• Transit Coordinator (Trans. Program Planner IV)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Req ID
    Traffic Division
    Regular Full-Time
    Btd Policy&Planning
    Salary Min
    Salary Max
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  • Overview:

    This is a provisional appointment.


    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


    The Boston Transportation Department is seeking a Transit Coordinator to oversee the implementation of public transportation projects with a focus on improving bus service to increase transit ridership and reduce emissions.


    Reporting to the Commissioner or designee, the Transit Coordinator leads a Transit Team of planners, engineers, and field staff to develop overall policy, collaborate with advocacy and neighborhood groups, and work with city and state agencies to advance Boston’s public transportation agenda. The Transit Coordinator works closely with the MBTA and other departments and agencies to implement Boston Transportation Department priority transit projects.


    The position requires understanding of the pressing need for action and patience and persistence to catalyze change in an environment where needs, resources, and opportunities vary enormously. The selected candidate will have proven skills that include the ability to collaborate with a diverse range of public agencies, private consultants, and community groups; strong research, writing, oral, and graphic presentation skills; interest in transportation’s interface with urban design and the public realm; and the ability to envision and implement cutting-edge initiatives.



    Key Responsibilities:  

    • Leads the Transit Team in the implementation of the City of Boston’s overall public transportation agenda including managing project-based community processes using digital, in-person, and on-the-ground (tactical) engagement.
    • Manages and supervises staff; e.g., setting the work plan, budgeting, and staff assignment.
    • Develops transit initiatives focusing on the city’s right-of-way, such as transit-only lanes, bus stops and amenities, and transit signal priority with emphasis on improving service to underserved neighborhoods.
    • Prioritizes and develops strategies to implement Go Boston 2030 Rapid Bus and Urban Rail projects.
    • Creates partnerships with local and national institutions and advocacy groups to advance the City’s transportation priorities.
    • Designs and mobilizes education campaigns by managing online and in-the-community outreach.
    • Directs the Better Bus Working Group in collaboration with the MBTA to design and implement improvements to bus service.
    • Acts as a liaison to the MassDOT/MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board (FMCB), and the MBTA Advisory Board.
    • Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • Five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in urban planning, regional planning, land use planning or transportation planning, the duties of which included working on public transit projects with a variety of stakeholders, and of which at least three (3) years must have been in a professional capacity, and at least one (1) year must have been in a supervisory capacity.
    • A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, regional planning, or transportation or related field preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. A master’s degree in the above mentioned field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. Supervisory experience may not be substituted.
    • Candidates with a Master's Degree and GIS mapping skills strongly preferred.
    • Experience with NACTO’s Transit, Street, and Urban Bikeway Design guides, Boston Complete Streets Guidelines, and working knowledge of MUTCD, and relevant AASHTO and FHWA guidelines strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated track record in leading a multidisciplinary team to successfully complete complex projects.
    • Demonstrated understanding of public transit projects.
    • Working knowledge of designing, implementing, and evaluating pilot projects using measures such as lane markings, flex posts, and traffic signal timing changes.
    • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to act in a professional manner with co-workers, outside agencies, and members of the public.
    • Proven research, writing, oral, and graphic presentation skills.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
    • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.





    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA / MM1-8

    Hours per week: 35




    The City of Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category.


    The City of Boston encourages AmeriCorps alumni, Peace Corps alumni, and veterans to apply for employment.


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