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Transit Specialist

Ventura County Transportation Commission
Ventura, CA
United States
Professional Areas: 
Community Development
Community Engagement
Transportation Planning

Position Description The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Transit Specialist; this recruitment will fill one (1) vacancy and create an eligible list. Regional Government Services and its staff is conducting this recruitment for the Ventura County Transportation Commission. Incumbents of this position are directly involved in the planning and organizing of bus transit programs; coordinating program services; monitoring service quality; and surveying patrons. Performs related work as required. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this position will work remotely, with occasional need to visit the District offices and facilities.


  • Works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and customers.
  • Maintains the highest level of ethical behavior in all matters. Works cooperatively and effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Is able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment. Has strong attention to detail.
  • Has excellent customer service skills; and receives the public in person and over the phone using tact and diplomacy.
  • Has demonstrated ability to exercise the judgment. Has strong communication skills both in oral and written form, and the ability to communicate complex ideas, and meet constantly changing priorities.
  • Has expert skill in all Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook used in current office environments.
  • Has demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships contacted in the performance of their duties.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Transportation needs of the community. Principles, techniques, and methods of creating bus schedules.
  • Transit planning and demand analysis. Survey development, methodology, and analysis.
  • Report preparation and recordkeeping techniques. State and Federal Transit funding programs and sources.
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations, including ADA, public contract code and application of California Public Utilities Commission regulations.
  • Governmental procurement and contracts management requirements.
  • Standard administrative practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment.
  • Business letter writing and the standard format for reports and correspondence.
  • Records management principles and practices.
  • Budget preparation and coordination.

Ability to:

  • Assist in or develop appropriate transit schedules to meet community needs.
  • Publish and distribute a wide variety of informational pamphlets and bulletins.
  • Analyze difficult problems, develop a positive course of action, and follow through on its implementation.
  • Demonstrate sound professional judgment, reason logically, and think creatively.
  • Research and interpret applicable federal and state rules and regulations as well as Agency policies.
  • Communicate effectively in writing, orally, and with others to assimilate, understand, and convey information, in a manner consistent with job functions.
  • Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with pertinent laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Prepare and present clear, effective, and accurate reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other oral and written materials.
  • Use initiative, discretion, and sound independent judgment within policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Represent the Agency effectively in contacts with elected and other officials, representatives of other agencies, and the public, occasionally in situations where relations may be difficult or strained.
  • Organize own work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Work in a safe manner following correct Agency safety practices and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.


Published on:
July 23, 2020 - 11:54am
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