Under the general direction of the Supervising Transportation Planner, the incumbent serves as the Engagement/Equity Branch Chief and supervises a team of engagement, web development, and graphic arts specialists. This position supervises classifications such as Research Data Specialists/Analyst, Graphic Artist, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, and Transportation Planners. As the District advisor and subject matter expert, the incumbent ensures meaningful partner and public outreach/engagement outcomes and translates those into transportation plans, transportation projects (Caltrans and oversight-in any phase), and external affairs activities. The incumbent must possess knowledge of the planning and project development process; research methods and techniques including conducting or participating in planning studies, contemporary transportation, environmental, land use, social, economic, fiscal, legal, public affairs, and political issues; effective public participation techniques, Federal and State laws and regulations; and sources of funding transportation programs. The incumbent develops and manages the Community Engagement Program at the District level to promote, incorporate, and support community engagement activities through meaningful outreach, web development, graphic arts, ADA remediation, production of meeting materials, best practices, guidance, and templates for the purpose of equitably improving the multi modal transportation network and promoting equity and livability in all communities. The incumbent’s work promotes meaningful and equitable community engagement in transportation with the goal of creating a brighter future for all Californians.
The incumbent will support the development and deployment of the new Caltrans Public Engagement System (CPES) and provide guidance to district CPES users on best practices in using CPES during transportation planning and project delivery. CPES is an enterprise-level, web-based public engagement platform to help Caltrans staff improve public input in the planning and project development processes; help collect, store, categorize, track, measure, and retrieve public engagement information from one project phase to the next; and respond to public comments for Caltrans plans and projects. The incumbent will help with the District deployment, operation, and maintenance of CPES, working in coordination with multiple district divisions as needed, and with the Public Engagement Program Manager in the Headquarters Division of Transportation Planning (DOTP), who will be the overall manager for CPES. The incumbent will monitor and collect CPES metrics to track status and progress of district level engagement for annual reporting and performance measures.
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Senior Transportation Planner Exam
Eligibility for hire may be determined by your score on the Senior Transportation Planner Exam. For those who do not have current eligibility (e.g. transfer, permissive reinstatement or voluntary demotions) and/or who will be new to state civil services employment, you must be on the state examination list to be eligible for these positions. The Senior Transportation Planner Exam is located here: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8TR49
From roads less traveled to highways supporting California’s demanding commute. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) manages more than 50,000 miles of California's highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies to keep California moving.
More than the road workers, we are California’s transportation infrastructure; established in 1895, Caltrans has been active in moving the people and commerce of California and continues to model the way in innovative transportation systems. Caltrans specializes in many areas related to transportation: Engineering, Environmental Analysis, Information Technology, Maintenance, Equipment, Transportation Planning, Land Surveys, Right of Way, Finance, Traffic Operations, Aeronautics, Legal, and Administration