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Title: Planning and Development Director
Company: Santa Cruz METRO
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 114689
How would you like to work for a progressive transit agency, alongside a committed staff, in a vibrant and engaged community, in one of the most beautiful areas of the country?

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by Santa Cruz METRO to identify candidates for the position of Planning and Development Director. Reporting to the CEO/General Manager the Director will plan, develop, organize, and direct planning and scheduling of route and service development. The director will also oversee grant research, review, preparation, and administration for capital and operations funding. The director will be expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative in establishing efficient and effective service operations.

The ideal candidate will have an accredited Bachelor’s degree plus eight years of professional experience (including supervisory) in route and service planning, business management, public administration, transportation planning, grants administration and development. While not required, FTA National Transit Institute coursework; AICP and/or CTP certifications; and experience with project management software, construction/contract management, transit oriented development, full funding grant agreements, other State and Federal funding tools, public-private partnerships, run-cutting software (HASTUS and/or Trapeze), air quality and sustainability concepts and laws (AB375, AB32, etc.), and CEQA and NEPA will be favorably received.

To be considered, please go to, select the Santa Cruz METRO listing, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisors).

METRO values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Thank you for your interest in this excellent opportunity!

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