Mesa County: Mobility Manager
: This full-time grant funded position responsible for providing customized public transportation travel training to groups and organizations targeting seniors, minority and low-income populations in the urban area of Mesa County and provide information about the services offered by Grand Valley Transit.
The incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Director and will coordinate and provide oversight for Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee (GVRTC) Local Coordinating Council (LCC) made up of local municipalities, transit service providers, and community based organizations.
This position is funded through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and is contingent upon continued future grant funding. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) administers the grant and eligible activities for this position. This position shall be limited to and shall meet all program requirements identified in the CDOT Agreement with Mesa County.
- This position serves as the Mobility Manager for Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office and Grand Valley Transit (GVT). This position will oversee transit program development within the County in partnership with surrounding jurisdictions. This includes short- and long-range planning, coordination, and support for the LCC. This position is responsible for the application and administration of transit related grants, managing activities and projects for improving coordination among public transportation and human services transportation providers.
- Develop and promote partnerships with local agencies and transit service providers so as to coordinate, enhance, and expand travel options.
- Strengthen the network of human services transportation providers in Mesa County while maintaining and supporting the identity of each provider in order to increase mobility in the region.
- Advocate for Mesa County transit options for residents at both the regional and statewide level to allow for the creation of new partnerships.
- Provide grant administration of FTA, CDOT and other related grant funds. This includes but is not limited to: the management of all program sub grantees, review of grant performance to ensure goals and milestones are met and financial oversight.
- Provide accounting functions necessary for grant fiscal accountability as defined by applicable federal, or other, regulations, and oversees preparation of financial reports as needed.
- Monitors, interprets, and enforces County and agency compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations relating to the use of transit grant funds.
- Responsible for the preparation and administration of all related transit grant program budgets.
- Assists in the creation, marketing and assessment, along with appropriate staff, of transit grant related RFPs and application formats.
- Provide contract management of transit related activities that support the mission of the LCC.
- Review grant regulatory processes and develop monitoring and evaluation criteria.
- Pursue and develop strategies for seeking additional funding opportunities and to leverage existing funding with non-FTA programs.
- Improve community and business support for GVT and transportation services provided in Mesa County.
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Desired Education & Experience
- A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Community Development, Public Administration, Planning, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and three (3) years of related experience or training. Candidates with experience in grant administration, grant writing, transit systems, accessible services, human services transportation coordination, or related experience are preferred.
- An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to effectively perform the functions of this position may be considered.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its specific applications to public transportation.
- Transit funding programs under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation & Economic Recovery (FASTER)
- Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility (CCAM), United We Ride (UWR), Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA), and other federal coordination initiatives with federal programs.
- Federal programs providing transportation funding for the targeted population.
- Principles, procedures, and strategies of coordinated human services transit-transportation planning and coordination strategies.
Desired Skills & Abilities
- Presents, writes, edits, documents, and maintains policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Salary Range$3,728.82 to $4,288.14
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