Transit Development Coordinator
Organization: The Town of Prescott Valley
Location: Prescott Valley, Ariz.
Deadline: March 19
Salary: The starting salary is $53,892 to $64,667 depending upon qualifications. The Town provides a comprehen-sive wellness program and full range of benefits in-cluding no-cost to you health coverage.
Description: The Town of Prescott Valley seeks a Transit Development Coordinator. Made possible through federal CARES grant funding, the Town of Prescott Valley is excited to add a transportation professional to our team who will assist us in the development and implementation of a micro transit or similar demand-response transit program for our community! If interested in learning more about this opportunity, including position requirements, benefits and to apply online please visit our website at www.pvaz.net. The Town of Prescott Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Prescott Valley is located approximately 87 miles north-west of Phoenix in beautiful central Arizona, Prescott Valley’s high desert elevation of 5,100 feet affords four seasons with mild temperatures year-round. Prescott Valley is a well-established community nestled between the Mingus and Bradshaw Mountain Ranges. The Town has a small hometown appeal. Neighboring communities boast a quad-city population of approximately 100,000 with all the culture and amenities of a larger metropolitan area.
As one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Arizona, Prescott Valley is the largest community in Yavapai County with approximately 50,000 residents. The Town’s downtown area is anchored by a 5,000 seat event center that hosts concerts and a variety of family shows, A carefully created General Plan serves to protect the quality of life that has been the reason that many have moved to Prescott Valley.
The Town has an excellent K-12 school system, local access to higher education, considerable commercial shopping and restaurants, immediate access to several recreational venues and beautiful surroundings. Prescott Valley’s community lifestyle is enjoyed by those who love a more relaxed pace of life, yet who also appreciate being part of an evolving and vibrant community.
The Town of Prescott Valley was founded in 1966 and was incorporated in 1978 with 1,500 residents. The Town of Prescott Valley’s mission is to inspire and sustain a dynamic, innovative, and prosperous community through the combined talents of our citizenry. The Town government believes that its greatest resource is its employees and volunteers due to their level of commitment and skills in serving the community with quality public services. The Town government consists of 268.8 FTE employees located in twelve departments operating under a stable and supportive Town Manager-Town Council form of government. The Town government prides itself on its team oriented work environment. The Town government organization culture is one of service and stewardship, with a focus on professionalism, positive outcomes, and respect for all.
The total Town budget for FY 2020-21 is $119.67M with a conservative cash reserve of $22.4M. The majority of Town revenues derive from intergovernmental transfers, utility fees and charges and sales taxes/franchise fees. The total General Fund budget for FY 2020-21 is $39.8M.
Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Public Works Director, the position will research, develop and coordinate implementation and operations of an upstart transit service in collabo-ration with Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO) and other community part-ners. If you have a heart for public transportation, possess strong project management skills, and have experience in transit services we encourage you to apply!
Qualifications: In this position you will:
- Research, develop and assist in the administration of a local, demand-response transit program using grant funding. This may begin with a pilot pro-gram and the development of components neces-sary to sustain a paratransit and mobility service for those who meet ADA eligibility requirements.
- Develop policies and procedure manuals, operating and capital budgets, and Request for Proposals (RFP) to outsource services to a qualifying transit service provider.
- Explore funding options, monitor and report federal grant activities and requirements related to transit projects. Prepare information documents of findings and conclusions for Town leadership, CYMPO member agencies and staff’s consideration.
- Conduct and participate in the coordination of
- meetings with various stakeholders and community groups to educate, market and determine transit dependent community needs.
- Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned.
- Need to have/be:
- Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, public or business administration; and four years experience in transit programming or public works administration; or any combination of education and experience that provides the necessary skills and abilities to perform the essential job duties.
- Strong research, report writing, project management and MS Office computer skills. Ability to understand and communicate complex transit is-sues and regulations into meaningful written and verbal presentation formats for target audiences.
- Understanding of Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Americans with Disability (ADA) and other related federal, state and local regulations in the operations of a para/transit program.
Application Procedure: Apply online: pvaz.net.