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NCRTD: Grants and Projects Specialist


The North Central Regional Transit District is an award-winning rural transit provider based in beautiful northern New Mexico. We are seeking qualified candidates for the role of Grants and Projects Specialist. Come join our team of dedicated professionals and be part of the NCRTD family. The NCRTD offers an impressive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as paid time off, tuition reimbursement, a great pension plan and more!

Primary Duties

  • The Grants and Projects Specialist performs a variety of professional and technical administrative duties related to ongoing management of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants and any other grants and analyzing, evaluating, planning, and coordinating overall transit services and structures.
  • Perform grant research, prepares and submits applications, monitors compliance with grant specifications and conditions; prepares and submits various financial reports as required by grantors; coordinates interdepartmental contributions to various projects including Operations, Finance and the Public Information Office.
  • Identify and research the sources of funding and prepare applications and amendments and monitor and comply with funding requirements.
  • Perform tasks associated with Federal and New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT)reporting requirements which include National Transit Database Tribal and Rural Transit cyclical reports as required by the FTA through NMDOT.
  • Administers FTA program grants including formula fund grants and discretionary grants for transit operations, planning projects, and capital purchases.
  • Obtains required information internally and externally to draft documents for grant applications.
  • Utilizes FTA and NMDOT system software to apply for and track grants and other reporting (i.e. ridership, revenue-hours, accidents, fleet status, maintenance expenditures, etc.).
  • Ensures compliance with federal and FTA requirements regarding contracting, procurement, and allowable expenses, depending on grant source.
  • Coordinates major special operational and/or administrative projects including service restructuring plans and activities related to service changes as assigned.
  • Coordinates special projects including District’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs, Federal and State compliance, and Paratransit and demand services evaluations.
  • Track and record monthly ridership on all routes as well as total annual ridership for reporting; analyze ridership information reported through AVAIL; Assure that all reports are submitted for tabulation and inclusion in statistics; prepare appropriate monthly statistical reports including illustrative information on each route, ridership performance, as well as total annual tracking for reporting.
  • Coordinates with Operations Department and Public Information Office to develop plans to promote new routes and major changes that offer the greatest opportunity for increased ridership.
  • Conducts special projects, performs analyses, and develops plans as requested by Planning and Projects Manager; prepares Board reports and other reports; utilizes AVL/CAD software to generate, analyze, and prepare management assessments as needed.

Desired Education & Experience

  • Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation, Public Administration, Transportation Planning, Business Administration or other related field AND
  • One (1) years of (full-time equivalent) verifiable professional transit planning or related operational or administrative experience OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary Range

$43,901 to $65,852
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