Transit Operations Analyst aka Schedule Analyst

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 months ago(8/2/2021 11:15 AM)
Job ID
Planning and Development
Bargaining Unit
Min Hiring Range
USD $80,387.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $88,425.00/Yr.


Under general supervision, coordinates with planning and operations staff to develop accurate transit operation plans; gathers pertinent route and schedule information; operates computer system for run-cutting, scheduling and modeling; maintains integrity of schedule data. Monitors and evaluates existing service through data analysis, personal observation, staff or customer input; attends planning and public meetings.

Essential Duties

  1. Monitors and evaluates existing service through data analysis, observation, staff input, and customer input. Makes schedule and running time changes. Recommends additional trips and trip cancelations.
  2. Operates automated computer scheduling system for run cutting, scheduling, modeling and production of documents for transit operation use. Evaluates software generated scheduling solution for optimal balance between cost efficiencies and operational needs.
  3. Creates/imports data files. Maintains integrity of schedule data.
  4. Develops transit operation plans including trip additions and deletions based on given budget constraints. Provides analyses of vehicle utilization and coach operator work assignments and offers recommendations related to operational costs, number of vehicles, and number of coach operators
  5. Assists in developing service plan by identifying costs, potential conflicts and efficiency issues.
  6. Coordinates development of consumer timetable information.  Proofs timetables and recommends improvements and/or corrections.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, urban planning, transportation studies, public administration civil/transportation engineering, statistics/math, or computer science.
  2. Two years of transit operation experience.
  3. One year experience in transportation planning.

 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.


       4.  Ability to adjust hours to work early mornings, nights and weekends for field work.



Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Route planning and scheduling techniques.
  2. Principles and practices of transportation planning.
  3. Transit systems and operations.
  4. Run cutting and scheduling software.
  5. Statistical analysis techniques.
  6. Data processing system in support of planning programs and projects.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Organizing and presenting complex data in understandable formats.
  2. Analyzing data and designing, organizing and conducting short- and mid-range planning projects.
  3. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  4. Being an innovative, independent worker who meets deadlines: yet can effectively work in a team environment.

Physical Requirements


Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.



Application and Selection Process:


Apply On-line    


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.   Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings of this position for up to 6 months from the date the position is filled.  


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position may be affected.

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 will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.



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