Goverment Jobs
Published
December 12, 2019
Location
Visalia, California
Job Type

Description

Description

The City of Visalia Transit Division is recruiting for a Transit Management Analyst. Click here to view the recruitment flyer.

THE DIVISION
The City of Visalia's Transit Division is part of the General Services Department and plays a large and active role in the community, offering various mass transit services. Visalia Transit offers fixed-route bus services,Dial-a-ride para-transit services, V-LINE services between Visalia and Fresno, the Loop Bus and the Sequoia Shuttle. Our transit services move over one million passengers per year. We also run the Greenline transit informationcall centerwhich provides transit service information to the public for not only the City of Visalia, but also, City of Dinuba,City of Porterville, City of Tulare, Tulare County, and Kings County. The Greenlinereceives on average 1,500 calls per month.

Examples of Duties

THE POSITION
The Transit Management Analyst provides detailed oversight of the operations contractor who handles the City's bus operations. The Analyst's responsibilities include ensuring that the contractor is in compliance with the contract, assessing for penalties and liquidated damages, and coordinating quarterly audits of the fleet to ensure that the contractor is properly caring for buses and equipment. This position will also be responsible for operations procurement, oversight of bus technology, analyzing information and preparing various reports, and supervision of operations and marketing staff.

Click here to view the Management Analyst job description.

Qualifications / Requirements

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The City of Visalia Transit Division is looking for an organized and detail oriented team player to fill the Transit Management Analyst position. The ideal candidate will be well-rounded with knowledge and experience in contract administration, project management and budget monitoring. This person will enjoy analyzing large quantities of data to prepare reports and planning documents which they will use to make presentations and provide insightful recommendations. The ability to research, interpret, and comply with complex rules and regulations, as well as City policies and procedures is a key requirement for this position. The ability to learn new tasks quickly will allow this individual to quickly learn the bus routes and bus technologies which will play a large role in this position.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Any combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skill and ability may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skill and abilities would be:

  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in political science, public or business administration or a closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of administrative experience in municipal government preferably in transit administration, grant or contract administration or a related field.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.

SELECTION PROCESS
Application and supplemental materials will be evaluated and applicants who appear to be most qualified will be invited to participate in a job related interview and/or examination process. Successful candidates may be required to pass a background investigation, physical examination, and/or drug screen. Additional Information

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The City of Visalia offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Salary range: $75,595.32 - $95,035.44 Annually
  • CalPERS retirement program
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Onsite City Health and Wellness Clinic (no out of pocket expenses)
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick Leave and much more...

Review the Benefits tab for more information.

COMMUNITY OVERVIEW
If work-life balance is important to you, consider living in a thriving community that offers the most affordable housing in California with a typical commute time of less than 20 minutes. With a population of over 138,000, Visalia offers small town charm with metropolitan amenities. Visalia has a world class health care system, our own Sequoia Symphony Orchestra, a flourishing arts community, a minor league baseball team, a downtown convention center, and numerous fine dining establishments.

As the Tulare County seat, Visalia is the principal retail center in the region, and home to several large industrial employers. Visalia has a vibrant downtown district, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, institutions for higher learning, and low cost of living. The City has many community parks, organized team sports, a municipal golf course and private country club, a multi-sport family-oriented regional sports park, and numerous outdoor and recreational activities.

Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, Visalia offers easy access to the nearby mountains, national parks, lakes and rivers which provide year-round opportunities for sports and recreation within an hour or less. Visalia was ranked as the top Central Valley community and one of seven California cities in the top 25 of Gallup Sharecare's latest State of American Well Being Index. Our strong sense of community and social well-being keeps Visalians happy, healthy and moving forward. Come discover all Visalia has to offer!

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in the announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
Employee Benefits & Employment Information
Bargaining Unit: Employees in this class are represented by Miscellaneous Supervisors and Managers (Group E bargaining unit). This bargaining unit may establish and collect dues for their members' independent from the City of Visalia. Those that elect to join may be required to pay dues per the provisions in the MOU.
Salary Policies: The salary range for the job is stated on the job announcement. Candidates are normally hired at the minimum of the salary range. Merit increases are given based upon employee work performance, up to a maximum of 5% per fiscal year.
Bilingual pay of $75 per month is available to those who are eligible and qualify.
Eligible classifications receive a uniform allowance of $800 annually for maintenance and care of department required uniforms or attire.
Holidays: Regular full-time City employees receive 11 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year.
Vacation: Regular full-time employees earn 10 days per year. After 2 years, employees are eligible for 11 days; after 4 years, 14 days; after 9 years, 17 days; and after 16 years, 20 days of vacation per year. Employees are eligible for vacation usage after six (6) months of service. Employees hired from another governmental agency may be entitled to receive years-of service credit for their vacation accrual rate for such previous employment and applies only to the government agency the employee was employed with immediately prior to employment with the City of Visalia.
Sick Leave: Regular full-time employees earn twelve (12) sick leave days per year. Employees are eligible for sick leave usage after three (3) months of service.

Annual Sick Leave Buy Back: After accumulating 60 days (480 hours), the City will purchase back all sick leave hours over 480 hours at 40% of the employee's pay rate.

Administrative Leave: Employees classified as FLSA exempt (not eligible for overtime pay) currently receive 56 hours of administrative leave per calendar year. Any unused administrative leave hours are paid out on the first paycheck in December.
Health Insurance: The City provides employee health insurance which includes medical, dental, and vision care. Employee contribution rates are determined by employee's bargaining unit and plan selected. Health benefits are also available for an employee's dependents for an additional contribution rate. Eligibility for health insurance benefits begins on the first of the month after the date of hire. Contribution rates are reviewed for adjustment annually.
Life Insurance: The City pays the premium for a life insurance and accidental death or dismemberment policy of $30,000. A supplemental life insurance policy may be purchased and paid through payroll deduction. Eligibility for life insurance benefits begins on the first of the month after the date of hire.
Retirement: The City of Visalia is a member of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). New employees are covered under the 2% at 62 plan. [Employees with previous PERS qualifying service (Classic employees) may fall under the 2% at 60 plan.] Each pay period, the City pays an employer contribution towards the retirement benefit. Employees are responsible for contributing 4% of the employer contribution. In addition, there is an established PERS employee contribution rate and the employee pays an amount up to 8.0% of their salary to PERS.

Social Security/FICA: City employees are not subject to regular Social Security (FICA) deductions. However, Federal law requires that the Medicare portion of the FICA is deducted.
Section 125: The City offers a voluntary Section 125 program whereby tax free contributions are put into a trust account and are available for withdrawal with documentation of an unreimbursed healthcare or dependent care expense (i.e. premium, dependent care, medical care).
Long Term Disability: Regular full-time City employees are eligible for disability insurance (up to 2/3 of their salary) in the event they are disabled for more than ninety (90) days. LTD premium cost is paid by the employee.
Worker's Compensation: Full-time and hourly employees who sustain an occupational injury or contract occupational illnesses receive standard Worker's Compensation benefits as prescribed by law.
Other Benefits: The City also offers additional benefits such as an employee assistance program (EAP), a pre-tax deferred compensation plan, and education assistance up to $1,500 per fiscal year.
As a potential applicant, you are about to participate in a series of events collectively called the employment process. Because the goal of the employment process is to obtain the most qualified candidates to fill City positions, examinations are administered to qualified applicants. These examinations are conducted in a variety of ways (written, oral, practical, and/or performance), yet they share a common purpose - to test applicants based upon the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job.
The employment process occurs in several stages which are described below:
Application: Perspective employees must submit a City of Visalia application and other documents required as outlined in the announcement by the closing time specified on the final filing date. Final filing dates and times are listed on the front of each announcement. Separate original applications must be submitted for each recruitment/position applied for.
Examination: Applicants will be evaluated and applicants who clearly appear to be more qualified in terms of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be invited to take an examination or combination of examinations. Written, practical, oral, and/or performance examination scores, or a pre-determined combined examination score, will determine standing on the eligible list.
Exam Accommodations: If you are most qualified for the job, but need reasonable accommodations to take the exam, contact the Human Resources Division at least five (5) days prior to the exam. We want to work with you to design a fair and effective means by which you can demonstrate your ability to perform the essential functions of this job. Be prepared to furnish proof of the need for accommodation. Such proof should normally be a signed statement on letterhead by a professional who is qualified to make a diagnosis.
Eligible lists: Eligible lists contain names, in descending order of score, of applicants who have obtained passing scores. Eligible lists are maintained for no less than six (6) months and no more than one year unless otherwise determined by Human Resources. The City retains the authority to reestablish an eligible list for a specific job opening when deemed necessary. Separate eligible lists are established for each recruitment.
Selection: A departmental interview is conducted with the top candidates from the eligible list. The number of candidates interviewed depends on the number of vacancies.
Background Review: Depending on the position, prospective employees will be subject to clearing a background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, a reference check, credit check, criminal history review, social security verification, DMV record check, polygraph, and psychological evaluation.
Post Offer Medical Examination: Prior to starting work, all prospective employees are required to take a drug/alcohol screening administered by the City's medical provider and/or pass a medical examination. Candidates are cautioned not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed.
Probationary Period: Employees appointed to a new position through an open or promotional process are required to serve a twelve (12) month probationary period in their newly appointed position. An employee maybe terminated without recourse for any reason and at any time during the probationary period.
Immigration Law: Prior to employment, applicants will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, alien registration or authorization to work in the United States at time of appointment, and complete an I-9 form. Failure to do so within three (3) days from date of hire may be cause for termination. Once hired, failure to maintain authorization to work in the United States may be cause for termination of employment.
Driver's License: Some City positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License. Employees may also be required to submit a DMV printout with proof of automobile insurance and use their automobile in the course of employment as some positions may require the use of your vehicle on the job. Additionally, employees may be required to drive City vehicles or equipment.
Non-Smoking Policy: A non-smoking ordinance adopted by the City, provides a smoke free environment.
Drug-Free Workplace: The City is a drug-fee workplace and has adopted a comprehensive substance abuse policy.
Discrimination and Harassment Policy: A zero tolerance discrimination and harassment policy adopted by the City provides employees and volunteers with a professional work environment in which they are not exposed to harassment and illegal discrimination of any kind.
The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained in the announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.
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Describe your ability to research and analyze complex organizational issues, and to develop and evaluate solutions. Give an example.

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    Indicate your experience with computer applications. Describe the most complex computer spreadsheet and/or database you have developed and indicate the computer program used.

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      Describe the types of reports you have prepared and to whom you submitted the information. List examples of those reports and include any presentations you have made.

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        Describe your management responsibilities for an operational program or project including any experience in planning, funding, procurement, implementation, marketing and evaluation. (Describe any specific experience you may have in this area relating to transit operations or transportation.)

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          Describe your experience in working with grants, contracts, and budgets. Indicate the type and size of grant/contract/budget and your level of responsibility and involvement.

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