Associate Transit Planner

Job Summary

Spokane Transit Authority’s Division of Planning and Development is looking to onboard a new Associate Transit Planner to join its team. The Associate Transit Planner will play an integral role in exciting projects including the implementation and improvement of transit stops, routes, amenities, and facilities.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Someone genuinely invested in bettering their community through public transportation.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis.
  • Engaging with audiences of all backgrounds and interests.
  • Experience with short and long-range planning efforts.

Our Benefits

  • Annual salary of $68,018– $91,151 depending on qualifications
    • Up to $3,000 in sign-on bonuses available
    • PPO Medical Plans (Vision coverage included)
    • Premera Blue Cross – Your Choice 250 Heritage Plus Plan
    • Kaiser Permanente CDHP PPO Plan
    • HMO Medical Plans (Vision coverage included)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medical Core Plan
    • Kaiser Permanente Medical Core Buy-Up Plan
    • Delta Dental PPO Plan
    • WA State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS)
    • PERS 2 or PERS 3
    • Deferred Compensation/457 plan
    • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) employer contribution of $50/month
    • Employer Paid Basic life ($50,000), AD&D ($50,000) and long-term disability insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
    • Vacation Accrual Schedule (paid)
    • 0-4 years of continuous service – 2 weeks per year
    • 5-9 years of continuous service – 3 weeks per year
    • 10-14 years of continuous service – 4 weeks per year
    • 15+ years of continuous service – 5 weeks per year
    • Sick Leave Full-time employees –  96 hours per year maximum
    • .0462 hours earned per hour in paid status 8 hours per month maximum
    • 7 Paid Holidays
    • 4 Floating Holidays
    • Free bus passes for employee and dependents
    • Onsite workout facility
    • KEPRO Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible schedule (9/80) available after completion of probationary period
    • For more detailed information on benefits click here

Examples of Duties

  • Coordinates the location and implementation of bus stops consistent with industry standards for safety, accessibility, and customer experience.
  • Maintains accurate records on passenger facilities, and identifies requirements for improvements.
  • Coordinates with internal departments and partner agencies in the provision of passenger shelters, stop signage, and ADA accessibility.
  • Manages agreements for the maintenance and provision of standard poles and signage, transit shelters, lighting and other associated improvements within public rights of way.
  • Ensures standard bus stop plans are maintained and are disseminated to developers and jurisdictions for the proactive inclusion of infrastructure necessary for service.
  • Prepares staff reports, technical documentation, planning guidelines to support the functions of the department of Planning and Development.

Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation or urban planning, geography, mapping, business or public administration, engineering or a related field, and two years of work experience in a related field. A relevant Master’s degree or graduate level course work may be substituted for the required work experience.

Interested in Applying?

A cover letter and resume are required along with a completed online application. For more information regarding this position, please contact Andrew Tackett, HR Specialist, at [email protected] or (509) 325-6080. The position is open until filled.

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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