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.
Receives executive direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
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;
oral and written communication skills;
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 or supervisory capacity with responsibility for planning, implementing or coordinating public transit activities.
• This capacity is interpreted as planning, supervising, organizing, directing and/or 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
(1)-Officials And Administrators
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.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Transportation Chief of Public Transportation in Salary Group MP 75 approved effective April 22, 2022. (Revised to modify references in Special Experience section) Final 22-112