Local Agency Grant Programs Supporting Specialized Transportation and TransNet Transit Operations
As the planning agency for the San Diego region, SANDAG allocates millions of dollars in local and federal funds through several competitive grant programs. The Federal Transit Administration Section 5310 grant program provides funding for transportation projects that enhance the mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Senior Mini-Grant Program authorized under the TransNet Extension Ordinance funds innovative transportation services for seniors whose special needs cannot be met by conventional transit or paratransit services. Grants are awarded through a competitive selection process every two years. The next call for projects is anticipated in late July 2018 with funds expected to be awarded in Spring 2019.
Additionally, through the Major Corridor Transit Operations Program, SANDAG oversees the budgeting, monitoring, and reimbursement for those transit services funded through local TransNet dollars. Those services currently operating include: SuperLoop in the University City area, Rapid 215 from SDSU to downtown, Rapid 235 from Escondido to downtown, and Rapid 237 from Mira Mesa to UC San Diego. Other new transit services that will be starting in the next few years include the MidCoast Trolley extension from Old Town to UTC and the South Bay Rapid from the international border in Otay Mesa to Downtown San Diego.
This is a Limited-Term employment opportunity and is expected to be funded through June 30, 2019. Limited-Term employees are considered to be “at-will” and receive many of the benefits of Regular employees.
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
How to Apply
A complete job announcement can be seen under the Job Openings tab on the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG employment application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the employment application but are not a substitute for this document.
The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at www.sandag.org/jobs. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the two Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
- Describe why a Grants Administrator position in a public agency setting is of interest to you.
- Describe the techniques you use to maintain high levels of service and provide accurate technical guidance to customers while responding to multiple, competing priorities.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.
Applications for the Grants Administrator position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017.