Transit Capital Priorities Program Manager
Closing: 11/22/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
FIRST ROUND INTERVIEWS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 3, 2020.
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit us at www.mtc.ca.gov.
The Funding Policy and Programs (FPP) section of MTC oversees policy development and investment decision-making including $1.5 billion annually in federal, state, and regional transportation funds. These investments and policies implement Plan Bay Area 2040, a comprehensive blueprint for the development of transit, highway, local streets and roads, rail, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities that integrates planning for transportation, land use, and housing. Other areas of focus include road safety/Vision Zero, transit operations and fare policies, project delivery, and timely use of funds and asset management.
The Transit Capital Priorities Program Manager position will be filled at either the Assistant or the Associate level and is under the supervision and direction of the Principal Planner/Analyst, Federal Transit & Capital Programs. The person in this position will serve as the manager of the Transit Capital Priorities program, which allocates federal transit and regional funds to transit operators, primarily to replace and rehabilitate transit capital assets; serve as MTC’s program manager for other related funding programs, including federal pandemic relief funding and major regional transit vehicle fleet replacements; and work closely with public transit operators and with other MTC staff to manage these programs from beginning to end by identifying available funding, reviewing and understanding legislation and guidance documents, issuing calls for projects and reviewing applications, developing annual programs, managing contracts, grants, or funding agreements, and monitoring project progress and expenditure of funds.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Skills and Abilities:
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, project management, public finance, transportation engineering, economics, business or public administration. A Master's degree is preferred. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)
Experience: For the Assistant level, a minimum of one year of experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment. For the Associate level, a minimum of two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and direction of the Principal Planner/Analyst, Federal Transit & Capital Programs, specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Service Workers.
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