DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2022 AT 11:59 PM
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY
First round interviews tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2022
A resume and cover letter are not required with your application, but highly encouraged
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2025
Be ready to rethink your assumptions about the public sector.Flexible hours?Flexible work location?A beautiful, well-located, high amenity building for on-site work?Yes, yes, and yes!
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.For more information about MTC, visit www.mtc.ca.gov.
The Funding Policy and Programs (FPP) section of MTC oversees policy development and investment decision-making including $1.5 billion annually in federal, state, and regional transportation funds. These investments and policies implement Plan Bay Area 2050, a comprehensive blueprint for the development of transit, highway, local streets and roads, rail, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities that integrates planning for transportation, land use, and housing. Other areas of focus include road safety/Vision Zero, transit operations and fare policies, project delivery, and timely use of funds and asset management.
The Transit Funding Programs Analyst position will be filled at the Assistant level and is under the general supervision of a Senior Transportation Planner. The Transit Funding Programs Analyst, as a member of the Funding Policy and Programs (FPP) section staff, will assist with the processing of transit operator funding requests, developing financial and performance metric analyses, and support the development of policy recommendations on transit funding programs. The Transit Funding Programs Analyst may also provide assistance to various key agency projects.
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Ability to develop processes and systems to track complex fund allocations to multiple agencies and attention to detail
• Ability to prepare, evaluate and monitor program budgets
• Ability to translate technical financial data and information into a language and format understandable to the general public
• Ability to analyze complex operational and management problems and develop innovative solutions
• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Work effectively with others including with staff from MTC’s Regional Planning Program, MTC’s Electronic Payments Section, and the Bay Area’s transit operators, local jurisdictions, and county transportation agencies
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Desirable knowledge, skills or experience:
• Familiarity with transit operations and transit performance metrics and bicycle and pedestrian best practices
• Experience with Access or other data management tools
• Programming skills like Java, SQL, or Python
• Experience with grant management
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment such as transportation planning, city and regional planning; transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration. A Master's degree is desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with their application.)
Experience: One year of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment. Experience with grant management is desirable.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Assist with the administration of transit operator funding claims, distribution of funds, reimbursements, and the development and implementation of process improvements to support this work.
• Administer the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program funded through the Transportation Development Act including coordination with county program managers, review and approval of applications, and approval of reimbursement requests.
• Prepare or administer analyses of transit operator finances and performance trends to inform financial sustainability analyses and in support of transit recovery efforts and transit funding policy.
• Assist with the investigation, analysis, and development of regional transit policies, with a focus on transit operations and funding.
• Complete policy and financial analyses for advocacy purposes of potential changes to state and/or federal law. Analyze the policy implications of various MTC and partner initiatives, particularly with respect to transportation revenues and their distribution.
• Provide analysis and support to various key projects as needed, such as Transit Capital Inventory, Safety, Vision Zero, and the Regional Safety Data System.
• Perform other job-related duties as needed or assigned by the section.
THIS IS A TIME-LIMITED POSITION THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2025
About San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking, and taxis. We serve San Francisco by creating transportation options that are constant, practical and everywhere; we connect people with their community to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life. We operate today's transportation system and work with our partners to plan the transportation system of tomorrow.