Unitrans: Transit Planning Assistant

Contact Information

Name: Micah Sakado

Phone: 310-995-4024

Email: planning@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Unitrans website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $12.25/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx. 5-10 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-3461-2019

Last Date to Apply: Oct. 18, 2019


Assistant in the Unitrans Transit Planning Department.

 The successful candidate may hold this position through expected graduation date based on satisfactory performance in the position.

Unitrans is an equal employment opportunity.



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1. Attend regular Unitrans Planning meetings and occasional public meetings not during business hours.
2. Collect, analyze, and interpret data as directed by supervisor and suggest data that may be useful for route planning and scheduling decisions.
3. Offer input to Planning Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager, and Assistant General Manager of Administration on proposed changes to Unitrans routes, stops, and times.
4. Complete independent Planning project quarterly as supervised by Planning Manager.
5. Assist Planning Manager in the documentation of trees that may interfere with transit, the quality of bus stops and/or shelters, and the ADA accessibility of stops.

6. Assist in documenting bus time performance and passenger numbers on weekly bus trips.



  1. 1. Must have well-developed knowledge of current Unitrans routes and schedule.

    2. Must have well-developed knowledge of Davis roads and traffic patterns.

       a. Knowledge may be obtained by bus riding and/or driving.   

    3. Must have good computer skills and a desirable level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

       a. Experience with worksheets, databases, and GIS would be useful.

    4. Must be able to communicate and work well with people.   

    5. Must be motivated to work on independent projects.   

6. Must have flexible schedule


    1. Develop management and interpersonal skills and gain experience talking to many different kinds of people.

    2. Become better at working independently on several projects.

    3. Work in a friendly, comfortable environment.

    4. Hours are flexible.

    5. Become a part of the Unitrans family and make friends for life.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  2. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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