Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Planning Manager I will perform a wide range of planning duties and provide technical assistance and support in managing regional, multi-modal transportation, capital program development and environmental review projects for the continued growth and viability of Metrolink.
TO APPLY: This is a continuous recruitment with the first review of applications beginning March 19, 2020 Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.
This is the first level of the Planning Manager Series. At this level, incumbents may independently represent the organization. May be responsible for a specialty program area that has a major impact on the organization.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED
Receives oversight from departmental management.
First-line supervisory responsibility.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties listed below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed and are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Manage inter-departmental projects and consultant studies to provide research and analysis in support of key agency goals and initiatives. Provides analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, of transportation projects, programs, and policies.
Prepares or assists in the preparation of specific components of scopes of work, financial plans, schedules, contracts and agreements
Develops, conducts and evaluates projections and plans to improve transportation services, facilities, land use, value capture and fiscal effectiveness for various alternatives
Supports development of capital programs including cost estimation, early planning, and advancing the environmental clearance / review process.
Participates in meetings with Metrolink staff, community organizations, cities and other public agencies as directed concerning the development, funding, management, operation or modification of transportation-related projects.
Assists in evaluating the costs, benefits and risks associated with alternative funding plans, programs and projects
Applies, develops and evaluates travel simulation models and geographic information system procedures and their results
Review environmental documents of outside agency or private projects that are being planned in close proximity to the SCRRA rail system.
Assist in preparation of grant applications and grant amendments as needed. Determines funding eligibility for various projects. Researches grant compliance issues.
Pursues working relationships and joint initiatives with station cities and other regional partners such as Metrolink member agencies and the Southern California Association of Governments.
Coordinate with local agencies and other entities in the five county Metrolink region during planning stages of third-party projects that could impact Metrolink right-of-way, safety, or operations
Communicate and implement policies and procedures that support the SCRRA safety vision, growth projections and rehabilitation requirements.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Engineering (Civil, Transportation, Structural, Industrial, etc), Public Policy, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Project / Construction Management, or a related area. • A minimum of (5) years of work experience in transportation planning and project development. • A combination of training, education and or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered when determining minimum qualifications. Advanced relevant coursework may also substitute for a portion of required experience. • A valid Class "C" California driver's license with a satisfactory driving record of no more than 3 moving violations and no DUI's within the last 3 years.
Hello and Welcome to the SCRRA Online Recruitment Process. First, some information about SCRRA! The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) is the joint powers authority that operates Metrolink. Metrolink was formed in 1991 and includes the 5 county agencies - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). SCRRA is responsible for reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California. Metrolink has grown tremendously during our more than 20 years in service with a dedicated staff of approximately 275 full-time employees and over 800 contract staff. Metrolink has expanded to 7 service lines, 59 stations and 43,000 daily boardings, all over 534 route miles and is one of the fastest growing commuter rail systems in the country.