FT job - Oakland - AC Transit - Transportation Planning & Operations Manager
Company: AC Transit District
Position: Transportation Planning & Operations Manager
Location: Oakland, California
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: $75,000 to $100,000
Ad Expires: April 10, 2008
Job ID: 1566
Job Title: Manager of Service & Operations Planning/Transportation Planning Manager
Note to Applicants:To be considered for a position, you must complete an online application. Complete Application for Employment at www.actransit.org.
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision; plans, organizes, and manages the activities and staff engaged in one or more Service Development functions, such as short-term planning and priorities, long-term planning, operations planning, or capital implementation.
REPRESENTATIVE FUNCTIONS include:
• Directs a functional unit within the Service Development department; develops the unit's work plan; and manages short and long range service planning, grants projects, and/or traffic and scheduling functions.
• Supervises assigned professional, technical, and clerical personnel, including department staff and outside consultants; assigns work; and organizes and directs the timely completion of complex written and oral reports for dissemination to management, the Board of Directors, external agencies, and the general public.
• Acts as District spokesperson and liaison with external agencies, community groups, and the general public.
• Manages complex statistical and data analysis projects; and administers the establishment and ongoing updating of records systems and databases for research, service planning, and/or scheduling purposes.
• Directs and participates in the analysis and preparation of recommendations on immediate and long-term transit service trends and needs, transit regulatory policies and requirements, resource needs, environmental review, Title VI compliance, and financial requirements.
• Coordinates activities with other District divisions and departments regarding the impact of service, scheduling, or long range plans on the District's business and financial plans.
• Prepares the budget for the assigned unit, participates in the preparation of the department budget, administers approved budgets, and monitors expenditures.
• Evaluates the work of assigned staff, maintains responsibility for unit productivity, provides for training and professional development of assigned staff, and may participate in the selection of staff for the Service development department and the assigned unit.
• Directs and participates in the development of new, and/or modified service schedules, and the production of public timetables and driver schedules; as well as the collection and analysis of a variety of performance data, including on-time performance and passenger loading.
• Analyzes route performance data related to the number of drivers and equipment needed for optimum use of District resources; and sets parameters for run cuts to reduce time and achieve greater efficiency, and to meet budget constraints.
• Interprets applicable provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement regarding service and related scheduling items, to ensure compliance with contract obligations.
• Conducts special studies and surveys designed to achieve more efficient and economic passenger service through innovative scheduling.
• Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES REQUIRED
Knowledge Of: Principles and practices of multi-modal transportation planning and transit operations; policy development and implementation, including a working knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing transit operations; methods and techniques of data collection and statistical analysis; effective research, analysis, report writing, and presentation techniques; and effective methods of management and leadership, including motivation and team building.
Ability To: Act as project manager of both ad hoc and ongoing service development functions from proposal and planning stages to implementation and maintenance; analyze complex problems, identify alternative solutions, and propose and implement recommendations in support of goals; analyze and interpret statistical data; interpret and apply District and Board policies and procedures, as well as relevant state and federal regulations and laws affecting transportation service development and planning programs; represent the District at meetings with external agencies, community groups, and the general public; prepare and administer budgets; direct and participate in the writing, preparation, and presentation of technical reports; organize, supervise, motivate, train, and evaluate the work of assigned District personnel and external consultants; work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner; use commonly used software for statistics, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation at an intermediate level of proficiency; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work using principles of good customer service.
EXPERIENCE: Equivalent to at least six (6) years of recent, increasingly responsible professional level experience in service development, and transportation planning and management; including a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory role, or in a project-lead capacity that involved supervising subordinate employees and consultants.
EDUCATION: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in city and regional planning, business or public administration, urban studies, economics, finance, political science, geography, or a related field. Additional years of qualifying experience may be considered in lieu of the required education on a year-for-year basis.
NOTE: If you do not meet the above Minimum Qualifications, you will be disqualified.
(1) Must maintain the physical condition necessary to perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment.
(2) Must maintain the mobility necessary to travel to other locations within the AC Transit District.
Medical, dental, orthodontic, vision, and prescription insurance coverage for employees and qualified dependents.
Pension plan with a five (5) year vesting.
Vacation: Up to six (6) weeks, depending upon length of service.
Sick Leave: twelve (12) days per year.
Holidays: twelve (12) per year.
Free transportation on AC Transit system.
Group Life Insurance
$8,300 to $9,908 monthly
Posted 02/08/2008 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED
NUMBER OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 1
Robert J. Carmack - HR Analyst