Education and Experience:
Bachelors' Degree in civil engineering, urban planning, transportation, public policy, public administration, or closely related field and five years of public transit related experience in project management, development of intergovernmental agreements, transportation planning, engineering or closely related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers' License.
Required Knowledge of:
• Operations, services and activities of light rail transportation.
• Transportation planning and traffic engineering concepts, practices, procedures, and policy issues.
• Transportation planning, transit design and SEPA/NEPA environmental law.
• Planning and transportation project development principles and practices.
• Project management techniques and principles.
• Principles of project budget preparation and administration.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping.
• Methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation.
• Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
• Development and third party negotiation and consensus building principles and practices and conflict resolution.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Assuming project management duties for projects started by others and in a variety of stages in the project life-cycle.
• Defining a detailed project scope and control scope as a means of achieving overall project objectives.
• Preparing a detailed project schedule and utilizing as the primary work plan.
• Managing multiple tasks, setting objectives/goals, and re-prioritizing as needed.
• Adapting to occasionally changing project assignments as needed to balance work loads and achieve other Department objectives.
• Negotiating and identifying solutions that balance the Agency's interests and those of the negotiating partner(s), within financial capacity and other constraints.
• Conducting research and analysis and provide appropriate recommendations based on findings.
• Interpreting technical information for a variety of audiences.
• Public speaking and in developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.
• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
• Developing and monitoring project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
• Supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds; may occasionally be exposed to dangerous machinery, extreme weather conditions, or physical harm when working in the field.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.