Operations and Policy Analyst 2 (STIP Coordinator)
Transportation-Highway - Bend, OR

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Position Summary ODOT13-0121AP - Bend You must be a current Department of Transportation employee in a permanent, seasonal or limited duration position, in order to be considered eligible for this position. The purpose of this job/position is to plan, manage, and evaluate the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Region 4 and provide consultative advice to agency staff, other state agencies, local governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC), Area Commissions on Transportation (ACT's), and the general public. This position educates and informs ODOT staff and external stakeholders about the STIP and its diverse processes and impacts. The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Coordinator is responsible for guiding STIP projects through the Federal process necessary to maintain funding eligibility through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE) Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record. Instructions - Minimum Qualifications To compete for this position, you must submit a Resume' and Cover Letter as described below or your application materials may be disqualified . You must attach a resume’ which includes dates of employment. It will be used to help determine how you meet the qualifications listed below. You must also attach a cover letter with any additional information that would help demonstrate that you meet the qualifications or other information that may be pertinent to the job. Minimum Qualifications : A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree related to public policy; AND two years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to finance and public policy. OR Any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work related to finance and public policy. Preference will be given to those with financial coordination experience or experience and understanding of the STIP or STIP Coordination . Criminal Background and additional pre-employment check(s) as required for the position will be conducted on final candidates (could include Driver License, LEDS, and/or Education Verification). Veteran's Points : Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 attached to your application - 5 Points Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 and a 'Certificate of Civil Service' preference letter attached to your application - 10 Points Questions? For questions about the job announcement, call 541-963-1584. For technical help with online application, call 1-877-204-4442. Application Help: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/CS/HR/jobs/Application_Help.pdf Position Duties Provides functional direction and guides agency staff and members from other organizations in the development of the complex Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Evaluates STIP process and develops strategies to improve process operations and/or implement new or changes to existing policies Develops procedures to improve STIP development and manage Region 4's Financial Plan. Interprets and applies current laws, rules and policies pertaining to transportation project funding and programming. Extensive coordination is required to ensure the program is financially constrained by federal fiscal year funding, including coordinating with the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Monitors federal budget process to maintain current information on available federal funding; provides recommendation and guidance to the Region Manager, Region Program Managers, Area Managers, Project Team Leaders, the MPO, Local Jurisdictions and ODOT District Managers in developing applications for financial assistance Provides advice to agency staff and management to add, delete, modify or cancel projects to balance the STIP Presents analysis of projected funding shortfalls, researches and proposes possible solutions, and recommends corrective actions Develops and recommends modifications to program operations to support new or changing program priorities. Identifies and resolves systems that conflict in areas of shared responsibility (TEAMS, PCS, FMIS, PDWP, Financial Plans). Provides technical advice and training to local agencies regarding program regulations and policies, State and Federal funding requirements, resolve problems and issues across organizational lines Evaluates the STIP program and develops program priorities and strategies to achieve statewide program goals and objectives. Ensures the STIP program meets the state and federal funding eligibility requirements, in particular those of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Collaborates with other ODOT Divisions and Regions, Local Governments, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, MPO's, and ACT's in developing the STIP Responsible for developing, monitoring and ensuring that program standards are followed to obtain program funding, working with others to gain agreement on acceptable operational procedures and use of resources, or development of new strategies for program funding. Analyzes the financial impacts of proposed changes to the STIP and maintaining a balanced, fiscally-constrained STIP Monitor federal transportation budget planning and rule making in order to maintain current information on available federal funding and applicable projects. Ensure that project funds do not lapse and maintain an accurate accounting system that monitors Federal and State funding obligations. Requires an in-depth understanding of department programs, strategies and goals, and their interaction with the STIP and the Highway Division Funding Allocations Application Checklist Electronic or Paper Application Checklist: Resume' Cover Letter Questions Veteran's Documents - If Applicable

Oregon Department of Transportation Human Resources Region 5 3012 Island Avenue La Grande OR 97850 Fax 541-963-1377 Announcement information can be made available in an alternative format by calling 711 (Relay Operator for the Deaf). ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT) for questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The Oregon State Government is expected to continue cost reduction measures including mandatory unpaid time off (furlough days) during the 2011-2013 biennium.

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