Employment Opportunities

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), headquartered in downtown Santa Cruz, is the regional transportation planning agency created by the State of California in 1972 to carry out transportation responsibilities that cross city-county boundaries in Santa Cruz County.

The RTC is responsible for regional transportation planning, policy and funding decisions for all travel modes. The RTC works to make our transportation system convenient, reliable, safe and efficient, while promoting long-term sustainability and a full range of travel choices.

The RTC employs a professional planning and administrative staff to carry out the goals and projects of the agency.

Current openings

Transportation Planner I or II (closing date November 8, 2019)

Excellent opportunity for an aspiring planner to work with a great team of transportation professionals on a variety of transportation planning projects for Santa Cruz County. We are looking to fill two positions at either the Transportation Planner I or II level and create a list of applicants for future openings. Please view full job description here. Please complete an RTC job application and respond to supplemental questions, include a cover letter and resume.

Recent openings

Engineering Intern
(Position was filled 5/19)

Under the supervision of the Senior Transportation Engineer, the Engineering Intern will perform entry level engineering fieldwork; participate in field activities at project sites to take measurements, collect data, take photos and record observations; enter data and create reports in ArcGIS; gather, compile, analyze and input data; prepare spreadsheets, charts and graphs to document, report and analyze transportation information; convey technical information utilizing clear verbal and written skills; write correspondence and text for reports; participate in training activities and actively seek opportunities to contribute to the achievement of RTC goals; reference and understand design manuals, agency standards and procedures; and may assist with other technical analysis, graphics, and mapping depending on abilities.

Director of Finance and Budget
(Position was filled 2/19)

The new Director of Finance and Budget is responsible for overseeing, planning, organizing and directing the financial operation of the SCCRTC.

Executive Director
(Position was filled 12/18)

The new Executive Director must be a results-oriented leader with excellent communication skills, who enjoys facilitating change and working to develop relationships and build consensus.

Accountant II or III
(Position was filled 6/18)

Under general direction of the Fiscal Officer, the Accountant performs difficult, complex and professional accounting and fiscal duties. The Accountant maintains fiscal records; prepares a variety of accounting statistical and narrative reports; and other accounting and fiscal work as required

Engineering Intern
(Position was filled 6/18)

The intern will assist staff with entry level tasks in the office and field.  Duties include but are not limited to: perform engineering fieldwork; participate in field activities and at project sites to take measurements, collect data, take photos and record observations; enter data and create reports in ArcGIS and other duties as assigned.

RTC Contact

Yesenia Parra
Administrative Services Officer
(831) 460-3200