August 16, 2021
TRANSIT PLANNER AND GRANTS SPECIALIST
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in public transportation, public administration, planning or business. Minimum of five years of experience in public transportation or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
License and Certifications: Valid Oklahoma driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record.
Knowledge: Understand regulations relating to the provision of public transit including but not limited to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Procedures of grant writing and administration. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Skills/Abilities: Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operation needs. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with internal staff, citizens, contractors, and government agencies in a proactive manner. Ability to develop and administer goals, objectives and procedures. Ability to identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs. Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative reports. Mathematical abilities to calculate figures and amounts; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
Duties and Responsibilities: Ensures program expenditures are in accordance with the contracted service provider agreement, FTA regulations, and grant requirements. Attends committee meetings relating to public transit and other meetings as assigned. Researches, applies for, monitors and maintains grants relating to the transit program. Prepares and maintains required reports and correspondence pertaining to the transit program, to include any required reporting to local, State, and Federal agencies. Assists in monitoring special transit programs and bus maintenance records. Working with the contracted service provider, maintains bus routes/schedules and keeps records on all buses. Stays familiar with equipment on each bus and requirements to be kept on each bus. Assists the Transit and Parking Program Manager in preparing, implementing and monitoring both current and long-range public transit and related projects. Reviews, responds to, and resolves program and customer inquiries and complaints if needed. Performs data entry into spreadsheets and/or databases relating to the transit program. Performs research on special topics, projects or problems and compiles data on findings for review as directed. Performs other related work as required.
Working Conditions: Primarily indoors in climate controlled environment, occasionally exposed to outside environment.
Mental and Physical Abilities: Regular, predictable and punctual attendance is a necessary and essential function. Mental effort required due to sustained periods of concentration and working under pressure of deadlines. Near vision enough to see a computer screen and printouts, and to read and draft written documents such as r
eports. Speech and hearing enough to communicate clearly and distinctly both in person and be telephone.
Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug screen. Click here to view original job posting.
July 13, 2021
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Oklahoma Transit Association (Oklahoma City, OK)
How would you like to be Oklahoma’s voice for public transportation and lead the charge to propel the state into a part of the top ten in the nation? The Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA) is looking to identify candidates for the career-defining position of Executive Director.
Executive Director Position
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for administering, managing, and executing the affairs of the OTA for the overall benefit of the Oklahoma Transit Association (OTA), its membership, and its constituency. Guided by the President, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors, the ED’s primary focus will be ensuring that the daily activities of OTA are in compliance and support of the most recently adopted strategic plan. The ED will be responsible for developing an annual work plan with specific targets to be accomplished in accordance with the strategic plan.
Desired candidate attributes include: detail oriented, coalition builder, inclusive, listener, thoughtful, servant leader, trustworthy, and sincere. The minimum requirements for this position are excellent communication skills, Bachelor’s Degree (Masters or Law Degree preferred), five years of experience in Association Management and/or Advocacy with appropriate certifications.
See this OTA-Executive-Director-Brochure for the full job description.
How to Apply
OTA has retained the executive search services of KJ Backpack LLC.
Please send all confidential inquiries to:
OTA Executive Director Search
KJ Backpack LLC PO Box 2235 Gaffney, SC 29341
Or email email@example.com using the subject line: OTA Executive Director
Please include a cover letter, resume as well as three professional references within application.
Director of Transportation
July 14, 2021
Description: Oversees and directs the operation of the Transportation Department which currently includes Safety & Training as well as security. Duties include, but are not limited to overseeing approx. 125 employees, preparing / analyzing monthly reports, enforcing standards to maintain quality bus service, develop and implement operational strategies and projects, respond to grievances, and oversee all activities involving the use of transit vehicles.
- Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of eight years’ experience in transportation or similar operation and three years of experience in a supervisory capacity.
- Must hold a current CLD A or B Oklahoma driver’s license with air brakes and passenger endorsement or obtain one within six months of being hired.
- Must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public.
- Must have the capacity to deal with more than one problem at a time and deal calmly with employees and the public under stressful situations.
- Must be experienced in labor/union relations and contract negotiations.
- Transportation experience preferred.
Visit the Tulsa Transit website to apply!