The Policy and Programming Division leads the strategic planning and policy analysis associated with administration and oversight of the 30-year Prop K Expenditure Plan and multiple other funding programs. This includes programming and allocating funds to several different types of transportation projects (e.g. bicycle projects, BRT projects, pedestrian projects) and providing oversight on project implementation.
The Policy and Programming Division also administers the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, Prop AA Vehicle Registration Fee, and several federal transportation funding programs. This administration includes the oversight and maintenance of the MyStreetSF website, where the public can see their sales tax dollars at work, and the Grant Administration Portal, which serves as
a web-based grant information interface for grant recipients. The Division also provides support to the Transportation Authority Board and participates in developing and analyzing local, state, and federal transportation policy.
Key Details Availability Interns should be available to work at least 20 hours per week during regular business hours, for at least a 12-week period. Preference will be given to applicants who are available full time (40 hours per week) for at least 6 months. Please note availability in cover letter.
Minimum Qualifications Strong interest in urban transportation planning and strategic planning and funding is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required. Proficiency with ArcGIS, Google Earth, database management, graphic design software, statistical analysis, and/or the Drupal content management system for web sites is desired. Preference will be given to applicants with (or pursuing) an advanced degree in urban planning, transportation, or public policy and with related work experience.
Skills and Abilities Applicant must be detail-oriented and able to work independently on a wide range of tasks, from planning and policy work to grants management to project monitoring and oversight to public outreach. Other desirable skills and abilities include: standard transportation planning principles, methods, and processes; familiarity with construction delivery methods and processes; basic research methods; strong written and oral skills; ability to prepare and present written reports and recommendations; and strong analytical abilities with Microsoft Excel, including comfort with working on large data sets.
Training and Experience Prospective interns should have at least completed a bachelor’s degree. Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree will be considered if they have experience in transportation planning, policy, grants management, construction management, and/or direct experience working with public officials and agency staff.
About San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Created in 1989, the Authority is responsible for long-range transportation planning for the city, and it analyzes, designs and funds improvements for San Francisco's roadway and public transportation networks.