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Planner / Senior Planner

Posted: 08/29/2023

SALARY: $81,840.00 - $129,480.00 Annually
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA
JOB TYPE: Full Time
JOB NUMBER: 2023-00876IE
OPENING DATE: 08/29/2023
CLOSING DATE: 9/25/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External


Planner: - $81,840.00 - $114,564.00

The Planner position is the second level position within the professional Planner Job Family. The purpose of this position is to perform planning duties in all aspects of Service and Strategic planning.  The Planner classification assists with carrying out transit service planning, service development, and operations planning duties, short range and long range planning activities including ridership monitoring, service changes, public outreach, passenger surveys, demographic analyses, environmental assessments, database maintenance,  public meetings, field assessments, coordinating and working closely with the City and County, SACOG, Caltrans and other entities as needed on a variety of planning activities and coordinating those planning activities with the District’s transit service and plans.  

Senior Planner: - $92,472.00 - $129,480.00

The Senior Planner position is the third level position within the professional Planner Job Family. The purpose of this position is to lead planning and special project activities in all aspects of Service and Strategic planning.  The Senior Planner fulfills duties related to and may be assigned to lead the district's transit service planning, service development, and operations planning duties, ridership analysis, high level coordination with City and County staff on all land use and planning issues.  May coordinate with SACOG, Caltrans and other lead agencies on grant opportunities, administer and oversee the development of the District's short range and long range planning activities, including Short Range Transit Plan, Long Range Transit Strategic Plans, O&D studies, and other District plans as needed.
Incumbents may be required to work in both the Service Planning and Strategic Planning areas at any given time.

Examples of Duties

For detailed information on examples of duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required for the two positions, please follow the links below: 


Senior Planner:

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. SacRT reserves the right to determine the equivalences of education and experience.

Formal Education: Bachelor's degree in Planning, Economics, Business or Public Administration, Environmental Studies or a related field.  

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of relevant planning experience.  Additional experience with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software is preferred
Senior Planner:
Formal Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Planning, Environmental Studies or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of four (4) years of related experience in planning.

Proof of required education beyond high school, such as college transcripts, diplomas, and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application, if not substituting experience for the education requirement.

Filing Instructions/Supplemental Information

The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application, proof of education, and supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at

A completed employment application and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted online no later than Monday, September 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.  SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298. 


SacRT has a standalone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.

SacRT is an Equal Opportunity EOE Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.

This position falls under the Operating Engineer Local Union no. 3 Group (OE3). 

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