Arlington, Virginia
Jun 09, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Executive, Chief
Full Time
Job Title: ASSISTANT TRANSIT BUREAU CHIEF Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/20/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $84,052.80 - $134,617.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia      

Arlington, Virginia, recognized nationally for its planning and implementation of smart growth and transit-oriented development, is looking for a transit professional to provide coordination and integration of the operations and capital programs of the Arlington Transit Bureau. The Bureau is responsible for the delivery of local fixed-route transit services (ART), paratransit call center and operations services (STAR), and oversight of regional rail, bus and paratransit services provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority within Arlington. The Bureau also develops, plans, manages and/or provides construction oversight of transit infrastructure and customer facilities. This employee will manage the daily operations of transit services and transit capital programs under the direction of the Transit Bureau Chief and provides recommendations regarding capital project planning, FTA funding/ grant compliance and industry trends for transit service delivery.

Arlington Transit is a Federal Transit Administration grantee for its capital program and receives substantial operating and capital grant assistance from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

To learn more about DES and Arlington County's Transit Services, please click here.

 Duties include:

  • Monitoring the implementation of the 10-year Transit Development plan to ensure the successful integration of transit operations and capital programs;
  • Directing and providing quality control for transit capital project expenditures;
  • Tracking performance management systems and metrics to prepare reports which provide for evaluation, control and documentation of project activities;
  • Generates reports to senior County officials on performance and compliance of the transit projects and transit on-time performance;
  • Assumes a leadership role in the construction of a new heavy maintenance facility for the ART bus system;
  • Develops and maintains new relationships with funding and oversight agencies in order to maximize outside funding for the ART system.

 Selection Criteria:

Minimum: A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration; Civil or Transportation Engineering, Urban/Public Planning or a related area and considerable highly-responsible experience in the public transit field designing, developing, constructing and/or managing transit services or transit capital projects.

Substitution: Additional qualifying work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year for year basis. 

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • A Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Civil or Transportation Engineering, Urban/Public Planning or a related field.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of public transit, public finance, urban and transportation planning, and public/private partnerships;  the ability to think strategically; manage the design and construction of large-scale construction projects on time and within budget; work collaboratively with a wide range of public and private stakeholders and the community to reach consensus; manage fiscal and staffing resources; effectively convey technical project management or transit operations information, both orally and in writing; and identify, analyze and integrate an array of data, interests and solution options to make effective transit or capital program decisions and produce viable outcomes.

 Special Requirements: Please attach a letter of interest and resume to this application that addresses how your training, education, and experience has prepared you for this position to include:
  • Program Management including supervision, administration, planning and budgetary responsibilities.
  • Transportation program management area of experience including one or more of the following:
    • Transit planning
    • Transit operations
    • Engineering
    • Capital program delivery
    • Community Engagement
    • Communications

 Additional Information:

Work Hours: Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 pm.  The work schedule may be adjusted based upon the needs of the program. Flexibility is vitally important.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application.


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