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Title: Transit Coordination Manager
Company: First Transit
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 95721
Transit Coordination Manager

Transit Coordination Manager shall coordinate the planning and policy activities of Metrorail and Metro Bus services for Arlington County as well as act as the liaison between the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Arlington County Transit Bureau and Division of Transportation. This position shall also act as liaison regarding transit planning and policy between the Arlington County Transit Bureau and Division of Transportation and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and committees overseeing transit services on I-66 and I-395. The liaison duties shall include advising the Director of Transportation and the Transit Bureau Chief as well as Arlington County Board members.

This is a senior staff position that is responsible for assisting with transit service planning for Metrorail and Metro Bus services, including coordination with other regional and local transit providers, particularly Arlington County Transit; with the development of the County’s annual work plan and program within the WMATA annual budget; and with the project development of capital projects for improvements to WMATA facilities.

This position will also provide technical staff assistance to Arlington County’s representative to the WMATA Board, the NVTC, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), and other regional agencies as may be necessary. In this capacity this person will attend board meetings and technical advisory committees to assist County representatives or to represent the County’s interests. This staff position will also require working with the public and community stakeholders, attendance at community meetings, and preparation or materials or presentations for community meetings.

Additionally, the he or she will be responsible for leading and managing the Contractor team and shall oversee and direct their performance to ensure delivery of projects assigned to them. The TPCM will provide guidance and technical support to the Contractor team to ensure projects are efficiently and successfully implemented and completed according to established timelines and budget requirements. This includes overall project monitoring, control and direction and implementing corrective actions as needed.

The individual fulfilling this position shall have knowledge of project compliance with federal regulations for federally-funded projects as well as state regulations for state-funded projects.

Additionally he or she shall be responsible for:

Managing the Contractor budget and schedule;

Providing staffing with the requisite technical skills and expertise to perform the Work;

Coordinating staff committed to the Program and their availability for the required time and durations;

Providing oversight and address any performance issues with assigned team members;

Providing project management services for specific projects as assigned.

Maintaining files and project documentation according to County direction and in accordance with federal and state requirements.

Providing monthly progress reports and look a-heads.

This position shall provide other duties within general scope of this contract, as assigned by the County Project Officer.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

A Bachelor’s degree in transportation or community planning, or a related degree, and at least ten (10) years’ experience in transit service planning or operations, including management, policy and budget experience.

Five (5) years of experience in project and contract management.

Extensive knowledge of fixed-route bus management and operations, including route design.

Excellent interpersonal skills and professional judgment, including ability to work in a politically sensitive, regional governing board context with highly complex and technical issues.

Exceptional communications skills, oral and written.

Ability to read, analyze, and utilize data, including an ability to develop spreadsheets, tables, charts, etc. of data or analyses.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to draft reports, memoranda, presentations or other materials.

Demonstrated presentation skills.

Must be able to attend evening and Saturday meetings.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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