Department of Administrative Services

Transportation Chief of Public Transportation (5940MP)

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$69.27-$94.45 Hourly / $5,541.27-$7,555.71 BiWeekly /
$144,627.00-$197,204.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation this class is accountable for administering the programs and operations of the department's commuter rail services, fixed route bus services, express bus services, para-transit services, ridesharing programs, and any other public transportation services as necessary.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Administers programs and operations of offices of the bureau; directs all staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Administers staff and operations of the Bureau of Public Transportation including contract operators in the procurement, construction and other related aspects of statewide public transportation services; 
  • Develops, implements and evaluates bureau policies, goals and objectives; 
  • Develops bureau programs, activities and procedures to implement and maintain an efficient cost effective public transportation system; 
  • Implements new procedures and procedural revisions pertaining to policies, personnel regulations, expenditures and administrative methods; 
  • Determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff with all contract operators;
  • Designs and implements performance review standards for bureau staff and contract operators;
  • Prepares bureau and contractor operator budgets;
  • Maintains contacts with department, state, federal and local individuals who might impact on policy or program activities;
  • Administers policies and personnel regulations; 
  • Directs staff regarding interaction with the Office of the Attorney General and other regulatory entities as necessary;
  • Ensures conformance with all procedures and programs to maintain regulatory compliance; 
  • Represents department at public forums and regional transportation boards; 
  • Reviews, prepares comments and proposes state and federal legislation;
  • Serves as department primary liaison with contract providers, local officials and state legislators; 
  • Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply management principles and practices;
    • relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; 
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative, contractual and procurement processes; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to
    • administer a large scale public transportation program; 
    • deal with public advocacy groups and public transportation users.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Twelve (12) years of professional experience in the planning, engineering or operations phase of a large scale transportation program.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity with responsibility for planning, implementing or coordinating public transit activities.

NOTE:
  • Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be on management activities: planning, organizing, directing and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.
  • For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Transportation Transit Manager or Transportation Assistant Planning Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in urban or transportation planning or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Officials And Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 75

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes.  As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Chief of Public Transportation in Salary Group MP 75 approved effective April 28, 2006. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007

EFFECTIVE DATE

04/22/2022

CLASS: 5940MP; EST: ; REV: 5/18/2022;