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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 March 17, 2023.

Senior Transportation Planner, Policy and Programming Division


The Transportation Planner Series in the Policy and Programming Division includes four levels of professional Transportation Planners who perform complex and sensitive tasks in the areas of policy, fund programming, strategic financial planning, and transportation planning. The Senior Transportation Planner is the high-intermediate level.

This position will serve as a core member of our team that implements the voter-approved expenditure plans for our half-cent sales tax, vehicle registration fee, and Transportation Network Company (TNC) Tax programs. This position will also support our role as Congestion Management Agency. This work includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing policy and fund programming input into the development of the Transportation Authority’s various programs and plans including, but not limited to, the Prop L 5-Year Prioritization Programs and Neighborhood and Equity Priority Transportation Programs.

  • Tracking, providing input to, and advising management on state and regional transportation policy developments and funding.

  • Conducting calls for projects, reviewing requests, and preparing staff recommendations for grant allocations.

  • Conducting community and stakeholder engagement related to development of fund program guidelines, programming and policy recommendations, and new revenue measures.

  • Providing project delivery support to help sponsor agencies comply with timely-use-of-funds and other grant requirements.

  • Representing the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups and in interactions with staff at peer agencies within the City and across the region.

  • Presenting items to management, the Community Advisory Committee, and Transportation Authority Board for consideration and approval.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Policy and Programming                    

Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise interns and external consultants.

Compensation and Benefits

Annual Compensation Range: $101,174 – $139,618

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, short- and long-term disability and more. Medical and dependent care pre-tax reimbursement accounts.

Deferred Compensation (Section 457) Up to IRS limit

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

Holidays: 12 holidays per year, plus 3 personal holidays.   

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

How to Apply

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

RE: Senior Transportation Planner, Policy and Programming 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 or 415-522-4800.