Transit Analyst

The Transit Analyst is responsible to perform a variety administrative and analytical duties in support of the City’s transit system; to monitor a variety of transit and paratransit related contracts, and to provide staff assistance to the Transit Manager.

The successful candidate will experience a variety of public transportation challenges and opportunities in a team-oriented environment. Some initial duties include procuring transit vehicles, equipment and services; applying for and managing all transit grants; ensuring compliance with federal regulations; monitoring transit and paratransit operations, and responding to customer concerns. The incumbent will conduct research and analysis on a variety of transit-related issues and topics; document findings and justify recommendations.


  • Oversee a variety of transit-related contracts; review and monitor contractor compliance and performance by reviewing a variety of technical reports, conducting surveys and reviewing operations and meeting with contractors.
  • Oversee assigned facilities; serve as liaison to those leasing City property and/or space for transit purposes; coordinate necessary repairs and improvements to facilities.
  • Ensure transit system compliance with local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws; coordinate with outside firms conducting transit system audits.
  • Prepare and administer a variety of transit-related programs and grants; coordinate with outside agencies; monitor and document grant milestones; ensure proper posting of expenditures; submit required reports and documentation.
  • Conduct research, analyze and recommend additions and revisions to fixed route bus stops and routes, schedules and hours of service; evaluate the effectiveness of route schedule changes; establish bus routes for special events or programs.
  • Conduct research and analysis on a variety of transit-related issues and topics; document findings and justify recommendations.
  • Design comprehensive outreach, marketing and promotional programs; manage discount programs; prepare and review a variety of marketing and outreach materials in various formats.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for transit program costs; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints; review citizen program applications to determine eligibility.
  • Oversee Transit Division procurements and services; ensure compliance of procurements with local and Federal procurement laws, regulations and best practices.
  • Administer City taxicab regulations program.
  • Represent the division on committees, with outside organizations, and at staff subcommittees as assigned; coordinate transit activities with other divisions and outside agencies.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of:
    • Principles and practices of public transportation.
    • Principles and practices of budget monitoring.
    • Practices of facility management.
    • Principles and practices of grant preparation and administration.
    • Principles and practices of governmental procurement.
    • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
    • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
    • Ability to:
      • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
      • Interpret and explain pertinent City and department policies and procedures.
      • Keep current with modern transit trends.
      • Research and analyze program administration problems; make sound policy and procedural recommendations.
      • Prepare and administer grants.
      • Oversee transit-related facilities and identify ways to meet the needs of those leasing space while ensuring the best interest of the City.
      • Coordinate and chair public meetings involving individuals from various sociological, economic and educational backgrounds.
      • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Experience and Training Guidelines
    • Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
    • Experience:
    • Two years of increasingly responsible administrative and analytical experience related to transit programs.
    • Training:
    • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in transit administration, business administration, public administration or a related field.
    • License or Certificate:
    • Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate valid California driver's license.

Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending or squatting.
  • Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds.  
  • Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision.
  • Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. 
  • Hearing/Talking:  frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone.
  • Emotional/Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone.  
  • Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a typical temperature controlled office environment subject to typical office noise and environment.
  • Some positions may be assigned to remote locations. Positions may require occasional overtime or weekend work and travel is rare.


  • Employee benefits are subject to change and are not guaranteed.  For a detailed explanation of benefits currently in effect please see the Memoranda of Understanding.
  • PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM:  CalPERS enrollment in either the 2% @ 60 or the 2% @ 62 formula is dependent on eligibility, as per AB 340. The employee pays the full member contribution. The retirement benefit is based on the employees three-year final compensation average. The City does not participate in Social Security except for the required 1.45% Medicare contribution by both the City and the employee (applies to employees hired after 4-1-86).
  • HOLIDAYS: 10 paid holidays per year plus 8 hours holiday credit.
  • MANAGEMENT LEAVE: 80 hours per year for positions exempt from overtime.
  • VACATION: Accrued at the rate of two weeks during the first year, increasing to five weeks during the 21st year of service.
  • SICK LEAVE: Accumulated at 8 hours per month, 96 hours per year.  Employees may accumulate up to 2,100 hours.
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE: Health, dental and vision coverage is provided. The City's monthly contribution to health, dental and vision benefits is based on a three-tier system as follows:
    • $1,260 Employee + Family
    • $ 900 Employee + 1 Dependent
    • $ 645 Employee Only
    • $ 450 Opt Out
  • The employee pays the balance. An employee who opts out of health coverage receives the amount noted above minus dental and vision premium as an in-lieu contribution into deferred compensation, paid by the City.
  • DEFERRED COMPENSATION: With a matching contribution by the employee, the City will contribute 1.5% of salary, increasing to 2.5% at 10 years of service, to a voluntary 457 Plan.
  • LIFE INSURANCE: Coverage in the amount of $120,000 is provided by the City. Supplemental coverage is available at employee cost.
  • DISABILITY INSURANCE: Coverage is provided by the City, at City cost. This benefit pays 66 2/3% of the first $12,000 per month in salary.
  • EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Master's Pay in the amount of 1.5% of salary is available to employees with one year of service who possess a Master's Degree (or Juris Doctor) from an accredited college.
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