The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. For more information about MTC, visit us at http://www.mtc.ca.gov.
The Fund Management and Program Delivery Funding Analyst position will be filled at either the Assistant or the Associate level and is in the Federal Programming team. The Funding Analyst is responsible for developing, analyzing, and presenting funding and programming proposals related to transportation policy issues and will also be responsible for:
- Reviewing, analyzing, and responding to state and federal transportation funding initiatives and transportation plans and programs;
- Completing analysis for legislative advocacy purposes;
- Assisting in developing regional funding initiatives;
- Analyzing and developing innovative funding proposals;
- Providing planning/funding/programming assistance to partner agencies in the implementation of various programs supporting the Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy;
- Assisting in the analysis of performance measures and preparing funding and programming policy white papers; and
- Assisting with the administration of the multi-year spending plan for transportation projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, referred to as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Principles and techniques of public transportation funding and programming;
- Government transportation programs and funding procedures;
- Funding and political environment of the Bay Area transportation systems;
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft PowerPoint;
- Data collection and analysis best practices;
- Public policy analysis and development principles;
- Effective time management, planning, prioritizing and multi-tasking skills; and
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
An appropriate combination of education and experience that has provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is:
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning, transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration. A Master’s degree is desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the application.)
For the Assistant level, minimum of one year of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning, transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration.
For the Associate level, minimum of two years of increasingly responsible experience in an appropriate field related to the area of assignment, such as transportation planning, city and regional planning, transportation engineering or modeling, financial management, economics, business or public administration.
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and a safe driving record, or the ability to provide alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and direction of the Principal, Fund Management and Program Delivery, specific assignments and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Serve as the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program coordinator, working closely with state and regional partner agencies in the development and implementation of funding policies and programs. Work with others to facilitate the implementation of various OBAG program initiatives such as the Housing Incentive Pool program; Priority Conservation Area Grants; Priority Development Area Planning Grants; Climate Initiatives; transportation demand management strategies; and investment growth strategies.
- Analyze policy implications of various MTC and partner initiatives, particularly with respect to transportation funding programs and distribution. Assist in the analysis, development, and presentation of regional transportation investments, including how investments meet the priorities and objective of the regional transportation plan and other transportation goals and initiatives. Prepare funding analyses for legislative advocacy purposes of potential changes to regional, state and/or federal law. Assist with other transportation data management and analysis tasks.
- Assist in developing, managing, and revising the region’s four-year transportation spending plan (or TIP), ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, and regional regulations, statutes, and guidance. Prepare and process TIP revisions in a timely manner. Monitor and stay informed of actions of regional, state, and federal agencies that impact the development and management of the TIP. Appropriately apply existing and new requirements and regulations and communicate to partner agencies new requirements affecting the transportation funding environment.
- Assist in developing and presenting policy proposals for regional discretionary programs funded with regional, state and FHWA-administered funds.
- Prepare policy guides, pamphlets, and presentations on various funding proposals and programs. Prepare correspondence and written documentation of funding programs such as the TIP and OBAG for the public and interested stakeholders.
- Represent MTC at meetings, prepare and review written reports and memoranda, and make presentations before MTC committees, executive staff, and other agencies.
- Perform other job related duties as assigned or needed within the section.
All employees at MTC are classified as Disaster Services Workers.
THE FOLLOWING ARE AMONG THE BENEFITS OFFERED TO EMPLOYEES OF MTC:
- Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); employee contributes a portion of gross salary on a pre-tax basis.
- MTC is subject to California Pension Reform and as of January 1, 2013 will offer two pension plans. The plan employee will receive will be based on the individual’s historical pension plan membership. HR will discuss this directly with all final candidates.
- Health Benefits Insurance through the Public Employees’ Retirement System (premiums are shared between agency and employee).
- Agency-paid Dental Insurance (dependent coverage shared by the employee and MTC).
- Agency-paid Vision Care Insurance, employees only (dependent coverage is paid in full by employee).
- Agency-paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance.
- Eleven paid holidays per year.
- One day per month paid vacation leave; for each year of service, an additional day per year is granted to a maximum of 25 days per year.
- One day per month paid sick leave, with no limit to the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated. (May cash out up to 240 hours of accumulated sick leave upon separation from the Agency.)
- Personal Business leave; up to three (3) days per year depending upon date of hire.
- Monthly Transit/Parking Subsidy.
- Alternative employee-paid payroll savings plans (tax-deferred compensation plans).
- Two voluntary employee-paid pre-tax dependent care and flexible spending accounts available for employees to participate in.
- Voluntary Supplemental life insurance.