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LOCATION: Ulster County Area Transit

SALARY: $30.53/Hour

Please submit applications and resumes to Sheree Cross at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a professional administrative position in the Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) public transportation system. An employee in this class assists, and acts generally for and in the place of the Director of Public Transportation in their absence. The employee is responsible for assisting the Director of Public Transportation in the federal, state and local budgeting process, developing program policies, procedures and operational practices and monitoring grant and procurement processes to ensure compliance with federal, state and local funding related regulations as well as Federal Transit Administration and New York State Department of Transportation guidelines. The incumbent manages and oversees the training program for required personnel as-well-as the drug and alcohol records procedure, in accordance with federal regulations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Public Transportation with leeway allowed for the use of professional judgement in carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over the work of all subordinate employees. Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices governing public transportation programs; good knowledge of the Federal and New York State laws and safety regulations as they pertain to the operation of public transit buses; good knowledge of the geography of the county; working knowledge of budget preparation and grant administration; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to maintain records and prepare statistical reports; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to get along well with others; initiative; resourcefulness; tact; courtesy; good judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning or a closely related field and three (3) years of experience in the management or coordination of public or private program(s), which must have included auditing, budgeting and/or analysis to ensure necessary compliance; OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning or a closely related field, and four (4) years of experience in the management or coordination of public or private program(s), which must have included auditing, budgeting and/or analysis to ensure necessary compliance; OR
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Planning or a closely related field, and six (6) years of experience in the management or coordination of public or private program(s), which must have included auditing, budgeting and/or analysis to ensure necessary compliance.

Note: Two (2) years of college may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for up to two (2) years of the work experience indicated above.

Special Requirement: At the time of appointment, candidate must be in possession of a valid New York State CDL Class B license with passenger and air brake endorsements. Incumbent must also be in possession of any certifications, which may be appropriate to the motor vehicles operated, or those mandated by administration of on-going programs. The incumbent may be required to qualify for, earn and maintain the certifications required within an appropriate time frame to that requirement.

Special Note: In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) 49CFR40, all prospective employees will undergo drug/alcohol testing prior to appointment and will undergo random drug/alcohol testing during the course of employment.

Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.

ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

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Do your part. Ride responsibly. 

The public transit industry is committed to safe public transportation in every community in New York State.  As transit agencies work hard to enforce customer use of masks, NYPTA created the following print and social media pieces to be used in industry virtual and printed material. Thank you for providing safe public transportation in your communities throughout New York State. View and download these images by following this link. 

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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted countries around the world and communities throughout our state and nation. Identification of the virus in New York State in early March, and the resulting stay at home orders and business closings, had an immediate and significant impact on New York’s transit systems.

In late April NYPTA created a task force to quickly develop principles, guidelines and best practices to help guide the recovery and restoration of transit service as the economy reopens. The task force was composed of representatives from various sizes and types of transit systems across New York State. Three groups were created to identify the issues and assemble the actions:

- Service planning

- Transit operations

- Small city and rural transit

The result of the task force was a report that presents the near-term principles and guidelines identified by these experts that can inform and assist transit managers and staff over the next several months on topics ranging from planning service levels to restarting fare collection to cleaning and disinfecting vehicles.

DOWNLOAD COVID-19 RECOVERY AND RESTORATION TASK FORCE INITIAL REPORT HERE

 

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The Importance of Professional Associations During the Covid-19 Pandemic

NYPTA has served as a resource for our transit systems during Covid-19. It has allowed our members to share best practices, a necessity during this unprecedented crisis. It has also allowed transit systems to brainstorm and collectively look ahead to what transit could look like post-Covid-19. Please read on for the actions NYPTA has taken in response to Covid-19. You will get a snapshot of the ways NYPTA supports its members during a crisis and what it is developing for a safe and sustainable future for transit systems, and the community who rely on them. 

DOWNLOAD THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HERE  

 

 

Department of Health Covid-19 Reopening Resources for Transit

Reopening New York Public Transportation Guidelines

These guidelines apply to all public transportation activities statewide. See “Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Public Transportation” for full details.

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, all owners/operators of public transportation services and riders should stay up to date with any changes to state and federal requirements related to public transportation entities and incorporate those changes into their operations. This guidance is not intended to replace any existing applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and standards.

DOWNLOAD REOPENING GUIDELINES HERE

Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Public Transportation

This Interim Guidance for Public Transportation Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency  was created to provide owners/operators of public transportation and their employees, contractors, and Riders with precautions to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

DOWNLOAD INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HERE

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