Assistant Transit Specialist Elmira-Chemung Transportation Council

The Assistant Transit Specialist is a junior-level position required to work under the supervision of senior staff. The Assistant Transit Specialist will help oversee the operations of the County’s Public Transportation System (C TRAN) under the general supervision of the MPO Director and Deputy Director and the direct supervision of the Transit Specialist. The County contracts with an independent contractor for transit management and operations. The incumbent will assist in monitoring the contractor’s performance to ensure that the company provides transportation services in a safe and efficient manner. The Assistant Transit Specialist will also help to provide supervision of the Mobility Manager and performs other related tasks as assigned. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

·       Assist in monitoring the County transit system to ensure smooth daily operations;

·       Assist in overseeing C TRAN’s operation to ensure that the transit system is operated in full compliance with all regulations applicable to public transit;

·       Monitor adherence to bus operation safety guidelines and licensing and training requirements;

·       Monitor transit performance measures. Identifies gaps in services and evaluates proposed new and revised services;

·       Help to directs the allocation of resources for the most effective and cost efficient provision of transit services;

·       Assist with organizing monthly Transit Board Workshops, and leading workshops when Transit Specialist is unavailable;

·       Make recommendations to the Chemung County Transit Board, the Chemung County Legislature, and ECTC staff and committees regarding service changes, fares, capital program and managing federal funds provided through various grants;

·       Provide supervision to the Mobility Manager;

·       Oversee the capital and operating budget projects;

·       Monitor revenues and expenditures and adjusts budget costs;

·       Assist with preparation and submission of federal and state grant applications and reports;

·       Supervise the development and maintenance of a comprehensive data collection and analysis program to analyze transit programs, services and projected needs;

·       Monitor the transit marketing program to enhance ridership and to provide information to existing and potential passengers;

·       Develop good working relationships with other agencies and private carriers in the planning of service for residents; and,

·       Prepare a variety of written and oral reports, including appropriate sections of UPWP, LRTP and TIP reports.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: 

·       Knowledge of a variety of software systems and records, particularly Microsoft Excel;

·       Ability to analyze data and prepare reports; and,

·       Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

The following skills, while not required, would be useful for this position:

·       Knowledge of County geography;

·       Some knowledge of the principles, practices and regulations governing public transportation programs;

·       Some knowledge of public administration policies and procedures related to budgeting, grant procurement and purchasing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSeither

A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree; or

B)     Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with an Associate’s and two (2) years of experience in planning, civil engineering, grant writing, business, accounting, public administration, or a closely related field; or

C)     Graduation from High School or possession of a General Equivalency Diploma and four (4) years of in planning, civil engineering, grant writing, accounting, business, public administration, or a closely related field: or

D)    An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits above.

ECTC asks interested parties to submit their resume in PDF format to Tina Hager, Transit Specialist, at thager@co.chemung.ny.us for consideration.