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PLANNER

Job Summary:

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Planner.  In this role you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of transportation and transit planning to a variety of planning projects throughout CDTA’s four county service area. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of successful planning project work.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serving on Regional Committees
  • Advocating for and Providing Analysis Support for Local Development Projects
  • Coordination of Transportation Infrastructure
  • Management of CDTA’s Park & Ride Program
  • Contributing to Land-Use / Transportation Planning Studies
  • Coordinating Travel Demand Management (TDM) Programs
  • Conducting Public Outreach
  • Ensuring Title VI Compliance
  • Performing Data Analysis

Salary Range: $41,000-$52,000


Working at CDTA
CDTA provides transit services to the four county Capital Region of New York State. We provide one million trips to almost 16 million passengers per year. Demand for our services is at a historic high. Recognized as a leader in the transit industry, we have won multiple awards for our operations projects and have been chosen as one of the Capital Region’s “Best Places to Work”. One of CDTA’s guiding principles is to be an “employer of choice”, and our 630 employees exemplify our commitment to quality and customer service. We are proud to boast many “firsts” for transit properties in New York State, including the nationally recognized first Bus Rapid Transit line in the State, launched in April of 2011. We are a very proud organization that takes its work very seriously, 365 days per year. We have high expectations for ourselves, and we applaud the many successes we have achieved.

CDTA offers competitive salaries and benefits including health, dental, vacation, tuition assistance, participation in the New York State pension system, and we support flexible schedules to meet the current demands of everyday life. CDTA also offers many other benefits including: performance based recognition, leadership training, mentoring programs, and a proven track record of career development for our employees. It is not uncommon for employees to retire with 30, 35, and even 40 years of service. CDTA is looking for team members who are interested in long-term growth opportunities that will last for many years.

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Experienced Technicians (Diesel Mechanic)

Job Summary:

Are you motivated, dependable and searching for a company with stability and career growth? If so, CDTA could be the employer for you!!!

To qualify, we are looking for candidates with:

  • 5–10 years heavy-duty mechanic experience (bus and or truck preferred) and/or a two-year technical degree in HD diesel mechanics.
  • Experience in the following areas is preferred: Electronic control engines, transmissions, disc & air brake systems, electrical, computer diagnostics, independent suspensions and HAVAC.
  • Must own complete set of tools
  • Must pass our mechanical aptitude test.
  • Valid NYS “Class D” driver’s license with good record, “Class A” & “Class B” License or Permit (with ability to pass road test), with "Class A" Wrecker endorsement & "Class B" full Passenger endorsement & Air Brakes .
  • A minimum of 3 years “Class D”” auto driving experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED REQUIRED
  • Ability to pass medical examination and Federal drug test
  • Must be able to work additional hours and varied days including weekends & holidays. Flexibility is a must!!!
  • We offer a paid training program, job stability, opportunity for advancement after training, and an excellent benefits package.

We offer a starting salary of $22.59 hour with excellent opportunity for advancement.

A complete benefits package including: Health, vision, dental and life insurance, earned vacation leave, paid holidays, pension plan and attendance bonus program.

 

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Service Technicians (Bus Cleaner)

Job Summary:

CDTA is seeking full time Service Technicians (Bus Cleaners) to maintain transit buses in the Capital District. This includes cleaning and servicing our vehicles as well as maintenance of our physical locations. CDTA offers a paid training program and an excellent benefits package. Complete benefits package includes: Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, earned Vacation Leave, Paid Holidays, Pension Plan and Potential Attendance Bonus earned at top rate.

Starting salary is $12.60 hour.

To Qualify:

  • Valid NYS “Class D” driver’s license with good driving record, “Class A” or “Class B” License or Permit (with ability to pass road test), with full Passenger endorsement & no restrictions on Air Brakes .
  • A minimum of 3 years “Class D”” auto driving experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED is REQUIRED
  • Ability to pass medical examination and Federal drug test
  • Must be able to work additional hours and varied days including weekends & holidays. Flexibility is a must!!!
  • We offer a paid training program, job stability, opportunity for advancement after training, and an excellent benefits package.

This is a Union environment in association with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1321

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