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American Public Transportation Association

 Classifieds for February 5, 2016

Passenger Transport classified ads are the leading marketplace for the public transportation industry. In every biweekly issue, transit systems and businesses place their requests for bids and proposals, help wanted notices, and for sale advertisements - and they get results. All classifieds that appear in print also appear in the online electronic version of Passenger Transport, reaching more than 18,000 readers.

Table Of Contents


  • Bids/Proposals

    • County of Sonoma/Sonoma County Transit -

      NOTICE TO POTENTIAL PROPOSERS
      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      FIXED-ROUTE OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

      Proposals are being sought from qualified firms to provide fixed-route operations and maintenance services for the County of Sonoma/Sonoma County Transit beginning July 1, 2016. The complete Request for Proposal (RFP) package, proposer registration and submittal instructions is available from the County of Sonoma’s Supplier Portal at the following address: https://esupplier.sonomacounty.ca.gov/psp/FNPRD/SUPPLIER/ERP/h/?tab=DEFAULT

      The deadline for proposal submittal is 2:00 P.M. on March 3, 2016.


    • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - RFB

      LOS ANGELES COUNTY
      METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (METRO)

      Metro will receive Bids for Invitation for Bids (IFB) No. OP23532 to procure Four (4) Electric Vehicle Chargers per specifications on file at the LACMTA Office of Procurement, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (9th Floor).

      All Bids must be submitted to Metro, and be filed at the reception desk of the Office of Materiel on or before 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016 Pacific Time, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read. Bids received later than the above date and time will be rejected and returned to the bidder unopened. Each bid must be sealed and marked Bid No. OP23532.

      Bid specifications will be available as of Tuesday, January 26, 2016 via the website at www.metro.net. You may also obtain Bid specifications by calling the PROCUREMENT RECEPTION DESK (9th Floor) at (213) 922-1037, or via Fax at (213) 922-1004.

      2/1/16; CNS-2841389#
      PASSENGER TRANSPORT C/O AMER


    • Community Transit - RFP

      COMMUNITY TRANSIT
      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      RFP #03-13, HEAVY DUTY TRANSIT BUSES (40 FT, 60 FT, AND BRT 60 FT)

      Issue Date: January 26, 2016
      Bid Due Date: April 8, 2016
      Full notice and specifications can be viewed at: http://www.commtrans.org/procurement


    • City of Culver City - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      RFP # 1589

      Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the City of Culver City, California, for furnishing the following:
      CULVER CITYBUS STOP IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: BUS SHELTER, BENCH, TRASH RECEPTACLE PROCUREMENT, REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
      In strict accordance with the Specifications on file in the office of the CULVER CITY PURCHASING DIVISION, 4343 Duquesne Avenue, Culver City, California 90232. Copies of specifications and proposal documents may be obtained from the City’s website at http://www.culvercity.org/city-hall/information/bidding-contract-opportunities on or after January 29, 2016.

      One original, one electronic, and eight copies of the proposal must be submitted to the CITY CLERK in a sealed envelope at CITY HALL, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232, not later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened at the City Clerk’s Counter on the first floor of City Hall. Facsimile proposals will not be accepted. Any vendor may withdraw their proposal, without obligation, at any time prior to the scheduled closing time for receipt of proposals. A withdrawal will not be effective unless made personally or by telephonic notification received prior to the closing date. Proposals may later be referred to the City Council for appropriate action. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals as the best interests of the City may dictate.


    • City of Culver City

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      RFP # 1586

      Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the City of Culver City, California, for furnishing the following:
      Culver City: SmartBus System Project

      In strict accordance with the Specifications on file in the office of the CULVER CITY PURCHASING DIVISION, 4343 Duquesne Avenue, Culver City, California 90232. Copies of specifications and proposal documents may be obtained from the City’s website at http://www.culvercity.org/city-hall/information/bidding-contract-opportunities on or after January 29, 2016.

      One original, one electronic, and ten copies of the proposal must be submitted to the CITY CLERK in a sealed envelope at CITY HALL, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232, not later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at which time they will be publicly opened at the City Clerk’s Counter on the first floor of City Hall. Facsimile proposals will not be accepted. Any vendor may withdraw their proposal, without obligation, at any time prior to the scheduled closing time for receipt of proposals. A withdrawal will not be effective unless made personally or by telephonic notification received prior to the closing date. Proposals may later be referred to the City Council for appropriate action. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals as the best interests of the City may dictate.


    • Lowell Regional Transit Authority - RFP

      REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
      TO
      PROVIDE AND INSTALL A NEW TRANSIT BUS WASHER SYSTEM

      The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) is requesting an equipment system and price proposals from qualified firms to provide and install A COMPLETE NEW FIXED ROUTE TRANSIT BUS WASHER SYSTEM at its Bus Maintenance Facility, 100 Hale Street, Lowell, Mass.
      The LRTA invites sealed proposals to be received at the LRTA, 3rd Floor, Administration Office, 145 Thorndike St., Lowell, MA. Proposals will be accepted until 11 A.M. on Friday, March 11, 2016. Proposals received at the LRTA by that time shall then be opened and recorded as received for further evaluation.

      The LRTA will hold a pre-proposal conference at the LRTA’s Fixed Route Bus Maintenance and Operations Center, 100 Hale Street, Lowell, Mass. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10 A.M. The LRTA invites all intended proposers to attend. LRTA fixed route vehicles and the current bus washer system will be available for viewing at that time.

      The performance of any contract which may arise from this proposal is subject to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all applicable equal employment requirements as may be generally appropriate to this type of solicitation. DBE/MBE/WBE firms will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals and will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in the LRTA’s consideration of an award of contract. This project and contract will be subject to the availability of financial assistance from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT). All proposers will be required to certify that they are not on the United States Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors.

      The LRTA reserves the right to waive any formalities, to reject any and all proposals and to award the contract to any proposer whose proposal is deemed the most advantageous to the best interests of the public and the LRTA. The RFP documents and detailed specifications may be obtained free of charge at the LRTA office in the Gallagher lntermodal Transportation Center.

      These documents may also be requested by email, gamgee@lrta.com or by telephone, by contacting Tom Henderson at (978) 459-0164, Ext. #210.

      JAMES H. SCANLAN LRTA ADMINISTRATOR
      Dated: January 29, 2016


  • Help Wanted

    • Amtrak - Lead Service Planner

      AMTRAK – LEAD SERVICE PLANNER

      Working from Amtrak’s Headquarters in Washington, DC, the Lead Service Planner leads efforts to clearly communicate our route and service financial evaluations, analysis, and state payment forecasts to a broad range of audiences, both internal and external. The position is the primary support to the Director in working through Amtrak’s State Corridors Business Line and other departments in evaluating and applying the state payment methodology to state corridor service and capital investment plans. To qualify, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Economics, Transportation, Business, Public Administration, or related field and 5-7 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination. Prefer: Master’s in a related field.

      Amtrak is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

      Amtrak offers a competitive benefit package and salaries commensurate with experience. Submit your application online: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19241&company=Amtrak&username


    • Utah Transit Authority - President & CEO

      UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY
      PRESIDENT & CEO
      ABOUT UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY

      Covering more than 1,400 square miles, Utah Transit Authority has one of the largest coverage areas of any public transportation agency in the United States. It was nationally recognized by its transit agency peers as the 2014 American Public Transportation Association Outstanding Public Transportation System. This is the fourth time UTA has received the award. UTA provides public transportation to 80 percent of Utah residents and serves 75 cities in six counties. With 44 million boardings per year, UTA is experiencing the highest ridership in its history. Each day, UTA’s team of more than 2,300 bus and rail operators, maintenance and parts personnel and administrative employees keep the authority on the road to Utah’s public transportation future. UTA is looking for a new President & CEO to help lead the authority as it continues to serve the public through innovative growth of the regional transit system.

      ABOUT THE POSITION
      Serves as the Statutory Officer of the Utah Transit Authority working under the direction of the Board of Trustees. Provides strategic leadership and is responsible for overall performance and organizational effectiveness of the authority. Provides factual information and advice to the Board of Trustees regarding key strategic, policy and legislative issues, and is accountable for implementing decisions made by the Board. Establishes current and long-range strategic objectives, formulates plans and policies and allocates resources for the achievement of these objectives. Leads the authority’s Executive Team, fostering a collaborative, innovative and high-performing culture. Works with elected officials, local, state and federal agencies, public constituencies, non-governmental organizations and other external stakeholders to advance the organization’s strategic plan and ensure success of voter approved programs.

      ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
      · Fosters effective working relationships, builds and maintains trust with elected officials, local, state and federal agencies, the business community, public constituencies, non-governmental organizations, regulatory oversight agencies, and other external stakeholders to communicate and advance the authority’s strategic plans and policies as directed by the Board.
      · Provides information and support to the Board on strategic, policy, and legislative issues. Works with the Board to address challenges, risks, and opportunities in developing viable solutions.
      · Assumes full responsibility for providing organizational leadership and allocating resources in order to achieve mission, goals, strategic objectives and Board mandated service obligations and to provide the highest quality public transportation system. Develops innovative and effective solutions to transit funding challenges.
      · Oversees development and implementation of strategies, objectives, and policies with the Board and Executive Officers. Leverages efficiencies and ensures alignment of human resources and infrastructure for financial sustainability.
      · Engages and responds to stakeholders and local associations on current and planned programs and services. Resolves complaints and controversial issues in order to build and maintain public trust. Provides transparency and insight into the agency’s implementation of programs, policies and service to meet community needs and goals and strengthen the fabric of communities served.
      · Provides leadership and direction that supports an environment of learning and growth, while planning for future required critical knowledge, skills, and talent. Promotes a culture that maximizes the Authority’s human resources potential.

      CANDIDATE PROFILE
      The ideal President & CEO candidate is the proven leader of a large, complex, transparent, and diverse organization focused on serving customers; skilled in advising a Board on key strategic, policy, and legislative issues; plans and designs long-range strategic objectives; a high-level negotiator, communicator and master facilitator; known for honesty and integrity and for building trust within the community; and a proven strategic innovative leader who guides, develops and motivates staff to ensure organizational effectiveness, demonstrating social responsibility, commitment and value to stakeholders and to the public. The new President & CEO will provide fiduciary oversight, including long-term fiscal planning and sustainability; and will have knowledge and/or skill in government and legislative processes, including public and local government administration. The new President & CEO will continue to support and build a diverse and inclusive culture, aligned with and strengthening the fabric of communities served.
      Desired Qualifications
      · Bachelors degree in management, planning, public administration, engineering, or closely related field; Graduate degree preferred.
      · 10 years of senior management experience, including seven years at an executive-level with supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility over multiple divisions and functional areas.
      · Experience working in the public sector, public transportation, and government or transit organizations is preferred.

      COMPENSATION
      The annual salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the final candidate.

      APPLICATION PROCESS
      For more information about this position please visit www.rideuta.com and click on President/CEO Job Announcement, under Career Opportunities.

      Persons interested in this job must submit a cover letter, salary history, and resume to President@rideuta.com. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please call David Heier at (801) 287-2067. The position will remain open until filled.


    • Sacramento Regional Transit District - Director, Light Rail

      DIRECTOR, LIGHT RAIL
      SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT
      $119,268 – $166,980 annually +
      excellent benefits
      FFD: 3/2/16

      Seeking a Dir, Light Rail to oversee the District’s light rail transportation, vehicle maintenance, and Wayside maintenance departments. For complete information on position and filing instructions, visit RT at www.sacrt.com or 2810 “O” Street, Sacramento, 95816 – (916) 556-0298. RT will make reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants with disabilities. RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


    • Pierce Transit - Senior Program Administrator

      SENIOR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
      PIERCE TRANSIT
      Open Until Filled
      First Review February 4, 2016

      Position Summary:
      The Senior Program Administrator plans, organizes and oversees transportation programs and services by serving as the Agency’s point of contact for business partners in Pierce County and for the Regional Fare Collection program called ORCA. This position serves as Pierce Transit’s ORCA Site Manager and authorized official for the program. The incumbent has reasonable authority to make most decisions required for timely and efficient administration of the ORCA system and is ultimately responsible for the successful initiation, planning, execution, coordination and budget for the ORCA program and the Employer Services Program.
      Hiring Range: $69,785 - $85,486 annually Salary Range: $69,785 - $101,188 annually, paid on a bi-weekly basis.

      Minimum Qualifications:

      Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Political Science or related field and four (4) years’ experience in project and/ or program management and data analysis including two (2) years of progressively responsible supervisory or leadership experience; or an equivalent combination of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the job as described above. Desired: Experience in the transit industry.

      How to Apply:

      Submit a cover letter, resume and supplemental questionnaire clearly showing how you meet the minimum qualifications listed above to ajohnson@piercetransit.org. This recruitment is open until filled. Application materials received by February 4, 2016 will receive first consideration. Pierce Transit reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing.

      Selection Procedure:
      The most competitive applicants, who in the judgment of the Human Resources Department most closely meet the requirements of the position, may be invited to an oral review panel. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on their resume/application materials to permit the Agency to properly evaluate their qualifications and abilities as they relate to the position.


    • City of Simi Valley - Senior Management Analyst

      CITY OF SIMI VALLEY
      SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST

      Salary: $6,695 to $8,597/mo, plus excellent benefits.
      Performs a variety of advanced professional & technical administrative duties, including budget, grants, procurement, & Capital Projects; assumes responsibility for supervision, training, and evaluations; and plans, directs, & evaluates assigned systems, procedures & operations.
      Requires: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s with course work in public admin, business admin, or related & five years administrative, analytical, and/or budgetary experience, including two years of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience.

      This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time. The first review of applications will occur on 2/8/16. Contact HR at www.simivalley.org or (805) 583-6700. EOE


    • Intercity Transit - Development Director

      INTERCITY TRANSIT –
      DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
      OLYMPIA WA
      OPEN UNTIL 2/12/16
      $90,251-$121,846

      The Development Director provides leadership and direction for long and short range planning, grant writing and administration, procurement, and the development and management of major agency projects, maintenance and facilities inventory, marketing, communications, and community outreach efforts. The Director is responsible for developing departmental policy, budget, operations, and staffing, reports directly to the General Manager, and serves as a member of the Senior Management Team. Please go to www.intercitytransit.com for position details, agency information, and online application. EEO.


    • Metropolitan Transportation Commission - Programming and Allocations Section

      ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE
      TRANSPORTATION PLANNER/ANALYSTS

      The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is recruiting for two (2) positions in the Programming and Allocations Section. Both positions are Assistant/Associate Transportation Planner/Analysts. The job posting (for the 2 positions) closes on Tuesday, Feb 16th.
      1) One Planner/Analyst - Serve as the manager of the Transit Capital Priorities program. The person in this position will allocate federal transit and regional funds to transit operators, primarily to replace and rehabilitate transit capital assets and maintain the Bay Area’s transit system in a state of good repair.

      2) One Planner/Analyst - Manage the Transportation Equity Funding Program. The person in this position will administer the Lifeline Transportation Program and focus on implementing funding programs and addressing policies to improve the mobility of senior, low-income and disabled populations.

      For a more in-depth job description and to apply, go to: http://jobs.mtc.ca.gov/


    • Sound Transit - Director, Facilities & Asset Control

      SOUND TRANSIT
      DIRECTOR, FACILITIES & ASSET CONTROL
      JOB #15-00796
      SALARY: $106,707.00 - $133,384.00 Annually
      OPENING DATE: 01/26/16
      CLOSING DATE: 02/15/16, 5:00 PM

      GENERAL PURPOSE:
      Under administrative direction, plans, directs, manages, and implements the operations, services and functions of the Facilities and Asset Control branch of the Operations Department; manages, directs, supervises, and provides leadership to the program functions, processes, and activities of the division and integrates work with other divisions/departments; provides leadership to the division in support of department/agency goals; assures adherence to departmental goals, policies and procedures, and organizational strategic direction; and represents the Department in both internal and external venues.

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      Education and Experience:
      Bachelors Degree in facility management, construction science/management, business administration, or closely related field and eight years of experience in managing and directing facilities and operations for large complex programs/organization that includes four years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility, preferably in a transit/transportation related environment with multiple facility/office locations; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      For complete job details and to apply visit http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/Jobs

      Sound Transit is an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on, and are committed to, diversity within our organization and leadership.


    • Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation - Senior Rai8l and Transit Engineer

      SENIOR RAIL AND TRANSIT ENGINEER

      The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is recruiting for a Senior Rail and Transit Engineer, responsible for conducting oversight of design and construction activities for major rail and transit projects within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Significant experience managing freight rail, passenger rail, rail transit, and bus facilities projects is highly desired. To be considered for this position you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.


    • Capital Area Transportation Authority - Paratransit Services Manager

      PARATRANSIT SERVICES MANAGER
      CAPITAL AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CATA), LANSING MI

      KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to identify candidates for the position of Paratransit Services Manager. This position is responsible for the management/oversight of paratransit and demand response services for persons with disabilities. It supervises paratransit staff and reports to the CEO/Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a college degree or the equivalent; a valid driver’s license; a minimum of one year of supervisory experience; advanced computer skills; and experience with transit software programs. He/she will be able to motivate personnel, communicate effectively, handle details, meet deadlines, work independently, cooperate, and be professional in appearance, punctual, and reliable. CATA offers a hiring range up to $70,000, a generous benefit package, moving expense budget if applicable, and a challenging and a rewarding professional environment. To be considered, please forward a letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and salary history to Paul Muldoon at paul@kl2connects.com at your earliest convenience.


    • East Texas Council of Governments - Director of Transportation

      DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION
      KILGORE, TEXAS

      Organization Overview: The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) serves a fourteen county area of East Texas stretching from 60 miles east of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to the Texas-Louisiana border. The area is served by Interstate Highway 20 and numerous U.S. highways as well as regional airports in Tyler and Longview and an expansive rail network. Headquartered in Kilgore, employees of the agency are able to take advantage of the many amenities of the region.

      Job Details: The agency is seeking an experienced transit manager to be its next Director of Transportation. The Director of Transportation directs the operations of ETCOG’s Transportation Division. A major responsibility for the Director is to oversee the Rural Planning Organization’s (RPO) facilitation and prioritization of the region’s transportation projects and to participate in meetings of various transportation-related organizations. In addition, the Director of Transportation manages the ETCOG GoBus system. The Director is a key member of the agency’s management team and participates in Board meetings, Executive Committee meetings, Director’s meetings and other internal meetings as well as representing the agency to regional and national organizations. The Director directs the operations of a Division with 58 employees, 13 in the office and 45 full and part-time drivers, and an annual budget that exceeds $4 million. The GoBus program operates a fleet of 40 buses. Grants already approved will provide funds for 22 new buses. For more information on the position, please go to www.chcpublicsectorsolutions.com

      Education and experience: Candidates for the position should have a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field of study. They should have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in planning, directing, organizing, managing or administering a transportation agency with planning function required. Ten years of experience is preferred. Professional service must include at least five years of direct supervisory or management level transportation experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

      Compensation: Starting salary is commensurate with expertise and education. The East Texas Council of Governments offers a highly competitive benefits package including Social Security and 401/457 ICMA Retirement Corporation programs (1:1 match up to 5%) in addition to medical and dental insurance for the employee; competitive insurance rates for the employee’s family; life and AD&D insurance; short-term and long-term disability; vacation and sick leave; and longevity pay after five years of service.

      Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé to Chris Hartung Consulting, LLC by e-mail to jobsearch@chcpublicsectorsolutions.com


    • San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District - Assistant Superintendent Vehicle Maintenance

      ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, EBART #6210

      The incumbent in this position, under the direction of the Superintendent of Vehicle Maintenance, assists with and is responsible for the direction of all activities of the eBART Vehicle Maintenance Department in a safe and effective manner. Provides oversight support on all eBART program development and startup activities, including shop operations, field operations, engineering and planning, maintenance and repair of all eBART rolling stock; develops long-range plans and projections of future needs for fleet maintenance, preventive maintenance and repair; coordinates assigned activities with other eBART and BART departments and outside agencies; provides responsible and complex administrative and managerial support to the Superintendent eBART Vehicle maintenance; and performs related duties as assigned. Manages the multi-shift operation and staffing of the eBART Diesel Motor Unit (DMU) vehicle maintenance, associated facilities, machinery and vehicle maintenance.

      Must possess the skills and abilities to manage independently and utilize clear and effective oral and written communication skills in interactions with fellow eBART personnel, governing agencies, contractors, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and vendor representatives. This class is distinguished from the Superintendent eBART Vehicle Maintenance in that the latter has overall responsibility for managing all activities relating to the eBART vehicle maintenance department.

      This position will be engaged in other duties as assigned without regard to the limitations of job descriptions in order to maximize the efficient delivery of eBART services.

      Education:
      High school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. Additional Professional experience as outlined above may be substituted forthe education on a case by case basis.

      Experience:
      Five (5) years of experience in maintenance of diesel or electric passenger rail vehicles, with at least two (2) years of supervisor or management responsibility.

      To apply for this position, view additional requirements or get more information about this position please visit www.bart.gov/jobs.

      The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer.


    • San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District - Assistant Superintendent Operations

      ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
      OPERATIONS (ASO), EBART #6211

      The incumbent is responsible for every aspect of railroad operations to include field, maintenance and transportation support. The ASO will provide direct oversight for Diesel Train Engineers, Operation Service Representatives and Custodians. The ASO will be required to qualify and/or be proficient in railroad dispatching, train control, radio communications, field supervision, field customer service, field safety and accident investigation, supervisory and administrative duties, employee assessment, counseling, training and discipline. The ASO must qualify as a Diesel Train Engineer.

      The ASO positions will be performed from two locations, the eBART Central Train Control and the eBART Main Line, both requires accountability through their subordinate staff. The ASO must always work toward accomplishing departmental goals and objectives within the general policy guidelines for service delivery. The ASO must expect to perform any of the duties of an eBART Diesel Train Engineer, in addition to other requirements and duties noted in the above paragraph listed as DEFINITION. As trainers and supervisors of eBART certified Diesel Train Engineer, ASO must also meet or exceed eBART’s requirements for Diesel Train Engineer training.

      This position must qualify as a Roadway Worker in Charge (RWIC). The ASO will prepare and implement Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures. When required they will coordinate an onsite incident command post at the incident location.

      Education:
      High school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. Additional Professional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a case by case basis.

      Experience:
      Seven (7) years verifiable railroad or rail transit operations or maintenance experience and work history including two (2) years in a management or supervisory role.

      To apply for this position, view additional requirements or get more information about this position please visit www.bart.gov/jobs.

      The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer.


    • Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Manager, Certification Program

      ​MANAGER, CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
      Job ID: 84647
      Location: Manhattan - Downtown
      Job Information
      SALARY RANGE: Min.: $65,664 Mid.: $82,080
      POINTS: 479
      DEPT/DIV: Department of Diversity and of Civil Rights
      SUPERVISOR: Assistant Director, Certification Programs
      LOCATION: 2 Broadway, New York, NY
      HOURS OF WORK: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (7 1/2 hours/day)

      Summary

      This position is responsible for determining the initial eligibility of businesses seeking certification as Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) with the MTA and the New York State Unified Certification Program (NYSUCP) in accordance with federal regulatory requirements in 49 CFR Part 26. The position is additionally responsible for the annual review of DBE certified firms for compliance with certification eligibility criteria and assist in the management of the federally mandated NYSUCP.

      Responsibilities
      - Review new applications for DBE certification and applications for DBE certification renewal for completeness by conducting a detailed desk audit.
      - Develop a comprehensive certification file, and communicate with qualifying owners to request additional information to complete the application, as required.
      - Obtain information and documentation from other sources, as required, and analyze all information associated with determining a firm’s eligibility for certification in accordance with regulatory requirements.
      - Conduct a comprehensive and investigative Eligibility Review Meeting, for each new applicant seeking DBE certification with the MTA, to gather information relative to the applicant’s compliance with DBE certification eligibility criteria as set forth in the governing federal regulations.
      - Conduct an on-site review of the principal place of business for each new applicant, as mandated by governing federal regulations. Review corporate and business documentation, financial records, contracts and other information.
      - Prepare on-site review report for inclusion in applicant file and for dissemination to transit properties throughout the country, if required.
      - Conduct job site review for applicants performing on contracts within the MTA service area, as mandated by governing federal regulations. Manager is required to observe job performance of applicant as well as to interact with prime contractor and project managers in accessing applicant firm. Prepare job site report for inclusion in applicant file.
      - Prepare comprehensive written evaluation of certification eligibility for each new application, analyzing applicant’s compliance with DBE eligibility criteria as set forth in the governing federal regulations, to ensure that certification determination rendered is supported by facts and that only bona fide disadvantaged businesses receive DBE certification.
      - Review annual submissions of certified firms to ensure that they continue to meet federal eligibility criteria for DBE certification.
      - Support the certification process, which is a purely voluntary process, and is fully performed in the department. The Manager will act to ensure that the certification requirements for those applying are fully met, are accurate and timely in an effort to protect the MTA against allegations of arbitrary decisions.
      - Maintain excellent detailed records to not only assist the firms applying for certification but also to protect the MTA and its agencies against charges from firms, organizations etc., which are denied certification.
      - Assist in any and all special projects, outreach activities and development of reports, as may be required.

      Qualifications

      - Knowledge and understanding of Federal and State Laws governing D/M/WBE programs and requirements is desirable.
      - Knowledge of 49 CFR Part 26 and Article 15-A of the Executive Law of New York State is desirable.
      - General knowledge of small businesses and of the characteristics of the various business structures.
      - Knowledge of procurement and procurement processing.
      - Familiarity with, and understanding of public benefit organizations and the operation of MTA and its operating agencies a plus.
      - Working knowledge of the contracting, construction, professional service and manufacturing and supply industries is preferred.
      - Independent thinking skills are essential along with proven interviewing, investigative, and inter-personal skills.
      - Ability to independently research information.
      - Excellent oral and written communication abilities are required along with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
      - Individual should be a self-starter, detailed oriented and able to work under pressure.

      Education and Experience

      - A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) plus a minimum of 5 years work experience in auditing and/or financial analysis and/or conducting insurance or fraud investigations of which at least 3 years are in a non-clerical role.
      - Experience with D/M/WBE programs is desirable.
      - Prior experience conducting investigative review meetings and/or hearings.

      Other Information

      - As an employee of MTA Headquarters, you may be required to complete an annual financial disclosure statement with the State of New York, if your position earns more than $91,821 (this figure is subject to change) per year or if the position is designated as a policy maker.

      How To Apply

      Please visit http://web.mta.info/mta/employ
      ment/ and search for Manager, Certification Program, under MTA Metro-North Railroad.
      - Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page.

      If you have previously applied on line for other positions, enter your User Name and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password; then click on the REGISTER button.

      Equal Employment Opportunity
      MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • Intercity Transit - Marketing Communications & Outreach Manager

      INTERCITY TRANSIT – MARKETING,
      COMMUNICATIONS, & OUTREACH MANAGER
      OLYMPIA WA
      OPEN UNTIL FILLED; FIRST
      CONSIDERATION 2/22/16
      $75,400-$101,795

      Intercity Transit in Olympia WA is seeking a seasoned professional “Marketing, Communications & Outreach Manager” to plan and manage marketing, advertising, communications, public involvement and community relations efforts to increase usage of Agency services and raise transit awareness. The Manager will serve as the Agency’s primary spokesperson to the news media, direct market research; oversee customer information efforts and Agency publications; and direct Agency programs with employers, schools and community partners. The Manager performs the most complex and professional marketing and communications activities and is responsible for the development and maintenance of a strong public image for the Agency. The position reports to the Development Director and supervises professional and support staff. Please go to www.intercitytransit.com for position details, agency information, and online application. EEO.


    • Council for Airport Opportunity - Executive Director

      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
      COUNCIL FOR AIRPORT OPPORTUNITY

      The Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO), a not-for-profit trade association, promotes local job opportunities in the NY-NJ aviation industry and responds to the human resource needs of regional airport employers.

      Reporting directly to the Board of Directors and overseeing a staff of 18 in multiple locations throughout the bi-state region, the Executive Director will be responsible for the achieving CAO’s mission and financial objectives.

      As CAO’s lead spokesperson, he/she will possess a passion and interest in both the aviation industry and workforce development to benefit CAO’s target population and the region’s airport community (LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International & Newark Liberty International Airports).

      While responsible for managing the day to day operation, planning, coordination and integration of recruitment, screening and employment training programs for aviation industry positions, the Executive Director will also be responsible for developing and executing a long-term strategic plan that best represents industry needs and the communities CAO serves.

      Not-for-profit leadership experience, including a successful track record in recruitment, job training and job placement programs is a must, as well as experience in not-for-profit finances.

      Must also be facile with the latest online, mobile, direct mail and other emerging technologies to secure/retain CAO clientele and to communicate with all stakeholders in a timely fashion. Experience with aviation and/or other transportation related employers preferred.
      For a complete Job Description and/or to apply, visit www.harrisrand.com/searches/council-for-airport-opportunity or send a resume and salary requirements to: Christopher Boylan, Director, Transportation & Infrastructure Practice, Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search at cboylan@harrisrand.com


    • Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority - Sr. Vice President, Finance/Chief Financial Officer

      SOUTHWEST OHIO REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
      CAREER OPPORTUNITY – SR. VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

      Metro is seeking a full-time Sr. VP of Finance/CFO. As an integral member of the executive management team, the CFO will report to the CEO/General Manager of Cincinnati Metro and will assume a strategic role in the overall fiscal management/performance of the organization. This position is also expected to provide Executive oversight of the Departments of Accounting & Budget. The CFO will be responsible for all financial reporting, planning, practices, financial stability and liquidity and financial growth. The CFO will enforce financial controls and policies that safeguard the assets of the company and will ensure compliance with all finance-related federal and state regulations, laws and standards. The CFO will serve as liaison to the SORTA Board of Directors, and will be responsible for coordinating or preparing reports to the SORTA Board of Directors. The CFO will be expected to develop and use financial models and strategic planning techniques to analyze partnership opportunities and test scenarios for long-term financial growth.

      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

      Prepare Financial Statements and annual capital and operating budgets.
      Provide financial analysis to manage operation effectively and efficiently with the mission statement.
      Identify resources for alternative revenue sources.
      Oversee technology acquisitions to ensure operational efficiencies and improvements.
      Ensure procurements are in compliance with local, state, and federal guidelines.
      Provide recommendations for cost efficiencies through procurement and prudent financial management.
      Prepare and transmit the annual audit report to Auditor of State.
      Make sure Metro is in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code for Board actions and financial transactions.
      Administer and manage the Capital Grants looking for new avenues for funding.
      Administer and manage the contract management with Community agencies.
      Secretary Treasurer to the SORTA Board.
      Manage the entire financial budget process.
      Provide a positive work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran.
      Ability to work in compliance with Metro’s safety and security policies.

      POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

      Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Accounting, Finance or related field.
      Prefer experience with unionized environment.
      Familiarity with governmental regulations related to transportation issues.
      Ten (10) years of finance, accounting, or related experience.
      Working knowledge of internet, email, spreadsheets, business systems, inventory/procurement processes, and other transit applications.
      Must be able to think strategically, plan conceptually and problem-solve.
      Possess a collaborative and open leadership style.
      Demonstrate excellent financial skills and strong business acumen.
      Possess strong verbal and written communication skills so as to communicate in a transparent fashion.
      Exercise good judgment in the midst of much change or ambiguity.
      Able to achieve success under pressure, considering the needs of various key stakeholders: City Council, SORTA Board, etc.

      PAY:
      Salary-Pay Grade 20
      How to Apply: For more information about the position and benefits and to apply, please visit: http://go-metro.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-719731.html

      Metro is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and services to all individuals. Metro is a nonprofit public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.


    • Yolo County Transportation District - Senior, Associate and Assistant Transportation Planners

      SENIOR, ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS

      Yolo County, located just west of Sacramento, California, has a population of approximately 205,000. The Sacramento Metropolitan Area has a population of 2.1 million persons. Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) is a special district made up by representation from the Cities of Woodland, Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and the County of Yolo, as well as the University of California at Davis and Caltrans. Formed in 1997, YCTD’s roles have grown to include intercity public transportation, local public transportation, congestion management planning, acting as a countywide mechanism for federal applications for both transit and roads, as well as for input on updates to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan. YCTD currently owns 59 vehicles (including 43 CNG buses) and contracts out all of its transit services to the private sector. YCTD is one of four local jurisdictions promoting the construction of a streetcar from West Sacramento to Downtown and Midtown Sacramento.

      SENIOR, ASSOCIATE AND ASSISTANT TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS
      The District has recently updated its salary schedule and will be hiring up to two (2) positions falling under the Senior Planner, Associate Planner or Assistant Planner classification. These positions require the knowledge of: theory, principles, and practices of governmental and transportation planning, current trends in federal, state, regional and local transportation planning, financial and budgeting knowledge, statistical and research methods as applied to the collection of data, laws, ordinance, rules and regulations affecting land use. Knowledge of long-range transportation needs and transportation techniques, theory and principles of automated data collection and processing, working knowledge of Windows-based PCs, spreadsheet and database applications and programming is required. Scheduling and run-cutting knowledge would be helpful.

      Senior Planner

      Salary Range $77,322 to $96,320 Annually. Minimum four (4) years experience in transit service planning, transportation planning, land use planning, environmental planning, or closely related field. This position requires a candidate who is well versed in transit planning. The ideal candidate is a forward thinker who anticipates opportunities and is strategic in approach; has a proven track record of completing projects; is technologically savvy and interested in finding new ways to automate processes; and possesses exceptional leadership skills with a strong emphasis on mentoring staff within the division. The Senior Planner is responsible for assisting in the development of strategic transit planning initiatives for multi-modal transportation and transit plans, programs, and projects for the District.

      Associate Planner

      Salary Range $66,096 to $81,594 Annually. Minimum two (2) years experience in transit service planning, land use planning, environmental planning, or closely related field. This position calls for an enthusiastic, creative, and self-motivated individual to join a multi-faceted department that embraces transportation planning. The ideal candidate will be 1an effective communicator who has the capability to develop facilitation, project management, and conflict resolution skills; have experience assisting the public with matters regarding transit, land use, development, and environmental review; and possess initiative, good judgment, and critical thinking skills.

      Assistant Planner

      $56,334 to $70,158 Annually. Minimum one (1) year experience in transit service planning, transportation planning, land use planning, environmental planning, or closely related field. This entry-level position performs professional current and long-range planning duties of moderate difficulty. This is an exceptional opportunity for a self-motivated, outgoing individual to participate in a multi-faceted department embracing sustainable transit and transportation and service planning.

      Applications available at www.yolobus.com/aboutyctd/jobs.php or by calling (530) 402-2819 or e-mail ksouza@yctd.org. To discuss specifics about the position, please contact Mike Luken, Deputy Director of Operations, Planning & Special Projects, at (530) 402-2830 or mluken@yctd.org Specify the position(s) desired and fill out the application in its entirety and attach your resume. Applications must be received by the District no later than Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. PST. Postmarks are not accepted. YCTD is an EEO employer.


  • Notices

    • Blacksburg Transit - Buses Wanted

      USED 60’ HEAVY-DUTY
      TRANSIT BUSES WANTED

      Blacksburg Transit (BT) is interested in acquiring up to 5 used 60-foot heavy-duty articulated transit buses. BT would prefer a grantee-to-grantee transfer but would consider other arrangements. Please contact Debbie Swetnam, Regulatory/Planning Manager, at dswetnam@blacksburg.gov, or 540-443-7100, ext. 2052.


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