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Public Transit Operations Planner (Ops Planner Career Ladder)

Location

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Posted

Apr 1, 2024

Type

Full-Time

Job ID

24-224

Job Description

Description

Job Summary

This is a Career-Ladder position, meaning it can be filled through the Assistant, Operations, or Senior Operations Planner experience levels, depending on your years of experience and level of education/training.
If you are hired as a Senior Operations Planner, you will take a leadership role in the following duties; If you are hired as a mid-level Operations Planner, you will execute the following duties; if you are hired as an entry-level Assistant Operations Planner, you will assist the Senior Operations Planners and Operations Planners with the following duties:
  • Creating an operating plan that maximizes ridership by determining the most efficient allocation of available budget, equipment, and personnel.
  • Develops the most efficient operating plan that delivers revenue service while minimizing non-revenue miles and hours.
  • Creates reliable schedules using system knowledge and data.
  • Creates operator work assignments that balance needs of contractual requirements, manages labor costs, and provides desirable working conditions.
  • Creates fleet plan by collaborating with maintenance to determine assignment of equipment, maximizing ridership capacity and comfort and cost per mile.
  • Conducts continual analysis, research, and recommendation of new strategies to improve working conditions, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Products of this job significantly influence budget, public satisfaction, community needs and employee moral therefore quality control is of the utmost importance.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSES
For the Assistant Operations Planner level:
  • Minimum of one (1) year related planning work experience
  • Associates Degree in Urban Planning, Economics, Business, Math or closely related field is required. Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Must have a valid Utah driver's license. Must be a safe driver with no more than 4 moving violation in the past 3 years.
  • Cannot have more than 1 violation of driving under the influence of alcohol, any drug, or the combined influence of any alcohol or any drug within the last 10 years.
For the Operations Planner level:
  • Three years related work in transit planning, such as an Assistant Operations Planner.
  • Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning, Economics, Business, Math or closely related field is required. In lieu of a Bachelors degree, 4 additional years of experience will be accepted.
  • Must have a valid Utah driver's license with no more than 4 moving violations in the past three 3 years; cannot have more than 1 violation of driving under the influence of alcohol or any drug within the last 10 years.
For the Senior Operations Planner level:
  • Minimum of four (4) years related planning work experience and two (2) of those years must be in transit operations planning.
  • Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning, Economics, Business, Math or closely related field is required. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, 4 additional years of experience will be accepted. Masters Degree preferred.
  • Must have a valid Utah driver's license with no more than 4 moving violations in the past three 3 years; cannot have more than 1 violation of driving under the influence of alcohol or any drug within the last 10 years.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS
For the Assistant Operations Planner Level:
  • Customer Comment Module.
  • Statistical software.
  • Database software.
  • Research techniques
  • Beginning skills in Excel.
  • Intermediate skills in Word and Outlook software preferred
  • Beginning skills in Trapeze transit scheduling software.
  • Assessing travel markets and customer expectations (market research) and preparing an operations plan that satisfies the customer, stays within budget, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Think analytically.
  • Determine the most efficient distribution of limited resources.
  • Perform detailed work.
  • Apply creativity and innovation to solving problems.
  • Work independently or as a team member.
  • Work cooperatively with customers and the general public, even in controversial situations.
  • Strategic thinker.
  • Determine the most efficient distribution of limited resources.
  • Project management
  • Perform Operations Planning functions.
In addition for what is listed for the Assistant Operations Planner, we require the following for the Operations Planner Level:
  • Transit Operations planning
  • Intermediate skills in Excel preferred
  • Intermediate skills in Word and Outlook Software preferred
  • Intermediate skills in Trapeze transit scheduling software
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Organize and manage a project team
  • Ability ho handle concurrent projects with strict deadlines and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, along with the abilitiy to analyze strategic issues, develop solutions, and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Abiltiy to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously while meeting assigned deadlines
  • Must be able to work independently while managing time and tasks appropriately
In addition for wat is neededed for the Operations Planner we require the following for theSenior Operations Planner level:
  • Advanced skills in Trapeze transit scheduling software.
  • Assessing travel markets and customer expectations (market research) and preparing an operations plan that satisfies the customer, stays within budget, etc.
- OR
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

UTAs benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
  • Health and Wellness Clinics for on-site medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for both bachelors and masters degree.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.


For more information on UTAs Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:https://jobs.jobvite.com/rideuta/#benefits

Senior Operations Planner Pay Rate: $69,000.00 or more, dependent on experience

Operations Planner Pay Rate: $61,500.00 or more, dependent on experience

Assistant Operations Planner Pay Rate: $24.279 or more, dependent on experience

OPEN TILL FILLED

* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required..
*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part40,655, and219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.

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