Senior Transportation Planner/Transportation Planner | Policy and Programming

 We are looking for qualified candidates for either a Senior Transportation Planner or a Transportation Planner, not both. Applications must be submitted to the Transportation Authority on or before 5PM on Wednesday, May 10. We will be reviewing applications as they are received.


The Transportation Planner Series, Policy and Programming Division, includes three levels of professional Transportation Planners who perform complex and sensitive tasks in the areas of policy, legislation, strategic financial planning, fund programming, and planning; facilitate community outreach efforts; and represent the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups.

The Transportation Planner is the entry level of the Transportation Planner Series and the Senior Transportation Planner is the intermediate level for the Policy and Programming Division. Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director for Policy and Programming, the Transportation Planner assists and the Senior Transportation Planner performs the duties and responsibilities listed in their respective job descriptions, which are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to each position, and are not intended to be a comprehensive listing. 

This particular position will focus on programming, monitoring, and supporting delivery of transportation projects for local, regional, state, and federal fund programs.  This includes but is not limited to: supporting project sponsors in navigating the federal aid process; representing the Transportation Authority in interactions with staff at Caltrans, MTC, and at peer agencies within the City and across the region; managing (at the Senior level) or serving as staff lead (at the Planner level) for grant program calls for projects; and serving as a member of the core Prop K sales tax administration team that implements the expenditure plan for our $100 million/year program.


Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning or civil engineering.  Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience for Senior Transportation Planner or one (1) year of experience for Transportation Planner in transportation planning, transportation fund and programming or allocation.

For full job descriptions, please download the PDFs: Senior Transportation Planner or Transportation Planner.


$88,680–$119,712, Senior Transportation Planner
$76,464–$103,224, Transportation Planner
Salary dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits. 

Salary is effectively higher since the Transportation Authority offers an employer contribution to a retirement plan in lieu of Social Security.

In addition, the Transportation Authority offers a generous cafeteria-style benefits package, elements of which include, but are not limited to:

  • Retirement: Up to 8.88% employer contribution.
  • Insurance: Health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.
  • Deferred Compensation Supplemental Plan (Section 457): Up to $24,000 employee contribution.
  • Vacation: Three (3) weeks of vacation per year during the first five (5) years of service.
  • Holidays: 11 holidays per year, plus 3 floating holidays. 
  • Commute Assistance: Up to $130 per month in Commuter Checks or a $20 per month bike benefit.


Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email (, fax (415.522.4829), or mail:

RE: Senior Transportation Planner/Transportation Planner, Policy and Programming
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103


Minority candidates and women are encouraged to apply.