• Full Time
  • Los Gatos, CA
  • $122,636.80 - $157,726.40 Annually USD / Year

Town of Los Gatos

Senior Transportation Planner (New Position)
Salary: $58.96-$75.83 (hourly plus excellent benefits)
Apply by July 28, 2024 (11:59 p.m.)

Apply today at www.LosGatosCA.gov/Employment 

The Town of Los Gatos is accepting applications for the newly created Senior Transportation Planner position in the Parks and Public Works Department. This is a unique opportunity to shape and develop a vital role within our organization.

The Senior Transportation Planner will focus on managing projects and programs that support sustainable transportation opportunities for the Town while addressing and improving mobility, safety, environmental, social, and economic conditions around transportation. The selected candidate will support the Town’s ongoing initiatives around transportation planning, including identifying grant programs and managing transportation planning related projects.  The Senior Transportation Planner will assist in the review of transportation studies and develop and implement policies related to Transportation Demand Management and Vehicle Miles Traveled in private developments.  They will manage parking programs and implement the Town’s Safe Routes to School Program. The Senior Transportation Planner will represent the Town on regional transportation committees and take the lead in identifying and securing local and competitive transportation funds.

The Ideal Candidate
The Town is looking for an experienced transportation professional who is visionary and innovative with strong leadership skills, passion for community engagement, and commitment to customer service. They will be results-oriented with strong communication skills, including public speaking, writing, listening, persuasion, and facilitation with the following experience:

  • Researching, applying for, and managing State and Federal transportation grants.
  • Presenting to elected and appointed officials, the public, and other stakeholders.
  • Bicycle and pedestrian master planning on a community wide basis, both the planning phase of the work and project implementation/management.
  • Variety of mobility-related projects and programs, including bicycle, pedestrian and rideshare.
  • VTA process and procedures.
  • Parking program management.

About the Department

The Parks and Public Works Department (PPW) is responsible for the maintenance and improvements of the Town’s public parks, facilities, streets, and other infrastructure.  Our goal is to efficiently provide residents, businesses, and visitors with the highest quality service possible, with dedication and professionalism.  The Department has five service areas: Engineering, Capital Improvement, Streets and Signals, Parks, and Environmental Services. The Department also collaborates with all Town departments, and external partners and stakeholders.

  • Engineering Services: The Engineering team provides services in the areas of encroachment permits and permitting and inspection of other work in the public right of way, including situations where new developments need to provide improvements in the right of way.
  • Capital Improvement: The Capital Improvement team develops and constructs capital projects across all Town assets, including improvements to roads, streetlights, parks, and Town buildings. See the annual capital budget for a list of current capital projects.
  • Streets and Signals: The Streets and Signals team maintains the Town’s roadways, signs, and traffic signals. Traffic plays a big part in this team’s daily work as they seek to meet the needs of the community.  This includes traffic on major streets as well as on neighborhood streets where traffic calming can be a solution.
  • Park Services: The Park Services team maintains the Town’s parks, trails, open spaces, facility grounds, median islands, parking lot landscaping, downtown planters, and the urban forest as well as administering park use fees and reservations.
  • Environment Services: The Environmental Services team ensures that the Town is at the forefront of environmental stewardship. This team also manages the Town’s utilities, including the contract with West Valley Collection and Recycling for garbage service Town wide.

Application and Selection Process

To be considered for this career opportunity, visit www.LosGatosCA.gov/Employment and complete the online application form. All application materials must be submitted online. Resumes may be attached but not accepted in place of a complete online application. Only complete applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria in this job announcement. Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to interview. The information in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute an express or implied contract.

The Town of Los Gatos is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The Town of Los Gatos is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at (408) 399-5743 or at HR@losgatosca.gov.

To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.