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MTC Job Announcement: Signal Timing Program Coordinator

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  • Dayana Salazar
    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT SIGNAL TIMING PROGRAM COORDINATOR (Bridge and Highway Operations Section) (This position is a full-time temporary assignment up to June 30,
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 23, 2004





      (Bridge and Highway Operations Section)


      (This position is a full-time temporary assignment up to June 30, 2005.  May be extended)


      VACANCIES:            One


      DESCRIPTION:         Under lead direction of an Associate Program Coordinator, this position will assist with the implementation and administration of the $1.3 million/yr Regional Signal Timing Program, which provides local agencies with assistance from MTC consultants for retiming traffic signal systems.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, management of at least half of the projects within the Program (2004 Cycle entails 22 projects), review of deliverables prepared by various consultants, establishing and maintaining relationships with partner agencies, performing program coordination and administrative activities, providing staff support, and assisting other professional staff as assigned. 


      SALARY RANGE:     $30.00 per hour (Depending upon qualifications salary may be higher.)



      QUALIFICATIONS:   Education:  Completion of a Bachelor�s degree in an appropriate discipline, such as civil, traffic or transportation engineering; transportation planning; public policy or regional planning with a transportation emphasis; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A Master�s degree in one of the above fields is desirable.


                                          Experience: Minimum of one year of recent (must be in the last five years) professional experience in an appropriate field related to the assignment, such as traffic signal systems operations and design or intelligent transportation systems. 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 traffic engineering, especially regarding traffic signal systems; methods and techniques for project management and record keeping, transportation program administration, report preparation, and public presentations; principles and techniques of quantitative analysis, including spreadsheets and database management; and office practices, methods and equipment, including a computer and standard office software.  General knowledge of GIS and web-based applications is desirable.


      Ability to: Perform professional functions in the specific area of assignment; analyze and accurately compile statistical and technical information in a systematic manner, and translate findings and results into language understandable to a wide variety of audiences; identify problems, consider options, develop strategies, and make practical recommendations; prepare correspondence and reports; learn generalized and specialized computer applications; prepare and make public presentations; follow written and oral directions;  communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;  carry out assignments through to completion on time and with limited supervision;  and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, partner agencies, and consultants.



      ASSIGNMENTS: Under the supervision and direction of an MTC Associate Program Coordinator, the Assistant Program Coordinator will:


      1.      Manage a number of consultant contracts and agreements with partner agencies to ensure compliance with Program requirements;

      2.      Review consultant deliverables for adherence to the detailed scope of work, schedule, and budget;

      3.      Evaluate consultant performance and make recommendations for improvement;

      4.      Evaluate Program performance and make recommendations for improvement;

      5.      Prepare call for projects and evaluate project applications;


      6.      Update the on-line, GIS-based Traffic Signals Database and make recommendations for improvement;

      7.      Work with the Traffic Signals Database consultant on implementation of improvements;

      8.      Write memos and make presentations regarding the Program to various committees and technical organizations; and,

      9.      Assist other employees in carrying out related tasks.




      TO APPLICANTS:    Submit completed MTC application with a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 PM, Friday, Aug 13, 2004. 

                                          Applications may be downloaded from MTC�s web site, www.mtc.ca.gov.   Contact MTC at the Job Hotline, (510) 464-7818, or send email with your contact information to jobhotline@... for the announcement and application forms.  Applications not submitted on MTC forms will not be considered.  Materials and questions should be addressed to:  Human Resources Office, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101-8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  (Faxed/emailed applications will NOT be accepted.)




      Monthly Transit/Parking subsidy.  Direct deposit.  MTC contributes towards employee�s Social Security and Medicare benefit 


      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 for the duration of the their employment and will be responsible for notifying MTC of any changes. 


      Background Checks:

      MTC conducts background checks to verify information included in the candidate�s application, resume and supplemental materials. 


      California Driver�s License:

      A valid California Driver�s 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.




      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.

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