King County is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace. In addition, the county is committed to recruiting and maintaining a quality workforce that shares our guiding principles: collaborative, service-oriented, results-focused, accountable, innovative, professional and fair and just.
OPENING DATE/TIME: 03/06/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 03/27/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $84,302.40 - $101,899.20 Annually
LOCATION: King Street Center - 201 S Jackson St, Seattle
JOB TYPE: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week
DIVISION: Department of Transportation - Transit Division
JOB NUMBER: 2017RL06696
Transportation Planners plan, develop, and implement transportation programs and projects within the Metro Transit Division of the King County Department of Transportation. This is an outstanding opportunity for high performing individuals to secure planning and implementation roles for one of North America's largest and fastest growing providers of public transit services.
We currently have one Transportation Planner III opening in the Strategy and Performance group, three Transportation Planner openings in Market Development that will be a combination of Planner II and III positions, and three Transportation Planner III openings in the Transit Route Facilities group (consideration will be given to hiring at a II level if unsuccessful in filling positions at the III level).
This selection process will also be used to create an eligibility list for current and future Transportation Planner II and III Career Service and Term-Limited Temporary vacancies expected to occur within any section in the Transit division over the next year.
Please note: The salary range of the II level is $74,880 - $90,522 and the salary range of the III level is $84,302 – $101,899. Who May Apply These positions are open to the general public and all King County employees.
Work Schedule The standard work schedule for these positions is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; work outside of the normal work day may be required. The Transportation Planner II is Non-Exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. The Transportation Planner III is Exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore eligible for executive leave but not overtime pay.
Required Application Materials An online employment application, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience), a resume, and a cover letter summarizing why you are interested in this position, and why you believe you will be a strong fit for the position, are required. Please see application instructions at the end of this posting for more details.
Great Benefits King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region) and a generous benefits package (see Benefits tab for more details).
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Reeshema Lewis Senior Human Resource Analyst 206-263-8413 email@example.com
About the Strategy & Performance Work Group
The Strategic Planning team in the Strategy & Performance Workgroup of Metro Transit leads Metro's strategic and long-range planning activities. A main focus of the team is the development and implementation of METRO CONNECTS, Metro's Long Range Plan, which provides a vision for the future transit service network to provide the best possible public transportation service in King County and enable us to better work with regional partners. Our team engages in project management, strategic planning, communications, policy development, and data analysis for a variety of Metro, local and regional projects and programs. The Transportation Planner III in this group contributes important project management, analytical support, communications, and relationship building and management to these endeavors.
About the Market Development Work Group
The Market Development group is a regional and national leader in the field of transportation demand management (TDM), particularly through its work with local cities, employers, developers and other partners. The group implements programs to reduce drive-alone travel, develops alternative transportation and mobility products, applies innovative pricing and financial partnering approaches, proposes transit/rideshare-supportive policies and legislation at the local and state levels, and manages agreements with employer, agency and local jurisdictional partners. Market Development is working to implement key components of METRO CONNECTS, including the Access to Transit and Alternative Services elements.
About the Transit Route Facilities Work Group
The Project Management Team manages a wide variety of transit capital projects through all project phases from initial planning, design, implementation, and closeout. Much of the work involves partnership with local jurisdictions. Projects include transit passenger facilities, transit hubs, and RapidRide corridor improvements. The Team will play a key role in delivering the passenger facility elements of the METRO CONNECTS long range transit plan and integrating bus/rail passenger facilities with Sound Transit Link Light Rail.
Selection Process Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. There may also be a written exercise. Reference checks will be conducted before hire.
Union Membership Career Service Transportation Planner II and III positions are represented by Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 union. Term-Limited Temporary positions are not represented.
Class Code: 2421200, 2421300 King County values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. The Department of Transportation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.
Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options.
If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.