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Transportation Planner: Administrative Analyst Specialist – Exempt III (Job #: MB2015-EE2035)

California State University, Monterey Bay is distinctive in serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class and historically under-served communities. The identity of the University is framed by substantive commitment to a multilingual, multicultural, intellectual community which enables students, faculty and staff to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction, broadly defined scholarly and creative activity, and coordinated community service.

CSUMB is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a pluralistic university by hiring personnel with competencies and experience related to the regional and State population.

PURPOSE:

Under the general direction of the Associate Director of Campus Planning and in close coordination with the Director of Sustainability, the Transportation Planner (Planner) develops, manages, and implements various transportation programs for the University; acts as the lead professional staff responsible for assigned projects; performs complex and sensitive transportation planning analyses and studies; and performs other related work as required. The Planner works to reduce both internal and external university generated single occupant vehicles trips and their associated greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. The Planner will help the University meet and implement its transportation commitments associated with the Campus Master Plan, Climate Action Plan, Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment 2030 carbon neutrality goal and its California Environmental Quality Control Act (CEQA) transportation mitigation requirements.

The Planner will develop and implement Traffic Demand Management (TDM) Programs and policies; represent the University’s transportation interests in the development of regional circulation projects and programs; oversee and adjust the physical infrastructure and contractual aspects of MST service to best match ridership and campus development; help the University integrate alternative transportation into all campus development and; manage existing and develop future funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. In consultation with appropriate campus units, manages the planning, development and implementation of various campus transportation demand management programs and policies.
  2. Coordinates with and represents the University with relevant campus departments, outside organizations, agencies, businesses and the public, as well as university staff, students, faculty, and administration, as needed to develop, implement and manage projects, programs and policies. Collaborates with surrounding jurisdictions to develop design standards and transportation connections between the University, new Fort Ord developments and regional destinations.
  3. Creates new policies and evaluates existing policies that may lead to reduced peak average daily trips, including federal tax credit program participation and alternative and flex employee and academic scheduling programs. Works to promote alternative transportation and ensure campus community receives any eligible tax or other transportation incentives.
  4. Provides overall program development, administration, management, financial planning, budget analysis, program coordination and the dissemination of transportation information to employees.
  5. Plans, organizes, and directs the preparation of complex plans and programs in an independent manner, Conducts various studies, analyzes data and synthesizes information in order to make recommendations and general presentations to management, the campus and the surrounding community. Prepares presentations, documentation and solutions to transportation matters and issues of access on and to campus.
  6. Provides data for and ensures consistency and compliance with the campus Environmental Impact Report, Master Plan, Climate Action Plan, STARs rating system and the American College and University Presidents? Climate Commitment. Tracks, analyzes and reports transportation data to inform policy and create behavior change. Oversees annual vehicle, bike, pedestrian and carpool counts process, consultants, volunteers, data and reporting.
  7. Serves as a consultant on campus transportation facilities programs and policies.
  8. Sets goals and conducts analysis of annual and future trips of all modes generated by the campus.
  9. Analyzes legislation, proposed rules and regulations relating to managing traffic congestion, air quality and land use, and required transportation planning issues.
  10. Prepares requests for proposals, scopes of work and directs consultant work with the goal of keeping tasks on schedule and on budget. Resolves consultant disputes with minimal management assistance.

Other Functions:

  1. Develops the campus contract with Monterey Salinas Transit (MST)
  2. Works with appropriate local and regional authorities to ensure integration of CSUMB into transportation management programs for the purpose of reducing single-occupancy vehicles.
  3. Works to promote pedestrian, bike, car and ridesharing on and off the campus.
  4. Expands website and other marketing media promoting alternative transportation information.
  5. Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

Extensive and in-depth knowledge of and ability to apply expertise in the advanced theories, principles, methods and practices associated with campus master planning and environmental review procedures, including applicable internal policies and procedures and pertinent laws and regulations. Laws and regulations are highly complex and require substantial judgement and discretion in interpreting and applying them to the program area. Knowledge of public and private entities including their organizational and operating structures, internal systems, and functional areas, as well as the impact of critical external entities on an organization. Extensive knowledge of project management including research and analytical methodologies.

Ability to: interpret and integrate complex data and information to formulate appropriate courses of action which have broad and far reaching impact; understand and analyze complex problems from a future-oriented and broad interactive perspective and readily develop proactive solutions that integrate strategic goals into tactical operations; effectively use applicable information systems and applications in analysis, research, and reporting activities and projects; effectively communicate with and influence high-level and diverse contacts inside and outside of the CSU system; effectively use all communication methods and formats and to use expertise, as well as persuasion and negotiation skills, to build consensus to achieve short and long term goals and objectives.

REQUIRED SPECIALIZED SKILLS REQUIRED:

 

Four (4) years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs in campus planning, facilities planning, environmental planning and/or assessment. Knowledge of sustainability practices, regional initiatives, partnership and funding opportunities. Demonstrated knowledge of research, writing, and administration.

Skill in writing concise, logical, analytical, creative plans and correspondence; and in reading, understanding, and retaining information from technical, legal and legislative documents. Knowledge of the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for transportation and land use planning purposes. Progressively responsible experience in representing the University at a variety of local and regional organizations and agency functions on transportation related issues. Diligent attention to details with a high degree of accuracy. Knowledge of PC compatible computer systems including AutoCAD Release 14 or above, word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics software. Progressively responsible experience with transportation planning, development, and management and related professional experience in the administration of projects with complicated funding.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS :

An additional two years of related experience, preferably in a university or institutional setting or related graduate degree. Knowledge of PC compatible computer systems including ArcView GIS; Google Earth; Microsoft Word; Excel; Access and graphics software. Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Must maintain a valid California driver’s license and pass the Defensive Training Class to operate State vehicles and equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. Will require travel between campus offices, work sites and off-campus locations.

SALARY:

$5,908 – $9,805 per month, with an anticipated hiring salary range at entry level. CSUMB offers an attractive employee benefits package, CSU Benefits R09. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.

NOTE: Candidates identified for hire must consent to a criminal background check.

To apply, click here. 

 

CSUMB is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

 

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