CNYRTA/Centro Announcement of Vacant Position-Director of Special Transportation Projects and Planning (Syracuse)

DEPARTMENT:  Operations Planning and Management, Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

SALARY RANGE:  Grade 8 – $73,749 to $93,148

Note:  Starting salary is determined by evaluation of experience and qualifications for the position. Position is exempt.

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for directing and supervising the overall special projects and planning for transportation service to the public.


  1. Acts as project coordinator for special projects.
  2. Research and initiates special transportation projects.
  3. Develop, implement, and administer special transportation projects including expansion of existing transit services, ridership initiatives and/or facilities planning.
  4. Development of non-traditional transportation service to expand our operations.
  5. Supervises and coordinates the planning and service for the special projects and/or special events.
  6. Consults with local, regional, and state agencies regarding transportation planning studies, area plans, and environmental studies.
  7. Develops and assists the Director of Service Development in scheduling, route planning and employee forecasting for special projects.
  8. Assists in the search for special grant funding or other funding sources to underwrite operating cost of service and transportation programs.
  9. Evaluates service needs with the four-county region; establish goals to develop programs and services which meet those needs; approval of service products to assure conformity with budget, service standards, and the labor agreement; maintain Title VI compliance.
  10. Coordinates project information to operations department.
  11. Works in coordination with our Service Development Department.
  12. Assists the Director of Service Development regarding Internal Controls.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:                               

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree required

  1. Knowledge of transportation and transit planning and development theories and practices.
  2. Knowledge of cost and performance analysis methods and techniques.
  3. Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles and practices.
  4. Knowledge of authority and department policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of grant application and administration procedures.
  6. Skill in planning and managing multiple projects.
  7. Skill in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.
  8. Skill in organizing and prioritizing work.
  9. Skill in operating a computer and various word processing, planning, spreadsheet, and database software.
  10. Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
  11. Skill in oral and written communication.

Applications and In-House Transfer Requests must be submitted to Amanda Wilson or go onto our website at and apply!  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  CNYTRA reserves the right to select a candidate from within or outside the Company.

CNYRTA is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted April 22, 2021