PLANNING AND MARKETING MANAGER – Filing Deadline October 13, 2023

Planning and Marketing Manager

El Dorado County Transit Authority (El Dorado Transit) is accepting applications for Planning & Marketing Manager. El Dorado Transit, based 50 miles east of Sacramento, provides directly operated rural and urban fixed route, commuter and paratransit public transportation. The Planning & Marketing Manager position is responsible for El Dorado Transit’s marketing and planning activities and programs, comprising the development and implementation of effective marketing techniques and route planning/communication programs. This position serves as a resource to the Executive Director and other managers on marketing and planning program, short and long-term planning and the development of policies and procedures.

$6,220.50 – $8,336.06 Monthly
$35.89 – $48.09 (Step 1 – Step 7)

Opening Date:
September 13, 2023

Filing Deadline:
Friday, October 13, 2023, 4:00 PM

Diamond Springs, CA

Education and Experience Requirements:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in marketing, advertising, public relations, business administration, or a related field, and six (6) years of increasingly responsible professional marketing or public relations program experience including two (2) years in a management capacity.

Please see the bottom of this page for a complete job description.

El Dorado County is rich in diverse communities, activities and the agricultural resources. Located in northern California, the county encompasses 1,805 square miles of rolling hills and mountainous terrain. El Dorado County Transit Authority provides public transportation on the western slope of El Dorado County under the authority of a Joint Powers Agreement between the County of El Dorado and the City of Placerville. US Highway 50 is the primary transportation corridor throughout the county and beyond. The climate, geography, agriculture, recreation and historical richness make it a highly acclaimed destination and an outstanding place to work and live.

Mission Statement

To provide effective public transit, coordinate transit services, reduce vehicle miles traveled on the Western Slope of El Dorado County, and actively support reducing emissions to improve air quality.

The Ideal Candidate

The Planning and Marketing Manager serves as a pivotal role in developing comprehensive transportation plans, fostering community engagement and implementing creative marketing strategies to promote our services. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership and communication abilities, enabling them to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

A successful candidate will direct, plan and manage El Dorado Transit’s planning and marketing functions by creating marketing campaigns to increase ridership and improve public perception of our transportation services. The next Planning and Marketing Manager will play a key role in building strong relationships with the community to gather feedback on transportation initiatives; utilizing data and analytics to assess services and make data-driven decisions for improvements.

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume as well as answers to the following supplemental questions, not exceeding two pages:

1. Please give an example of a Capital Project in which you were the project manager or had a leadership role. Include information on the nature of the project and your successful contribution to the completion of the project.

2. Please describe significant roles you’ve held and/or examples of projects you’ve managed within your organization(s) related to the following duties:

  • Developing transit routes and schedules
  • Developing marketing materials
  • Public outreach programs
  • Writing and managing grants

3. Please describe any relevant education, training, and/or professional development programs you’ve completed that should be considered in our evaluation of your qualifications for the Planning and Marketing Manager position.

Application Process

Please submit cover letter with resume and supplemental questions to:

Maria Harris, Human Resources Manager
6565 Commerce Way
Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Phone: 530-642-5383 ext. 209 Fax: 530-622-2877


Compensation and Benefits

The monthly salary range for the Planning & Marketing Manager is: $6,220.50-$8,336.06; 7 Steps

Management benefit package includes:

California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); employee contribution required.

Health, dental, vision and life insurance programs provided. Employee contributions may be required depending on programs selected.
Optional Benefit Plan – $6,000 agency paid

Leave Allowance
Vacation and sick leave benefits provided

12 holidays observed and 2 Floating Holidays

80 hours Management Leave

Join our team and help us shape the future of public transportation in El Dorado County. Make a difference in the lives of our community members and contribute to a sustainable and accessible transportation system.

Download the full Job Description and Supplemental Questionnaire

Planning and Marketing Manager Job Announcement