Menu

Search

green bar

green bar

Greater Glens Falls Transit (GGFT) a Dept. of the City of Glens Falls is seeking candidates to fill the full-time position of Deputy Director of Transportation. Position involves assisting the Dir. of Transportation in managing day to day operations of the public transit system and working with outside agencies to help develop new programs and services to improve the range and scope of mobility options available in the greater Glens Falls region.

Ideal candidates should have strong communications skills and be able to effectively interact with a wide range of outside agency staff and the general public; have a background in program administration/management and have solid computer skills. Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of 2 years related professional experience is desired.

Position will remain open until it is filled, based on Civil Service requirements. A provisional appointment will be made with examination to be held at a later date. Selected candidate must meet civil service requirements for appointment following the establishment of eligibility list. The job description and full minimum qualifications can be found at www.cityofglensfalls.com.

Starting pay range is $55,000 to 60,000 plus benefit package that includes health insurance (dental & vision included) enrollment in the New York State Retirement system and paid time off.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing how they are qualified and why they are interested in the position to:
Greater Glens Falls Transit     

495 Queensbury Ave. Queensbury, NY 12804                       

 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position involves responsibility for assisting the Director of Transportation in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Greater Glens Falls Transit System (GGFT) in a safe, efficient and economical manner. Duties also include general transportation planning as well as the development of mobility management plans which aim to improve area transportation programs and services. Work is performed under general direction with considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only) Assists in the oversight of the day to day administration and operation of GGFT; Analyzes and evaluates transportation services; Assists in the identification, development, and administration of enhancements to existing public transit and new mobility related services; Acts as GGFT representative with local businesses and agencies to facilitate the development and effective coordination of mobility related services in greater Glens Falls area; Develops and implements a public information program to improve public awareness of mobility services; Investigates problems and issues of concern and recommends course of action; Provides supervision of subordinate staff; Uses office and various transportation related computer applications and software in performing work assignments; Acts for and on behalf of the Director of Transportation as assigned or in his/her absence; Performs other duties as required by the Director of Transportation.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of program administration and transportation management; good knowledge of computer operation and application to transportation system operation; working knowledge of governmental administration and budgeting practices; working knowledge of public relations techniques; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; dependability; tact and courtesy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Transportation, Planning, Business Administration or a related field and two years of experience in transportation, planning, budgeting or program administration/management;
gement;
                                                                                                OR
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in any field and four years of experience in transportation, planning, budgeting or program administration/management;
                                                                                                OR
C. Graduation from a regionally accredited NYS registered college or university with an Associate's degree in any field and six (6) years of responsible experience in transportation, planning, budgeting or program administration/management.

TRANSIT SYSTEM SERVICES CHANGES
DUE TO COVID-19

These are unprecedented times for our industry. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo's office are issuing daily updates on requirements and recommendations regarding social distance, actions to stop the spread of the virus, and more. 

Each transit agency is taking necessary precautions for employees and for the communities they serve. As we navigate uncharted territory, we ask our members to update us to any changes in their transit services. The following transit systems have made changes:

  •  
  • MTA: The MTA is continuing to run as much service as they can with crews that are healthy and available to work, but service on many lines is limited. Essential Service is provided to help get health care workers, first-responders and other essential personnel where they need to go. More information can be found at new.mta.info/precautions-against-coronavirus

  • CDTA:
     CDTA is working on a modified weekday schedule and has increased frequency and hours of operation on critical routes that service hospitals, medical facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential businesses. More information can be found at www.cdta.org.

  • GGFT:
    GGFT is running on a limited schedule as of April 20. GGFT is offering essential demand responsive transportation to doctors, grocery stores and other essential purposes. More information can be found at www.gftransit.org.

  • Westchester County and Liberty Lines Transit:
     Westchester County has moved to a Saturday schedule and is no longer collecting any fares. Riders are asked to use the rear door to ensure the safety and health of the operator. For passengers who require use of the ramp, they will continue to follow normal practices. More information can be found at www.transportation.westchestergov.com

  • TCAT
    :
    TCAT has suspended the collection of fares until May 23 and reduced their services to 35% due to lower ridership. In addition, they have adjusted multiple routes. More information can be found at www.tcatbus.com or its FAQ page.  

  • RTS:
     RTS has waived bus fare. More information can be found at www.myRTS.com.

  • Broome County:
     
    Broome County has waived bus fare and limited total riders per bus. More information can be found at www.gobroomecounty.com/transit.

  • NFTA:
     NFTA has temporarily waived bus fares and has asked riders to uses the rear doors when boarding and exiting the bus. More information can be found at www.metro.nfta.com.

  • Greene County Transit:
     
    Due to lack of ridership, Greene County Transit has moved to a Dial-A-Ride service. Riders are asked to call in and schedule an appointment, but will only pick up and drop off on their pre-existing routes. More information can be found at www.greenecountytransit.com/


Here are a few additional resources:

U.S. Department of Health
Center for Disease Control 
American Public Transit Association
Governor's Press Room
NYS Department of Health
Local Departments of Health

 

NY4BT logo

New Yorkers for Better Public Transit is a coalition of people from all corners of the state, representing a variety of interests, who want to see greater investment in New York’s public transit systems.

Learn More

Icon Govt
Government
& Policy

NYPTA and its members actively support the advancement of public transportation through advocacy for investment in public transportation and promotion of legislation and policies that foster growth in accessibility.

Icon Govt
Education
& Training

The Transit Training Institute is the first state-wide, not-for-profit, public transit training program in New York. Our program contains timely webinars, regional training opportunities, and a digital library of training materials, designed for transit managers, maintenance personnel, drivers, HR managers, IT staff, and other transit professionals.

Icon Govt
Association
News

Tuesday Transit News is a weekly eNewsletter of information from New York transit systems. Delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning, Tuesday Transit News is a must-read for anyone with a passion for New York State's transportation infrastructure.



Public transit lessens
our dependence on
foreign oil and saves
1.3 Billion
gallons of gas in
NYS annually


Group 28



There are over
130 Transit
Systems

throughout the
state of New York


Group 28



Every $1 billion
invested in pubic
transit
supports
36,000
Jobs


Group 28

Learn More

Group 36

BAE-SYSTEMS_logo_color2018.jpgCleverDevices.jpgNew_Gillig_Logo_350.pngabilitrax-logo.pngussc.jpeg