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Transportation Programs & Funding Analyst II

Company: Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

JOBDo you have strong experience performing financial analysis and an interest in helping transportation projects move from plans to construction in the Sacramento region?The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) is seeking qualified candidates to assist local agencies in the delivery of transportation projects through the approval, funding, and regulatory process. The position will be part of the Programming and Project Delivery Team in the Transportation Group. This position will report to the Senior Analyst.Why join SACOG? -Teamwork:We work towards a shared vision while cultivating a workplace of collaboration, trust, and transparency. We create space for individual strengths and experiences to achieve more, together.Community:We intentionally build an inclusive community where people can be themselves, share ideas, and pursue solutions. Together, we address challenges that are too big for any one person or group to solve on their own.Dedication:We have the courage to tackle new challenges head on. We are driven by the opportunity to leave a lasting, positive impact on the region. We are committed to quality performance as we accomplish the agency?s goals.Innovation:We strive for continuous improvement by reimagining the work and the way we do it. We use data and input to measure our progress, extract new insights, and elevate our work. This allows us to pave new paths into the future.TeleworkThis position will require daytime travel within the six-county Sacramento region, as well as regular meetings at SACOG?s office in Sacramento. Certain duties will require time in the office, but we are flexible on schedules and allow employees to work -remotely based on the job needs. Employees are required to live within 200 miles of Sacramento so that they can attend meetings in person.We support telework because it:Enhances employees? productivity, satisfaction, and ability to collaborateImproves recruitment and retentionReduces greenhouse gas emissions, vehicle miles traveled (VMT), traffic and parking congestion, and air pollutionDiversity at SACOGSACOG values diversity and believes that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that contribute to an innovative and collaborative environment in which talents are fully utilized, uniqueness is valued, and SACOG?s objectives are met. SACOG is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. -In addition to being an organizational value, we also uphold equal opportunity under the law. SACOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. SACOG provides fair and equal opportunity for all with no discrimination because of race, creed, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. -SACOG will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental disabilities of an otherwise qualified individual who is an applicant or employee. -Search Schedule -Filing Deadline: January 13 @ 5:00 pmFirst round interviews via Zoom: End of JanuarySecond round interviews may be in-person: End of January to Early February - -Reference checks: Early FebruaryOffer of employment: Early FebruaryDesired start date: March 1, 2023 -EXAMPLE OF DUTIESThe Transportation Programs and Funding Analyst supports aspects of federal, state, and local funds related to transit, transportation, air quality, airport, and economic and environmental sustainability programs, projects, and studies, and ensures that all funding requirements are properly executed in order to meet funding requirements. This position is responsible for developing, analyzing, and presenting funding and programming work related to transportation policy issues. This may include:Assist with the preparation and administration of the region?s multi-year spending plan for transportation projects (Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program, or MTIP), ensuring compliance with federal, state, and regional regulations, statutes, and guidance.Review, analyze, monitor, and respond to transportation funding initiatives and transportation plans and programs, including actions of regional, state and federal agencies that impact the development and management of the MTIP.Provide planning, funding, and programming assistance in the implementation of various programs supporting the Metropolitan Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS).Assist in the analysis of performance measures and preparing funding and programming policy white papers.Analyze and develop innovative funding strategies and proposals.Support air quality conformity analysis and other technical analysis support, as needed, related to project evaluation and prioritization activities.Support areas of major funding programs led and administered by SACOG, including the Regional Funding Round and transit funding programs.Assist with other transportation data management and analysis tasks, and other job-related duties as assigned within the Transportation team.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSThe ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:Understanding of state/federal transportation programs and funding proceduresExperience and interest in transportation planning, funding and programmingStrong experience performing financial analysis tasksStrong analytical skills and would be compiling and analyzing data for tracking, monitoring, and reconciling project detailsExcellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills? - Effective time management, planning, prioritizing, and multi-tasking skillsIntermediate to advanced MS Excel and MS Word skillsEstablish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders -This is the experienced level in the Analyst class series. Employees in this class provide analytical support to assigned programs, projects, and services on their assigned team(s). Employees conduct studies and analyses and manage projects or programs of a smaller scope, size, budget, duration, and complexity and/or a specific phase of a larger program or project. Employees exercise some independent discretion and judgment in selecting and applying work procedures and methods. Assignments and objectives are set for the employee and established work methods are followed. Employees have some flexibility in the selection of steps and timing of work processes.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONAny combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, transportation / urban planning, accounting / finance, or a closely related field.ANDAt least three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience performing transportation program planning or financial research and analysis in a field closely related to area of assignment or two (2) years of experience equivalent to an Analyst I at SACOG.

Keywords: Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Sacramento , Transportation Programs & Funding Analyst II, Professions , Sacramento, California

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