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"Associate Port Transportation Planner - Oakland, Calif."

Open Recruitment
All qualified individuals may apply
Closing Date
August 10, 2001
Salary/Work Week
$5,473 - $6,781 mo.; 37.5-hr work week
Civil Service Status
Classified (Job Code 10076)

The Position

The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of Associate
Port Transportation Planner. The incumbent will perform professional work in
initiating, organizing and carrying out physical planning programs for land
use, facility development, access studies, and related work in support of a
broad range of Port aviation, commercial real estate, and maritime
activities and programs. The current opening is in the Aviation Division
performing work for the Oakland International Airport. The incumbent may act
as a team leader overseeing, coordinating and assisting other professional
and clerical staff. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the

Manages and reviews the work of consultants to perform or assist in complex
planning and preliminary engineering studies.

Gathers information from a variety of sources, including published
information, interviews, meetings, studies, surveys, and observations; makes
judgements on the value of the information obtained.

Creates, obtains and evaluates traffic studies.

Organizes study goals, elements, and requirements into coherent programs;
suggests planning and preliminary engineering conclusions; and recommends
actions based on studies performed.

Prepares results of studies and recommendations in graphic, written and oral

Performs computer related functions in planning, analysis, and report

Performs planning development work for projects scheduled on the Port's
Capital Improvement Program (CIP), while sufficiently developing previously
defined projects for final design to begin.

Assists the Port revenue divisions in developing project scopes, cost
estimates, and time scheduled for CIP consideration
Assists other Port divisions and departments in coordinating and procuring
approvals of Port projects by other agencies.
Provides engineering planning technical services to Port operating groups as

Minimum Requirements for Application

This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and
experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills,
and abilities. A typical combination would include the following:

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
bachelor's degree in planning, transportation related engineering,
architecture or a related field. A master's degree in the above fields is

Experience: Five years of work experience in a position with relevant
aviation experience. A master's degree may substitute for one year of

Licenses: Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid Class C
California Driver's License. The license is to be maintained throughout
employment with the Port of Oakland.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of transportation
planning and civil engineering or architectural principles and practices,
including knowledge of analytical methods and tools; business and technical
aspects of commercial real estate, maritime and/or aviation operations and
their ancillary support requirements, including highway and rail facilities;
personal computer applications in performing planing and analysis; and
supervisory techniques.

Ability to make important decisions regarding the implementation of physical
facilities including the procedures, parties, agencies, and flow charts
involved; apply planning and/or engineering and analytical techniques to
studies of complex Port business projects and operational concerns; present
complex information clearly and concisely in written, graphic, and verbal
forms; review and critique work of other staff members; work effectively
with other staff members and external contacts; organize a number of
distinct and disparate program requirements into a coherent and feasible
plan; understand complex problems and recommend solutions; work
independently with only a general level of supervision; manage several
projects concurrently, moving from one to another smoothly and efficiently.

The Selection Process

Stage I: Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal
(Pass/Fail) -The first stage in the selection process will consist of an
application and supplemental questionnaire appraisal review (pass/fail).
Applications submitted without a completed supplemental questionnaire will
not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does
not guarantee advancement to the next stage. Only the most suitably
qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second stage of the
selection process will consist of an oral panel interview designed to assess
technical knowledge and any additional KSAs (e.g., oral communication,
technical knowledge, problem solving, and interpersonal skills).

Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to
be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. The Port of
Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to
conform to administrative or business necessity.


Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with the Immigration and
Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are
legally authorized to work in the United States. Social Security card must
be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA): In compliance with State and Federal
Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals
without regard to disability. The Port is committed to making reasonable
accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment.
Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process
should so indicate in questions D and E in the Voluntary Questionnaire or
notify us within five days after the final filing date for the examination
(08/10/01). Otherwise, it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for
the examination process. For further information regarding ADA test
accommodations, please call (510) 627-1516 or TDD (510) 763-5703. For
further information concerning ADA in general, please call (510) 627-1417,
TDD (510) 763-5703.

Supplemental Questionnaire

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How To Apply
Submit a fully completed Port of Oakland Employment Application to the Port
of Oakland, Personnel and Employee Services Department, 530 Water Street,
3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94607 no later than 4:30 PM August 10th, 2001. NO
Date Examination
For Application Package
Call (510) 627-1142 or email your request to: perstech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Don Currier, (510) 627-1515
Opens: July 16, 2001
Closes: August 10, 2001

The Port of Oakland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer


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