Job Announcement: MTC, Regional Streets and Roads Coordinator/Analyst
METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
POSITION: REGIONAL STREETS AND ROADS COORDINATOR/ANALYST
(This position is a project-based assignment up to June 30, 2009. May be extended)
CLASSIFICATION: Assistant/Associate Transportation Planner/Analyst (Project Based)
Programming and Allocations Section
DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of a Principal Planner/Analyst, manage several local streets and roads coordination elements within MTC and their resultant financial analyses and related activities. Responsibilities include: management of the Pavement Management Program (PMP), a computer-assisted decision-making process designed to help cities and counties maintain their local streets and roads; management of the pavement technical assistance program; coordination of the meetings that MTC sponsors for the local agency staff that utilize the pavement software; procurement and management of several contracts that improve the operation and maintenance of these programs; provision of regional support in the processing of local programs and projects though the local assistance federal-aid process; and, development of the regional needs analysis and assessment of local streets and roads infrastructure for use in advocacy, funding decisions and the region’s long range plan.
SALARY RANGE: Grade VII in the Salary Plan: $63,910 - $81,810/Yr. (Depending on qualifications, salary may be up to $94,321/Yr.)
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, as listed in the Higher Education Directory, in an appropriate discipline, such as transportation planning, engineering, public administration, business, urban planning, public finance; or a related discipline. (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 the application.)
Experience: Completion of at least one year of recent (must be in the last five years), progressive and verifiable professional experience in a field such as: transportation engineering, transportation planning, transportation funding/finance, contract management, or project administration/management. Additional professional work experience is desirable. (One year of graduate work in a discipline directly related to the position may be substituted for one year of job experience.)
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of program management, contract development and administration, transportation program administration, and quantitative analysis; techniques to facilitate inter-agency coordination. General knowledge related to the principles of transportation operations, planning, and funding. Must be proficient in the use of standard office computer applications, such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software. Familiarity with the Caltrans local assistance federal-aid process would be helpful, though not required.
Ability to: Analyze problems, develop strategies and make practical recommendations; prepare correspondence and reports; prepare and make presentations to a wide variety of audiences. Work independently; communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; use initiative and sound judgment within established procedural guidelines; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and develop consensus among local agencies and consultants on various issues. Manage projects in an effective manner that achieves team objectives. Organize and prioritize multiple project tasks. Conduct complex financial and operational type analysis and communicate results effectively both orally and in writing. Work well in multiple environments with a wide range of public jurisdictions including local and state public agency staff, transportation engineers, and policy makers. Work in a team environment with collective brainstorming, and give and receive constructive criticism.
ASSIGNMENTS: Under the supervision and direction of an MTC Principal Planner/Analyst, the Assistant/Associate Planner/Analyst will:
1. Administer a grant program designed to assist Bay Area cities and counties to improve their local streets’ and roads’ pavement conditions. Administration entails the following:
a) Develop, process and evaluate grant project applications.
b) Select projects, and match cities and counties with consultants that are pre-selected to provide pavement management services.
c) Coordinate with local agencies to ensure local funds required to match grant funding are received.
d) Prepare and manage contracts with pavement management consultants.
2. Coordinate, several times a year, a pavement management conference geared towards local cities and counties and consisting of MTC Pavement Management System software user meetings, training workshops, and technology transfer seminars that relate to best practices in pavement management and information regarding MTC funding for pavement maintenance.
3. Develop and implement communication and information dissemination tools to keep cities and counties informed with local streets and roads issues.
4. Analyze pavement needs and projects for more than 109 jurisdictions. Work closely with public agency staff on accuracy of data, and present in summary format for decision makers.
5. Analyze policy trade-offs related to findings of needs assessment and available revenues / funding for local streets and roads rehabilitation.
6. Analyze problems or issues that arise in the Programming and Allocations (P&A) section, develop alternative solutions and communicate these solutions to staff either verbally or via memoranda, and implement the desired approach.
7. Coordinate monthly meetings with the Bay Area Partnership’s Local Streets and Roads Committee. Develop meeting agendas, manage meeting minutes, respond to local agency concerns, identify key problems requiring staff attention, and assist in efforts to resolve program issues.
8. Provide regional support as needed in the implementation and processing of local programs and projects though the Caltrans local assistance federal-aid process.
9. Perform related transportation policy and funding analysis assignments as needed.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Submit an MTC Application and a current resume to: Human Resources Office, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607. Applications submitted without all of the required materials will not be given further consideration. This position is open until filled.
Applications may be downloaded from MTC’s website, www.mtc.ca.gov. or contact MTC’s Job Hotline, at (510) 817-5818, or email jobhotline@.... Leave your contact information and position applying for, to receive the announcement and application forms by mail. Faxed or emailed applications will not be considered.
EMPLOYEE SELECTION PROCESS:
This Job Announcement sets a cut-off date and time for the receipt of applications. Applications will be reviewed as promptly as possible following the cut-off date. Those candidates whose applications show the best combination of training, experience, knowledge, and ability relevant to the position will be invited for an interview.
Interviews will be conducted by a panel whose members are acquainted with the requirements of the position. At the conclusion of the interviews, the panel will rate the candidates. The Executive Director may offer the position to the best-qualified candidate.
After the position has been offered and accepted, all other considered candidates will be notified promptly of the filling of the position. The panel will recommend which of the candidates interviewed but not selected may constitute an "eligibility" list, which will remain in effect for six months. In the event the same, or very similar position becomes available during that period, the list may be used for further selection. In the event that a suitable candidate is not found, the position may be reopened for further recruitment.
The initial six months of service in this position constitute a probation period. The purpose of probation is to assist the employee in adapting to the new job, to evaluate the employee’s performance relative to continuation in the position, and to provide for corrective measures when performance is deficient.
MTC staff employees are paid on the basis of an adopted salary schedule. The cited grade for this position consists of a total of eleven steps with intervals of approximately 2½% available for merit progression.
THE FOLLOWING ARE AMONG THE BENEFITS OFFERED TO EMPLOYEES OF MTC:
· One day per month paid vacation leave; for each year of service, an additional day per year is granted to a maximum of 25 days per year.
· One day per month paid sick leave, with no limit to the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated. (May cash out up to 240 hours of accumulated sick leave upon separation from the Agency.)
· Eleven paid holidays per year.
· Personal business leave; up to three days per year depending upon date of hire.
· Health Benefits Insurance through the Public Employees’ Retirement System (dependent coverage shared by the employee and MTC).
· Agency-paid Vision Care Insurance, employees only (no dependent coverage).
· Agency-paid Dental Insurance (dependent coverage shared by the employee and MTC).
· Agency-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability Insurance.
· Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS); the total contribution paid by MTC. PERS is in lieu of employee contribution to the Social Security System.
· Transit/Parking Subsidy.
· Alternative payroll savings plans (deferred compensation plans, two credit unions).
QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES:
The selected candidate will be required to provide verification of his/her identity and evidence of having legal authorization to work in the United States prior to beginning employment. The selected candidate must maintain his/her employment eligibility status and will be responsible for notifying MTC of any changes.
MTC conducts background checks to verify information included in the candidate’s application, resume and supplemental materials.
CALIFORNIA DRIVERS LICENSE:
A valid California Drivers License is required, as MTC employees may be expected to operate an automobile in the performance of assigned duties. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to accommodate special needs.
MTC IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER:
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a non-discriminatory employer. MTC provides all employees and applicants with an equal opportunity in every aspect of the employment experience regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical handicap, medical condition, or marital status. This policy is implemented through an ongoing affirmative action program to ensure maximum opportunity to participate in the Commission's programs.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is a regional transportation-planning agency created by
the legislature pursuant to Government Code Sections 66500 et seq. to provide coordinated transportation development for the nine-county Bay Area.