Job Posting: Research & Policy Analysis Program Manager

Department of Transportation

JC-260527
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Research & Policy Analysis Program Manager
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER

$7,379.00 - $9,169.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 8/2/2021

Job Description and Duties

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 and, as a result of the COVID-19 rapid out-break, Caltrans will continue its hiring practices as they are deemed necessary to “maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure…,” Candidates who participate in the interview process will be considered essential in promoting this effort and are not in violation of Executive Order N-33-20. Virtual interviews via web portals or phone will be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit. Please speak with the Hiring Unit contact for more information.


Under the general direction of the Office Chief for State Planning, Equity, and Engagement, a Supervising Transportation Planner, the incumbent plans, organizes, and manages the Research and Policy Analysis Program for the Division of Transportation Planning (DOTP).  The work includes development, implementation, external outreach, internal coordination, and reporting, on research to align with DOTP objectives, goals, and vision.  Research should inform DOTP to better guide investment decisions that enrich all communities.  The incumbent serves as an analyst and coordinator for state and federal legislation as it impacts the transportation planning program. The incumbent is the Division’s principal liaison with the Department’s Legislative Affairs Office.  The incumbent will work extensively with headquarters and district personnel, have frequent contact with local and regional agencies, and have occasional contact with the public.

 

The incumbent is accountable for assessing needs, establishing work plans, developing and maintaining partnerships, establishing and meeting delivery timeframes, reporting success, and elevating challenges. The incumbent communicates how research and legislation supports Caltrans modal plans: Interregional Transportation Plan, California Freight Mobility Plan, Toward an Active California Plan, California Aviation Plan, California Rail Plan,  etc.), the Caltrans Strategic Management Plan, and other plans and programs.  The incumbent develops and presents training and guidance material for DOTP and District staff on how to propose and develop research concepts, review legislation, and develop legislative proposals.

 

Using project management tools and principles the incumbent regularly discusses progress with the Office Chief and DOTP management.  Incumbent coordinates regularly with the Legislative Affairs and the Division of Research, Innovation, and System Integration and research practitioners.  The incumbent demonstrates leadership and an ability to identify options to meet challenges.  The incumbent adheres to Caltrans policy and directives.


You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

The incumbent will work in a climate-controlled office under artificial light. There will be occasional fluctuations in building temperature. The incumbent will work in a cubicle and will periodically attend meetings and/or trainings. Some travel may be required. The incumbent and members of their team may telework regularly.


New to State candidates will be hired into the minimum salary of the classification or minimum of alternate range when applicable.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
JC-260527
Position #(s):
900-074-4724-921
Working Title:
Research & Policy Analysis Program Manager
Classification:
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER
$7,379.00 - $9,169.00
# of Positions:
Multiple
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

Caltrans Mission: Provide a safe and reliable transportation network that serves all people and respects the environment



Caltrans Vision: A brighter future for all through a world-class transportation network



The Caltrans workforce is made up of diverse and unique individuals who contribute to our organizational success. Caltrans is about celebrating diversity, valuing one another, and recognizing that Caltrans is strong not in spite of the diverse attributes of our workforce, but because of our diversity. 

Department Website:
www.dot.ca.gov 

Frequently Asked Questions for an Applicant: http://dot.ca.gov/jobs/docs/faq-ct-applicants-081617.pdf   

Director’s EEO Policyhttps://dot.ca.gov/programs/equal-employment-opportunity

Director’s EEO Policy Statement: https://dot.ca.gov/programs/equal-employment-opportunity


Special Requirements

The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) must be no more than two (2) pages and must be submitted along with your State Applications (STD 678), using 12-point font Arial Font, no less than 1” margins. Include “Statement of Qualifications”, name, and job control number centered in the header. Resumes, cover letters and other documents do not replace the SOQ. Applicants who fail to submit the required SOQ as outlined, will be disqualified from the selection process. The SOQ must describe your skills and experience in detail as it relates to this position.

Candidates that believe they meet the Minimum qualifications based on a pattern of education from the classification description (specifications) must provide a copy of your degree/transcripts and/or license along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position. If selected for the position Official sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 8/2/2021

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Transportation
Attn: Caltrans HR Contact
Certification Services MS-90
P O Box 168036
Sacramento, CA 95816-8036

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of Transportation
Caltrans DHR Contact
Classification and Hiring Unit - ECOS
1727 30th Street, MS 90
Sacramento, CA 95816
Closed on weekends and State Holidays.
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is required. Please see the Special Requirements section for SOQ instructions.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Benefits

Click HERE  to view the Benefits Summary for Civil Service Employees in the State of California.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Caltrans DHR Contact
(916) 227-7397
jas.chohan@dot.ca.gov
Hiring Unit Contact:
Janessa M Myers
(916) 767-4576
Janessa.Myers@dot.ca.gov

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
Caltrans EEO Office
(844) 368-3367
Ask.eeo@dot.ca.gov
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Important Application Instructions:

The STD. 678 is required, and each section must be filled out completely and thoroughly. For mailed or hand delivered applications to be considered for this position, you are required to include the Job Control (JC-260527), PARF #74-2-025 and title of the position (SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER) on the State application (STD. 678) form.

Electronic applications through your Cal Career Account are highly recommended. 

 

Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications based on possession of EDUCATION, LICENSE, OR CERTIFICATE must include a copy of your degree/transcripts or LICENSE/CERTIFICATE along with your application (STD. 678) to be considered for this position.

NOTE: Do not submit the “Equal Employment Opportunity” questionnaire (page 5) with your completed State Application (STD. 678). This page is for examination use only.

Survey:

Please take this 1-minute Caltrans Recruitment survey to tell us how you found out about this job! 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HMQ7LDR

https://youtu.be/oC9wIp8QalI

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail
Drop-off