Transit Systems 2019-02-11 2019-03-18

Transit Coordinator

Company: Carson City Public Works View more listings
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 110966

This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position with Carson City Public Works, located in Carson City, Nevada. Under general supervision, provides technical and administrative support for City transit programs.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Coordinate and administer all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants including those awarded directly to Carson Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and indirectly through Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

  • Prepares grant applications, quarterly reports, budget revisions and amendments.

  • Oversees compliance with all FTA regulations and guidance; includes requirements for financial management oversight, satisfactory continuing control, procurement, public participation and drug/alcohol testing.

  • Is the designated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) liaison officer responsible for overseeing the DBE program which includes but is not limited to the following:

    • Gathers and reports statistical data and other information, as required

    • Reviews third party contracts and purchase requisitions for compliance with this program

    • Works with all departments to set overall three-year goals

    • Ensures that bid notices and requests for proposals are available to DBEs in a timely manner

    • Identifies contracts and procurements so that DBE goals are included in solicitations (both race-neutral methods and contract specific goals) and monitors results

    • Analyzes CAMPO and RTC progress toward goal attainment and identifies ways to improve progress

    • Participates in pre-bid meetings

    • Advises CAMPO and RTC and the Transportation Manager on DBE matters and achievement

    • Participates with the legal counsel and project director to determine contractor compliance with good faith efforts

    • Provides DBEs with information and assistance in preparing bids, obtaining bonding and insurance

    • Plans and participates in DBE training seminars

    • Provides outreach to DBEs and community organizations to advise them of opportunities; and assures compliance with all aspects of 49 CFR Part 26.

  • Assist in planning program funding for capital acquisition, preventative maintenance, and transit system operations.

  • Assist in oversight of transit operations; monitor work of contractors, consultants and vendors retained to provide infrastructure and operations services for the transit system.

  • Assists in the management of the bus and shelter advertising program; coordinates with City's marketing partner to maximize advertising revenues for the City.

  • Coordinates with local and regional agencies on transit-related matters; participates in planning meetings as directed.

  • Assists in the maintenance of the transit system website.

  • Prepares correspondence, reports and a variety of written materials.

  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.

  • Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives City vehicles to work sites, transports materials and assists other staff as required.

  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and City staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

Typical Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:
Associate's degree to college level coursework in planning, or a closely related field; AND three (3) years of experience in a planning or transit operational support function; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Valid driver's license

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of transit operations.

  • Statistical analysis and mathematical concepts related to the transit process.

  • Terminology, symbols, methods, techniques and instruments used in planning graphics and map drafting.

  • Applicable Federal and State regulations pertaining to the planning, implementation, management and operations of fixed-route and paratransit transit services, including, but not limited to 49 CFR Part 26, 40, 382 and 655.

  • Common industry operating practices and standards.

  • Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials.

  • Basic budgetary and financial record keeping practices and terminology.

  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.

  • Record keeping principles and practices.

  • Safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work.

  • Principles and practices of public administration and program evaluation.

Skill in:
  • Researching, analyzing, and summarizing transit data both manually and with computer applications.

  • Researching, interpreting and following federal regulations and federal, state and local laws.

  • Interpreting maps, site and building plans and specifications, graphs and statistical data.

  • Preparing clear, concise and complete technical documents, reports, correspondence and other written materials.

  • Making accurate arithmetic calculations.

  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

  • Interpreting, explaining and applying requirements, rules and regulations related to various funding sources; interpreting, explaining and applying principles and practices of grant administration.

  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

Under General Supervision - Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical stores or warehouse setting, including operating standard office equipment; stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time; mobility to drive a motor vehicle and/or operate material handling equipment; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials including a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

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