Director of Planning, Riverside Transit Agency, Riverside CA

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA), in Riverside, California, is conducting a national search for an experienced and innovative transit professional to serve as their next Director of Planning. This high-level position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Director of Planning is responsible for leading and directing the Agency’s planning activities, supervision, and coordination of staff, program activities, and other partnerships associated with administration and implementation of the Agency’s planning activities and project development, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This position will oversee a small team of RTA staff. The incoming Director must possess strong leadership skills, work to develop a cohesive team, and build support for the Department’s short- and long-range planning goals. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated transit planning experience and will need vision to lead the Agency’s planning efforts for transit service.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of senior management level experience in grants administration, public transit, urban planning, fixed route operations scheduling, or operations; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Direct transit planning experience is preferable. A Master’s degree is preferred.

The annual salary range for this position is $119,816 to $197,696 and will be based on qualifications and experience. RTA offers a competitive benefits program, including CalPERS Retirement.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately and no later than Wednesday, February 9, 2022 by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume via email to Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Fred Wilson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at