• Transit Integration Manager

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Opening Date 4 weeks ago(6/26/2018 10:59 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1163
    Category
    Planning and Development
    Bargaining Unit
    No
    Min (Annual)
    USD $99,287.00/Yr.
    Max (Annual)
    USD $148,930.00/Yr.
    Min Hiring Range
    USD $99,287.00/Yr.
    Max Hiring Range
    USD $109,216.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    A managerial level position with authority and responsibility to act on behalf of the agency with outside partners. Under general guidance, develops and facilitates strategic institutional relationships with Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Transportation, the City of Seattle, King County Metro, Pierce Transit, Everett Transit, Washington State Ferries, Island Transit, Skagit Transit, Snohomish County, and cities within Snohomish County. Oversees major programs, plans and projects by others to protect and ensure consideration and incorporation of Community Transit priorities and mobility needs. Provides leadership to internal teams of professional staff for managing the portfolio of major projects being implemented by others. This position requires strategic thinking, exceptional communication and relationship building skills, ability to advocate positions in the face of competing interests, negotiation skills and the ability to facilitate complex internal or external committees.

    Essential Duties

    1. Develop, advocate and negotiate Community Transit’s interests in multiple highly visible and complex operating and capital transportation programs, plans and projects. These will include Link light rail build-out in Snohomish county; major WSDOT initiatives; Seattle viaduct closure, tunnel construction, and waterfront development; major interstate and local construction or traffic management plans; and local jurisdiction plans that may affect the current and future provision of transit service.
    2. Manage and facilitate ongoing coordination and communication throughout the region on projects and potential impacts. Represent Community Transit positions and interest in regional transportation discussions. Use appropriate discretion to advocate for Community Transit positions while developing and maintaining close professional relationships with regional partners.
    3. Organize, plan, and manage the activities of internal working groups or committees to address specific issues of concern or opportunity. Determine the appropriate size, skill set, and organizational structure necessary to inform, obtain input, build consensus and represent key stakeholders. Manage and set accountabilities and priorities.
    4. Provide expert knowledge. Advise Executive Team, CEO, and Board on regional integration strategies and provide critical expertise on related policy issues including status, issues, risks, and opportunities. Communicate Board policy and corporate objectives to regional partner staff and ensure that policies and practices are handled in a consistent manner.
    5. Establish and maintain strong cooperative relationships with other transit agencies, local jurisdictions, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), state agencies, and public/private organizations interested in public transportation, business partnerships, and related Agency services and needs. Represent Community Transit in meetings with corporate management, regional and state-wide transportation representatives and county-wide forums. Develop and foster regional collaboration and integration to improve quality of life by ensuring Community Transit becomes or remains a Partner of Choice.
    6. Negotiates and develops key contracts or Inter-local Agreements regarding regional initiatives, including potential financial contribution to or from Community Transit.
    7. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s degree Public Administration, Transportation Planning or related field.
    2. Five years of progressively responsible experience in transit, public works, transportation or land use planning.
    3. Five years of professional level experience applying planning principles.
    4. Three years of experience organizing, presenting, facilitating and negotiating with diverse stakeholders and user groups.

     

    An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.

     

    Preferred

    1. Public sector, planning and coordinating transit and transportation integration.

     

    Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills

     

    Knowledge:

    1. Effective leadership including setting priorities, resolving conflicts, and making decisions.
    2. Principles and practices of transportation service and system planning and their relationship to land use planning.
    3. Transit operations and work rules.
    4. Federal, state and local legislation and regulations governing land use, environmental impact, and transit operations.
    5. Market research, demographics and survey methodologies.

     

    Skill:

    1. Organizing, presenting, facilitating and negotiating with diverse stakeholders and user groups.
    2. Communication and interpersonal relations with policy makers, elected officials, and general public, etc. sufficient to convey complex information and secure support for corporate initiatives.
    3. Negotiations and conflict resolution.
    4. Designing, organizing and managing planning studies.
    5. Technical and persuasive writing and oral presentations.
    6. Use of personal computer and software applications for program management.
    7. Develop, interpret and implement policies and procedures.
    8. Achieving results using a flexible, open approach to problem solving while remaining sensitive to individual and community issues.
    9. Delegation in a matrixed program
    10. Building professional relationships with stakeholders, regional partners and internal employees.

     

    Physical Requirements

    Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.

     

    Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and /or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are requires only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

     

     

    Application and Selection Process:

    On-line applications only. A resume maybe attached in lieu of completing the experience details. Please attach a cover letter.

     

    Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.   

     

    Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants national origin, sex protected veteran status or disability.

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