Salary: MP-73: $118,813.00 to $162,003.00 (Annual)
Closing Date: February 14, 2017
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) seeks candidates for Transit Administrator in the Office of Transit & Ridesharing in the Bureau of Public Transportation. CTDOT has a growing public transportation system that is improving mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic development. The Transit Administrator reports to the Bureau Chief of Public Transportation. The position is located at CTDOT Headquarters in Newington, CT.
The Transit Administrator is a vital position in the Bureau of Public Transportation, responsible for budget of $192 million, more than 25 percent of CTDOT’s operating budget. The Administrator is responsible for administering nearly 500 grant agreements, and overseeing dozens of private and public transit operators that are either under contract to or receive funding from CTDOT. These include 8 divisions of the CTtransit-branded state-owned system. It is the position most directly responsible for the service to 43 million customers annually on the state’s expansive bus, paratransit and ridesharing network. The Transit Administrator oversees this large and complex system with a staff of 40 employees.
The Transit Administrator key responsibilities include:
Implementing the strategic vision for a safe, modern, and efficient bus and paratransit system;
Developing, implementing and performing oversight of contracts/agreements with service providers and transit districts to optimize safety, service quality;
Stewardship and oversight of more than $1 billion in state-owned assets;
Implementing key capital projects such as the construction of new bus garages, completion of the smart card fare payment system and procurement of new buses;
Effective overall oversight of the State’s complex service network which includes developing staff capacity and technical expertise to support the public transit mission, with emphasis on safety and customer service;
Direct responsibility for operation and maintenance of two Connecticut River ferry services;
Continuous response to comprehensive audits to assure compliance with a complex array of federal regulations and maintaining eligibility for federal funding and grant programs;
Regulation of state’s taxi, livery and household goods companies.
The Transit Administrator will also be responsible for the design, construction, and/or commissioning a range of projects and services. These include:
Expansion of CTfastrak Service to Storrs, CT
New and improved bus service to Bradley Airport
New bus garages in Waterbury and Torrington
Bus fleet replacement program, especially clean fuel and electric vehicles
New smart card fare payment system and updated fare policies
Implementation of statewide bus study recommendations. The Transit Administrator must possess very strong management skills with an emphasis on organizational development. The Bureau is building capacity for and executing strategic planning and visioning, as it maintains its focus on routine operational performance. The Transit Administrator must be able to think strategically about the overall direction of future services and investments, while keeping close watch on the day to day performance of the statewide transit system. In addition to his/her management responsibilities, the Transit Administrator represents CTDOT's public transportation mission with elected officials, external industry and business partners and associations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques in all aspects of public transportation operations; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; knowledge of state and federal legislative, contractual and procurement processes; ability to administer a large scale public transportation program; ability to deal with public advocacy groups and public transportation users; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; and considerable ability to formulate and implement policy.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Ten (10) years of professional experience in a large organization with broad authority in recommending, formulating and implementing policy.
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a major rail or bus transportation program at the supervisory level.
Bus and paratransit operations, safety oversight, transit vehicle procurement and maintenance, fare technology, budgeting and organizational development.
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Note: The filling of this position will be in accordance with reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules, if applicable. Applicants who do not submit all the requested documents will not be considered.
Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a cover letter, a resume, and an Application for Employment (CT-HR-12). State employees must include copies of their last two (2) service ratings. Please send applications or questions about the position to Richard W. Andreski, Bureau Chief - Public Transportation at the following address by February 14, 2017.
Connecticut Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (ConnDOT) mission is to provide a safe and efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. ConnDOT is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance and administration of the State’s highway, mass transportation, waterway and aviation facilitie...s. It is ConnDOT’s vision to lead, inspire and motivate a progressive, responsive team, striving to exceed customer expectations.