A Transportation Authority Planner conducts public outreach

Principal Transportation Planner, Planning Division

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé. This recruitment will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by August 9, 2021.


The city of San Francisco is at the center of the evolution of local, regional, and global transportation systems, and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is leading the way in crafting policy and investment solutions that address current and future needs, and ensuring that our transportation systems work for all communities.

The Transportation Planner Series in the Planning Division includes three levels of professional Transportation Planners who manage planning and corridor studies and other planning projects, facilitate community outreach efforts, and represent the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups. The Principal Transportation Planner works on complex assignments, requiring substantial judgment and initiative essential in developing recommendations and resolving problems.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Planning                            

Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects, analyzes and interprets transportation data, designs surveys, develops long-range transportation planning priorities, summarizes data and prepares reports, and reviews transportation model inputs and outputs. 
  • Performs project management for planning and corridor studies. Duties include developing proposals; recommending consultant selection; developing and tracking project budget, scope and performance measures; grant application and management; managing consultant and Transportation Authority staff team; reviewing and reporting on study progress and deliverables; corresponding with agency partners; and develop and implement public outreach plans. 
  • Provides general planning assistance to the Deputy Director and other Divisions, including reviewing and commenting on studies, policy guidance, and providing input into the Countywide Transportation Plan, Congestion Management Program, 5-Year Prioritization Program and Strategic Plan. 
  • Prepares board memoranda and official Transportation Authority correspondence; makes presentations to the Transportation Authority Board and may represent the Transportation Authority before state, federal and regional agencies, boards, and commissions; and before local citizens in public meetings and hearings.
  • Assists with the development of the annual work plan for the division.
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates professional and subordinate staff and counsels and disciplines staff

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises a Transportation Planner and external consultant teams. May supervise interns.

Annual Compensation Range: $107,645 – $148,550

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, which includes, but is not limited to:

Retirement: up to 10.88% employer contribution

Insurance: Health, dental, life, long-term disability and more. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.

Deferred Compensation (Section 457)

Vacation: Three (3) weeks of vacation per year during the first 5 years of service

Holidays: 11 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays   

Commuter Benefits: Up to $160 per month in Commuter Checks or a $20 per month bike benefit 


This recruitment will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to individuals who respond by August 9, 2021.

Send cover letter (indicating where you saw this job posted) and resume via email (jobs@sfcta.org) or mail:

RE: Senior Transportation Planner, Planning Division
Attn: Human Resources
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
1455 Market St., 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe diversity and inclusion strengthen our work, and we strive to ensure our staff represents the communities we serve. 

We are committed to fostering an environment of mutual respect. We want to employ and provide career advancement opportunities for people of any:

  • race and color
  • sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression
  • religion and belief
  • national, social, and ethnic origin
  • parental status, including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions
  • age
  • physical, mental, and sensory disabilities
  • HIV status
  • marital, civil union, and domestic partnership status
  • past and present military service
  • family medical history and genetic information
  • protected status 

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at info@sfcta.org or 415-522-4800.