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Transit Planner

Company: Metro
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title : Transit Planner

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Planning & Scheduling, the Transit Planner is responsible for short-range service planning, route performance analysis, implementation of service changes, and project management, including communication and coordination with internal / external stakeholders impacted by planning efforts.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Occasional evenings and weekends.

Pay: Depends on qualifications. ($55,000 - $80,000)

Union Status: Non-represented


  • Works as a project manager and with staff to develop and implement planning / service development strategic plans and related projects.
  • Conducts service planning and monitoring, scheduling, data collection and analysis for key performance indicator (KPI) monitoring, National Transit Database (NTD) reporting, and other aspects of transit service planning.
  • Reviews, analyzes and recommends changes to fixed-route services to improve productivity and performance.
  • Develops and coordinates planning and implementation activities with affected local jurisdictions and other agencies.
  • Represents Metro on various committees; provides presentations on projects, initiatives, and services and addresses questions and concerns through direct responses, public engagement, and stakeholder relationship management.
  • Manages communication and coordination of activities among staff, consultants, other governmental agencies, elected officials, stakeholders, and the public during the various phases of assigned projects.
  • Maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Actively collaborates and maintains frequent communication and coordination with other departments to pursue Metro's goals and mission.
  • Fosters a positive working environment to reduce absenteeism and attrition; contributes to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and integrates sustainability into everyday business practices and planning efforts.
  • Regular and predictable attendance and performance of essential job duties.
  • Other related duties and special projects as assigned. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's Degree in planning, urban studies, public administration, or related field.
  • Two years of related experience . An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Strong communication skills including technical writing, oral presentation, and active listening skills.
  • Experience with computer-based planning and scheduling systems and Microsoft Office Suite programs for spreadsheets, databases, and word processing.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and meet Metro's driving standards.
  • Ability to pass physical, back screen and drug screen, and complete background check. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the area of assignment.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices of transit service planning and scheduling
    • Transportation planning experience within a public transit environment.
    • Experience effectively engaging with community leaders and the public, including low-income & minority individuals, non-native English speakers, and individuals with a disability.
    • Written and spoken proficiency in English and Spanish to assist Metro in complying with the Federal Transit Authority s (FTA) Title VI regulations for language access.
    • Experience with Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop Metro considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, veteran s status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other protected basis prohibited by law.

      An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Metro, Omaha , Transit Planner, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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