Transit Coordinator

Organization: Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office

Location: Grand Junction, Colo.

Deadline: March 5

Salary: $4,027.12 – $4,631.20 Monthly

Description: Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office seeks a Transit Coordinator for a partially grant-funded position that provides a variety of technical expertise and professional assistance in transit administration and planning matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and presents technical transit information to staff to assist in policy and plan development for the urban transit system.
  • Contract Administrator for the Grand Valley Transit system and any related contracts.
  • This position requires standing, stooping, sitting, bending, twisting, and lifting up to 10 pounds.
  • Work is generally confined to a standard office environment. Responsible for applying for and processing all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) grants that partially fund the operations and capital purchases of the local public transit service.
  • This requires an understanding of the federal grant process, capability to work with the County Finance Department in budgeting and accounting for grants and the ability to work with our FTA & CDOT partners.
  • Assists the Regional Transportation Planning (RTP) Director in the development of plans, policies and procedures for implementing and maintaining a viable public transit service for the Grand Junction/Mesa County urbanized area and Mesa County Transportation Planning Region (TPR), including coordination of all transit activities and functions.
  • Understanding and application of the departments Geographic Information System (GIS) and its transportation layers, including roads, highways, rail, bicycle, pedestrian, aviation and other transportation-related facilities. Keep the route and bus stop shape files current at all times. Ensuring Google transit map files are up to date.
  • Assist in the procurement and contract administration of supplies, contracts, etc necessary for the operations of the transit system. Must follow established FTA procurement policy and procedures.
  • Assist in the development of the Transportation Improvement Program and the Regional Transportation Plan.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of transit ridership, vehicles, pass programs, capital inventories, etc through various software programs and excel spreadsheets.
  • Preparation and submission of the National Transit Database (NTD) statistical information, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), ADA and Title VI program updates and other FTA-related reports.
  • Assists in the provision of accurate Planning and Development information relative to transportation to the general public; responds to telephone calls and requests for information; assists callers when possible or refers to Planning staff or other appropriate party.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the Human Services Coordination Plan on behalf of Mesa County (dba Grand Valley Transit) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
  • Participates in public hearings before the region’s elected and appointed boards; prepares and makes presentations (including display graphics, color maps, etc. as required).
  • Development of the transit budget, spending plans, and revenue analyses for capital and operational expenditures associated with Grand Valley Transit.
  • May serve as a representative on a variety of boards, commissions and committees. Prepares and presents staff reports and correspondence. Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transportation planning.
  • May represent the Region at various functions such as making speeches at civic and business associations, meeting with influential persons within the community, developers, officials, citizens, and representatives of the press, to establish goodwill and resolve/respond to issues.
  • Maintains the Internet and Intranet webpage related to Grand Valley Transit. Back up to the Assistant to RTP Director for the RTP webpage.
  • Back up to the Assistant to RTP Director for accounts payable and receivables through Eden.
  • Performs interviews with the news media.
  • Under supervision, completes special tasks and projects as assigned.
  • Attends workshops and community meetings as directed to increase current knowledge on planning or transit theories and trends.
  • Performs photocopying, filing, typing, archival coordination, etc. as necessary; also receives money, writes receipts, retrieves documents, prepares legal notices, etc.
  • Oral and written communications must be clear and effective.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years related experience. Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Application Procedure: Applications may be filed online at: http://www.mesacounty.us

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