Valley Metro is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
OPENING DATE: 05/24/19
CLOSING DATE: 06/21/19 05:00 PM
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in Valley Metro's core purpose and support our core values. Valley Metro's core purpose is to connect communities and enhance lives. Our core values shape what we do as professionals every day
The Manager, Transportation Demand Management is Grant-Funded. Grant-Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and employment is contingent upon those funds.
The Manager, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) is responsible for not only managing and promoting the use of alternative forms of transportation, but forging relationships with our partners and continually looking for opportunities to enhance the use of alternative forms of transportation. This position ensures compliance with federal transportation funding processes, requirements, and manages and administers grant funded programs. This position also works with Maricopa County to assist in the management of the Regional Trip Reduction Program (TRP) for Valley employers.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Transportation Planning or a closely related field and five years of experience in developing and managing transportation demand management programs with an emphasis in grants management, including two years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties such as those listed above.
Positions may require: Valid Arizona Driver's License
Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Manages and promotes the use of alternative forms of transportation; carpool, vanpool, transit, pedestrian and bicycle programs, telecommuting, alternative work schedules, special events, and outreach initiatives.
Supervises Program staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Administers multiple grants, including developing the scope of services, annual budget, schedule, reporting, and implementation.
Monitors expenditures and coordinate delivery of monthly invoices for grant-funded projects; and maintains accurate and detailed records for preparing related written and statistical reports on a monthly and annual basis.
Develops and manages departmental budgets for several contracts; monitors and forecasts expenditures; recommends purchases of equipment; and solicits and evaluates bids.
Manages contract compliance with contractors including writing annual contract amendments, achievement of performance indicators and writing monthly and semi-annual reports.
Assists in the development and implementation of a market research program that measures program effectiveness.
Oversees the development and implementation of various training workshops for employer Transportation Coordinators.
Provides the technical assistance to employers that are required to participate in the mandatory Trip Reduction Program.
Coordinates presentations and training to promote alternative modes of transportation and work schedules to TRP employer management, TRP organization committees, and Transportation Coordinator Associations.
Develops partnerships with internal departments, public agencies, external organizations, the general public, and/or other interested parties to support TDM initiatives.
Delivers effective presentations to groups of various sizes including the Board of Directors, Maricopa Association of Governments' management and committees, and others.
Participates in/on a variety of meetings, professional organizations, committees, and other related groups.
Researches and stays abreast of new and current legislation that affects the operation of the TDM program.
Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL
Local, state and federal grant application processes;
Applicable principles, practices, methods, procedures, and trends in assigned area of responsibility;
Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations;
Project management principles;
Transit marketing and operations;
Knowledge of transportation demand management programs and public policy;
Strategic business planning principles and practices;
Forging and maintaining strategic partnerships;
Grant administration and reporting;
Presenting to grant partners, employees, civic groups, professional organizations and the general public;
Staff selection, supervision, development, and conflict resolution;
Prioritizing and assigning work;
Evaluating trends for applicability;
Developing and monitoring departmental services;
Developing and implementing work plans;
Budget and grant development and tracking, contract negotiations, administration, and project management;
Using a computer and related software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access;
Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals;
Responding to changing situations and needs;
Interpreting and applying policies, procedures, laws, and regulations;
Strong communication skills and interpersonal relations with policy makers, elected officials, Grant providers, and Valley Metro members.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Positions in this class typically require: Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment, vision to read printed materials, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.
Incumbents may be subjected to travel.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority RPTA) provides both Bus and Light Rail transportation services for the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Highlights of Valley Metro services include:
*First ever light rail system in Phoenix, Arizona. Began service in 2008.
*Local, Express and RAPID commuter bus service
*Online carpool matching system
*Assistance to local businesses to help them meet the Maricopa County trip reduction goals through alternative modes of transportation (bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, telework, etc.)