Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
San Francisco, CA
Associate Planner/Analyst – Bikeshare Coordinator
$116,726.69 – $148,037.76 Annually
Remote Employment: Flexible/Hybrid
Closing Date: 10/29/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2023 AT 11:59 PM
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2026
Be ready to rethink your assumptions about the public sector. Dedicated and motivated colleagues? Beautiful, high amenity building for on-site work and collaboration? Flexible schedules and hybrid work options? Yes, yes, and yes!
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. MTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the state designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. MTC provides services to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). For more information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov.
MTC’s Design and Project Delivery Section is responsible for the development and delivery of innovative transportation strategies that improves the performance of the region’s freeway, bridge, arterial, and transit systems, with an emphasis on operational efficiencies and demand management/high vehicle occupancy strategies.
Under the general direction of the Principal – Bikeshare Manager, the Associate Planner/Analyst—Bikeshare Coordinator will be responsible for leading and managing bikeshare initiatives at MTC to improve access and mobility in the region. MTC is making a historic investment in the Bay Wheels bikeshare program, roughly $20 million focusing on transportation electrification by investing in new e-bikes in five participating cities (Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose), piloting electrified stations, and expanding the station footprint in all member cities. This position will be a key part of implementing projects that are part of the investment and supporting the system. For information on the investment, please see materials here:
This position will lead three to four Bay Wheels bikeshare projects, some of which will involve managing a consultant team. Projects are expected to include developing, managing, and implementing an outreach plan, managing a marketing plan, leading and managing station electrification, and supporting institution membership programs. There will be other opportunities to support other Bay Wheels initiatives as well.
The individual will lead and/or manage projects/tasks that require micromobility knowledge, outreach and engagement competencies, attention to detail, project management skills, and strong coordination skills. The individual may work on tasks that include:
• Contract management and administration
• Developing RFPs and evaluating proposals
• Identifying metrics and ways to assess success in projects
• Presenting to MTC Commission and Committees
• Coordinating with external and internal partners
• Data driven, both qualitative and quantitative, policy making
• Work independently and with undefined scopes
• Collaborate with internal bikeshare team
• Prepare staff memos, reports, and presentation materials as needed
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Service Workers.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate should possess an understanding of transportation planning principles, micromobility concepts, and demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
• Principles, practices and concepts of micromobility, transportation planning and first/last mile solutions
• Effective project management strategies for project delivery
• National and international best practices, guidelines and standards related to bikeshare and micromobility
• Related Federal, State, and/or local regulations, codes, and laws
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate policy and projects
• Organize, direct, and coordinate amongst partner agencies, stakeholders, and decision makers
• Build, establish and maintain effective working relationships with all entities/individuals in the course of work, including MTC/BATA Board members, elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public
• Ability to use resources to identify problems, solve, act decisively, and show good judgement in decision making
• Strong leadership aptitude, with the ability to encourage, motivate, inspire, and challenge colleagues and partners
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including emails, memos and briefings
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration. A Master’s degree is desirable. Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.
Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration.
Preferred Qualifications: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as city planning, transportation planning, environmental planning, project management, public finance, transportation engineering, civil engineering, economics, urban/environmental/landscape design, business, geospatial analysis, data science, public policy, communications, civic, public or community engagement, sustainability, public administration, marketing, or public health.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and direction of the Principal-Bikeshare Manager, specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develop and manage public outreach and engagement
• Support income qualifying bikeshare program
• Develop metrics to evaluate existing bikeshare projects
• Analyze existing ridership data using spatial or data analytics tools
• Develop, lead, and evaluate station electrification pilot
• Develop consultant work scopes, procurement documents, contracts, task orders, inter-agency agreements and related project administration functions for active transportation projects
• Liaise with local partners to inform and engage stakeholders in the region
• Communicate clearly and concisely, using strong writing and graphic presentation skills
• Work collaboratively with other team members
• Support and develop RFI and RFP for bikeshare contract
• Perform other job-related tasks and duties as needed or assigned by the Section
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2026