Overview

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The State of Connecticut, Department, of Transportation (CTDOT) is now accepting applications for a Transportation Transit Manager in the office of Transit and Ridesharing with the Bureau of Public Transportation.
About us: The Office of Transit and Ridesharing is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a safe and efficient system of motor carriers for the movement of people including Bus Transit, Paratransit, and Ridesharing programs. This office is responsible for managing and developing the nationally recognized, award winning bus rapid transit service CTtransit, CTfastrak, and transit districts which provide 38 million passenger trips a year.
The Role: The Transportation Transit Manager will work with a team of transit professionals to coordinate investment and continue the development of the state’s transit system to be more responsive to the needs of customers. The Transportation Transit Manager will establish policies to meet FTA requirements for satisfactory continuing control and the Americans with Disabilities Act and manage staff who monitor whether those requirements are being met. They will manage staff responsible for competitively procuring and contracting with the private companies which operate local bus service for the Department. This will require knowledge of FTA’s requirements for data reporting under Section 15. This position will also be responsible for negotiating rates with bus services providers as well as dealing with funding requests from quasi-municipal transit districts. We are looking for a manager to oversee over 99 transit contracts with private transit providers, urban and rural transit districts, ADA paratransit services statewide and all divisions of CTtransit. This critical leader will have exceptional time management skills, be effective working in a fast-paced environment, be able to lead many ongoing projects and initiatives at the same time, and will lead a team to ensure timely delivery of work product. We need someone who is responsive, communicative, and organized. Purchasing experience, budgeting, and working with many different departments in order to keep work initiatives moving in a complex large organization is also a big part of the job.
This position is located at 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT and is full-time, 40 hours per week with a Monday through Friday schedule.
Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): We participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, and paid time off! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees.
Selection Plan 
In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
Applicants must include a resume within the “Resume Tab” of their application. Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps System.
NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisor references, etc.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check you SPAM and/or Junk folders., as emails could end up there in error.
Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employee which is available at www.ct.gov/ethics.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Nasreen Mustafa at nasreen.mustafa@ct.gov and reference position number 80876.
Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)
In the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation, this class is accountable for directing staff responsible for rail and transit operations, facilities, and infrastructure.
Examples of Duties
Manages and directs staff and operations of large scale public transportation programs; coordinates, plans, and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; evaluates staff; prepares division budget; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside division who might impact on program activities; directs implementation of public transit programs to assure adequate levels of service; directs participation with federal, state, regional, and local officials and agencies as well as general public and special interest groups; directs and reviews public transportation programs to determine consistency with department goals, objectives, policies and programs; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge Skill and Ability
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of public transportation administration; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills.
Minimum Qualifications – General Experience
Nine (9) years of experience in planning, engineering or operations phases of a large scale transportation system.
Minimum Qualifications – Special Experience 
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for planning, implementing or coordinating public transportation activities.
Minimum Qualifications – Substitutions Allowed
College training may be substituted for the General Experience or the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
Note: For state employees, supervisory capacity will be interpreted at or above the level of Transportation Supervising Planner, Transportation Supervising Engineer, or Transportation Supervising Rail Officer.
Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates that posses:

  • Experience working with complex contracts and negotiations;
  • Experience managing many strategic projects simultaneously;
  • Experience with relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
  • Experience using contemporary techniques, concepts and procedures employed in field of public transportation administration;
  • Experience providing verbal and written communications to vendors, coworker and third parties;
  • Experience leading a team.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.