Transit Coordinator & Grants Manager

Organization: Okaloosa County BCC

Location: Crestview, Fla.

Deadline: open until filled

Salary: $44,532.80 – $58,718.40 Annually

Description: Okaloosa County BCC seeks a Transit Coordinator & Grants Manager. This position plans, develops, markets and administers transit programs including regional transit planning, marketing, marketing research, federal and state transit programs, grant administration and land liaison for public transit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an integral part of local and regional transportation teams which advise the Director on regional public transportation issues.
  • Directs and coordinates the development of short and long range transit system plans and improvements.
  • Plans, directs and coordinates public transportation activities.
  • Identifies transportation issues, formulates alternatives and prepares recommendations for action, assures compliance with various planning requirements and regulations, participates in area transportation planning activities, oversees the development of transit improvement plans and provides Countywide technical support for public transit planning activities.
  • Directs the preparation of capital and operating grants and oversees all transportation related grant activity including seeking funding sources.
  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of Board of County Commission reports related to transit, and other local, regional, and federal technical and special reports.
  • Makes presentations to the Board of County Commission as required and conducts special studies in response to policy issues raised by the County Administrator or the Board.
  • Participates in the preparation, administration and monitoring of all transit finances including operating budget, capital improvements, accounting and the Capital Improvement Program through the TPO.
  • Provides input for National Database reporting, TEAM and Safety and Security reporting.
  • Assures departmental compliance with local, state, regional and federal transportation and transit planning requirements and regulations.
  • Coordinates with the Clerk of Courts, Finance and Contract staffs to ensure accurate accounting of all transit revenues and expenditures.
  • Directs preparation of and as necessary prepares invoices for federal, state and local funding sources.
  • Oversees efforts to develop transit improvement plans; updates the County’s Transit Development Plan, Title VI Civil Rights and DBE reports as required by state and/or federal authorities.
  • Coordinates preparation for and responses to FTA and FDOT Triennial reviews, serves as County’s liaison to review agencies.
  • Participates on government planning committees and citizen committees.
  • Addresses public groups and attends professional meetings.
  • Develops new service concepts.
  • Participates in contract negotiations, audits and federal grants and third-party contracts and in the development of cost allocation plans.
  • Directs and participates in the preparation of government purchasing documents (RFP’s and bids) for transit service contracts; oversees administration of professional transit service contracts for bus service and maintenance, transit facility maintenance, capital project design and construction and other regional and local transit related contracts.
  • Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates.
  • Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in with major course work in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a related field; supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible in grant administration, experience in public or private transit system management, transit operations or transportation planning; master’s degree with two (2) years professional experience may substitute for the above requirements; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be computer literate. Must possess a valid driver license.

  • Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, office equipment, telephone, facsimile and copier. Must be able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are essentially those of sedentary work.
  • Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of plans, designs, documentation and regulatory practices.
  • Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions and directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.
  • Language Ability: Requires ability to read Standard English, as well as technical data, policy and procedure manuals, codes, etc., ranging from moderately complex to highly technical terminology. Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of spelling, grammar, punctuation, diction and style. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English. Requires the ability to communicate with a broad array of individuals from various professional backgrounds.
  • Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of instructions in written and oral form; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English. Requires the ability to provide oral presentations.
  • Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, use decimals and calculate percentages; interpret graphs; compute ratio and proportion.
  • Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape; identify degrees of similarity in form; and visually read various information.
  • Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery and equipment.
  • Manual Dexterity: Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
  • Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
  • Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with frequent deadlines or peak workloads. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.
  • Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.

Application Procedure: To apply, please, visit

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