The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is seeking its next Program Analyst – Transportation Programming. The individual selected for this entry-level role will have advanced experience in data analysis, managing concurrent projects, and compiling and communicating complex information. If this describes you, we want to hear from you.
Regional Government Services (RGS) and its staff are conducting this recruitment on behalf of the Ventura County Transportation Commission.
The Program Analyst, under general supervision of the Programming Director, will assist with transportation initiatives by completing analytical and technical duties in support of the Commission’s programming and grant management functions. The selected candidate will also collect information from project sponsors including local agencies to analyze and compile information for inclusion in the Federal Transportation Improvement Program and California State Transportation Improvement Program, and will monitor program implementation.
The Ideal Candidate will possess:
- Experience with Excel and other data management systems including management of quantitative data.
- Transportation grant experience including experience with state and federal transportation funding programs and their respective requirements.
- The organizational ability to work on multiple concurrent projects while adhering to deadlines and communicating with stakeholders appropriately.
The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is a regional transportation planning agency committed to keeping Ventura County moving! If you drive, take transit, bike or walk in Ventura County, chances are, the VCTC has helped you do it. By working in close partnership with each of the cities and the County, the VCTC is ever mindful of maintaining the character of Ventura County while prioritizing transportation investments.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Maintains, collects, and tracks a variety of data; collects current project information and enters into database, ensuring up-to-date information; conducts analyses and makes recommendations; prepares required reports.
- Provides responsible technical and administrative support for transportation-related programming and planning; prepares policy documents, reports, memos, and analyses.
- Maintains, collects, and tracks a variety of data; collects current project and funding information and enters into database or spreadsheet, ensuring up-to-date information; conducts analyses and makes recommendations; prepares required reports.
- Monitors and comments on regional, state, and federal actions, programs, and plans impacting the Agency and other local transit services; provides analysis about the impacts.
- Prepares contract proposals, grant applications, and similar documents; prepares reports and monitors grants for contract compliance.
- Prepares presentation materials and documentation for use by funding agencies in considering projects nominated for funding and monitoring status of approved projects.
- Works with project sponsoring agencies and funding agencies to resolve issues and facilitate project development, approval and implementation.
- Keeps up-to-date with transportation funding requirements; reviews regulations and procedures; keeps project sponsoring agencies updated with program requirements.
- Advises other public agencies in the grant application process for various programs as assigned.
- Represents the Agency in meetings with other governmental agencies; makes presentations before commissions, boards, professional organizations, business organizations, community organizations, and the general public.
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Specific experience and education requirements are any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
Three years of progressively responsible experience in transportation-related programming, planning, or analysis.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in business administration, public administration, social services, political science, public policy, environmental studies, transportation planning, or a related field.
- Research techniques, methods, sources of information for report preparation and presentation.
- Applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- Report preparation and record keeping techniques.
- Project tracking database and spreadsheet experience.
- Governmental procurement and contracts management requirements.
- Standard administrative practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment.
- Skill in performing various analytic calculations.
- Business letter writing and the standard format for reports and correspondence.
- Records management principles and practices.
- Review complex, organizational, and administrative problems, and recommend an effective course of action.
- Listen carefully, understand concerns or viewpoints presented, and respond clearly with sensitivity and compassion.
- Analyze issues, develop a positive course of action, and follow through on its implementation.
- Demonstrate sound professional judgment, reason logically, and think creatively.
- Research and interpret applicable federal and state rules and regulations as well as Agency policies.
- Communicate effectively in writing, orally, and with others to assimilate, understand, and convey information, in a manner consistent with job functions.
- Prepare and present clear, effective, and accurate reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other oral and written materials.
- Make effective public presentations.
- Use initiative, discretion, and sound independent judgment within policy and procedural guidelines.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
- Represent the Agency effectively in contacts with elected and other officials, representatives of other agencies, and the public, occasionally in situations where relations may be difficult or strained.
- Organize own work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
- Work in a safe manner following correct Agency safety practices and procedures.
- Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
- Using a personal computer and associated data analysis applications
Licenses and Certificates:
- All licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of employment.
- A valid appropriate California driver’s license may be required.
- Maintain a satisfactory driving record.