Senior Transit Integration Planner

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 weeks ago(3/10/2023 7:36 PM)
Job ID
Planning and Development
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $90,948.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $127,326.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $90,948.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $109,137.00/Yr.


The Senior Transit Integration Planner coordinates external agency projects and programs to ensure consideration and incorporation of Community Transit priorities, mobility needs, transit integration goals, and alignment with long-range planning initiatives. Under limited supervision, this position works collaboratively with counties, cities, transit agencies, the state DOT, and private entities to negotiate design requirements and policies that impact Community Transit.  This position is responsible for advising internal staff of partner agency projects by surfacing issues and opportunities, promoting dialogue to resolve obstacles, and documenting outcomes. This position requires strategic thinking, exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, and advanced knowledge of transit planning and operational design.

Essential Duties

  1. Manages a process for evaluating regional and jurisdictional projects that impact Community Transit operations and/or provide opportunities for transit integration. Duties include establishing and managing a process for reviewing external projects, leading and coordinating cross-functional staff reviews and recommendations, surfacing specific areas of concern or opportunity, balancing project needs with operational safety requirements, documenting decision-making, and communicating and advocating agency needs with project partners.
  2. Represents the agency as a technical staff member at interagency/inter-jurisdictional groups, committees, and decision-making forums. Works collaboratively with project partners to support regional transit integration, advocate Community Transit needs, drive consensus, and document outcomes.
  3. Leads and facilitates meetings both internally and with interagency/inter-jurisdictional groups. This includes identifying participants, working cross-functionally to determine scope and desired outcomes, facilitating discussion, and identifying and documenting key decisions.
  4. Provides internal and external subject matter expertise in operational design requirements for Community Transit fixed route service.
  5. Coordinates construction impacts of major regional transportation projects with internal departments and advocates for Community Transit’s needs with project owners.
  6. Conduct site visits for project feasibility, which includes identifying operational design issues and potential opportunities. 
  7. Coordinate with internal and external staff of outside agencies and developers in bus zone, street shelter, roadway improvement, and park & ride lot improvement projects.
  8. Manage consultants assigned to Transit Integration division projects, which includes drafting scope, directing consultant activities, managing budget, evaluating performance, tracking project milestones and resolving obstacles and barriers.
  9. Supports the Transit Integration division by developing presentation materials, authoring staff memorandum, coordinating multi-agency planning efforts, participating in regional transportation project forums, and other activities as necessary.
  10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in urban planning, transportation planning, public administration, or related field.
  2. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in transit planning.
  3. Three years of experience working with external agency partners.

 An equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.



  1. Experience in transportation planning, operational design, and multi-agency coordination.
  2. Commitment to innovation by creating new and better ways to manage transportation projects.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Project management principles and techniques.
  2. Traffic engineering principles.
  3. Transit operations, transit planning and transit route facilities planning.
  4. Speed and reliability strategies.
  5. Multimodal/intermodal facility planning.
  6. Federal, state and local legislation and regulations governing land use, environmental impact, and transit operations.



Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Project management and ability to integrate new technologies.
  2. Excellent written, verbal, and other communication skills.
  3. Influencing others to achieve business goals.
  4. Strong analytical skills.
  5. Negotiation and influencing skills.
  6. Use of PC-based software in support of planning programs/projects.
  7. Working independently with limited supervision.
  8. Communication & interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information & to receive work direction.
  9. Fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual difference is valued and leveraged to uphold agency Core Values and achieve the vision and mission of the organization.



Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Urban politics, legislative experience.
  2. Consultant management.


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following skills, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Use of agency and partner agency technology platforms


Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.



Application and Selection Process: 

  • Only on-line applications accepted.  
  • Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be asked to provide a portfolio sample of work, scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.    


Employee Benefits: 


Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.



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