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Principal Transit Planner

Spokane Transit's Planning and Development department is searching for a Principal Transit Planner to perform one of two functions: Service Development or Grants and Planning Support.  In general, the Principal Transit Planner position leads and oversees core planning and development functions including a wide variety of professional and technical analysis, reporting and compliance activities, as well as stakeholder engagement and coordination.  The work requires a high degree of accuracy, interpersonal and communication skills and aptitude at learning, developing and applying policies.  In addition to supervision of assigned staff and functions, the position may directly manage high profile, significant agency initiatives and projects with or without consultants.

You Are:

Service Development:

Grants and Planning Support:

  • Knowledgeable in effective service design principles
  • Able to work with various stakeholder groups to gather information for grants reporting
  • Proactive in gathering public input for service plans
  • Experienced at independently managing deadlines with long timeframes that span over years
  • Experienced in managing long-term projects
  • Excellent writer
  • Excellent communicator both written and verbally
  • Subject matter expert regarding Title VI regulations and well versed in engaging marginalized populations
  • Analytical
  • Inspirational leader with excellent team management skills
  • Comfortable with planning technologies
  • Comfortable with planning technologies
  • Able to create and evaluate transit performance reports
  • Experienced with grant writing and compliance for various state and federal programs


You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation or urban planning, geography, business or public administration, engineering or related degree
  • Seven (7) years of progressive responsibility in Planning related work with three (3) years of transit related experience


You Might Have:

Service Development:

Grants and Planning Support:

  • Experience conducting bus route Service design and schedule changes with robust public input
  • Experience managing grant award sub-recipients
  • Broad range of transit experience and understanding of different scheduling techniques and considerations
  • SEPA & NEPA experience
  • Genuine interest in serving customer needs in part because you endeavor to use transit regularly
  • Experience analyzing Denographic data
  • Masters degree
  • Masters degree

We Offer:

  • Annual salary of $73,012 - $97,842
  • Robust medical plans with affordable monthly premiums
  • Dental plan with affordable monthly premiums
  • WA State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) defined benefit plan
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) employer contribution of $50/month
  • Basic life and long-term disability insurance
  • Competitive vacation & sick leave
  • 7 paid holidays plus 4 floating holidays per year
  • Free bus passes for employee and dependents
  • Onsite workout facility
  • Cell phone carrier discount
  • Gym membership discount

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How to Apply:

Qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a cover letter which includes which function, Service Development or Grants and Planning Support, you are interested in and resume as an attachment to your online application. If you have questions regarding this position or need assistance, please contact Andrew Tackett, HR Specialist, via email This position is open until filled.

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Spokane Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity/race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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