• Full Time
  • Salinas, CA
  • Transportation/Logistics

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

Transportation service

Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is a countywide transportation-planning
agency responsible for developing long range transportation plans, distributing local, State, and
federal transportation grants, and administering several transportation projects and programs.
The Transportation Agency is a high-energy, innovative, service-oriented agency with a small
staff and a 17-member Board of Directors. Our small size means everyone gets to work on a
diverse list of projects and tasks. Employees are supported to participate in training programs
to develop new skills relevant to their work and to be active in professional organizations based
on their interests.
Our agency relies on teamwork and
collaboration to deliver meaningful and
trailblazing improvements to the communities
we serve and has a culture of inclusion,
diversity, equity, and accessibility that values a
work-life balance and flexible work schedules.
The Transportation Agency’s mission is to
develop and maintain a multimodal
transportation system that enhances mobility,
safety, access, environmental quality, and
economic activities in Monterey County.
As a self-help county, TAMC is responsible for delivering regional transportation projects
pursuant to a voter-approved ballot initiative. Our agency also works collaboratively with
neighboring counties around the State through organizations such as the Central Coast
Coalition, the Coast Rail Coordinating Council, the Rural Counties Task Force, and the Self-Help
Counties Coalition.
Learn more about TAMC’s work at https://www.tamcmonterey.org.
TAMC Recruitment Announcement for Transportation Planner
Monterey County is a beautiful and diverse place to live and work, featuring nearly 100 miles of
coastline, two mountain ranges, abundant parks – including the Pinnacles National Park and the
Fort Ord National Monument – and some of the most productive agricultural fields in the
nation, earning it the nickname the “Salad Bowl of the World”.
Planners at TAMC have a chance to tackle big
issues like climate change, public health, and
safety to positively impact the lives of hundreds of
thousands of people for generations to come. This
is a full-time position with good health,
retirement, and deferred compensation benefits.
The Transportation Planner opening will be filled
at the appropriate level (assistant planner, planner, associate, senior or principal planner) in the
job classification system, based on qualifications. TAMC is currently offering a hybrid
telework/in office work arrangement; it is desirable for employees to either reside in the
Monterey Bay area or be able to travel to meetings in the Monterey Bay area on an as-needed
basis. Working directly with the community we serve is an important part of how TAMC delivers
• An initiative-taker who will follow through in
a timely manner on detailed assignments.
• An enthusiastic, positive person who has a
pleasant customer service attitude.
• A good communicator with effective writing
and verbal presentation skills.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus but
not required for this position.
• A team player that can maintain positive
interpersonal relationships with staff, project
partners, and the public.
TAMC Recruitment Announcement for Transportation Planner
• Manage or assist other staff in the implementation of programs and projects. Some of the
exciting projects you might work on include:
o Grant-writing for a range of projects, including climate change adaptation and
mitigation projects;
o Legislative policy analysis and advocacy;
o Rail service projects and train station development;
o Safe Routes to School;
o Funding for transit, vanpools, and senior and disabled transportation projects;
o Local access funds for on-demand wheelchair-accessible vehicles; and more!
• Research policies, analyze data and write staff
reports, plans, fact sheets, and grant applications.
• Make presentations to colleagues, decision-making
bodies, and the public.
• Prepare Requests for Proposals, coordinate the
selection of consultant contracts for various studies
and documents, and manage consultant contracts
according to state and federal requirements.
Education and Experience: Job placement will be based on qualifications:
• Any degree of experience and education is qualifying. A typical candidate will have a
bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning, public policy or
administration, engineering, or a closely related field, with a relevant master’s degree
substituting for two years of professional experience.
o Assistant Transportation Planner: an education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree
in a relevant field or two years of experience performing technical duties at a
transportation planning agency or a related field.
o Transportation Planner: at least two years of experience in technical
transportation planning or land use planning at a level equivalent to Assistant
Transportation Planner.
o Associate Transportation Planner: at least two years of professional experience
at a level equivalent to Transportation Planner.
o Senior Transportation Planner: at least two years of professional transportation
planning experience at a level equivalent to Associate Transportation Planner.
TAMC Recruitment Announcement for Transportation Planner
o Principal Transportation Planner: at least two years of professional
transportation planning experience at a level equivalent to Senior Transportation
Knowledge of transportation planning theory,
principles, and methods (data collection,
statistical analysis, report writing); current
trends in transportation planning; and federal
and state laws and regulations involving
transportation programs.
Ability to plan, implement, and manage
transportation programs and projects;
communicate effectively verbally and in
writing, including preparing reports, studies, and plans utilizing technical and statistical
information; use computer systems and software applications for data analysis, report writing,
and verbal presentations.
Salary Range Examples (depending on qualifications):
• Assistant Transportation Planner: $56,544 – $76,500
• Transportation Planner: $65,928 – $89,196
• Associate Transportation Planner: $76,884 – $104,052
• Senior Transportation Planner: $89,664 – $121,356
• Principal Transportation Planner: $104,556 – $140,484
To apply for the above position, please submit by the filing deadline a complete application
package that includes each of these four items:
TAMC Recruitment Announcement for Transportation Planner
• Cover letter
• Resumé
• Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) Application form
• Complete response to the Supplemental Questions
Application packages must include all four documents in a single e-mail submittal. The
application form and supplemental questions may be obtained from our website:
http://www.tamcmonterey.org. To be eligible for consideration, complete application packages
must be received by 12 noon, Friday, November 10, 2023 at:
Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)
Jefferson Kise, Director of Finance & Administration

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