identify, scope, and execute systemwide planning and policy efforts and tasks to advance the vision and mission of the railroad.
Oversee multidisciplinary planning work related to the development and expansion of the system’s major intermodal stations (e.g., San Francisco, San Jose Diridon, Redwood City) and systemwide grade separation projects.
Responsible for the development of system and station access plans and policies including funding and implementation stages.
Supervise staff. Hire, mentor and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Ensure EEO policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection of staff. Coordinate staff training and professional development. Establish performance objectives. Monitor and evaluate employee performance.
Examples of Duties:
Support the Deputy Chief, Caltrain Planning in the design and implementation of an expanded Caltrain Planning Department including the collaborative development of workplans, identification of resourcing needs, establishment of department processes and tools, and the development of training and mentorship opportunities.
Work with Network and Operations Planning to support the Capital Projects delivery and environmental functions.
Address systemwide planning issues, such as a grade separation plan and policies.
Provide planning-level support for the Network and Operations Planning Department on service-related planning.
Ensure station access plans for accessing the system are planned and properly implemented.
Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
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:
A Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning, public policy, public administration or related field.
Seven years or more of full-time progressively responsible experience in transportation planning urban planning,
public policy, public administration, or related field.
Three years full-time management experience supervising technical and professional staff.
Experience working in a commuter railroad is desirable.
Must have effective analytical, written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Must possess a valid California driver’s license with a safe driving record.
Must have effective organizational and project management skills.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About San Mateo County Transit District
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel 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, also is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.