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Posted: 04/18/2012

San Francisco County Transportation Authority

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority administers and oversees the delivery of the Proposition K (Prop K) half-cent local transportation sales tax program and New Expenditure Plan, which was passed by 75% of San Francisco voters in November 2003. The Authority was created in 1989 to administer Prop K's predecessor, the Proposition B half-cent transportation sales tax program, which began in 1990 and continued until it was superseded by Prop K. Since 1990, the Authority has also been the designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for San Francisco. In this role, the Authority is responsible for developing and administering the Congestion Management Program (CMP). Through its CMA activities, the Authority leverages state and federal transportation dollars to complement Prop K revenues and performs project delivery oversight to assist with project implementation. The Authority also tracks transportation system performance to ensure that San Francisco gets good value for its transportation investments and prepares a long-range Countywide Transportation Plan to guide future investment decisions. The Authority has also served as the San Francisco Program Manager for grants from the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) since 1990. In this role, the Authority approves funding for transportation projects that directly benefit air quality, through reduced motor vehicle emissions. The Authority Board consists of the eleven members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, who act as Authority Commissioners. Commissioner David Campos is Chair of the Authority Board. Commissioner Scott Wiener is Vice Chair. The Authority Board has three standing committees and one special-purpose select committee.

Transportation Planner, Planning Intern
Internship Opportunity
San Francisco, CA

Key Details

Employee Type: Intern/Temporary Employee

Reports to: Deputy Director for Planning, with day-to-day supervision by a Senior Transportation Planner or Transportation Planner.

Availability: Candidates may be considered for full- and/or part-time internships.  Interns should be available to work at least 16 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12 week period of time. 

Minimum Qualifications: Strong interest in urban transportation planning is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, database management, graphic design software, statistical analysis, and/or web page design is desired.

Skills and Abilities: Standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; basic research methods, survey design, and database management techniques; ability to interpret data using appropriate planning methods and statistical techniques; familiarity with land use planning methods; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations.

Additional relevant skills and abilities are also encouraged. These include experience with travel demand modeling, traffic modeling, project funding, and/or civil engineering.

The Authority's Planning Division leads a wide variety of innovative transportation planning studies and policy analyses. The Planning staff is currently developing the San Francisco Transportation Plan, the city's multimodal transportation plan and investment policy for the next 25 years.  Our work program also includes multiple bus rapid transit projects, area and corridor studies across San Francisco's diverse neighborhoods, projects to advance transportation demand management and pricing programs, and policy and funding development.

Training and Experience: Prospective interns should have completed at least one semester in a relevant graduate level discipline (e.g. transportation planning, urban planning, civil engineering).

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How to apply
Applications will be accepted until an adequate pool of qualified candidates is assembled. Please submit your application by May 1, 2012 for assured consideration. Please submit a cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted, and the earliest date you could start and number of hours a week you are available: minimum 16, maximum 40) and resume via email ( jobs@sfcta.org ), fax (415.522.4829), or mail: San Francisco County Transportation Authority Attn: Human Resources (Planning Internship) 100 Van Ness Ave. FL 26 San Francisco, CA 94102-5244
Vanessa Herrera
Phone: 4155224815
100 Van Ness Ave
100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

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