Employment Opportunities

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Accountant

The CDTA Finance Department is looking to add an Accountant to its dynamic and growing team!  This person will be primarily focused on financial reporting, withdrawal processing as well as accounts payable for Grants, Capital Project Funds and Authority Projects.

 

Additional responsibilities include oversight of the following:

 

  • Assist in developing and maintaining the computerized general ledger, which includes entering standard journal entries and fixed assets.
  • Responsible for CDTA Facilities, Inc. financial activities. This includes supervising the invoicing to tenants and the collection of payments, approving payments to external vendors, monitoring cash flow, preparation of the monthly sales tax return and overseeing the reconciliation of parking revenue.
  • Responsible for Access Transit Inc. financial activities. This includes monthly invoicing to Counties- and approving payments to external vendors.
  • Supervise receipt of W-9’s and 1099-Misc. process and reporting.
  • Analyze and reconcile bank statements and activities as well as creating journal entries.
  • Assist with Year End Financial process.
  • Provide support and back up to the Comptroller.

 

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Accounting. A CPA is highly desired but not required. Must have excellent computer skills including the ability to generate complex financial reports.  Proven ability to reconcile accounts and excellent problem-solving skills are required for this position.

 

CDTA offers competitive salaries, health, dental, vision and life insurance to its employees. All Authority positions include membership in the NYS Retirement System and opportunity to join NYS Deferred Compensation.  We offer excellent paid time off benefits as well as Tuition Reimbursement. 

 

Authority Grade 616,

Range $56,275.43 - $70,907.04

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8380

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon accountant_jd.pdf

Budget Analyst

Capital District Transportation Authority is now accepting resumes for a Budget Analyst. This position reports to the director of finance and plays a large role within our finance team. This position will provide analysis on operational and capital spending plans. This will be accomplished by extracting data from enterprise systems, comparing and interpreting results and communicating findings at multiple levels of the organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare monthly management report
  • Assist in preparation of other monthly financial reporting and close out month end data
  • Prepare monthly budget performance report
  • Assist with monthly revenue calculations and other fare collection responsibilities
  • Regular analysis of parts inventory and process improvement recommendations based on findings
  • Assist with development of operating budget and originate regular status reports
  • Prepare credit card import monthly and compare coding to budget, recommend changes to coding
  • Enter yearly budget into MUNIS and make changes when necessary
  • Analyze budget (capital/operational) reports monthly, review with departments/project managers and recommend changes to coding
  • Financial Analysis
  • Assist in developing and maintaining the computerized general ledger
  • Manage the accounting module for grant-funded capital projects
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to extract information from a company enterprise system and analyze data to develop reports and communicate findings
  • Ability to make recommendations based on results of analysis
  • Ability to compare data to gain an understanding of an operation
  • Experience in the collection of computerized data and preparing digital financial reports
  • Ability to perform account reconciliation
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience

Education and Prior Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business with a concentration in economics, statistics or other math related focus. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in an analytical role handling financial budgets
  • Previous experience working in grant funded operation preferred

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon budget_analyst_jd.pdf

Financial Analyst

CDTA is now accepting resumes for a Financial Analyst. The successful candidate will work as part of the CDTA Finance team responsible for the development, execution, maintenance, and oversight of CDTA’s operating and capital spending budgets.  This position provides oversight to the Authority’s capital budget by monitoring expenses and analyzing trends.

Requirements 

              

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or related field
  • A minimum of one-year professional experience
  • Knowledge of organizational planning and budgeting processes
  • Proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, Word and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills used to collect and report information to key stakeholders
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities

 

Essential Functions 

 

  • Utilize financial systems to conduct research
  • Generate monthly performance and expenditure reports
  • Allocate and post capital project expenses to appropriate funding sources
  • Distribute capital project financial information to project managers
  • Assist with fixed asset determinations
  • Assist in preparation of Five-Year Capital Plan                                                                     
  • Assist in the production of NYS Mandated Reports

 

Benefits:

CDTA offers competitive salaries, health, dental, vision and life insurance to its employees. All Authority positions include membership in the NYS Retirement System and opportunity to join NYS Deferred Compensation.  We offer excellent paid time off benefits as well as Tuition Reimbursement. 

 

 

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of any characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

 

 

Authority Grade: 615

Salary: $50,245.92 - $63,309.85

 

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

 

 

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon data.analyst_vacant.pdf

Construction Project Manager

The Construction Project Manager will oversee and allocate resources for a number of construction projects, from buildings/garages to on-street transit infrastructure work. This position will work closely with the Facilities, Planning, and Procurement Departments, along with architects and engineers to review final design and blueprints, develop schedule for the project, determine material and labor costs, negotiate with subcontractors and workers, schedule and manage workers on site, gather permits, ensure quality of work, and ensure compliance with applicable codes.

ŸEssential Functions

  • Coordinate and administer construction projects from 90% design through construction and closeout.      
  • Prepare capital project budgets and schedules.
  • Maintain a daily presence during the construction project to oversee the general contractor to assure the project is being built in accordance to plan and specification.    
  • Provide review and comment on project concepts, designs, construction documents and project specifications.  Update Director of Facilities and Vice President of Planning & Infrastructure on project status on a weekly basis.             
  • Work in conjunction with all other CDTA departments to complete job duties.  (e.g. Procurement to prepare bid documents as per guidelines, Finance to process invoices and payment applications and complete financial reports).         
  • Act as liaison between CDTA superintendents, foremen, staff and contractors to facilitate communication to minimize the impact of a construction project to bus and building operations. Interface with customers and property owners as necessary.
  • Interface with all clients, end users, contractors, owners, city officials, code officers as required to fulfill permit issues.       
  • Work with the permitting agency to meet required inspections and approvals as the project progresses.  This will require familiarization with the OGS (Office of General Services) permitting and inspection process.
  • Process and administer all documentation.  Maintain all electronic files including engineering records/specifications, consultant correspondence, RFI’s, certified payroll and OSHA 10 cards if applicable, construction records and meeting minutes, bidding/procurement documentation, payment applications, submittals, change orders, equipment checklists, substantial completion forms, and closeout/warranty information.
  • Obtain any required record drawings, files, documents required to complete a project. Visit municipal archives if necessary.       
  • Participate in internal audits of projects and certified payroll records, internal processes and documentation as required.                      
  • Work with CDTA Safety and Security Departments to develop projects.
  • Maintain and provide reporting for WBE/WMBE requirements.
  • Review all activity and formulate punch lists.
  • Review and sign off on contractor invoices based on completion of the schedule of values, proper certified payroll and updated OSHA 10 cards.
  • Deliver Operations & Maintenance manuals.

Requirments

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in construction related field (construction science, architecture, construction engineering/management, or similar) or a minimum of 10 years of work experience in commercial construction project management.
  • This position is expected to be on the job site during the entire project, working with CDTA staff, architects, engineers and the general contractor to build projects according to plan and specification.
  • Must possess good working knowledge of all facets of site work, civil work, and building construction.
  • Must possess the ability to work with all stakeholders throughout the project such as CDTA employees, city officials, permitting agency, utility companies, property owners, general public, etc.
  • Experience in managing final design, bidding, and contractor selection for projects.
  • Experience in working on a wide variety of large and small projects from interior office renovations, to street site/civil work, buildings and additions, etc.
  • Possess a working knowledge of applicable codes, laws, rules and standards.        
  • Must be able to fully understand blueprints and to review for fatal flaws, operational issues and cost saving measures.
  • Working knowledge of public construction practices and procurement procedures.
  • Ability to work with appropriate level of supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Computer skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, Project, Visio.
  • Have knowledge of CDTA’s procurement practice guidelines

CDTA offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, NYS Deferred Comp options, entry into the NYS Retirement System, Generous time off, employer paid life insurance and employee discounts.

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

 

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon construction_manager_20190425_v02.pdf

Part Time Call Center Representative

Capital District Transportation Authority is now accepting resumes for a Part Time Call Center Representative. This position will work out of our STAR paratranist department. This is a union negotiated position and will require working evenings, weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities:

  • Receive all incoming phone calls from customers
  • Answer customer questions and assist to resolve complaints
  • Enter customer information accurately and efficiently
  • Enter reservation details for future trips
  • Verify upcoming reservations
  • Maintain ADA and HIPAA regulations

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • Must have 1-2 years previous experience in a call center environment
  • Strong customer service skills both in person and over the phone
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Previous experience working with disabled customers preferred
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon pt_star_call_taker_jd.pdf

Service Technicians (Bus Cleaner)

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 salaries of $17.31 hr, with increase potential to $20.36 in 18 months with ability to achieve quarterly attendance bonus of $400.00 at top rate.

To Qualify:

  • Valid NYS “Class B” PERMIT OR LICENSE with good driving record, (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

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

Bus Operator Positions

Do you enjoy driving and working with the public? If so CDTA could be the employer of choice for you!

To Qualify:

  • Valid NYS Class B PERMIT OR LICENSE with good driving record, with full Passenger endorsement & no restrictions on Air Brakes
  • A minimum of 5 years Class D auto driving experience.
  • Clean background check
  • NO DWI, DWAI, DUI, DUAI, within last 10 years
  • NO more than 5 pts on license
  • Ability to pass 19A medical examination and Federal drug test
  • Excellent Customer Service skills are a must
  • Must be able to work additional hours and varied days including weekends & holidays. Flexibility is a must!!!
  • Guaranteed 2 days off each week

    We offer a paid training program, job stability, opportunity for FT advancement after training, and an excellent benefits package.

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

    Starting salaries of $17.82 hr, with an increase potential to $25.45 in 18 months and ability to achieve quarterly attendance bonus.

    APPLICATIONS CAN BE FILLED OUT AT WWW.CDTA.ORG UNDER "EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES"

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383

 

Experienced Technicians (Mechanic)

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:

  • 3 years mechanic experience (bus and or truck preferred) and/or a two-year technical degree in mechanics.

  • Experience in the following areas is preferred: Electronic control engines, transmissions, disc & air brake systems, electrical, computer diagnostics, independent suspensions and HVAC.

  • Must own set of tools

  • Must pass our mechanical aptitude test.

  • Valid NYS “Class D” driver’s license with good record, “Class B” License or Permit, with full Passenger endorsement & no restrictions on 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.

Starting salaries of $25.69 hr, ability to achieve quarterly attendance bonus of $400.00

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Stephanie Belokopitsky (518) 437-8383