Transit Project Planner

Employer: City of Yakima
Job Type: Fulltime
Location: Yakima, WA
Opening Date: 09/07/2017
Closing Date: 09/28/2017
Salary: $25.16 - $30.23 Hourly

Job Description:

This position performs with considerable independence under limited direction from the Transit Manager and requires frequent contact with employees, the general public, federal, state, and local agencies, various boards, commissions, and committees, the City Council, other City departments and divisions. This position performs professional and technical transit planning work focusing on both short and long range planning, facilities planning, assist in budget planning and special project planning. The Transit Project Planner is responsible for grant functions including grant application, project management, and compliance documents, and other projects assigned by the Transit Manager.

Job Duties:

  • Performs planning work focused on both short and long range transit planning, facilities planning, and special project planning.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and reports transit statistical data.
  • Drafts, edits and finalizes written and/or visual materials including but not limited to: correspondence, reports, and presentation/information packets.
  • Prepares and oversees capital and operating grants.
  • Assists in budget research, preparation, presentation and monitoring.
  • Provides Transit representation and perspective to various groups and agencies.
  • Designs, develops, and assists in implementation of programs needed to meet assigned department and division objectives.


Graduation from an accredited college or university, with major course work in transportation planning, urban planning, geography, civil engineering, or related field. Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in planning and analysis Transportation planning experience is preferred. Experience as a project manager (lead role) in a planning project or program is desired. A Master's degree may substitute for two (2) years' experience.

How to Apply:

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