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Senior Transit Planner

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11197190
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7
Required Education : Master's
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference

Develops and coordinates short-range and long-range transit plans and helps organizes the operations of the City's demand response and fixed bus route transit system. Coordinates activities with other City departments, Marion County, Federal Transit Administration and Florida Department of Transportation. The Senior Transit Planner is expected to perform the full range of professional transit planning work involving the application of professional knowledge to various municipal and regional transit planning problems. This position will also oversee all capital projects. This position reports to the Transit Manager.
Reviews, comments upon and coordinates the work of outside Transit/Planning consultants on City and multi-agency projects. This duty is performed weekly.
Develops, coordinates and manages the City's short and long-range transportation planning efforts. Draft plans and polices. This duty is performed monthly.
Represents the City's interest and provides testimony in transit matters at City Council, committee meetings, and meetings with other agencies and/or developers. Presents all technical data. This duty is performed monthly.
Coordinates and performs research and analysis leading to the development of new and improved transit systems, to include routing patterns, rate structures, travel patterns, cost analysis, financial needs, funding sources, and related issues. Must be familiar with various transit modeling software. This duty is performed weekly.
Coordinates all capital projects that includes drafting scope of services, bid documents and agreements. Monitors all capital projects during construction. This duty is performed monthly.
Coordinates with cities, transit operators, county departments, and other public and private agencies regarding the most effective current and future transit systems. This duty is performed weekly.
Develops and administers policies and procedures concerning transit operations. This includes emergency procedures. This duty is performed monthly.
Help determines revenue needs and resources. This duty is performed weekly.
Helps prepare, monitor and administer transit budget and other grant applications. This duty is performed monthly.
Prepares and maintains a variety of records, data and reports. Develops and submits the SunTran's National Transit Database (NTD) reports. This duty is performed weekly.
Monitors and evaluates transit operations. This duty is performed weekly.
Must be familiar with FTA software data systems. This duty is performed weekly.
Supervisors the Transit Projects Administrator position. This duty is performed daily.

Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.


  • Federal, State, and local laws and regulations governing public transit system operations and transportation grant funding.

  • Modern transit system operating principles and practices. Principles and practices of supervision.

  • Basic mathematics, account record keeping and budgeting.

  • Analyze operating conditions and problems and recommend and implement appropriate solutions.

  • Prepare reports and compile statistical data.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

  • Develop, read, and interpret rules, policies and procedures. 

  • Research complaints, problems and prepare responses for management, including composing correspondence.

Required Qualifications :

Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc.) plus 7 years related experience and/or training, and 2 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Florida Driver's license for required travel
Directly supervises 0 subordinate supervisor(s) who supervise(s) a total of 1 employee(s). Supervises 1 non-supervisory employee(s). Departments supervised by this position include none. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Ability to read, analyze, and understand common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; Ability to respond to complex or difficult inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format; Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane, algebra, solid geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats.

Under general direction, working from policies and general directives. Rarely refers specific cases to supervisor unless clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy is required.

Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the organization and delegation of work operations for a group of employees engaged in widely diversified activities.

Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of medium organizational component and the organization's clientele.

Very close mental demand. Operations requiring very close and continuous attention for control of operations which require a high degree of coordination or immediate response. Operations requiring intermittent direct thinking to determine or select the most applicable way of handling situations regarding the organization's administration and operations; also to determine or select material and equipment where highly variable sequences are involved.

Oversight. Activities covered by expansive policies and objectives, and oversight as to execution and review. High order of analytical, interpretative, and constructive thinking in varied situations covering multiple areas of the organization.

Regular personal computer support, technical help, and/or basic software support, database analysis, level I technician, project coordination, installation and help desk.

Probable errors would normally not be detected in succeeding operations and may have serious effects in relationships with patrons and/or with the operations of other segments of the organization. Frequent possibilities of error would exist at all times, since the above mentioned areas are inherent in the job.

Regular contacts with patrons where the contacts are initiated by the employee. Involves both furnishing and obtaining information and, also, attempting to influence the decisions of those persons contacted. Contacts of considerable importance and of such nature, that failure to exercise proper judgment may result in important tangible or intangible losses to the organization.

Contacts with other departments or offices and also frequently with individuals in middle level positions; consulting on problems which necessitate judgment and tact in presentation to obtain cooperation or approval of action to be taken. Also, important contacts with associates as required in advanced supervisory jobs.

Advanced: Other, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing
Intermediate: Database
Basic: 10-Key, Accounting, Alphanumeric Data Entry, Contact Management, Human Resources Systems, Payroll Systems, Programming Languages

Transit route systems

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk or hear; regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms; and frequently required to stand, walk; occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

There are no harmful environmental conditions that are present for this position.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Skills :
Management Microsoft Office Planning and development Prepare reports Transportation Planning
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