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Title: Principal Planner - Scheduling
Company: Pierce Transit
Location: Lakewood, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110681
SALARY: $81,693.00 – $118,445.00 Annually

CLOSES: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Pierce Transit is an award-winning organization focused on fulfilling the mission of improving people's quality of life by providing safe, reliable, innovative, and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected.

The Planning and Community Development division is actively seeking a highly skilled and seasoned professional to fill the Principal Planner - Scheduling position in Lakewood. Reporting to the Planning Manager, this role will be relied on to play a critical role in the development of complex plans, programs, and designs for new public transportation routes and services.

The Position:
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator who will enjoy building strong and collaborative relationships with stakeholders inside Pierce Transit, and in the community we serve. This person will have proven leadership skills and a deep commitment to public service. They will mentor and coach as they supervise professionals on the team, using their depth of knowledge in transit planning to build individual and team capacity. Other regular functions in this role will include:
  • Analyzing current and proposed service to include the cost/benefit, productivity, staff and equipment parameters.

  • Conducting complex analysis and utilizing geographic information services to prepare reports and presentation materials and Board of Directors briefings.

  • Represents the agency at various regional committees with partner agencies and municipalities.

  • Manages projects and provides contract management and direction of consultants for service.

  • Coordinates scheduling activities and projects with other Agency departments and other Local, State and Federal agencies and organizations. Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Engineering, Political Science, or a related field (and)

  • Five (5) years experience in Transportation Planning;


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

  • Supervisory experience in a union environment.

  • Public Transportation experience.

  • AICP certification and/or certification as a Professional Transportation Planner through the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

How to Apply:
  1. To be considered, applicants must complete the online application to include any required attachments.

  2. To begin the application process, go to

  3. You will see “For Current Employment Opportunities at Pierce Transit Click Here”

  4. Click on the job title to see the details of the open position and then click “Apply”

  5. See the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Pierce Transit Careers site to get additional information about the application system and process.

  6. To request accommodation in the application or recruitment process please contact Julie Stephens at

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