OPENING DATE: 10/20/17 CLOSING DATE: 11/29/17, 5:00 PM GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, ensures that good transit planning principles and practices are applied throughout the planning and development of the Agency's capital projects and service programs; coordinates Agency investments that improve inter modal access to Sound Transit facilities and services; oversees development of system plans and early corridor studies, supervises the operations, functions, and staff associated with assigned responsibilities; and coordinates with Agency partners and other jurisdictions involved with the Agency's projects, services, and plans.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. • Manages the Planning & Integration program in the Office of Planning & Innovation. • Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work of assigned staff; assigns work activities and coordinates schedules, projects, and programs; provides constructive feedback; reviews and evaluates work and makes effective suggestions and recommendations. • Coaches, trains and motivates staff; coordinates and/or provides staff training; and manages employee relations; manages the workflow and prioritization of projects and measures the performance of the department and all related staff and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary; provides advice and counsel to staff; develops developmental work plans for staff; implements or recommends corrective actions, discipline and termination procedures as appropriate/necessary. • Ensures Planning & Integration program staff are integrated with Sound Transit capital project development and delivery teams, including leading pre-project development activities associated with future HCT corridor investments not yet in active project development. • Ensures local transit services are well-integrated with Sound Transit's services and facilities. • Leads updates of Sound Transit's Long-Range and System plans and development of other plans and programs as assigned; serves as liaison to various expert and peer review panels involved in those planning efforts; coordinates and integrates Sound Transit's planning with planning efforts of partner agencies. • Develops and manages Sound Transit high capacity transit corridor studies. • Manages development, implementation and administration of Sound Transit's System Access Program and fund. • Develops consultant procurements and manages consultant work for the Planning & Integration program. • Participates in intra- and inter-departmental efforts to improve Sound Transit business practices. • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, priorities, and budgets for assigned projects, services, and functional areas within the Division; and makes recommendations and forecasts for future funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. • Provides support to the division/department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree in urban planning, civil engineering, transportation planning, public administration, or closely related field and six years of experience in transportation planning or public policy that includes transit service and/or capital project development and project lifecycle experience; and three years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: None.
Required Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the Planning & Innovation division as it relates to system planning and integration. • Principles and practices of program development and administration. • Understanding and applying transit planning principles and best practices. • Urban transportation systems analysis and management. • Transportation planning concepts, practices, procedures and policy issues. • Project management techniques and principles. • Research methodologies. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. • Negotiation principles and practices. • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases. • Basic principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration. • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation for staff ranging from entry-level to highly experienced senior level.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Negotiating contracts and agreements that fairly protect Sound Transit's interests, and ability to support others involved in negotiations. • Managing complex projects and making decisions in fast-paced, difficult environments. • Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. • Public speaking and in developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing. • Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication. • Applying advanced project management techniques and principles. • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. • Developing and monitoring departmental and program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules. • Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.