Transportation Supervisor

  • PLACER COUNTY, CA
  • Auburn, California
  • Jul 30, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $27.83 - $34.77/hour; $4,823.87 - $6,026.80/month; $57,886.40 - $72,321.60/year USD

Job Description

Introduction

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.

POSITION INFORMATION
The Department of Public Works is currently accepting applications to fill one Transportation Supervisor vacancy within the Transit Division. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing transit systems daily operations, as well as delegating employee workload, conducting employee performance evaluations, and using a number of tools and methods to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility. This position will report to the PCT terminal in Auburn and will require an individual highly skilled in the transportation field.

BENEFITS
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. Click here to view General benefits.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION
To plan, organize, direct and supervise transit system operations within the Transportation Systems Division of the Public Works Department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and is responsible for a program area within a work unit or department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from management, professional and supervisory staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned technical and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of Unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for transit system operations; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in transit system operations and administration.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditure.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Participate in transit related meetings.
  • Coordinate transit service with other service providers.
  • Drive a bus on a designated route on a fill-in basis when necessary.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary.
  • When assigned, arrange for and assist in providing snow removal to facilitate transit operations.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible journey level experience in transit system operations or a related scheduled transportation activity.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional training in supervision is highly desirable.
Required License or Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid Class A or B driver's license or the equivalent with passenger endorsements and no air brake restrictions. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain prior to completion of one (1) year of County service, a Mass Transit Training Certificate issued by the Transportation Safety Institute or California Department of Education.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain a Verification of Transit Training (VTT) certificate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles or the equivalent training to operate a public transit vehicle in passenger service prior to the completion of the probationary period.
  • Possession of valid CPR and First Aid certificates is desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of transit system planning, operation and administration.
  • Principles and techniques of customer service.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in transit system operation.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
Ability to:
  • Organize, implement and direct transit system operations/ activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County, Department and Division policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please Click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Conclusion
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Junkins, Administrative Technician, at jjunkins@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4661.
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

Job Address

Auburn, California United States View Map