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The City of Rancho Cordova is recruiting for an experienced SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER to join the Public Works team working to establish the City of Rancho Cordova as a leader in transportation on the local, regional and national level.


Through leadership, strong communication skills and innovative forward thinking, the successful candidate will work with city staff, consultants, and regional partners like Caltrans and SACOG to develop intelligent transportation systems, integrated multi-modal transportation networks, implement smart city technologies and coordinate grant funding opportunities. Local projects typically include development review and serving as a technical expert related to transportation systems, policies, studies, and building consensus among neighborhood groups, elected officials, development partners, and community members.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE is an excellent problem solver and collaborative leader who enjoys complex transportation projects and has management experience in a variety of public works projects.

SALARY RANGE: $92,500 – $113,000 per year, DOQ


  • Experience

Two (2) years of experience comparable to that of an Associate Planner or Assistant Engineer at the City of Rancho Cordova.
Minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in transportation planning, civil engineering, land use, and/or long-range planning; including a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory and project management responsibility.
Professional experience related to public works infrastructure projects is preferred.

  • Education

Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in transportation planning, land use planning, civil engineering, or a related field..
Master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering or related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of professional experience described above.

  • License and Certificate

Possession of a current California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City.


Public Works’ mission is to provide residents, workers and shoppers with safe and efficient transportation systems, quality utility provisions and modernized environmental services to support the quality of life goals identified by our city leaders. Public Works is a diverse department that shares a commitment to exceptional customer service, and a determination to improve the quality of life in the City of Rancho Cordova. Every year, the City of Rancho Cordova’s Public Works Department completes a number of construction projects in our community. These projects beautify Rancho Cordova and ensure the City has walkable, connected neighborhoods and safe routes for residents, bikers, and drivers.


Located in the eastern part of Sacramento County, Rancho Cordova is a thriving urban community near the beautiful American River with a population of just over 75,000. The city has earned many accolades and awards, such as “All-American City”, “Best Places to Work Finalist”, and “Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community.” More about the City of Rancho Cordova

The City provides staff with a robust benefit plan, including

Choice of a generous monthly stipend for Medical/Dental/Vision; or Cash in Lieu of Medical Insurance
CalPERS Retirement
Universal Time Off (combined vacation and sick leave)
12 paid holidays per year
Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2500/year)
And much more
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately:
First review of applications is March 13, 2022



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