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Position Description

Transit Data Coordinator
Job Code 455
Posting Closing Date 10/22/21
Starting Pay range $19.04 - $23.80
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This position requires that the successful applicant be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start date. This policy is applied in compliance with applicable laws, and accommodations may be made for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

Advance the mission and goals of PSTA by supporting the development of thoughtful and technically sound plans and projects. Provide support associated with data collection, entry, analysis, and reporting.  Conduct planning activities for transportation projects under the direction of other PSTA staff.

This position is housed in the Planning Department and supports long-range planning, route analysis, service development, scheduling and other data related studies and activities.  Ideal candidates will be detail-oriented and able to use software designed to easily communicate data to a broader audience across the agency.

The position will report to the Principal Scheduler and coordinate closely with the planning group.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Completes several operating statistical reports for management. Data is derived from PSTA sources as well as from demand response and purchased transportation providers.
  • Assist with the monthly board report on performance metrics including ridership data.
  • Collect and report non-financial data in compliance with regulatory policies and procedures of the National Transit Database (NTD).
  • Assists with non-financial reporting to the American Bus Benchmarking Group (ABBG).
  • Works with farebox, automatic passenger counter (APC), and Flamingo fares data from several software programs including Fleetnet, APC, Clever Works / CAD , GFI, Tableau, and Hastus.
  • Assist with data collection and reporting for PSTA’s sustainability program. 
  • Communicates and collects data from transit service contractors (reporting, contracts, data collection, farebox issues, NTD reporting).
  • Assists Information Technology and the Maintenance Department with farebox software/hardware upgrades, fare data maintenance, and problem resolution.
  • Works with Flamingo/fare software providers/suppliers and the Finance Department to resolve any other fare issues.
  • Analyze route performance through the application of qualitative and quantitative performance standards.
  • Using Giro's ATP and UTA’s runtime analysis assist scheduling with adjusting running times for peak OTP.
  • Responds to data requests across the agency and develops data dashboards for use by other agency staff.
  • Assists Scheduling staff and Planning staff with projects and requests as needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Working on or achieved Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in Transportation, Planning, Business, Statistics, Data Analytics or related field is preferred.

Experience of 2 years in a planning, scheduling or data position in a transit system can substitute for education requirement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Data collection methods; regulatory agency reporting requirements; basic accounting principles.

Preferred: Transit/Transportation planning experience (agency or consultant) which may include ESRI ArcGIS, SPSS, Excel, Tableau and graphic design. Experience with scheduling practices and/or general software management is preferred.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to work within a collaborative team environment and be comfortable providing assistance to multiple project managers. An ability to work across diverse departments and disciplines with respect, tact and professionalism is required. Successful candidates should also demonstrate their ability to be thoughtful, conscientious, organized, creative and passionate.

PSTA offers great training and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

https://www.psta.net/about-psta/careers/psta-professional-development/ 

PSTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, or other protected status, as established by Federal or State laws.

PSTA complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the application or interview process, please call Human Resources at 727-540-1854.

PSTA is a Drug-Free/Smoke-Free Workplace.

Veterans’ Preference – Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority, and certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by PSTA and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.

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