Goverment Jobs
Published
October 24, 2018
Location
Riverside, California
Category
Job Type

Description

JOB SUMMARY

THIS POSITION IS DESIGNATED AS NON-BARGAINING UNIT AND THE INCUMBENT SHALL SERVE IN AN "AT-WILL" CAPACITY.

The Riverside Transit Agency is recruiting to fill one vacancy in the Planning Department. The Planning Analyst conducts data analysis and research to develop planning projects, grants/funding sources, plans, and meet reporting obligations of the Agency.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential job duties include butnot limited to:

  • Manages the Planning Department database.
  • Prepares various monthly, quarterly and annual reports and forecasts including ridership, hours, miles, passenger miles and costs.
  • Manages the National Transit Database (NTD) program including the preparation of responses to FTA reviews and sampling surveys.
  • Researches potential funding sources and in coordination with other departments, prepares grant applications, contracts, andamendments as required and meets related reporting obligations.
  • Leads or supports the preparation of transit planning documents, including the NTD reports, Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) updates, Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Triennial Audit, Transportation Development Act (TDA) Triennial Audit, Title VI report, five-year capital and service improvement program, and overall work program.
  • Assists with analysis, quality control (QC) and reporting of operations and financial data to assess service performance, facilities and equipment.
  • Leads or supports responses to inquiries and requests from other agencies and the general public as directed.
  • Assists with reviews of development projects requesting the provision of transit services, amenities and service improvements.
  • Conducts periodic route segment and stop level surveys, analysis and statistical reports.
  • Conducts field work in support of service improvements as needed.
  • Prepares, develops and maintains department logs, manuals and documents.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university in business, public administration or a related field, with a minimum of three years experience in grants administration, transit planning or operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to create and interpret bar graphs.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Knowledge of basic office equipment and personal computers. Familiarity with software programs such as Microsoft Office, to include Word, Excel, Access, etc. Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, statistical analysis programs such as SPSS and an advance knowledge of Excel is essential.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve and analyze practical problems, provide solutions and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and administration. Knowledge of transit operations. Knowledge of federal, state, and local funding practices and procedures. Knowledge of public organizations. Knowledge of statistical and research methods. Familiarity of Local, State and Federal grant processes. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to write clear and concise reports. Ability to gather and analyze facts and arrive at sound planning conclusions and recommendations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note to Internal Candidates:
The following areas will be reviewed as part of the selection process:

  • Will be required to pass job related skills test(s).Testing may include, but is not limited to:
    • Written test(s)
    • Oral test(s)
    • Practical test(s)
  • Past year performance record will be reviewed:
    • No more than 1 verbal warning within a 12 month period
    • Must have zero additional disciplinary actions, i.e. no:
      • Written Warnings
      • Final Warnings
      • Suspension
  • Must have no more than 2 Incidents/miss-outs within the previous 12 month period.
  • Must have no more than 5 Counted Absences within the previous 12 month period.
  • Must have zero preventable accidents.
  • Performance Appraisal ratings must be at or above "Meets Standards."
  • SELECTION PROCEDURES

    Applications will be evaluated and only qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process which may include: a written exam,and an oral interview (100% weight). The examinations will be used to assess the applicant's knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the position. The selection procedures may change depending on the needs of the Agency; if such changes apply, qualified applicants will be notified prior to the administration of examinations.

    The Riverside Transit Agency complies with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of accommodation requests prior to the first test part. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Riverside Transit Agency requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

    Department: Planning
    Reports To: Planning & Scheduling Manager
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

    The Riverside Transit Agency offers an attractive benefits package as detailed below:

    Full Time Employees:

    • The Riverside Transit Agency contracts with the California Public Employees? Retirement System (CalPERS) to administer the retirement benefits. The current benefit factor formula for all new hires is 2% at 62. Employees with previous CalPERS membership or membership with another employer who has established reciprocity with CalPERS may be eligible for the 2% at 55 benefit factor formula.
    • Retiree Medical available at minimal cost after 10 years of RTA full time service.
    • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance available to employees at minimal cost with a contribution toward dependent coverage.
    • Life and Long-term Disability Insurance fully paid for employee.
    • Supplemental Life Insurance available at employee cost. Deferred Compensation Programs available.
    • Free Transportation Pass for employee and dependents.
    • Credit Union membership available Direct Deposit Available Paid time off earned in 1st year: 2 weeks? vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 regular holidays, and 12 sick leave days.
    • Employee Assistance Program available for employee and immediate family members.

    Part Time Employees:

    • California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) - Same as above.
    • Deferred Compensation programs available.
    • Free Transportation Pass available for employee and dependents.
    • Credit Union membership available. Direct Deposit available.
    • Paid time off earned in 1st year: 1 week vacation, and 8 regular holidays.
    • Employee Assistance Program available for employee and immediate family members.
    01
    Do you have a Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university in business, public administration or a related field, with a minimum of three years experience in grants administration, transit planning or operations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience?

    • Yes
    • No
    02
    ?Briefly describe your previous experience preparing various monthly, quarterly and annual reports and forecasts, and which employment you gained this at.

      03
      ?Describe your previous experience researching potential funding sources and in preparing grant applications, contracts, and amendments as required and which employment you gained this experience at.

        04
        Do you have working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, statistical analysis programs such as SPSS and an advance knowledge of Excel? If yes, which employment did you gain this experience?

          05
          Briefly outline your experience and knowledge gained in the following: Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning and administration. Knowledge of transit operations. Knowledge of federal, state, and local funding practices and procedures. Knowledge of public organizations. Knowledge of statistical and research methods. Familiarity of Local, State and Federal grant processes.

            * Required Question

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