South West Transit Association
Director of Planning
Director of Planning
This position is responsible for developing and analyzing transit service planning, scheduling, capital planning, data reporting and analysis, improvements and innovative projects for near-term and intermediate range service plans using various service delivery options.
•Familiar with local, state, federal laws and regulations governing public transit system operations.
•Knowledgeable in transit operating principles and practices.
•Experience working with Microsoft Office. Prefer experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Remix planning software and CAD software.
•Strong organizational and analytical skills to interpret complex Excel datasets.
•Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written, strong analytical skills, and understanding of service cost and budget impacts.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Topeka Metro administrative and operations staff, members of state/federal agencies, local government, and the public.
•Proficient with statistical principles and survey techniques.
•Ability to analyze and interpret data regarding ridership, demographics, traffic surveys, maps, costs, and revenues.
•Ability or general understanding of methods used to analyze, develop, prepare, and create bus operator work assignments.
•Ability to exercise independent judgment in the analysis and solution of complex route and schedule problems, using logical reasoning and prudent judgment.
•Two years of experience in planning, scheduling, transit operations, or closely related field. Experience in grant writing.
•Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in planning, transportation, or related field.
Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package and is a KPERS employer. The salary range for this position is $67,000-$75,000.
Submit cover letter, resume and references to:
201 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66603
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Topeka Metro is an equal opportunity employer committed to equal employment opportunities for all persons and will make all employment decisions, including hiring, on the basis of merit and ability without regard to, race, religion or creed, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, political affiliation, military or veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or Federal law. Topeka Metro also prohibits retaliation. Topeka Metro is a Drug Free Workplace.
Salary : $67,000-$75,000