Transit Systems 2021-09-02 2021-10-05

Project Management Specialist

Company: SporTran View more listings
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 134729
Website: http://www.sportran.org

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management and Procurement

  • Capability to learn and accurately follow complex US Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration procurement rules and regulations.
  • Ability to organize procurement information in a systematic way for financial and triennial audits.
  • Ability to understand and manage transit construction projects. (Building, Shelters, Amenities, etc.)
  • Skill to represent the agency ethically during the procurement process for a wide variety of projects.
  • Capacity to effectively monitor and control the cost and implementation of a project, either through installation and/or construction.

Grant Writing
  • Research grant and funding opportunities for SporTran, focusing on opportunities for system growth and stabilization.
  • Is competent in writing, being able to effectively convey in an exciting, competitive manner future SporTran projects for funding.
  • Ability to understand and present complex data in an easy-to-read format.

Transit Planning
  • Assists in providing professional transit planning analysis and recommendations to other divisions and departments.
  • Analyzes planning and transportation projects, including land-use policies, long-range transportation plans, and project-specific planning and construction documents.
  • Develops and makes recommendations on transit planning studies, programs, and surveys, including data collection, entry, tabulation, and analysis of technical data.
  • Assists in studies of transit routes and services, developing corridor service plans and routine service changes. Develops and maintains up-to-date databases of transit service data and asset inventories using various geographic information system (GIS) and information technology system (ITS) tools; examples include bus stop locations, bus stop characteristics such as ADA compliance, stop-level ridership information, fixed-route alignments, and the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS).
  • Tracks and recommends ADA accessibility improvements to bus stops.
  • Assists in planning passenger amenity improvements, including examining, reporting, and developing proposed improvements and new facilities. These facilities include bus shelters, bus stop benches, trash receptacles, etc.
  • Confers and troubleshoots with Administrative, Operations, and Maintenance staff on resolving database concerns or issues. Implements timely corrective actions as appropriate to maintain the ITS.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of transit system maps for use by the public.
  • Other duties as assigned by management

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Job Requirements
  • 4-year college degree in related field
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain before hiring, a valid driver's license.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to:

    • communicate directly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with various individuals, including co-workers, supervisors, and passengers.
    • accurately relay messages and convey information to others.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to:
    • work cooperatively and effectively with others.
    • treat all people with dignity and respect.
    • interact with people pleasantly under routine or stressful condition
    • accept, act upon, and offer constructive criticism.

  • Ability to be highly detail-oriented in following pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including administrative and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand occupational hazards and follow standard safety practices necessary in the area of work.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, including attendance and punctuality.
  • Must be able to report for shift work on short notice when needed.

Working Conditions
  • Work is primarily performed in an office environment but has up to 35% of job performance in the field.
  • The person in this position must be able to:
  • perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation(s).
  • perform job duties requiring the ability to stand, sit, walk, bend, and reach; and move equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; to operate standard office equipment, including telephone and computer equipment; and operate vehicles used to perform duties.

Important Information
  • All positions are Safety Sensitive and require pre-employment drug testing, background checks, clean driving records, and applicants must be able to work flexible shifts.
  • Eligible applicants will have no more than two (2) moving violations in the past five years and no convictions of a serious traffic violation (i.e., DWI, driving with a suspended, canceled or revoked license) in the past five years.
  • SporTran provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SporTran complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please apply online at www.SporTran.org

Transit Job Listing - Project Management Specialist