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REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) seeks candidates who are experienced and passionate about public transportation to fill an important regional Senior Executive Service (SES) level position at the agency. FTA is recruiting candidates with both transit experience and strong executive leadership skills in hopes of attracting a diverse pool of candidates to the position of:

Regional Administrator (RA) in FTA’s Region 6 Office located in Fort Worth, TX

FTA works to improve public transportation in America’s communities. To accomplish its mission, FTA provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys and ferries. FTA also administers a national transit safety and oversight program in addition to leading next-generation public transportation research and innovation. FTA’s programs are aimed at increasing transit ridership, improving transit safety and security, increasing mobility and economic competitiveness, and minimizing fuel consumption and air pollution.

FTA Regional Administrators exercise direction over activities in FTA’s 10 regions to promote, implement, and administer FTA programs under federal public transportation law. America’s transportation network is essential to quality of life and the nation’s economy. Transit programs administered by FTA’s regional staff are characterized by the highest degree of complexity, due to the diverse number of ongoing transit projects; management of grants that range into billions of dollars; the requirements of diverse transit systems and the involvement of multiple agencies and governmental jurisdictions; and politically sensitive projects. The RA is responsible for overseeing these activities to ensure that the portfolio of transit programs and projects are well managed and that federal funds are protected, while also serving as FTA’s primary representative in the region promoting new initiatives and programs.

If you have outstanding leadership qualities and a strong interest in public transportation, apply for this FTA vacancy, which can be found on the Office of Personnel Management’s USAJOBS website: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/548156800

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CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER
CITY OF OTTAWA

This is an exceptional career opportunity with the busiest NEW Light Rail Transit system in North America for a strategic transit safety executive and collaborative relationship builder to lead the Safety Program.

Canada’s Capital, with over 900,000 residents, the City of Ottawa is blessed with a mix of great urban neighbourhoods and dynamic suburban communities. Ottawa boasts one of Canada’s most highly educated and talented workforces and is home to one of the largest concentrations of hi-tech firms in the country. Visitors and residents alike thrive in this dynamic urban environment and can choose from an exciting array of museums, art galleries, theatres and cultural events, parks and recreation facilities, restaurants and shopping venues.

Ensuring the safety of OCTranspo’s public transit and light rail services is a critical mandate that calls for the visionary leadership and the expertise of a proven safety professional with knowledge of industry best practices and a talent for capacity building and fostering change and innovation. If you’re such a leader, consider joining the City of Ottawa as Chief Safety Officer (CSO) within the Transportation Services Department. With the successful launch of the City’s very new, modern and busy line and it’s second stage already under construction, this is a high-profile opportunity that will offer prospects for career growth while making noteworthy impact on Canadian transportation service excellence and standards.

Reporting to the General Manager of the Department, you’ll provide vision, leadership and strategic direction to the overall Safety Program, including Safety Compliance, Training and Development Services, and planning for expansion plans already underway.

The Service’s two units – Transit Safety and Transit Training – deliver safety and job training for transit services employees, and ensure the compliance, development and implementation of safety standards to protect the general public. As Chief Safety Officer, you’ll also manage the Service’s human and financial resources, including contracted services for large capital programs, staff development and performance, and financial planning and reporting. This requires you to lead and oversee a unique and distinct Safety Officer role at an agency that has an intricate relationship with a private sector entity in the delivery of the LRT service and the next stages of that system’s growth. You will understand the implications of contracting out the safety responsibilities of the maintenance portion of the LRT system, while at the same time keeping the overall accountability for complex system engineering and technical issues that will be sure to occur with respect to the LRT going forward. You will be expert in system safety as well as institutionally astute in organizational dynamics, and able to guide and mentor to ensure both collaboration and high performance.

Complementing your university degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Risk Management, Safety or a related field, you bring significant senior level transit industry experience, with a specific background in safety management and a multi-modal transportation (bus and rail) environment. This will have included strong demonstrated experience managing human resources, operating and capital budgets, and external contract resources in a complex public or private sector organization. Canadian Registered Safety Professional Certification (CRSP), a Certified Health and Safety Consultant designation, or equivalent safety-related credentials would be considered an asset.

This senior role will demand strong leadership competencies along with intimate knowledge of applicable principles, practices, procedures, techniques, laws and regulations related to rail and transit regulations in Canada. Equally important, you’ll be familiar with sustainable development, environmental compliance practices, the development and implementation of long-range and short-term Transit Safety strategies, trends and developments in the field, and systems safety engineering principles.

To apply for this mission-critical safety leadership role, submit your application to Phelps, at careers@phelpsgroup.ca, specifying the job title in the subject line of your e-mail.
Application deadline: November 22, 2019.

Phelps, 401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416 364 6229


DEPUTY CHIEF, CALTRAIN PLANNING
CALTRAIN

Caltrain is seeking a highly qualified Deputy Chief of Planning. The Deputy Chief is responsible for the strategic and operational planning initiatives and execution of an enhanced service, infrastructure and development vision for the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, and for developing a comprehensive capital plan. Caltrain is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Gregg Moser, K&A at gmoser@kapartners.com.


PAYROLL MANAGER (PS101433)
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE HIGHWAY & TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

Position is located in San Rafael, CA.
Salary range: $102,252.80 to $123,593.60 annually plus excellent benefits 40-hour workweek
Employee pays 7% of salary/wage toward CalPERS retirement plan
Minimum job requirements:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Accounting, or in any related field. Qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis in lieu of education. A written statement detailing qualifying experience must be submitted with the application.
• A minimum of seven years of in-house payroll processing and reporting requirements for federal, state, and pension/retirement plan authorities in organizations of 700+ employees.
• A minimum three years of recent related supervisory and/or managerial level payroll systems knowledge.
• Experience with public sector payroll accounting, particularly with a transportation background, is highly desirable.

To apply:
www.goldengate.org/jobs
Applicants must apply online by the deadline date. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
For directions and general information, visit our website www.goldengate.org.
The District’s primary and official means of application notification is via EMAIL. Thus, applicants are advised to check their email for their application status updates.
The following documents must be submitted at time of application:
1. GGBHTD Online Employment Application
2. Resume (Scan and attach as PDF to your online application)
3. Applicants who do not possess a degree must attach a statement supporting position related experience in lieu of degree
The selection process may include:
• Assessment of education, training, and experience
• Oral Panel Interview
• Department interview for final candidates
• Background, Employment and Security Investigation

*** The District will only invite those candidates whose qualifications MOST CLOSELY MATCH the position requirements to continue in the selection process.

An equal opportunity employer

It is the policy of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to take all personnel actions on the basis of merit and other job-related factors, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability: physical or mental, age (40 and older), genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, medical condition, political affiliation or military status.

Applicants with Disabilities: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants with disabilities to complete the Employment Application and in any job-related examination process. If you have special needs, please call (415) 257-4535 (Human Resources).
Revised 02/15/2019


DEPUTY CHIEF ENGINEER, ELECTRIC TRACTION
AMTRAK

Amtrak, the national rail operator, connects America in safer, greener and healthier ways. With 21,000 route miles in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day — at speeds up to 150 mph — to more than 500 destinations. Amtrak is the operator of choice for state-supported corridor services in 17 states and for four commuter rail agencies.

Amtrak is seeking an experienced, innovative and forward-thinking executive to serve as Deputy Chief Engineer, Electric Traction to lead and direct the design, construction, operation, maintenance, training, and compliance ensuring the continued safe and reliable operation of the railroad’s electric traction facilities and operations.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Engineering & Design, this position requires extensive technical knowledge of traction power operations, contingency planning and emergency response to catenary, substation, signal power and transmission systems. The candidate should have extensive experience managing large, diverse and geographically dispersed groups of individuals and be known in the industry as a Technical Expert in traction power operations.

Amtrak is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. A complete job description is available at www.harrisrand.com. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search at: cboylan@harrisrand.com


CHIEF, BART PROGRAM DELIVERY
SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
(SAN JOSE, CA)

How would you like to work for a progressive transportation agency in one of the most beautiful and culturally vibrant areas of the country? The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has retained KL2 Connects LLC to recruit its next Chief, BART Program Delivery. The Chief, BART Program Delivery will report directly to the General Manager/CEO and serve on the executive management team. He/She will plan, organize, direct and administer all functions of BART Silicon Valley – Extension Project. This is an ongoing project that will extend the BART heavy rail system into the heart of San Jose by 2026. The current project budget is approximately $5.6 Billion. This dynamic leader will be responsible for oversight of planning, capital project development, communications, business operations, and the securing of approvals and funding required for the final design, construction, project controls, project close-out, and VTA responsibilities as articulated in the BART-VTA comprehensive agreement. Typical tasks for this position include, but are not limited to, developing and implementing strategies and policies; directing BART Silicon Valley personnel and project staff; coordinating the efforts of internal and external stakeholders (planning, scheduling, design, procurement, and construction); overseeing in-house and contract engineering and construction personnel; developing and maintaining BART Silicon Valley schedules, budgets, and quality objectives; conducting analyses, developing reports, and presenting results to regulators, elected and appointed officials, and key stakeholders; and analyzing system design alternatives as required to secure required federal, state, and local regulatory approvals. This position requires an education and managerial experience typically obtained by graduating from a four-year accredited college (with a degree in transportation planning, engineering, construction technology, business administration, public administration, or related field) and earning extensive and increasingly responsible managerial experience in the planning and development of large-scale large-agency public works projects. Extensive experience in project management, construction management, project controls, and contract administration will be highly valued. This is an excellent executive opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. VTA values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to www.KL2connects.com/openings, select the VTA listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, relationship to you, phone, and email address). For additional information, contact John Bartosiewicz at John@KL2connects.com. Thank you for your interest in VTA!


FULL TIME STAFF ACCOUNTANT
GREATER BRIDGEPORT TRANSIT

Greater Bridgeport Transit (GBT) is seeking a highly motivated staff accountant to support its growing finance and accounting operations. This position is under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Staff Accountant will be heavily involved in carrying out the responsibilities of the GBT Finance and Accounting Department. The position ensures that all accounting and finance functions are performed accurately and on-time, provides support to the CFO in the preparation of financial statements, performs analyses and focuses on budgets and forecasting. Some of the responsibilities of the position include maintaining the fixed assets including depreciation, general ledger maintenance and journal entries, bank reconciliations, reconciliation of accounts receivable, support to the payroll and accounts payable positions and various other tasks as assigned by the CFO.

Experience in a transit related finance/accounting environment is preferred. However, those with the credentials and a willingness to learn are encouraged to apply. The requirements of this position include: A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university; proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software (SAGE 100 preferred); two years of experience in related work; excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills and knowledge of standards of accounting.

GBT is located in Fairfield County, Connecticut on Long Island Sound. We offer a superb compensation package including medical, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, holidays and personal days, 457 and retirement plans and professional development.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to:
Crystal Engram, Director of Human Resources
Greater Bridgeport Transit
One Cross Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Or by e-mail cengram@gogbt.com.

GBT is an EOE/AA/employer. Position open until filled.


MANAGER – TRANSIT SCHEDULING
PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

Port Authority is seeking a Manager – Transit Scheduling to be responsible for the development and production of efficient operating schedules, production and dissemination of timetables and designing of service to meet the needs of Port Authority and the public. Coordinate activities with division personnel. Coordinate and assist with community outreach to support service planning initiatives. Manage and lead the Transit Scheduler personnel on activities that support the department’s and organization’s Tactical Plan, including project management oversight related to resources and tasks related to quarterly service changes. Responsible for personnel actions for Transit Scheduler staff, to include on-boarding, training, development, and performance reviews.

Essential Functions:

• Uses HASTUS to develop cost-efficient operation scenarios to support service change recommendations. Supports transit scheduling, routing design and service change activities. Reviews, evaluates and makes schedule changes to ensure service and schedules are effective and efficient. Responsible for cost effective scheduling of service which includes ensuring the schedules are within budget. Supports activities related to Port Authority’s Tactical Plan, including Annual Service Report, Five Year Tactical Service Development Plan, Bus Stop Optimization Plan.
• Manages the trip building, blocking, run cutting, and other transit scheduling related activities to produce an efficient, effective, and equitable service plan. Develops, prepares and disseminates operating schedules in accordance with provisions of contract agreement; supervises implementation of schedule changes. Manages the production and distribution of picking materials. Oversees the design, production and distribution of public timetables and other customer information materials related to service. Responsible for meeting deadlines and ensuring compliance with ATU collective bargaining agreement. Point of contact for related items related to fixed route scheduling.
Job requirements include:
• Transit Scheduling, Transit Planning or Transit Operations Management experience required.
• BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Analytics, Urban Planning or related field from an accredited school and/or minimum of four (4) years’ experience in scheduling or directly related field. Directly related experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.
• Strong analytical skills and attention to details.
• Strong work ethic with ability to multi-task.
• Strong decision-making and innovative problem-solving skills.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills are essential. The ability to gather data and prepare clear and concise reports, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to work independently.
• Demonstrates considerable initiative.
• Proactive and achievement driven.
• Excellent collaboration skills with both internal and external clients.
• Knowledge of research and statistical theories and methods.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Ability to prioritize multiple complex projects.
• Knowledge and familiarity with computer systems and database applications.
• Demonstrated ability in the use of Windows and Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Valid PA driver’s license must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.
Preferred attributes:
• Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in scheduling or directly related field.
• Knowledge in transit scheduling software preferably HASTUS or other transit scheduling software is highly desirable.
• Previous supervisory experience.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:
Amy Giammanco
Employment Department
Port Authority of AlleghEny County
345 Sixth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527
AGiammanco@portauthority.org
EOE


MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT, PROJECT ENGINEER
NORTHERN INDIANA COMMUTER TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT (NICTD)

NICTD intends to hire a Mechanical Department Project Engineer to help lead reliability and service life improvement projects for its South Shore Line passenger car fleet. NICTD solicits applications from candidates with a bachelor’s or higher degree majoring in electrical engineering, or electrical engineering technology. NICTD will also accept other engineering or technology majors if accompanied by an electrical engineering or electrical technology minor. Persons still enrolled in coursework and pending graduation on or before June 2020 are eligible for consideration. One to five years of work experience is preferred but not required.

Salary and Benefits: $55K -$65K plus excellent benefits. See website for details.
How To Apply: See website for instructions. This is a rolling application process; apply early for best consideration. Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for an interview. The District reserves the right to close this solicitation at any time.

The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials. Persons who desire to assure deliveries of their requests for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail.

Website: http://www.mysouthshoreline.com/about/job-opportunities
Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223; e-mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com.

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer


DIRECTOR, OPERATIONAL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
TRIMET (PORTLAND, OR)

How would you like to work for one of the nation’s largest and most progressive transit agencies while living in the beautiful U.S. Northwest? KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to identify candidates for TriMet’s new Director, Operational Training and Development position. TriMet provides bus, light rail, and commuter rail services for a region that spans most of metropolitan Portland. Reporting to the COO the Director will strategically lead operational training and development programs (for Transit Operations and Maintenance); assess current programs; and develop new strategic training initiatives for the District’s operating divisions. He/she will implement change management initiatives; design training and development programs to address the rapidly changing transit environment; and cultivate a training culture reflecting the values of safety, ethics, expertise sharing, customer service, continuous improvement, professional development, encouragement, and cultural awareness. This position requires a Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) in Public Administration, Human Resources, Learning/Organizational Development, or a related discipline plus at least 11 years (5 supervisory) of directly related experience. That experience should include responsibility for operational training programs (including budget and expenses) in a comparable organization (multi-modal preferred) that has a Business-to-Customer operating environment. Prior experience working with union staff is preferred. TriMet is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers attractive compensation and a rewarding professional environment. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to https://jobs.kl2connects.com, select the TriMet listing, and upload your letter, resume, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, relationship to you, phone, and email address). For more information see the brochure on our site or contact Celia Kupersmith at Celia@KL2connects.com.


DIRECTOR, COST ESTIMATING
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CORPORATION (PTSC)

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC) is an equal employment opportunity employer
Bulletin No: 006399-006
Closing Date: 20-NOV-19
Salary Range: $112,902 – $141,107 – $169,312
Basic Function: To direct and oversee an independent project specific cost estimating and analysis group within Metro’s Office of Program Management.
Requirements For Employment
• Bachelor’s degree – Engineering, Construction Management, or other related field
• 3 years’ principal or supervisory-level experience working directly on the design and construction of large or major civil or facilities projects as a construction cost estimator with a minimum of 1 year in the transit industry
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience applying heavy civil construction methods, such as solider pile, lagging excavation support systems, and temporary street decking systems
• Experience developing quantities of work and materials from construction contract plans and specifications
• Experience supervising and directing the work of a cost estimating group
• Experience analyzing construction contract claims and evaluating claimed costs
• Experience utilizing estimating software such as Sage (Timberline), HCSS (HeavyBid) and Trimble (Accubid) or similar
• State of California Professional Engineering License, State of California Class A Contractor’s License, ASPE Professional Estimator Certification, or AACE Estimating Professional Certification
Application Procedure
• To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.


SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COUNTYWIDE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT (MOBILITY CORRIDORS)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES CORPORATION (PTSC)/LA METRO (METRO)

Bulletin No: 004178-004
Basic Function
Under direction of the Chief Planning Officer, works closely with program and project executives and managers, Board members, elected officials, state and federal administration, business, labor and community leaders, environmental advocacy groups and others to assist in the development of visionary programs and solutions to meet the mobility needs of Los Angeles County. This position will lead staff involved in preparing Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan, and also manage the planning, design, environmental clearance and public engagement processes for transportation corridors which include Heavy Rail Transit, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, Active Transportation and Rail Connectivity projects, etc.
Requirements For Employment
• Bachelor’s degree – Business, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, or other related field
• 8-years’ senior management-level experience at the department-head level or above in transportation planning and programming, urban planning, project development, real estate, and economic development
Preferred Qualifications
• 5-years’ of work experience in the public sector (city, county, or public transit agencies) reporting directly to the Board, CEO, or executive management
• 5-years’ experience managing highly complex projects and overseeing a staff of ten or more people
• Experience leading the preparation of comprehensive plans, infrastructure plans, or policy development
• Experience developing and leading the community and stakeholder engagement process
• Experience leading and implementing significant change within an organizational unit, including processes, standards, and procedures
Application Procedure
• To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net/careers and complete an Online Employment Application.
• Note: All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
• Metro/PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer.


Notices

NOTICE TO MBE’S, DBE’S AND WBE’S

A national OEM parts distributor is interested in identifying viable suppliers for ongoing competitive bid requirements.
Product lines and qualifications can be directed to NFI Parts, 630 Kernaghan Ave., Door 76 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2C 5G1
Attn: Robyn DeVisser Ph: 204-957-8679


Bids/Proposals

TRACT NO. KRT2019-100
The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority will receive bids for Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, and Biodiesel until 11:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 1550 4th Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387 and then at said offices all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Any contract resulting from bids submitted will be subject to a financial assistance contract between the Authority and the U.S. Department of Transportation. All bidders will be required to certify that they are not on the Comptroller General’s list of ineligible bidders.

IFB documents may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, 1550 4th Ave, Charleston, WV 25387, telephone 304-343 3878, fax 304-345-6876, email ctyler@rideonkrt.com. Proposals are to be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked, “Gasoline/Diesel Fuel.”

Purchaser reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bidding on such basis as the Authority deems to be in its best interest.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion or national origin in consideration for an award.


METROPOLITAN COUNCIL – IFB
FRANKLIN OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY MODIFICATIONS
IFB # 19P272

The Metropolitan Council intends to solicit sealed bids for modifications to its existing Franklin Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Facility. Work includes the construction of three main additions to the existing O&M Facility, including extension of the Light Rail Train (LRT) carwash & sanding bay, the addition of 5 new working bays to the LRT maintenance shop, and the construction of a new Rail Control Center. Other modifications include a yard track & systems site reconfiguration, a Traction Power Sub-Station (TPSS) site construction, and renovations to other administration support spaces.

The anticipated issue date for the Invitation for Bids is Oct or Nov 2019. Visit http://bit.ly/metcouncil
contracting for additional information.

Questions may be directed to Auburn Dees, IFB Administrator, auburn.dees@metc.state.mn.us or 651-602-1346.


 

 

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