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Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals – Community Based Transportation Plans for Sonoma County

Interested Parties:

The Sonoma County Transportation Authority invites proposals from qualified consultants to develop Community Based Transportation Plans for areas in Sonoma County. As outlined in the scope of work, the development of these recommendations will require expertise in the following areas:

  • Community Outreach and Engagement
  • Experience working with and engaging Community Based Organizations
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of organizations and population groups
  • Demonstrated experience synthesizing community and stakeholder input and using this information to develop a transportation plan
  • Technical Transportation Planning Skills including gaps analysis, developing project cost estimates, and knowledge of transportation funding and grant programs
  • Familiarity with project areas (South Santa Rosa Avenue Corridor and Central Rohnert Park)

Proposals must be submitted at or before 4:00 p.m. on May 24, 2024.

One (1) electronic copy of the proposal in PDF format should be delivered via email to:

Proposals and amendments to proposals received after the date and time specified above will be returned unopened. Questions regarding this Request for Proposals will be accepted through April 16, 2024 and should be directed in writing to Chris Barney via email at Answers to the questions received will be given at the Pre-Proposal Meeting.

A voluntary pre-proposal meeting to discuss questions related to the RFP shall be held virtually via video conference on April 23, 10:30-11:30am. Please email to request meeting login information.

Please view the full Request for Proposals document here: RFP – Community Based Transportation Plans for Sonoma County


Salary:                 Transportation Planner – $84,820.56 – $103,082.86 annually based on qualifications

Senior Transportation Planner – $109,427.70 – $132,991.29 annually based on qualifications

Benefits: Described in the SCTA Personnel Policies

Opening Date: 1/2/2024

Closing Date: Open until filled (resumes will be reviewed starting January 26)

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire via email with the subject line “Application: Transportation Planner — Projects and Programming” to Brenton Haerr

The Sonoma County Transportation Authority and Regional Climate Protection Authority (SCTA/RCPA) are recruiting for a Transportation Planner or Senior Transportation Planner to work on a variety of exciting efforts as part of the Projects and Programming Team. The team is responsible for coordination of all issues related to project development and delivery, fund programming functions, management of funding in the Measure M and Go Sonoma Strategic Implementation Plans and the administration, accounting and finance functions for the sales tax.  The Projects and Programming team has a diverse range of tasks from managing capital project delivery; programming of federal, state, and local funding sources; and developing and managing grant applications.  The Transportation Planner or Senior Transportation Planner is a professional, responsible for administering programs; supporting project management; conducting analytical and planning studies; researching, reviewing and analyzing plans and reports; and supporting department programs and projects. The Transportation Planner or Senior Transportation Planner provides staff support in the decision-making process and organizes and performs professional staff work supporting SCTA/RCPA projects and programs. The position may serve as the departmental expert or resource in assigned areas of responsibility.

SCTA/RCPA may consider filling this position at either the Transportation Planner or Senior Transportation Planner level, depending on demonstrated experience.

Primary Scope of Work

  • Oversight of development and delivery of transportation and climate projects
  • Managing federal, state, regional and local funding programs
  • Budgeting, contract management, and consultant management as part of the projects and programming team
  • Analysis of complex policies and concepts; communication of these policies and concepts into relevant reports for elected officials, committees, and the public

Essential Functions

  • Promote equity in every aspect of projects and programming.
  • Represent and advocate for SCTA/RCPA in regional and statewide policy making.
  • Actively participate in supporting the implementation of the agency vision and goals through leadership and coordination of advisory committees and working groups.
  • Provide recommendations and guide development of projects and programming decisions and documents.
  • Assist local jurisdictions on their transportation projects and provide guidance on transportation funding sources.
  • Guide development of SCTA/RCPA grant tracking, provide reporting and analysis for SCTA/RCPA grant applications, coordinate multiagency applications, and assistance to members and partners in their grant applications.
  • Provide excellent public engagement, facilitate meetings, and share information.
  • Model leadership in agency values. Provide direction, active listening and support.

Education and Experience

(an equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered)

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, planning, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, economics, political science, environmental studies, structural, mechanical, or civil engineering, or public administration, public policy, urban planning, transportation management or related field from an accredited university.
  • Three years of responsible professional experience preferred related to the implementation of projects and programs and related functions including but not limited to at a public agency, private firm, or civic organization. For the Senior Transportation Planner classification, a minimum of five years’ experience is required. A master’s degree may substitute for one year of the required amount of experience.
  • Knowledge of principles and regulatory environment of transportation planning, funding sources including the Caltrans Local Assistance process, Federal and State environmental review, financial and budgetary systems, transportation needs analysis, and capital project development and delivery.
  • Experience in writing, tracking, and managing grants, including required reporting and analysis.
  • Demonstrated effective professional leadership and interpersonal skills, active listening, as well as verbal and written communication and presentation.
  • Proven competence working with diverse constituencies and stakeholders.
  • A professional civil engineer license (PE), traffic engineer license (TE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, or certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is desirable for the Senior Transportation Planner classification.

Download the full job description here.