JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director of Transportation & Planning, the Transportation Program Manager will assist in developing and implementing WRCOG’s Transportation Programs, specifically WRCOG's multi-billion dollar Transportation Uniform Mitigation Fee Program (TUMF) Program and other related efforts as directed. Under supervision, this position will perform assigned duties to acquire knowledge of methods, procedures, and standards required for successful performance in the various Transportation Programs. Specific activities required of the Transportation Program Manager will include but not be limited to the following: • Supervision of the TUMF Program Staff Analyst. • Reviewing development project specifications provided by member agencies to calculate and collect the TUMF in a timely and efficient manner. • Monitoring and maintaining records of TUMF collections by member agency/WRCOG and by land use. • Responding to inquiries (emails and calls) from member agencies and other stakeholders related to the TUMF Program. • Management and administration of the TUMF web portal utilized by member agencies to submit development project specifications provided by member agencies to calculate and collect the TUMF in a timely manner. • Reviewing documents prepared by member agencies related to the TUMF Program (Reimbursement Agreements, Credit Agreements, Street Improvement Plans). • Managing on-call planning and engineering consultants for tasks related to the TUMF Program (TUMF Program reimbursement invoices). • Working with the Director of Transportation & Planning to support regular updates of the TUMF Program. • Participating in regular meetings with WRCOG member agencies individually and through the WRCOG Committee structure. • Supporting the Director of Transportation & Planning at various WRCOG Committee meetings. The Transportation Program Manager serves as an “at will” employee. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES / FUNCTIONS: Management reserves the right to add, modify, or rescind the work assignments of this position as listed below and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Under general direction of the Director of Transportation & Planning, the job functions for the Transportation Program Manager may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Assists with regular updates of the WRCOG's TUMF Program; assists with regular comprehensive TUMF Program updates in accordance with state law; updates TUMF reference / implementing documents. • Manages the update of WRCOG's five Zonal TUMF Transportation Improvement Programs. • Oversees TUMF Credit Agreements between developers and member agencies and TUMF Reimbursement Agreements between WRCOG and member agencies. • Oversees the review of monthly TUMF remittance reports submitted by member agencies that elect to calculate and collect TUMF. • Oversees the calculation and collection of TUMF for new development projects in member agencies that have elected to shift the responsibility to WRCOG. • Oversees the review and processing of TUMF project invoices submitted by member agencies, including oversight of the TUMF consultants that review project invoices. • Manages TUMF and transportation-related consultant contracts, TUMF credit and reimbursement agreements, on-call engineering and planning task orders, and contracts. • Prepares the TUMF Annual Report. • Oversees regular updates of the TUMF Calculation Handbook. • Oversees research of potential policy changes related to the TUMF Program. • Manages preparation of materials to ensure timeliness of transportation information on WRCOG’s website and through WRCOG’s social media outlets. • Supports the Director of Transportation & Planning, through agenda item preparation and presentations, monthly meetings to the Public Works Committee, the Technical Advisory Committee, the Administration & Finance Committee, and the Executive Committee, as well as for similar meetings / workshops with public and private sector interests. • Assist with specific transportation activities, including: o PowerPoint presentations for various meetings. o Review bid estimates and TUMF improvement plans proposed by member agencies and developers. o Review traffic studies for proposed developments to determine TUMF land use classification. o Conducting trip generation analysis for emerging development trends. • Assist with general transportation outreach for WRCOG’s activities. • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Transportation & Planning and/or the Executive Director. The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. WRCOG Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree with at least four years of work experience, or a Master’s degree with two year of work experience. • Preference will be given to applicants with a background in Urban Planning or Engineering. • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in transportation planning, traffic engineering, or civil engineering. • Good written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to work independently utilizing critical thinking skills. • Ability to work well under pressure. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff from numerous agencies and jurisdictions, citizens, and other stakeholders. • Basis working knowledge of MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Possession of valid California Driver’s License and proof of automobile liability insurance. Knowledge of: • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation, and supervision of staff, providing leadership within a matrix-style organization either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision. • Public agency budgetary, contract administration, and agency-wide administrative practices related to the functions of the assigned area. • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs. • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned areas of responsibility. • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures. • Technical, legal, financial, and public relations issues associated with the management of WRCOG programs. • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, contract negotiations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures. • Record keeping principles and procedures. • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work. • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. • Techniques for effectively representing WRCOG in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations, and the public. • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, contractors, and WRCOG staff. Ability to: • Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for WRCOG in assigned program areas. • Work cooperatively with, provide staff support to, and implement the policies of the Director of Transportation & Planning, Executive Director, and Executive Committee. • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and office support staff; delegate authority and responsibility. • Conduct effective negotiations and effectively represent WRCOG in meetings with governmental agencies, contractors, vendors, and various businesses, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations. • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written and visual materials. • Conduct complex transportation-related research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports. • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines. • Operate office equipment and computer applications related to the work. • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines. • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer / laptop; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various meeting sites in Western Riverside, Southern California and beyond for the conduct of WRCOG business. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION:
Salary: $5,454 to $10,285 monthly ($31.47 – $59.33 per hour), depending on qualifications.
Hours: 40 hours per week
Benefits: Medical, dental, PERS 2% @ 62 (employee pays 6.75% EPMC), 10 days vacation annually, 13 days
sick leave annually, 12 holidays annually, and a deferred compensation plan (employee paid).
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