Department of Planning
Salary: $85,000-$95,000
Closes: Open Until Filled

GRTC Transit System in Richmond, Virginia seeks a professional to provide leadership and direction to the Planning and Scheduling Department under the general direction of the Chief Development Officer (CDO). Responsible for determining short- and long-term departmental goals and programs to ensure quality transit services, efficient management and utilization of staff, and budget/cost management.

This position is open to all GRTC employees and the general public.

Candidates may apply online at www.ridegrtc.com.

The workweek is Monday through Friday. This position is exempt from FLSA provisions.

• Manages the process for collecting, maintaining, and reporting fixed route ridership data under National Transit Database requirements.
• Responsible for analyzing and reporting all companywide fixed route ridership data.
• Manages all route development activities for the company’s fixed route service.
• Manages the Triennial Review process and develops corrective action plans when necessary.
• Oversees development of the annual Transit Development Program (TDP) and/or Transit Strategic Plan (TSP).
• Works with Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to accomplish regional planning objectives. Serves on MPO Technical Advisory Committee and any other regional committees as assigned.
• Responsible for maintaining and forecasting budgets and manpower requirements for assigned projects.
• Maintains liaison role with individuals and groups, both internally and externally with responsibility for investigating and responding to issues pertaining to project and program responsibilities.
• Serves a strategic role in developing governmental relations with neighboring localities.
• Maintains program files in accordance with FTA Regulations.
• Conducts research on transit related topics.
• Develops performance goals for departmental employees and conduct annual reviews.
• Serves as the GRTC liaison with public and private interest groups and localities regarding regional transportation issues.
• Represents GRTC and the Executive Office at external meetings.
• Analyzes and evaluates complex transportation policy issues and develops policy strategies.
• Regularly reports to the CDO on pending developments and keeps them appraised of strategic and controversial issues.
• Supports the planning and implementation of capital projects to include amenities and major projects.
• Responsible for the development of route schedules and operator work duties in compliance with union contract.
• Performs related duties as required.

Supervises: All part-time and full-time employees in the Planning and Scheduling Department


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Principles, practices and trends of public administration and intergovernmental relations.
• Transportation policies, planning and governmental institutional framework.
• Public administration and planning analysis techniques.
• Principles of report writing and presentation.
• Regional and local governing laws and processes.

• Analyze and interpret complex transit planning issues and ensure accurate presentation of information.
• Communicate effectively.
• Prepare clear and concise reports.
• Direct and evaluate policy and program efforts to achieve the goals and objectives of the CDO.
• Investigate, analyze and evaluate solutions to complex policy and governmental relations problems.
• Take initiative.
• Deal effectively with a wide variety of officials.
• Objectively select, supervise, train, motivate and evaluate staff.

Education and/or Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Business, Urban Studies, Economics, or a related field. Master’s degree in same fields strongly preferred.
• Three – five (3-5) years of prior experience in Planning and/or Public Transportation fields preferred.
• Understanding of contract negotiation, bid procurement procedures and RFP processes.
• Working knowledge of quantitative analysis.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills required.

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