The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is offering fifteen (15) emergency appointment
opportunities in the classification of Transportation Planning Associate I and II in several different
SALARY: $64,936 to $117,345 (MOU 21)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The individuals selected for these positions will be responsible for the following general duties:
- Coordinating and collaborating with other City departments to accomplish established goals
related to transit planning projects involving conceptualization and development; establishing
engineering design plans; coordinating review of environmental impact reports with LADOT
entities; and preparing staff reports and meeting summaries.
- Supporting development of various LADOT projects, applying data-driven project screening tools
based on Department and City goals to identify potential funding opportunities for various
traffic-mobility enhancement projects.
- May work hand-in-hand with the Department of City Planning on various priority projects
affecting the communities served by LADOT.
- Ability to perform data analysis involving multiple data sources, develop and implement project
and program performance evaluation; includes developing public engagement strategies for
ongoing communication with elected officials, stakeholders, non-profit organizations, and other
- May make presentations before the City Council or Council Committees and may prepare reports
relative to Council motions. May develop legislative proposals and work with the Office of the
City Legislative Analyst and the Mayor's legislative team and other legislators as required.
- Prepare RFP's and service contracts, coordinate, and monitor the work of consultants and/or
service contractors to ensure deliverables, assess penalties when necessary, and process
- And other related duties as warranted by the specific position within the various divisions. The
above duties are generally described and are not all inclusive.
Candidates who meet the examination bulletin requirements for Transportation Planning Associate
(Class Code 2480) are eligible to apply for these emergency appointment opportunities. The
requirements for the Transportation Planning Associate examination include:
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Transportation Planning
or Transportation Engineering; or
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and completion of at least 12 semester
or 18 quarter units in Transportation Policy or Transportation Planning related courses such as Urban
Planning, Urban Design, Urban Transportation Issues, Public Policy, Transit, Travel Demand Forecasting,
Statistics, Quantities Methods, Public Finance, Urban Economics, Airport Planning, Aviation
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university and one year of full-time paid
professional experience in transportation planning.
For qualifying work experience gained outside the City of Los Angeles, the term "professional
experience" applies to positions that require possession of a degree from an accredited four-year college
or university in order to obtain that position. Therefore, to be considered "professional," non
experience must be gained in positions after obtaining a four-year degree.
In most positions, Transportation Planning Associates are required to provide information to the public,
various government agencies, and Department management and personnel; therefore, candidates must
be able to communicate clearly and understandably to the public.
METHOD OF EVALUATING CANDIDATES
Depending on the number of candidates who apply, all applications will be reviewed in order to identify
candidates whose past and present work experience is most closely related to the positions' duties and
requirements. Final selection will be based on a written exercise, an oral interview, and a simulation
exercise where candidates will be interviewed for their skills, knowledge, abilities, and personal
qualifications for the position. In addition, the interviewers may contact present and former supervisors
as part of the selection process.