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Title: Transit Programs Manager
Company: Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 146417
WORKING TITLE: Transit Programs Manager

ROLE: Program Administration Specialist II


SALARY RANGE: Up to $85,000

CLOSING DATE: December 9, 2022

The Department of Rail and Public Transportation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Transit Program Manager. This position provides leadership in the areas of statewide transit projects and initiatives necessary to implement federal and state legislation and regulation. The incumbent will also provide support in the development of agency policy, procedure, and documented processes using an interdisciplinary approach. Position duties include managing statewide projects and initiatives, providing project and grants oversight, and process documentation and project improvement. Qualified individuals will administer the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5310 Program: Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

The Department of Rail and Public Transportation offers a generous total compensation package. Well qualified candidates will be eligible to negotiate Exceptional Recruitment Incentives. New external candidates of the Commonwealth will be eligible to negotiate cash and leave bonuses upon hire. Existing State employees will be eligible to negotiate leave bonuses upon hire.

  • Knowledge of DRPT organization, mission, and operations.
  • Knowledge of administrative and business processes, programmatic and operational controls through program evaluation, analysis and planning.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, statewide transit activities and their impact on Agency’s strategic mission, financial management practices and legislative processes, and transit facility and transit service design and planning.
  • Knowledge of grant management and policy development.
  • Ability to use independent judgment in the interpretation and analysis of rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and ability to accomplish short and long range goals.
  • Ability to promote the organization, make critical decisions, manage conflict, promote organizational alignment, build relationships, conduct high-level negotiations, monitor and understand the environment, including economic, political, social, business, and demographic changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member, leader and problem solver in an organization with a diverse staff and customer base.
  • Strong project management, communication, negotiation, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to concisely explain, verbally and in writing, detailed technical information, processes, and policies in a professional manner.

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, transportation design, transportation management, public administration, or related field preferred; experience and education can substitute for degree. Master’s degree in related field desired.
  • Experience with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and regulations that relate to the transportation program.
  • Experience in managing and organizing multiple, complex transportation projects and programs.
  • Experience in project management, negotiation resources, and grant management.
  • Skill at analyzing data, managing projects, and leading others in forming sound business decisions and documenting complex processes.
  • Proficiency using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

To be considered for this position you must complete a state application through the on-line employment system at Resumes and cover letters should be attached but may not substitute for the on-line state application. Equal Opportunity Employer

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). Applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State applications and or in resumes. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application, resume, or other relevant documents provided; therefore, it is essential for applicants to supply detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application/resume, or a state application/resume lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position. Equal Opportunity Employer.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

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