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We are looking for qualified candidates for a Transportation Planner. 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 April 12, 2024.

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 Transportation Planner is the second level of the series.

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:

  • Provide policy, programming, and funding 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.
  • Review funding allocation requests, and prepare and present staff recommendations to management, the Community Advisory Committee, and Transportation Authority Board for consideration and approval.
  • Perform grants administration and provide 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.

Reports to: Principal Transportation Planner or Deputy Director for Policy and Programming                    

Exemption Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise interns and external consultants.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary dependent on experience, plus excellent benefits. 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 and flexible work arrangements including up to 3 days remote work per week.

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 (jobs@sfcta.org) or mail:

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