Title: Transportation Management Specialist (Contracts and Financial Management)
Salary Range: $70,345 to $89,992 per annum
Number of Vacancies: One (1)
Collective Bargaining Unit: This position is not in a collective bargaining unit
Tour of Duty: 8:15 AM - 4:45 PM; Monday - Friday
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Duration of Appointment: Permanent Career Service
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Project Delivery Administration - Transportation Delivery Division (TDD). The Service and Maintenance Oversight position report to the Deputy Associate Director of Streetcar Development and Oversight. This position is considered as essential personnel and first responder. DDOT works in partnership with other District agencies and the Federal government as first responders. During these conditions, DDOT employees are designated as essential personnel and are expected to perform various tasks supporting the continuation of operations as directed.
This list is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification and is not designed to be interpreted as an exhaustive listing of all tasks required of employees assigned to this job. Employees will be required to work other duties as assigned.
The incumbent serves as Program Analyst Contracts and Financial Management with responsibility for a wide range of office activities associated with the development, analysis, coordination and evaluation of financial and economic plans, programs or projects as they relate to TDD. The incumbent prepares and participates in the review of TDD operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the DC budget. The Incumbent prepares position papers on various financial-economic matters regarding mass transit issues for use by TDD in responding to the Department Director, the City Council or the Mayor and maintains the up-to-date status of the budgets and expenditures of the programs administered by the TDD.
Incumbent ensures that program initiatives, strategies, and policies necessary to reach DDOT goals and objectives are in adherence. The incumbent is responsible for entering documentation as required on DDOT database to include project, contract, financing and invoicing information.
The incumbent ensures prudent use of District resources towards local transit services to enhance their safety and reliability.
Direct responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
Serves as Program Analyst for Contracts and Financial Management with responsibility for a wide range of office activities associated with the development, analysis, coordination and evaluation of financial and economic plans, programs or projects as they relate to TDD
Prepares the review of TDD operating and capital budgets in conjunction with the DC budget.
Collaborates with finance and grants staff to identify, designate and secure funds for projects. Review and input invoices and monitors and controls expenses against project budgets.
Addresses any conditions that may adversely affect system operations and budget parameters
Analyzes operating performance data; revenue, cost and ridership
Prepares position papers on various financial-economic matters regarding mass transit issues for use by TDD in responding to the Department Director, the City Council or the Mayor
Verifies and prepares the certification of the actual monthly subsidized ridership for Streetcar and Circulator
Maintains the up-to-date status of the budgets and expenditures of the programs administered by the TDD
Prepares the periodic status progress reports on the various programs for a timely submission
Assist in the preparation of scopes of work, staff reports, memos and other correspondence, presentations and related documents, as required.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of document control for all related material
Performs other related duties as assigned
Develop, analyze, coordinate, and evaluate financial and economic plans, programs or projects as they relate to mass transportation
Prepare analytical reports
Express both orally and in writing to formulate and present report conclusions, explain and interpret factual information, and ensure cohesive and cooperative work efforts
Communicate effectively with tact and diplomacy with all levels of staff, executive management, and external stakeholders
Write, read and interpret financial and budgetary documents and prepare briefing papers
Organize and maintain financial and contractual information
Develop solutions that support the goals of the program and meet expectations
Exercises experienced judgment to modify past practices and devise new methods to analyze and evaluate data and/or reports relative to TDD concerns
Think and act strategically
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Budget development preparation and management.
Financial planning and reporting
Analytical problem solving
Excellent oral and written communication skills as required to effectively coordinate public transportation issues, develop and present reports, technical papers, etc.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
This position has been designated as an essential employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual Chapter 12. As such, your service may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, e.g., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operations, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study - accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, nautical science, marine affairs, marine engineering, marine transportation, or other fields related to the position.
Degree in Business Management, Finance, Accounting is preferred
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate’s degree in Business Management, Finance, Accounting Planning, Business or Public Administration, Logistics, project management, or related technical field with a minimum of approximately four years progressively responsible experience in business administration or two years’ of which are in office management. Experience should include working with a governmental entity.
The work is performed in a setting that requires normal safety precautions typical of an office environment, meeting or training rooms. The work area is properly lighted, ventilated and heated.
DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city. Employee benefits include:
Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.)
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
Free rides on DC Circulator buses
Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
Employer-assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply)
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.