DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2023 AT 11:59 PM
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY
First round interviews tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2023
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION FOR THREE YEARS
Be ready to rethink your assumptions about the public sector. Flexible hours? Flexible work location? A beautiful, well-located, high amenity building for on-site work? Yes, yes, and yes!
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov.
The Transit Network Priority Program Coordinator position will be filled at either the Assistant or the Associate level and is under the supervision and direction of the Principal, Transit Programs. As a member of the newly established Transit Systems team within the Funding Policy and Programs section, the Transit Network Priority Program Coordinator will be responsible for managing MTC’s advancement of the Bus Transit Priority actions (Actions #7 - #12) identified in the Transit Transformation Action Plan (Download PDF reader).
This position will lead internal coordination across multiple MTC sections as well as serve as the lead MTC staff person coordinating with transit operators to advance bus transit priority on Bay Area roadways and freeways. The Transit Network Priority Program Coordinator will also manage the development of a Transit Priority Policy and Corridor Assessment in conjunction with transit operators.
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Strong knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area transit network, including knowledge of operators and key transit corridors.
Experience working on transit reliability projects either at a transit operator, state department of transportation, local jurisdiction, or regional agency.
Experience facilitating projects involving numerous organizational stakeholders as well as an interest in finding compromise when faced with conflicting perspectives.
Ability to translate technical information into a language and format understandable to the general public.
Flexibility and willingness to develop programs from the ground up.
Prepare and make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
Prepare, evaluate and monitor program budgets.
Analyze complex operational and management problems and develop innovative solutions.
Work effectively with others including with staff from MTC’s Facilities and Contract Services section, Regional Planning Program, Finance section, Design and Project Delivery section, and the Bay Area’s transit operators and county transportation agencies
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education:A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment such as transportation planning, project management, public finance, transportation engineering, economics, business or public administration. A Master's degree is preferred/desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)
For the Assistant level, one year of experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment. For the Associate level, minimum of two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and direction of the Principal, Transit Programs, the essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Coordinating across multiple MTC sections, including the Design and Project Delivery Section and the Regional Planning Program, to support the agency’s advancement of the Bus Transit Priority actions (Actions #7 - #12) identified in the Transit Transformation Action Plan.
Lead (in close partnership with transit operator staff partners) the development of Regional Transit Priority Policy and Corridor Assessment which will develop an inventory of key “hot spot” opportunities to implement transit priority improvements around the Bay Area and serve as a framework for MTC to fund identified projects.
Collaborate closely with the Bay Area’s transit operators, local jurisdictions, Caltrans, and county transportation agencies to develop a cooperative process to streamline and address barriers to the delivery of priority improvements.
Assist in the management of MTC’s funding programs that support transit priority projects, including the Transit Performance Initiative and Transit Transformation Action Plan funding program.
Represent MTC at meetings, review written reports and memoranda prepared by project staff and make presentations before MTC committees, executive staff, and other agencies.
Perform other job-related duties as needed or assigned by the section.
HYBRID WORK - Employees may need to be in the office for some assignments/tasks that can only be done onsite or at a designated MTC work assignment location.