Goverment Jobs
October 12, 2019
Espanola, New Mexico
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General Purpose

Perform a variety of professional and technical administrative duties related to analyzing, evaluating, planning, and coordinating overall transit services; grant and funding acquisition; and project management for the NCRTD.

Supervision Received

Work under general supervision of the Executive Director.

Supervision Exercised

Provides daily supervision of assigned divisional staff as well as functional oversight of assigned administrative support staff on a project-by-project basis.

Essential Functions

Manages major planning studies through assigned staff including coordinating and providing staff lead on interagency review of jurisdictional updates of transportation plans; developing tasks and coordinating long-range planning, implementation and facility siting studies; facilitating the update of the short-term transit service plan; and performing other related activities.

Performs and manages transportation demand management planning activities through assigned staff, which includes: reviewing and commenting on proposed land use developments or road projects; reviewing and commenting on comprehensive plans of communities served by the District to ensure the inclusion of a transit plan element; promoting the incorporation of pro-transit policies and programs; facilitating economic opportunities in communities served by the District; reviewing and implementing bus stop locations; and performing other related activities.

Coordinate major special operational and/or administrative projects including service restructuring plans and activities related to service changes; direct or perform studies of transit routes and service plans; create transit schedules/timetables and support production of schedule brochures by Marketing department; monitor and maintain the schedule integrity of the transit system; assess and implement services changes; conduct cost analysis for new and existing routes; perform complex data analysis and analyze performance data.

Coordinate special projects as directed including ensuring District's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; Federal, State and Agency regulations. Coordinate and facilitate paratransit and demand services evaluations between Service Development and Operations.

Perform grant research, prepare and submit applications, monitor compliance with grant specifications and conditions; prepare and submit various progress/milestone reports and project reimbursement requests as required by grantors; coordinate interdepartmental contributions to various projects including Operations, Finance and the Public Information Office.

Identify and research the sources of funding and prepare applications and amendments and monitor and comply with funding requirements.

Prepare project scope for Requests for Qualifications and Requests for Proposals to solicit service for the NCRTD. Assist Finance in ensuring Federal, State, and Agency Procurement Code is followed. Support Finance through completion of purchase process including purchase requisition, purchase order and invoicing. Assess and evaluate RFP/RFQ responses and participate in the decision- making process as requested.

Review approved transit service plans, evaluate and design new and existing bus routes. Evaluate customer, Board member and public requests for service changes and new service requests. Review of existing routes should include route effectiveness, safety and functionality along with economic performance; coordinate the development, tracking, and analysis of District system performance measures.

Ensure that monthly ridership is tracked and recorded on all routes as well as total annual ridership for monthly reporting, analyze ridership information reported by each driver on their daily route tally sheet and/or through ITS data. Ensure that all reports are turned in for tabulation and inclusion in statistics; prepare appropriate monthly statistical reports including illustrative information on each route, including ridership performance.

Facilitate Tribal subcommittee meetings and act as Tribal liaison. Represent the District at various stages in the regional transportation planning process with the Northern Pueblos Regional Transportation Planning Organization. May periodically represent NCRTD at the Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Mid-Region Council of Governments.

Transit Planning, Projects & Grants Manager, page 3

Represent NCRTD at various municipal and government events and efforts. Guide decisions regarding the provision of the transit services with insight into operational/functional impacts; prepare analysis and appropriate responses; support activities related to the development of transit/transportation plans and programs, support strategic planning and the development and implementation of short term and long-range goals.

Perform tasks associated with Federal and State reporting requirements which include (but not limited to) NTD and Rural Transit Data reports, DBE reporting to the State, grant/funding progress reports, etc.

Coordinate with Operations Department and Public Information Office to develop plans to promote new routes and major changes that offer the greatest opportunity for increased ridership.

Conduct special projects, perform analyses and develop plans as requested by Executive Director; prepare Board reports and other reports; utilize AVL/CAD software to generate, analyze and prepare management assessments as needed; act as DBE liaison.

Supervise staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; provide daily direction and oversight; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring employees follow policies and procedures; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

Perform other related duties as required.


Education and Experience:

Graduation from college with a bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation, Public Administration, Transportation Planning, Business Administration or other related field;


Five (5) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional transit planning or related operational or administrative experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;


An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of transit service planning and in-transit scheduling; manual and automated schedule making, run cutting techniques and rostering; methods and techniques of researching and interpreting data and information; transit planning and transit scheduling including transit demand modeling; multi-modal networks and alternative transit modes; principles and practices of public transit systems and planning; federal and state funding sources related to transit; statistical methods and proficiency with related software. Some knowledge of socioeconomic data collection and analysis methods; forecasting and modeling processes; GIS software and mapping methods and practices including buffering, spatial joining and geo-processing; traffic data collection and management; travel model and emission model concepts; knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; using personal computers and applicable software applications including spreadsheets and data base programs; public speaking; responding to requests and inquiries from the general public as authorized; monitoring and evaluating subordinate staff.

Ability to identify funding sources and write grants and to aggressively pursue potential and innovative funding and revenue generation ideas and leads from local, state and federal funding sources; conduct statistical and cost/benefit analysis; prepare complex financial and analytical reports and grants; research, analyze and evaluate a variety of data including financial, organizational, administrative and operational; prepare concise and effective written communications; manage multiple projects and operations simultaneously; work independently under time deadlines and within project budget; maintain credibility while balancing competing demands within the District; build and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work using principles of good customer service; make public presentations and communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain positive, effective and cooperative working relationships with District Employees, member entities and the general public; exercise independent judgment in the analysis and solution of complex service planning and scheduling issues.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be available to work outside regular business hours, as required by the demands of the job. Must possess a valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Demonstrated skill in computer software programs including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Familiarity working in union and non-union environments.

Transit Planning, Projects & Grants Manager, page 3

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position generally performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involve moderate muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. Regular talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand and finger dexterity required to perform some essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, listening, verbal instructions, emotional stability, selective thinking and assessment, and creative problem solving.

5. Professional Standards:

At North Central Regional Transportation District, we offer services as a team of respectful, qualified professionals. Our customers come first.They are our neighbors. We believe that the following Professional Standards are crucial for you to embody if we are going to be a match as employer and employee.

In addition to being competent in the essential functions outlined above and minimum qualifications outlined above, you have an important professional role to play in NCRTD. To fill that role, you are expected to practice and exhibit the following attitudes and behaviors while at work.

Remain a professional, balanced, respectful, problem-solver, even under stress or when out of your comfort zone.

Demonstrate trustworthy behavior and speech (personal integrity and professional competence, do what you say you will do, be dependable, be accountable, act as a contributing member of our professional team).

Show respect for coworkers and customers (be attentive, recognize others? contributions and concerns, maintain the dignity of all people, empathize, honor differences, build rapport when possible and forgiveness where necessary).

Keep a positive, ?can do? attitude toward tasks, coworkers, management and customers.

Communicate coherently (listen to understand, speak to be understood, no blaming, ask questions).

Demonstrate flexibility in the face of changes and new ideas (understand why changes are being made, ask questions about them when necessary, give them a chance and offer feedback where appropriate).

Be a steward (1) of our organization?s resources (avoid waste, suggest cost saving ideas, take care of things by keeping them clean and the area safe); and (2) of your personal career (identify one or two areas of growth, learning or certification to pursue every year).

Full comprehensive benefit package, to include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance (80% paid by employer)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid by employer)
  • PERA - State Retirement system (75% contribution pad by employer)
  • Generous Annual and Sick Leave
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