The Solano Transportation Authority
seeks an energetic, experienced and talented individual for the position
of Transit Analyst
AND RIDESHARE SERVICES
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR
OF TRANSIT AND RIDESHARE SERVICES
Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 3:00pm
The Transit Analyst is a new position.
It will be responsible for a variety of transit service and funding
coordination tasks. Under direction of the Director of Transit and
Rideshare Services, major responsibilities will include managing and monitoring
transit operating reports as well as the Unmet Needs Transit process, coordinating
transit grant funding programs, liaison for the Paratransit Coordinating
Council and working on related paratransit issues, and coordinating countywide
transit marketing campaigns.
THE SOLANO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
The Solano Transportation Authority
(STA) coordinates countywide transportation plans, programs and projects
under a joint powers agreement among the cities and county of Solano. The
STA develops transportation plans for highways, transit, rail, ferries,
rideshare, bikes and pedestrians. The agency also manages the operation
of elderly and handicapped paratransit services, two intercity transit
routes the rideshare program for Solano and Napa counties, and allocates
various federal, state and regional transportation funds.
The STA is governed by an eight-member
board composed of a member from the Solano County Board of Supervisors
and mayors of each of the seven cities within the county. The agency
has a total budget of about $12.5 million and a full time staff of sixteen.
Solano County (pop. 423,000) is one
of the nine Bay Area counties and is located midway between San Francisco
and Sacramento in close proximity to the Napa Valley. The county
is within a 2-1/2 hour drive of the Sierra Mountains and Lake Tahoe. Solano
County’s seven cities are Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun
City, Vacaville and Vallejo. The landscape ranges from rich agricultural
land in the north to rolling hills in the south. Along the southern
and western borders are San Francisco Bay, the Carquinez Straits, Suisun
Bay and the Sacramento River. Visitor destinations include Six Flags
Discovery Kingdom, the Jelly Belly and other candy factories, factory outlet
centers, numerous bicycle/pedestrian trails and access to a variety of
water-related recreational activities.
Solano County is home to Travis Air
Force Base, which is a major employer. It is estimated that the number
of jobs in the County will increase from about 150,000 to nearly 161,000
by 2010. Principal freeways and highways are I-80, I-505, I-680,
I-780, SR 12 and SR 113. The County’s transportation infrastructure
includes a Union Pacific Railroad mainline and the Capitol Corridor passenger
rail service, several bridges and the Baylink Ferry service to San Francisco.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
and monitor multiple transit agreements
Unmet Transit Needs process
with and provide staff support to Paratransit Coordinating Committee
countywide 5310 grant process.
and implement 5310 grant proposals
and work cooperatively with transit operators on a variety of transit and
with the development and implementation of transit marketing
with the management of Community Based Transportation Planning studies,
countywide Solano Welfare to Work Transportation Plan, and related project
support in coordinating transit funding
STA projects through in-house resources or through consultants.
Proposals and assist in selecting project consultants and coordinate contract
and manage agreement budgets and expenditures.
in and make presentations for Board meetings, Technical Advisory Committee
(TAC) meetings, Intercity Transit Consortium meetings and other meetings,
and present reports for STA Board meetings and other meetings.
other related duties as assigned.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Given the issues and priorities facing
the STA, the Transit Analyst must be a motivated self-starter with excellent
organizational and communication skills, have a positive attitude, and
be a flexible team player who enjoys a fast-paced and challenging environment.
Experience and Education
The position requires a four-year college
degree in transportation, planning, business, or a related field. Must
have a minimum of three to five years’ relevant experience. Any combination
of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge
and abilities as listed below is qualifying.
Competencies, and Personal Characteristics
In addition to the experience and education
described above, the position requires:
Proficiency in Microsoft EXCEL and Word.
Additional computer application skills desirable: Access and PowerPoint.
Ability to learn specialized software.
Ability to analyze data and form reliable conclusions.
Ability to excel at both oral and written communications.
Proven ability to work diplomatically with a wide range of individuals.
Proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple and varying tasks.
Ability to work with and complement existing staff.
Flexible, unbiased and a person of high integrity.
Willing to take on responsibility.
Self-motivated and problem-solver of complex issues.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary: $4,641 - $5,641/Month. Salary
will be determined based on overall qualifications. In addition, the STA
offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
pays seven percent PERS retirement contribution on tax-deferred basis.
Employer paid 401 (a) in lieu of Social Security
Employer paid PERS health insurance
Employer paid Dental, Vision and Life insurance
Fourteen paid holidays and twelve days sick leave
Ten days vacation during the first five years and fifteen days thereafter
While performing this job, the employee
is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands to handle objects, operate
keyboards, tools, or controls; talk and hear. The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this position. Able to lift 20 pounds,
drive a van and handle event equipment. Must have valid California Class
C drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Must have valid California Class C drivers
Performs related duties as assigned.
The Transit Analyst reports directly
to the Director of Transit and Rideshare Services.
Candidates will be screened in relation
to the criteria outlined. Applicants meeting the qualifications for
this position may be invited for an interview panel tentatively scheduled
for the week of May 29, 2007. The STA reserves the right to modify the
selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or agency standards.
Forward Resume, Salary History and
3 Work Related References to:
Director of Transit and Rideshare Services
SOLANO TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
One Harbor Center, Suite 130
Suisun City, CA 94585
Application Deadline: Tuesday,
May 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m.
(Resumes w/out Salary History &
References may not be considered.)