Working with the SCTA

Available contracting opportunities, recruitment and resources

Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications

The SCTA 2050 Comprehensive Transportation Plan contains a variety of transportation projects anticipated to be delivered over the next 30 years. These projects often require resources and expertise beyond that available through the staffing resources of SCTA, and may include but are not limited to the following types of projects:

  • Operational or widening roadway projects (on local roadways or the state highway system)
  • Interchange modifications
  • Traffic signal and roundabout projects
  • Bridge projects
  • Bicycle and pedestrian projects
  • Complete Street projects
  • Railroad crossing modifications and grade separations
  • Passenger rail projects
  • Transit facilities and amenities
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Landscaping and mitigation planting projects (on local roadways or the state highway system)

The purpose of SCTA issuing this solicitation is to expedite project delivery and project/program management commitments by condensing what would otherwise be multiple Request for Qualifications (RFQ) processes into one SCTA administered RFQ process to expedite consultant hiring and minimize administrative costs.

The result of this RFQ process will be to establish on-call lists of pre-qualified consultants and enter into Master Agreements for a period of five (5) years. The estimated commencement date is July 1, 2022 with an ending date of June 30, 2027. During the term of the contract, Task Orders using Project Scopes of Work, will be used to establish the individual project scope, schedule, deliverables, and cost for each Task Order and must be signed by SCTA before work begins. Submission of proposals for Task Orders do not guarantee the award of any work. Execution of the Master Agreement by a Consultant does not guarantee any work will be provided to consultant under an Agreement.

RFQ Released: March 21, 2022
Written Questions Due: April 4, 2022
Responses to Written Questions Released: April 7, 2022
SOQs Due: April 18, 2022
SCTA Review of SOQs: April 18-29, 2022
Notification of Short-Listed Firms: April 29, 2022
Interview Short Listed Firms (if necessary): Week of May 9, 2022
Notify Firms of Selection Rankings: May 27, 2022
SCTA Board Approval of On-Call Lists: June 13, 2022
SCTA Notifies Consultants of Selection: June 14, 2022
SCTA and Consultant develop Master Agreements: June 14-30, 2022
Begin Work: July 1, 2022
On-Call List Expires: June 30, 2027

Link: Request for Proposals to provide Project Approval/Environmental Document (PA/E) Services

Link: RFQ Addendum

Recruitment

Salary: $65,000-$91,000 annually based on qualifications and experience

Opening Date: 10/17/2022
Closing Date: Open until filled (first review on 11/28/2022)

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire with “Transportation Planner – Program Coordinator” in the subject line to margaret.fernandez@scta.ca.gov.

The Transportation Planner – Program Coordinator is a professional, responsible for administering programs; supporting project management; conducting analytical and planning studies; researching, reviewing and analyzing plans and related documents; and supporting department programs and projects. The transportation planner provides staff support in the decision-making process and organizes and performs professional staff work supporting SCTA/RCPA projects and programs in multiple areas including transit coordination and integration, commute and mobility programs, and other areas as assigned. The position may serve as the departmental expert or resource in assigned areas of responsibility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Support integration of three local bus systems in an effort to improve service, increase ridership, and set the foundation for future unified transit branding. This project focuses on coordination and planning of transit routes and schedules, fares, web sites, training, marketing and communication as set forth in the Transit Integration and Efficiency Study (link) and funded through the MTC Blue Ribbon Task Force.

  • Coordinate, administer, and/or market mobility programs including shared/active mode incentive programs, emergency ride home program, low-carbon travel options website and social media, senior transit programs, and others as directed
  • Work in collaboration with other government agencies, public transit operators, consultants, and private mobility partners and suppliers
  • Coordinate technical service planning, surveys, outreach, and marketing tasks
  • Assist with consultant procurement and contract management as needed
  • Track and report on contract deliverables
  • Research and institute best practices
  • Organize committee meetings, lead meetings, take minutes
  • Assist with public engagement and make presentations to groups
  • Review and develop marketing strategies for transit and commute programs
  • Write and edit letters, memos, and proposals

Desired skills include:

  • Excellent communication, organization, and project management skills
  • Experience managing contracts and consultant teams
  • Experience managing grants
  • Experience with public engagement and knowledge of best practices
  • Experience with intergovernmental agency agreements
  • Working knowledge of transit planning, operations, and fare structures
  • Working knowledge of marketing and public engagement tools
  • Fluency in Spanish

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning, public administration, transportation management, or similar field and at least 2 years of professional experience working in transit, transportation planning, transportation program coordination, or a closely related field. The candidate should also have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.

General Overview of SCTA/RCPA
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) was established in 1990 and is charged with coordinating transportation plans, programs and projects among the cities and County of Sonoma. The SCTA develops long range transportation plans covering all modes and works cooperatively with local, regional and State agencies to deliver capital projects as well as to allocate various federal, state and regional funding programs. The SCTA is also responsible for the administration of a voter approved ¼ cent sales tax dedicated to transportation.

The Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) was established in 2009 and is charged with leading and coordinating countywide efforts to implement and advocate for a broad range of programs and projects to reduce GHG emissions. The RCPA serves as a central location for information sharing related to GHG reducing policies, projects and programs; helps to coordinate advocacy efforts to secure funding from all levels of government; and assists local partners in their efforts to identify, prioritize and implement GHG reducing measures.

Combined, the SCTA/RCPA have a staff of thirteen and manage an annual budget ranging from $30-$100 million including both projects, grant funding, programs, and operations.

Salary: $65,000-$91,000 annually based on qualifications and experience

Opening Date: 10/17/2022
Closing Date: Open until filled (first review on 11/28/2022)

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire with “Data Analyst – Transportation and Climate” in the subject line to margaret.fernandez@scta.ca.gov.

The Data Analyst is a professional, responsible for supporting SCTA/RCPA in multiple subject areas including data processing and analysis, forecasting and travel demand modeling, geographic information systems (GIS), demographic research and analysis, and assisting with transportation improvement and climate protection strategy implementation. The analyst frequently serves as the departmental expert in assigned areas of responsibility.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Sonoma County Travel Model and associated land use and economic datasets
  • Assists with or leads model application projects including highway and transportation studies, and assisting local staff and consultants with the analysis of transportation impacts
  • Prepares input data for agency forecasting tools and models
  • Manages data collection and reporting
  • Converts data into accessible and useful data products for staff, elected officials, and the public
  • Develops and maintains web-based maps and data dashboards
  • Manages field data collection and equipment
  • Assists with the management of consultant contracts and procurement
  • Assists with the development of planning and policy documents
  • Assists with the collection and development of climate related data and reports
  • Prepares a variety of reports, records, maps, graphics, correspondence, and other documents
  • Assists with public outreach efforts including website enhancement, community events, focus groups, and targeted stakeholder workshops
  • Represents the department in a professional manner

Desired skills include:

  • Working knowledge of transportation planning, travel demand modeling and forecasting, web mapping and design, and climate protection data and analysis
  • Fluency with GIS software and concepts
  • Ability to process and analyze demographic data, trends, and forecasts
  • Ability to communicate data effectively to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to perform basic statistical analysis using spreadsheets, databases, and statistical analysis platforms
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to learn and implement new technical tools and processes

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning, engineering, geography, economics, information/data science, environmental policy, statistics, or a closely related field, and at least 1 year of experience working with forecasting tools, models, data, statistics, GIS, databases, data dashboards, and the analysis and processing of data resources. A Master’s degree is desirable and may be substituted for professional work experience. The candidate should also have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products.

General Overview of SCTA/RCPA
The Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) was established in 1990 and is charged with coordinating transportation plans, programs and projects among the cities and County of Sonoma. The SCTA develops long range transportation plans covering all modes and works cooperatively with local, regional and State agencies to deliver capital projects as well as allocate various federal, state and regional funding programs. The SCTA is also responsible for the administration of a voter approved ¼ cent sales tax dedicated to transportation.

The Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) was established in 2009 and is charged with leading and coordinating countywide efforts to implement and advocate for a broad range of programs and projects to reduce GHG emissions. The RCPA serves as a central location for information sharing related to GHG reducing policies, projects and programs; helps to coordinate advocacy efforts to secure funding from all levels of government; and assists local partners in their efforts to identify, prioritize and implement GHG reducing measures.

Combined, the SCTA/RCPA have a staff of fifteen and manage an annual budget ranging from $30-$100 million including both projects, grant funding, programs, and operations.