Major Transit Projects Planner/Analyst

Firm: Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
375 Beale St #800, San Francisco, CA 94105

Payment: Paid
Start Date: Mar 10, 2023
Category: Transportation
Contact: Human Resources

Posted: Mar 10, 2023

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
San Francisco, CA

Major Transit Projects Planner/Analyst
Salary: $96,884.74 - $141,662.98 Annually
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Closing: 4/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

First round interviews tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 13, 2023.
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged

Be ready to rethink your assumptions about the public sector. Flexible hours? Flexible work location? A beautiful, well-located, high amenity building for on-site work? Yes, yes, and yes!

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit

The Major Transit Projects Planner/Analyst position is in the Funding Policy and Programs section, on the Policy and Programming Implementation team. Under supervision of the Section Director, Assistant Director and Principal Planners/Analysts, this position will be responsible for managing transportation funding programs; participating in project controls and monitoring efforts of major capital transit projects throughout the region; conducting complex financial analyses of transportation revenues and expenses; and producing and presenting analysis and reports about the region's transit programs as necessary.

The Major Transit Projects Planner/Analyst will oversee transit capital projects within Regional Measure 3 (RM3), the voter-approved measure that funds congestion relief projects in the Bay Area bridge corridors, other bridge toll allocations to transit projects, and general bridge toll funding program administration. This position will also assist with capital project and program development for other large transit projects being funded with bridge tolls or identified as priorities through the Major Project Advancement Policy.

Additionally, the position will assist with MTC's work on various State Cap and Trade funding programs such as the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program (AHSC), Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP), and Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP). The individual will work closely with the project sponsors, consultants, and other staff to identify and resolve program or project issues, review and process allocation requests and invoices, present staff recommendations to MTC's Programming and Allocations Committee, and monitor project progress and expenditure of funds.

All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of:
• Principles and techniques of transportation programming and project funding
• Knowledge of government transit policies
• Federal and state legislation
• Transit capital project and program management
• Ability to perform the following:
• Manage multiple complex transit programs including working with transit operators, executive level staff (internal and external) and preparing Commission agenda items for consideration
• Complex policy analysis related to state and regional transit projects and programs
• Financial/quantitative analysis related to capital projects
• Oral and written communication of qualitative and quantitative project and program information
• Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Transportation programming and funding
• Transit policy
• Federal or state legislation
• Transit capital project/program management

An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:

Education: A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration. A Master's degree is desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)

Experience: One year of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration.

Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration.

Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.

This position will oversee the following programs and policy analysis:
• Regional Measure 3 Capital Program
• Residual Bridge Toll Allocations and Monitoring (RM1, RM2, AB1171)
• Cap and Trade Programs (AHSC, LCTOP, TIRCP)
• Project-specific monitoring and analysis
• State transit policy and legislation monitoring and analysis

Specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Administer and continuously improve all aspects of the Bridge Toll Allocations and Monitoring (RM3, as well as RM1, RM2, and AB1171) and other related bridge toll programs, maintaining and updating the programs’ Policies & Procedures, managing consultant contracts and work products, tracking fund allocations and expenditures, identifying and resolving finance/accounting issues.
• Serve as RM3 and RM2 transit capital program administrator, working closely with project sponsors to monitor project progress, identify and resolve issues, and process allocations and invoices.
• Serve as Cap and Trade program administrator, including analyzing state requirements and opportunities, identifying areas for advocacy on behalf of the region, project prioritization/selection, and working with project sponsors and interested stakeholders.
• Prepare and present materials for Commission consideration including fund allocation requests, progress reports, and other special topics as needed. Follow agency procedures and standards for Commission materials, and work cooperatively with project sponsors and MTC staff to ensure that materials are timely, accurate, and professional.
• Sustain MTC involvement with project sponsors and stay current with project developments. Brief senior and executive staff on changes and issues that affect the program.
• Coordinate with MTC staff working on RM3 non-transit and operating programs and on other funding programs, to ensure consistent agency policies and fund tracking.
• Perform other job-related tasks and duties as needed or assigned to the Funding Policy and Programs Section.

Other Essential Functions include:
• Program management of multiple complex state and regional transit funding programs
• Mega and large-scale transit capital project monitoring
• Project and program policy analysis related to transit capital projects and corridors

HYBRID WORK - Employees may need to be in the office for some assignments/tasks that can only be done onsite or at a designated MTC work assignment location. Within the immediate Policy and Programming Implementation team, on-site presence will likely not be required for day-to-day work. However, depending on any potential agency or Brown Act changes, periodic attendance at in-person public meetings (1-2 times per month) could be required. For project and program monitoring efforts, depending on policies of MTC executive office, RM3 project sponsors and funding partners, in-person meeting attendance could be required on a semi-monthly/monthly/quarterly basis.

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