Job Details

Transit Assistant

  2018-12-06     City of San Luis Obispo     990 Palm Street  
Description:


CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
invites applications for the position of:
Transit Assistant

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply online:  https://www.slocity.org/government/department-directory/human-resources/job-openings

SALARY:

Hourly
$23.45 - $28.79

Biweekly
$1,876.00 - $2,303.00

Monthly
$4,064.67 - $4,989.83

Annually
$48,776.00 - $59,878.00

OPENING DATE: 12/06/18

CLOSING DATE: 01/01/19 05:00 PM

JOB DESCRIPTION:

JOB SUMMARY:

Collects data and prepares reports, conducts research, prepares graphic materials and plans; performs related work as assigned. Provides general and technical assistance to the City's transit program. Performs office and field duties associated with the City's transit program.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:

This is a para-professional entry level position in the field of transit services. This class is distinguished from the Transit Coordinator in that the latter is responsible for monitoring daily operations and making logistical route changes as they relate to transit services and monitoring the quality and performance of vendors and contractors. The Transit Assistant is responsible for providing general and technical assistance to the City's public transportation services and supports the Transit Coordinator and Transit Manager.

SUPERVISION:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

Employees in this position work under the general supervision of the Transit Manager or his/her designee, within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Employees in this classification may direct and monitor the work of part-time, interns or volunteer staff on a project or day-to-day basis.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.)

  • Gathers and inputs data into Federal, State and Local reports for final review and processing by the Transit Manager.
  • Provides grant application and management support as opportunities arise.
  • Assists in agenda development, meeting minute taking, packet preparations and attends various meetings including the citizen's advisory body Mass Transit Committee meeting.
  • Assists in the development of public outreach, education, engagement and marketing in print, audio/visual materials, online (webpage and social media) and at public events.
  • Gathers and assembles transit data; performs field surveys; summarizes survey data, operating and performance reports for transit services; enters and updates data files; makes necessary calculations.
  • Assists in the coordination of various transportation management programs as directed.
  • Assists transit staff with the interpretation of data, program development and implementation, preparation of grant applications, technical reports and plan documents.
  • Provides information and customer service to citizens and staff using various communication tools and in person, as applicable; investigates requests; assists citizens at the public counter, assists with bus pass sales.
  • Prepares graphic presentations such as plans, signs, forms, display maps, and other exhibits, including computer-generated charts and graphs.
  • Organizes documents, files and other materials.
  • Assists with the implementation of the City's Short Range Transit Plan.
  • Performs related spot field, volume studies, and inventory checks.
  • Assists with processing bills and invoices for payment; prepares and transmits a variety of financial documents, assists in budget preparation and administration and maintains records of purchase orders, payroll, and expenses.
  • Performs project research and report preparation related to transit activities; may prepare technical reports and perform other technical work.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles, methods, techniques, and practices of, planning, transit and transportation systems.
  • Basic provisions of State, Federal, County and City laws, codes and ordinances relating to transportation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment, including computer operations and office software applications. Basic project management techniques and processes.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to the public, the community and City staff, in person and over the telephone.
  • Basic data collection and research techniques and statistical applications.

Ability to:

  • Read, understand and interpret statistical data, research materials and government regulations.
  • Prepare neat and well-organized reports, presentations, graphics, and maps.
  • Learn computer programs and apply them efficiently.
  • Anticipate work requirements, solve problems, and perform duties with limited supervision.
  • Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform required duties.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
  • Tactfully and courteously deal with various contract service personnel such as the transit operator, various consultants, and the general public.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Two years of college level course work in transportation, planning, public or business administration or a related field;

and

Two years of work experience with a public agency or organization in the field of planning, public administration, or transportation;

or

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

POSSESSION AND MAINTENANCE OF:

  • A valid California class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.


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