ECO Transit Planning and Development Manager

Salary: Hiring Range: $75,644-$98,351.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted September 2, 2022

The Planning and Development Manager manages multi-modal transportation planning, implementation, analysis, and outreach efforts, with a special focus on public transit, pedestrian and bicycle-related infrastructure and needs. Coordinates grant writing and administration through project completion while ensuring local, state and federal compliance. Oversees Transit/Trails Maintenance and Fleet Asset Supervisor positions.

*Applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, September 30th, however, this position will remain posted until filled.

Schedule: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops short- and long-range transit plans and track their implementation.
  • Develops and facilitates the implementation and funding of short and long range capital programs including: bus shelters; transit centers; park & ride lots; and other capital items, as outlined in Community Plans, Master Plans, and ECRTA Strategic Plans.
    • Specific actions include: supervision of or participation on relevant citizen committees and professional contracts, detailed text preparation; developing and monitoring project timelines and budgets; public relations; grant writing; and project design.
  • Manages and implements fare structure policies and processes, including evaluation of ridership and revenue impacts related to fare changes.
  • Develops and maintains operational service guidelines, performance standards, and related policies.
  • Works with other departments in compiling required documents for CDOT/FTA triennial reviews; ensures compliance with FTA regulations.
  • Works with the Transit Technology and Innovation Manager to develop and oversee systematic sampling plans to support manual and automated passenger and performance data collection programs.
  • Assists the Director with the development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), scorecards, dashboards, and other analysis tools that will assist with evaluating and communicating productivity.
  • Provides planning and project support for the ECO Trails Manager.
  • Assists the Operations Team with scheduling activities, including provision and analysis of relevant planning-level data.
  • Supervises the ECO Transit and Trails Maintenance Supervisor, including mentorship and development, management of performance, and completion of regular performance reviews.. Assists with development and prioritization of routine, 1-year and 5-year transit and trails maintenance and management plans.
  • Supervises the Fleet Asset Supervisor, including mentorship and development, management of performance, and completion of regular performance reviews. Guides the Fleet Asset Supervisor in the development of processes and reporting regarding Fleet Replacement plans, fleet condition analysis, and fleet data tracking.
  • Responsible for or participating in grant research and writing and contract administration for Transit and Trails funding.
  • Prepares bid documents and contracts for professional engineering/design services, and construction project bids for Transit and Trails projects as directed.
  • Coordinates with Eagle County GIS Department on a variety of mapping projects and GIS database creation and data entry.
  • Composes and provides numerous reports and memoranda regarding the department.
  • Participates in interagency planning processes, and special projects and makes comments or presentations as needed, including coordination with the Intermountain Transportation Planning Region regarding the inclusion of transit and trails projects in CDOT’s Statewide Plan and other long-range or regional planning documents.
  • Develops relationships with key partners, including other local and regional transit providers.
  • Compiles and analyzes data from a variety of reporting agencies.
  • Attends and makes presentations to the general public, ECRTA Board, local government, BOCC, special interest groups, and other governmental agencies.
  • Develops recommendations and assists in preparing departmental budgets for capital, planning, and transit/trails maintenance projects.
  • May assist with special events, media materials, website management, publicity materials, and other advocacy and public information methods.
  • Observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials safely and reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Serves the community by demonstrating Eagle County Government mission and core values and following relevant policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification, or Registration:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Planning, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferred
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience administering the current and long-range transit or multi-modal plans or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience administering the current and long-range transit or multi-modal plans including 2 years of supervision is preferred.
  • Transit experience preferred.
  • Valid state driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record.
  • May be required to obtain professional certifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements governing funding programs from Federal, State, and local sources.
  • Familiarity with principles of transit operations, scheduling, and route development.
  • Familiarity with performance dashboards and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to take initiative, reason logically, and be creative in developing and introducing new ideas.
  • Willing to accept diversity and differences and ability to establish and maintain respectful, professional relationships with clients from a diverse population, community partners, staff, and management.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and to build collaborative relationships with others.
  • Expertise in building and maintaining relationships with state, local and federal government agencies; boards and commissions; advocacy organizations; and community volunteer groups.
  • Provides excellent customer service, both internally and externally in a tactful, clear and courteous manner while striving to exceed customer expectations; remains calm and focused in stressful and sometimes challenging situations.
  • Ability to solve problems using one’s skills and knowledge in real-world settings to solve problems that have not been encountered before.
  • Being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embracing continuous improvement.

Culture & Benefits

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  • Why is Eagle County recognized as a Best Place to Work in 2022? Culture of flexibility and support for mental health / wellness. Check out more awards here.
  • Purpose! A modern, values-driven workplace with more than 550 employees embracing a welcoming culture, supportive leaders and an organization focused on our mission: Creating a Better Eagle County for All.
  • Learning organization focused on professional development opportunities, FREE CMC classes and Tuition reimbursement.
  • Future focused with our Strategic Plan on improving housing, climate change and more.
  • As a certified healthy workplace, our culture recognizes the importance of individual needs and enjoying life outside of work. Other perks may include flexible work arrangements, paid volunteer time, and daytime fitness classes/bike rides.

Great benefits! See the details

  • Comprehensive and low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance (as low as $75/month for employee only)
  • Wellness program where you can earn cash or extra days off
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid time off (starting at 12 days) and additional medical leave
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • 6% (dollar for dollar match) retirement plan
  • Free classes at Colorado Mountain College
  • Eagle County University classes (internal trainings)
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Bilingual Pay Incentive
  • Free bus pass and more

Eagle County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Working in a diverse, respectful and inclusive environment is essential for our employees to be successful in serving our community. We do not discriminate with regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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