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Employment Opportunities

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GRANTS MANAGER

General Purpose of Job/Job Summary

The Grants Manager is responsible for maintaining the Authority’s relationship with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), who distribute over $15 million annually to the Authority. Within this relationship, the Grants Manager prepares and submits all grant applications on behalf of the Authority as well as reports on their progress. The Grants Manager is also responsible for finding and applying for funding as opportunities arise.

Essential Functions:

To prepare State and Federal grant applications as required including technical exhibits and assembling appropriate information from other departments.  This includes electronic grant filing.                   

To manage relationships with external funding partners in addition to internal project managers

To research and keep the Authority staff apprised of new grant opportunities.

To prepare periodic reports on grant activity for both internal and external (compliance) purposes.  This includes progress reports to granting agencies

To fully understand appropriate state and federal regulations and statutes governing grant activities and to communicate to CDTA staff changes in grant requirements.

Assist in monitoring grant procurements to ensure items are being charged appropriately.   (Within the agency as well as with sub-recipients.)

Maintaining an open line of communication with State & Federal Sources. This includes leading any review efforts by these agencies (i.e. Triennial Review)

Provide oversight of sub-grantees ensuring compliance with FTA guidelines.

Actively participate in regional planning process, coordination with Planning Department

Assist in preparation of Five-Year Capital Plan.

Assist Comptroller compiling data and discerning which items purchased shall be classified as fixed assets.

Assist Senior Deputy Comptroller with Monthly Management Report.

Perform other related duties as assigned.                                                

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable experience in Grant Administration including FTA report processing.  Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Database Management.

Education and Prior Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or Business. Experience with State and Federal Grants. Master’s Degree Preferred. Three to Five years professional experience.

Physical Demands:

Minor Travel

Occasional work past normal business hours

Work Environment

The work environment is a standard office setting.

 

CDTA offers a competitive salary. This position is a grade 616 ($55,064.02 - $69,380.66) CDTA is also offers enrollment into the NYS retirement system. 

 

 

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 grant_manager_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 $25.97 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