Website cityofelcerrito City of El Cerrito


$96,096.00 – $120,132.00 Annually

El Cerrito, CA

Job Type

Community Development

Job Number

6/3/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Located near the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, the City of El Cerrito is an ethnically diverse community offering a high quality of life within one of the nation’s most sophisticated and beautiful living areas. With a population of almost 25,000 residents, El Cerrito has the advantage of being centrally located in a major metropolitan area, yet retains a small town feel. El Cerrito is an established community with a strong self-identity and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its citizens.


The mission of the Community Development Department is to deliver services that provide a safe, connected, environmentally-focused and high quality of life in El Cerrito. The Department achieves this mission through providing programs in Building, Planning, Affordable Housing and Economic Development that promote a safe built environment, community, environmental quality and economic vitality.

The newly established Sustainable Transportation Program Manager position will be responsible for a variety of professional and technical functions in the development and management of multimodal transportation, access and mobility related programs. With two BART stations, San Pablo Avenue and the Ohlone Greenway, as well as active new transit oriented development, this position will support the City’s goals to create a balanced transportation environment by developing and managing shared mobility, micro mobility, active transportation, electric vehicle infrastructure, parking management and transportation demand management programs. The position will coordinate interdepartmentally as well as with outside agencies to foster a safe and accessible, multimodal transportation system. The position requires someone with experience in urban transportation planning, the demonstrated capacity to communicate with the general public and stakeholder in planning and executing urban projects, and the ability to be innovative and effective both creating new and modifying established programs.

Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Research, develop and manage on-street paid parking program to support upcoming transit-oriented development at the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station
Update City of El Cerrito residential parking permit program (RPP)
Proactively develop shared mobility, micro mobility and electric vehicle charging programs, in coordination with adjacent cities and transportation planning agencies
Develop revenue to support transportation and transportation-demand management programs through pay-for-service (e.g. on-street paid parking program and residential parking permits), grants, regional partnerships and possible fees
Coordinate the City’s active transportation planning and community engagement program
Coordinate citywide on-street parking program to facilitate evacuation route planning
Develop and coordinate transportation demand management program to support new transit oriented development and reduce overall vehicle miles travelled and parking demand
Design curbside management program in the city’s commercial areas to facilitate access to businesses, delivery, pick up/drop off, waste/recycling collection and “TNCs” (transportation network companies)
Participate in helping to expand and continuously improve the City’s active transportation (bicycle, pedestrian) infrastructure and programs


Principles and practices of project planning and program development, management and administration
Consultant oversight practices
Negotiation practices and techniques
Budget preparation and administration
Grant preparation, administration and monitoring
Principles and practices of research, analysis and technical report writing
Extensive knowledge of all applicable laws, codes and regulations governing the area of assignment
Principles and practices of planning and administering multiple and complex projects and/or programs
Extensive knowledge of governmental functions and paths of coordination
Knowledge of personnel supervisory principles and practices is preferred


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Senior Program Manager:  Five years of experience, preferably in a public agency, related to urban planning and integrated sustainable transportation systems, project development and/or program management in the area of assignment, including at least one year experience supervising the work of professional staff.


Program Manager and Senior Program Manager: Bachelor’s degree in a field closely related to area of assignment.  Master’s degree in a closely related field is preferred.
City of El Cerrito
10890 San Pablo Ave.

El Cerrito, California, 94530
(510) 215-4300


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