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Final Filing Date: 11/17/2023
As a member of the Director’s Office of Equity, Sustainability and Tribal Affairs (ESTA), under the direction of the Race and Equity Program Manager, the Senior Transportation Planner is responsible for providing leadership and expertise to advance Caltrans’ community engagement efforts, including leadership support for interagency initiatives that advance transportation equity, and the development of a strategic vision for integrating community engagement practices into the Department’s organizational structure. The incumbent will perform a variety of complex duties, including coordination of the interagency Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) which functions to elevate diverse and historically marginalized voices to advise our agencies on how to achieve meaningful outcomes in transportation equity, environmental justice, and equitable economic opportunities; providing technical assistance to enhance Caltrans’ collaboration with other state agencies, external partners, and community-based organizations; and integrating a department-wide community engagement strategy that will develop and strengthen internal and external partnerships and foster collaborative approaches for creating, implementing, and achieving equity goals.
The work of this position requires strong leadership and initiative, community engagement skills, maintaining a network of key partners, and establishing collaboration with internal Caltrans programs, federal, state, local and regional agencies, community-based organizations, and advocacy and advisory groups. The incumbent must have an interest in supporting the Department’s strategic goals and vision, and a commitment to advancing equity through all efforts. The desired outcome is providing an accessible multi-modal network of transportation options that enrich all communities.
Using project management skills and principles, the incumbent is accountable for assessing needs, developing work plans, establishing and meeting delivery timeframes, reporting success, elevating challenges, and regularly discussing progress with management. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently and resolve issues while maintaining close attention to detail. The incumbent is expected to produce quality work within requested time frames with minimal supervision. The incumbent should be a self-starter and able to develop policy and practice around equity at large, across varying topics, if provided subject matter direction from the management team. This includes initiating research efforts, compiling information and drafting materials to support the development of equitable policies.
Senior Transportation Planner Exam
Eligibility for hire may be determined by your score on the Senior Transportation Planner Exam. For those who do not have current eligibility (e.g. transfer, permissive reinstatement or voluntary demotions) and/or who will be new to state civil services employment, you must be on the state examination list to be eligible for these positions. The Senior Transportation Planner Exam is located here: Click Here
Job Type: Hybrid.
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