Under the general direction of the Supervising Transportation Planner, in District 8 Division of Planning and Local Assistance, the incumbent serves as the district’s advisor and subject matter expert on community outreach and engagement for transportation planning and project development activities. The incumbent will promote, incorporate, and support district community engagement activities by developing expertise and advising project managers and project development teams on relevant guidance, best practices, policies, templates, and other resource materials for the purpose of providing equitable and inclusive opportunities for stakeholder and community feedback in the decision-making process. The incumbents work promotes meaningful and equitable community engagement in transportation with the goal of creating a brighter future for all Californians.
Working with district staff across multiple functions, the incumbent will promote the integration of meaningful, equitable, and consistent engagement and outreach with the public, advocacy groups, transportation agency partners, and stakeholders in all district plans, programs, and projects. The incumbent will actively help to transform Caltrans programs, policies, and procedures based on this engagement to improve quality of life for all Californians, with particular focus on front line, underserved, disadvantaged, and vulnerable communities (equity priority communities).
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
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