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2 Senior Level Positions at MTC

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Hello MTC has two senior level Program Coordinator positions currently available. One position is working with the Call Box program, the second position is
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 25, 2003
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      Hello
       
      MTC has two senior level Program Coordinator positions currently available.  One position is working with the Call Box program, the second position is working with the BATA program.  Both positions close on Tuesday, Sept 9th. 
       
      Please ensure that these positions are posted or disseminated to interested parties.  Both positions are located in the Oakland CA, bay area.
       
      If there are any questions or further information is needed please feel free in giving me a call at (510) 464-7721.
       
      Thank You
       
      Ann Macaulay
      Human Resources
      Metropolitan Transportation Commission
       
       

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

       

       POSITION:                 SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR

      Call Box and Freeway Service Patrol Programs

       

       CLASSIFICATION:   Senior Program Coordinator 

      (Bridge and Highway Operations Section

       

       

      NUMBER OF VACANCIES:     One

       

       

      DESCRIPTION:         Under the general supervision of the Principal Program Coordinator, this position includes management of the MTC SAFE Call Box and Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) programs. The major work tasks of the position include: (1) overall responsibility for oversight and day-to-day management of the operations of the Call Box and FSP programs and other related programs and projects as required; (2) budgeting and managing the cash flow for the two programs; (3) working with Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in the administration of the programs, including serving as SAFE�s main point of contact with the partner agencies; (4) working with and assisting the Principal Coordinator on state-wide issues and with state-wide committees for the Call Box and FSP programs; (5) managing and assisting program staff in the development, procurement and management of consultant and contractor contracts; (6) preparing and reviewing memoranda and reports for Executive Management and policy board review; and (7) Supervising Call Box and FSP program staff.

       

       

      SALARY RANGE:     Grade IX in the Salary Plan:  $ 84,827 to $ 108,586/Year.

       

       

      MINIMUM

      QUALIFICATIONS:   Education: Completion of a Bachelor�s Degree in an appropriate discipline such as:  Civil, traffic, systems and transportation engineering; or a related discipline.  However, a Master�s degree is preferred.

       

                                           


                                          Experience: Three years of professional experience in an appropriate field related to the position with a Master�s Degree.  Alternatively, four years of relevant experience with a Bachelor�s Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

       

                                          Knowledge of:  Principles of project management, including project scheduling, long-range planning and budgeting; Techniques to facilitate inter-agency coordination; General functions and practices to effectively manage operational projects and services; Procurement practices and policies for contract operations; Contract administration and negotiations and performance evaluation; Basic computer and computer applications (e.g. database management, spreadsheets, management information systems, etc.); and General understanding of federal and state transportation funding sources and processes.

       

                                          Ability to: Manage private contractors and consultants, including evaluating contractor work based on performance measures and contract terms and conditions; Understand complex telecommunications issues and analyze complex operational and management problems and develop innovative solutions; Develop consensus among partner agencies (Caltrans and California Highway Patrol) and program contractors on technical, operational and business solutions to operate programs cost-effectively; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including presenting information to technical, executive and policy boards; Develop processes for working cooperatively with in-house staff and partner agencies; prepare, evaluate and monitor program budgets; Supervise the work of professional staff, including setting priorities for work of others, conducting employee performance evaluations and creating a work environment that fosters motivation and productivity; and Complete assignments, on time, with limited supervision.

       

       

      TYPICAL

      ASSIGNMENTS:       Under the general supervision and direction of the Principal Program Coordinator, the Senior Program Coordinator will serve as the lead member of the Call Box/FSP team to accomplish the following tasks:

       

      Work closely with partner agencies, consultants and agency staff to operate all aspects of the Call Box and FSP programs, including closely monitoring current operations of the programs and recommending changes to operate the programs most efficiently; resolving and responding to operational, technical and institutional issues as they arise, and developing program improvement plans.

       


      Establish assignments and set priorities for staff persons.

       

      Develop budgets for the Call Box and FSP programs; monitor revenues and expenditures and control costs.

       

      Manage the ongoing work of multiple contractors and consultants including compliance with contract terms and conditions.

      Closely coordinate with in-house Legal, Finance and Planning Section staff in the preparation of Requests for Proposal (RFPs), negotiation of contracts, project billing and account management, and in developing long range funding plans.

       

      Represent MTC/SAFE at meetings, review written reports and memoranda prepared by project staff and make presentations before MTC committees, Executive staff, and other agencies.

       

      Serve on statewide committees for the Call Box and FSP programs.

       

      Conduct general liaison, problem solving and correspondence handling.

       

       

      INSTRUCTIONS

      TO APPLICANTS:    Prepare a brief written summary covering each of the areas addressed below.  Limit your responses to a maximum of two sheets of paper (8 1/2" x 11"). Typewritten is preferred. Please be sure your experience directly relates to this position and cite the organization where you acquired the relevant experience.

       

      1.      Describe your experience in procuring, contracting, and managing consultants, primarily in the technical and operational areas.

       

      2.      Explain the techniques you would employ to ensure that projects are effectively managed, come in on time, and are within budget.

       

      3.      Describe analytic tools that you have found particularly useful in managing a large-scale project.  


      Contact MTC at the Job Hotline, (510) 464-7818, or email jobhotline@... Leave your contact information and position applying for, to receive the announcement and application forms.  Applications may be downloaded from MTC�s website, www.mtc.ca.gov. 

       

      Submit an MTC Application, a current resume, and supplemental to:  Human Resources Office, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  Applications not submitted, or submitted without all of the required materials will not be given further consideration.  This announcement remains open until 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2003. (Faxed/emailed applications will Not be accepted.)

       

      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 applicants will be notified promptly of the filling of the position.  The panel will recommend which of the candidates interviewed but not selected will 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 will be reopened for further recruitment.

       

       

      INTRODUCTORY PERIOD

       

      The initial twelve months of service in this position constitute a probation period.  The purposes of probation are 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.

       

       


      SALARY SCHEDULE

       

      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 2�% 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.)

      1.      Eleven paid holidays per year.

      2.      Personal business leave; up to three days per year depending upon date of hire.

      3.      Health Benefits Insurance through the Public Employees� Retirement System (dependent coverage shared by the employee and MTC).

      4.      Agency-paid Vision Care Insurance, employees only (no dependent coverage).

      5.      Agency-paid Dental Insurance (dependent coverage shared by the employee and MTC).

      6.      Agency-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability Insurance.

      7.      Public Employees� Retirement System (PERS); the total contribution paid by MTC.  PERS is in lieu of employee contribution to the Social Security System.

      8.      Transit/Parking Subsidy.

      9.      Alternative payroll savings plans (deferred compensation plans, two credit unions).

       

       

      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.

       

       

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

       

       

      POSITION:                 SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR of the

                                          Bay Area Toll Authority Program

       

      CLASSIFICATION:   Senior Program Coordinator

      (Bridge and Highway Operations Section)

       

      NUMBER OF VACANCIES:     One

       

       

      DESCRIPTION:         Under the supervision of the Section Manager, this position includes   management of the Bay Area Toll Authority�s (BATA�s) Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) � FasTrak � Customer Service Center (CSC) Project.  The major work tasks of the position include: (1) Overall program management of the FasTrak CSC Project; (2) Chair and coordination of a project oversight group, including BATA, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and Caltrans; (3) Liaison with California Toll Operators Consortium (CTOC); (4) Budgeting for the FasTrak CSC project; (5) Oversight and management of FasTrak CSC contractor, including review of project deliverables and negotiations for contract change orders; (6) Developing options to expand ETC transponder use for non-toll applications; (7) Monitoring, analyzing and initiating the toll collection system-related legislative efforts; and (8) Supervision of project staff.

       

       

      SALARY RANGE:     Grade IX in the Salary Plan: $84,827 - $108,586/Year.

       

       

      MINIMUM

      QUALIFICATIONS:   Education:   Completion of a Bachelor�s Degree in an appropriate discipline such as:  Civil, traffic, transportation, or systems engineering, or a related discipline. A Master�s degree is preferred.

       

                                          Experience: Three years of professional experience in an appropriate field related to the position with a Master�s Degree.  Alternatively, four years of relevant experience with a Bachelor�s Degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

                                         

                                          Knowledge of:  Project management; Techniques to facilitate inter-agency coordination; Customer Service Center operations; Contract administration and negotiations; Software design review and systems acceptance testing; and Database management, spreadsheets, management information systems, and packaged analytic programs.

       

                                          Ability to: Manage private contractors and consultants, including evaluating contractor work based on performance measures; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including presenting information to technical, executive and policy boards; Develop processes for working in cooperation with in-house staff and partner agencies; Review and develop budgets; Conduct spreadsheet/database analysis; Supervise the work of professional staff, including setting priorities for work of others and conducting employee performance evaluations; and Complete assignments, on time, with limited supervision.

       

      TYPICAL

      ASSIGNMENTS:       Under the general supervision and direction of the Section Manager the Senior Program Coordinator will:

       

      1.      Oversee and manage all aspects of the FasTrak CSC Project. 

       

      2.      Serve as the lead staff in working with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District and Caltrans to manage the contract operations and develop policies for the FasTrak CSC project, including negotiating and monitoring compliance with Cooperative Agreements with the partner agencies for the project. 

       

      3.      Provide oversight and management of the FasTrak CSC contractor, including review and approval of project deliverables schedule and budget adherence, and negotiations for contract change orders; and for the design and testing of Customer Service Center software.

       

      4.      Serve as the lead staff for developing options to expand ETC transponder use for non-toll applications, including coordination with the TransLink� fare collection systems.

       

      5.      Monitor and analyze toll collection system-related legislative efforts.

       

      6.      Manage the budget for the FasTrak CSC project.

       

      7.      Work closely with the MTC Finance and Legal Sections.

       

      8.      Supervise professional level staff in carrying out tasks assigned to the section.

       

      9.      Serve as BATA�s lead staff liaison with the California Toll Operators Consortium (CTOC).

       

      INSTRUCTIONS

      TO APPLICANTS:    Supplemental Background Information:  Prepare a brief written summary addressing the areas below.  Your responses should be limited to a maximum of two pages, preferably typewritten on 8-1/2� x 11� paper.  Please be sure your experience directly relates to this position; reference the organization where you acquired the relevant experience.

                                         

      1.      Provide specific examples that exemplify your management and problem-solving skills and your experience in the development of a system similar to the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) System, as relates to:

       

      a.      Project oversight, including developing Requests for Proposal, negotiating contracts, managing contracts and contract change orders, monitoring budgets, and developing performance measures.

      b.

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