Transportation Planner II, Transit Division, SFMTA (5288)

The City and County of San Francisco


Company Description

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the City. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking, and taxis.

The Transit Priority Team is a dynamic, fast-paced, and innovative team leading delivery of Muni Forward projects that improve reliability on San Francisco’s busiest transit corridors. These projects are part of Muni Forward, a transformative program that is making the city’s transit system more efficient, reliable, and equitable. The team has implemented over 90 miles of Muni Forward transit priority upgrades since 2014, with an ambitious set of new projects planned in the years ahead.

Job Description

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt - Full Time not to exceed three (3) years – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2024

Salary: $101,660 to $123,578 yearly

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Vacancies: 1

Please Note: A cover letter and resume must be attached to the online application.

The 5288 Transportation Planner II performs planning work in support of the Muni Forward program, including data collection, outreach support, mapping, writing reports, coordinating with other groups, and other general transit planning tasks. Under general supervision of the Transit Priority Manager, this position will play a key role in Muni Forward implementation by informing designs through data collection, supporting project managers, and helping to communicate project benefits to stakeholders.

Transit priority planning is unique in that it combines both transit service planning and street design components. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in both of these fields and is passionate about improving public transportation in San Francisco for all riders.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:

  • Supports the development and outreach of Muni Forward transit priority projects.
  • Prepares materials for public and stakeholder meetings and assists in presentations to various community and policy making groups.
  • Prepares correspondence in response to public or other agency inquiries.
  • Analyzes and summarizes project before/after results for non-technical audiences.
  • Collects, compiles and reviews data concerning transportation activities, such as passenger surveys on Muni buses and trains to develop recommendations or interpret results obtained from project implementation.
  • Designs, prepares, and/or directs the preparation of visual materials including graphs, charts, maps and models to illustrate presentations of transportation projects.
  • Coordinates back-end process to advance Muni Forward projects (i.e. SFMTA Board reports, progress reports etc.)
  • Evaluates transit data and information such as on-time performance, ridership, schedules, and maintenance performance information.
  • Analyzes and presents geospatial data to support transit initiatives.
  • Develops and prepares signage and customer information in support of transit priority projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Planning, Transportation, Transportation Engineering, Public Administration or other closely related field; OR
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university preferably in transportation, mass transit planning or other closely related field; AND two (2) years of transit planning and/or transportation planning experience. 


Additional transit planning and/or transportation planning experience beyond the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for year basis.

Additional post-graduate education as described in item 1 of the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted for required experience on a year-by year basis (30 semester units/45 quarter units equal one (1) year of experience).

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, GIS and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment and respond quickly and effectively to unanticipated circumstances.
  • A strong interest in enhancing urban multimodal transportation networks and a strong sense of advocacy for public transportation.
  • Strong data analysis skills, as well as the ability to analyze complex problems.
  • Familiarity with the Muni transit network and with San Francisco’s multimodal transportation network in general.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, collaboratively, professionally, tactfully, and being a team player.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish and/or Chinese.

Additional Information


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Process:

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be used to determine candidates' qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to move forward in the selection process. 

  • Information About the Hiring Process
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  • Employee Benefits Overview
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Disaster Service Worker
  • ADA Accommodation
  • Right to Work
  • Copies of Application Documents
  • Diversity Statement

This recruitment may be utilized to fill similar positions in this classification at SFMTA.

For questions or inquiries, please contact: Silvia Yuan, Human Resources Analyst at 

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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