Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Transit Manager

Recruitment #200810-8617MP-001

Introduction



The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) invites qualified applicants, with a passion to make a difference in the transportation industry, to apply for the position of Transportation Transit Manager in the Office of Transit and Ridesharing, Bureau of Public Transportation. This position is located at our Administration building in Newington, CT (2800 Berlin Turnpike), with a full-time work schedule of Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

Who We Are

Our agency mission is to provide a safe efficient intermodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and region.  We are a growing public transportation system that is improving mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic development.

The Office of Transit and ridesharing is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of motor carriers for the movement of people including Bus Transit, Paratransit, and Ridesharing programs. This office is responsible for managing CTtransit, CTfastrak, and transit districts which provide 42 million passenger trips a year. This is an exciting time to join the CTDOT. We are actively engaged in expanding our UPASS program (college student fare program) as well as facilitating and coordinating the merger of multiple existing transit systems.  We are initiating autonomous bus pilots, bus rapid transit, and on demand micro transit services. We are designing and implementing a statewide fare program, overseeing new transit facility design, and analyzing first mile and last mile shuttle services. Additional projects include re-engineering existing downtown circulator services, service and fare equity analysis, and parking and transit oriented development projects along CTfastrak.


The Role 

We need your transit operations and maintenance experience in order to manage equipment and fleet maintenance of over 1,300 vehicles under FTA requirements. 

As Transit Manager you will primarily:

  • Manage staff and consultants to perform inspections of equipment operations to determine whether proper maintenance and operation policies are being performed;

  • Develop policies to meet FTA requirements for Satisfactory Continuing Control and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and manage staff who monitor whether those requirements are being met;  

  • Manage staff responsible for competitively procuring and contracting with the private companies which operate local bus service for the Department. This will require knowledge of FTA’s requirements for data reporting under Section 15; and 

  • Negotiate rates with bus service providers as well as coordinate funding requests from quasi-municipal transit districts.  

We offer our employees a variety of competitive benefits including healthcare, retirement, and paid time off.

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications and Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance appraisals, cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, licensure, employment/supervisory references, etc.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Transit Manager vacancies that occur at the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation, in the next twelve (12) months. 

Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Please direct questions pertaining to this recruitment to Maribel Flores at maribel.flores@ct.gov and reference PCN 125332.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation, this class is accountable for directing staff responsible for rail and transit operations, facilities, and infrastructure.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Manages and directs staff and operations of large scale public transportation programs; coordinates, plans, and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff; prepares division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside division who might impact on program activities; directs implementation of public transit programs to assure adequate levels of service; directs participation with federal, state, regional, and local officials and agencies as well as general public and special interest groups; directs and reviews public transportation programs to determine consistency with department goals, objectives, policies and programs; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of public transportation administration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in planning, engineering or operations phases of a large scale transportation system.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for planning, implementing or coordinating public transportation activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

College training may be substituted for the General Experience or 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.
Note: For state employees, supervisory capacity will be interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Planner, Transportation Supervising Engineer, or Transportation Supervising Rail Officer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 years’ experience managing a public transit system
  • Significant bus operations and vehicle maintenance experience
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations
  • Skill in contemporary techniques, concepts, and procedures employed in the field of public transportation administration
  • Ability to apply management principles and techniques; interpersonal skills
  • Considerable oral, written communications skills and interpersonal skills

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.