Job Opportunities Help Wanted 1-18-2023

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (ANNUAL SALARY $158,544 – $237,828)

Pittsburgh Regional Transit is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO directs all financial activities of the organization, including accounting, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, fare collection systems (non-IT functions of same), treasury operations, Strategic revenue planning and grants accounting and programs, and procurement. This division currently includes Finance, Procurement/Purchasing, Strategic Planning, and Project Management. The CFO has oversight of external and regulatory audits of PRT.

Working with the CEO and other members of the Senior Management team, the Chief Financial Officer helps chart and execute the long term and immediate financial course for Port Authority of Allegheny County d/b/a Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT).

This includes financial and capital planning, supporting fleet and facility plans for a carbon neutral future, community- and project-focused procurement and investment, strategic planning, and ensuring that the agency’s outlooks builds and boost equity as an employer, business partner, and transit agency. The CFO is also an integral partner to the CEO and other members of the Senior Management team in strategic planning for the organization.

The CFO has a key role in financial sustainability, organizational resilience and change management as the organization delivers service and investment in a pandemic impacted world that includes a changed public transit environment both at the national and local levels. The successful candidate should excel in interpersonal relationships, teamwork, communication with varying audiences, and supporting impactful but incremental and budgetarily responsible change at PRT.

Essential Functions:

  • With the CEO, Senior Management team, community partners, and the Board of Directors, develops the agency’s long-range financial plans, to include financial, service, and capital projections, to steer the growth of excellent, equitable, sustainable, and resilient transportation in Allegheny County.
  • Oversees the financial management activities to ensure cost-effective utilization of financial resources, proper accounting, and reporting of the PRT’s finances and physical assets, proper investment and safeguarding of funds, and compliance with applicable rules, policies and legal requirements.
  • Plans and implements fiscally responsible investment opportunities and financial strategies to improve PRT’s financial stability and cash position. Establishes and effectively maintains strategic relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, investment bankers, credit analysts, commercial bankers, and other members of the financial community in coordination with CEO and other members of the Senior Management team.

Job requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field. MBA or CPA.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible accounting or finance experience that includes five (5) years of experience in managing the administration of complex financial departments or projects in a large public or private organization. Demonstrated success in strategic planning and execution with a particular focus on financial sustainability, resilience and change management to meet overall company or agency strategic goals and objectives.
  • Minimum of five (5) years senior management-level supervisory experience.
  • Effective and professional communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Availability for overnight traveling.
  • Ability to coordinate various complex work assignments on short notice.
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, create, and explain complex federal and state funding formulas.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Windows, and Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Teams and One Drive. Proficient in the use of PRT’s PeopleSoft Financial Programs.

Preferred attributes:

  • Experience with transit or transportation system and/or government agency financial and strategic planning management is highly desirable.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

Inez Colon

Employment Department

345 Sixth Avenue, 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527

IColon@RidePRT.org

EOE

 

 

 

YOUTH PROGRAM MANAGER AT VENTURE OUTDOORS

Connect your passion for working with children with your love of the outdoors! Join Venture Outdoors as a Youth Program Manager. Manage a team, work with kids, and connect others to nature. Full-time, $50K annually plus benefits. Read more and submit your resume by February 6 at ventureoutdoors.org/about/employment-opportunities/.

 

 

ENRICHMENT TECHNICIAN:

The Citizen Science Lab (TCSL) is a non-profit hands-on laboratory where inquisitive minds and science enthusiasts can explore the life sciences.

DUTIES:

Facilitate science and STEM themed education programming in school and out-of-school-time settings.

Part Time, during school year- Additional hours during summer months. Position will require some weekend and evening work throughout the year.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Relevant experience in youth enrichment and/or STEM education including informal settings such as after school programs or summer camps.

Currently enrolled or completed study in an institute of higher learning in one or more of the following fields:

Biology, Chemistry, Robotics, Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical), Biotechnology, Drone Technology, Fabrication (3D printing, CAD design), Physics or Environmental Sustainability

PAY: $15 / HOUR

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY FORWARD A RESUME TO

rozrfreeman@hotmail.com.

 

 

SOUTH FAYETTE TWP. SCHOOL DISTRICT

is seeking an

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, LIFE SKILLS, AUTISTIC AND LEARNING SUPPORT

Complete job description and directions on how to apply are available at:

www.southfayette.org

Applications must be received by 4:00 PM January 19, 2023

 

 

TRANSIT SCHEDULER

Pittsburgh Regional Transit is seeking a Transit Scheduler to support the development and production of efficient operating schedules, production and dissemination of timetables and designing of service to meet the needs of Pittsburgh Regional Transit and the public. Coordinates activities with division personnel. Assists with community outreach to support service planning initiatives. Accomplishes activities that support the department’s and organization’s Long-Range, Strategic, and Tactical Plans.

Essential Functions:

  • Uses HASTUS to develop cost-efficient operation scenarios to support service change recommendations. Supports transit scheduling, routing design and service change activities. Reviews, evaluates, and makes schedule changes to ensure service and schedules are effective and efficient. Responsible for cost effective scheduling of service which includes ensuring the schedules are within budget. Supports activities related to Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s ongoing plans and programs.
  • Performs the trip building, blocking, run cutting, and other transit scheduling related activities to produce an efficient, effective, and equitable service plan. Develops, prepares and disseminates operating schedules in accordance with provisions of contract agreement; supervises implementation of schedule changes. Accomplishes the production and distribution of picking materials. Oversees the design, production and distribution of public timetables and other customer information materials related to service.

Job requirements include:

  • Two (2) years of Scheduling, Planning, Transit Operations, Business, or directly related work.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to multi-task.
  • Strong decision-making and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills are essential. The ability to gather data and prepare clear and concise reports, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and to work independently.
  • Demonstrates considerable initiative.
  • Proactive and achievement driven.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with both internal and external clients.
  • Knowledge of research and statistical theories and methods.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple complex projects.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with computer systems and database applications.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Windows and Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Valid PA driver’s license must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

Preferred attributes:

  • Knowledge in transit scheduling software preferably HASTUS or other transit scheduling software is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of trip building, blocking, and run cutting.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

Holly A. Jenkins

Employment Department

345 Sixth Avenue, 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527

HJenkins@RidePRT.org

EOE

 

 

CONTRACT SPECIALIST –

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Pittsburgh Regional Transit is seeking a Contract Specialist – Professional Services to actively strategize and facilitate the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP). Provide end user department with services, guidance, coordination and consultation to identify procurement objectives and methodologies based upon policy and procedures to secure professional service agreements and provide contract administration support for such agreements. To assist Pittsburgh Regional Transit in preparing for and responding to various State, Local, and Federal Audits. Provide support to the Manager of Contract Administration – Professional Services.

*Please note that this is a hybrid position.

Essential Functions:

Oversees, implement, and prepares RFP solicitations according to procedures mandated by the State, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), or other agencies; including, but not limited to:

  • Coordinates the internal review process for the routing and approval of RFPs and contracts
  • Schedule, coordinate, and conducts pre-proposal meetings; prepares and distributes records of pre-proposal meetings to interested parties.
  • Facilitating the receipt of RFP questions, review, and prepare responses to requests for clarification.
  • Budget coordination, boilerplate development, scope of work development and RFP preparation.
  • Performing as the Port Authority’s designated contact for the proposal solicitation process.
  • Directing the activities of the Evaluation Committees and the RFP Evaluation process.

Job requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field from an accredited school. Contract Administration experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ contract administration experience procuring capital and non-capital contracts including preparing request forproposals, bid documents, negotiations, administering awards, contracts and preparing requisitions.
  • Experience utilizing a Purchasing/Inventory software system with regard to purchase orders and bid processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational, time management, multi-tasking capacities, detail oriented with accurate mathematical calculations, and the ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel. Superior ability to work with technology.

Preferred attributes:

  • BA/BS degree in contract management or procurement field from an accredited school.
  • Electronic procurement experience in PeopleSoft / Oracle.
  • Contract management or related certification.
  • Valid PA driver’s license.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

Amy Giammanco

Employment Department

345 Sixth Avenue, 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527

AGiammanco@portauthority.org

EOE

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

SPECIALIST

Pittsburgh Regional Transit is seeking a Telecommunications Specialist to process incoming telephone and radio calls, dispatching the appropriate police, fire, and emergency medical services units, as needed. To monitor activities throughout Port Authority subway stations ensuring the safety of employees, property, and the general public.

Essential Functions:

  • Observe monitors throughout the subway stations ensuring that no unusual or threatening acts are taking place against Port Authority employees, property, and the general public.
  • Process incoming calls from the public via emergency and non-emergency telephone lines.
  • Make response decisions regarding police, fire, and emergency medical services, dispatching appropriate agency.
  • Follow proper procedures and techniques in communicating with transit/local police, emergency medical services, and fire departments.
  • Answer the emergency patron phones located in the subway, as required.

Job requirements include:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience within the emergency response/security services field.
  • Professional and effective communication skills.
  • Obtain and maintain CLEAN (Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network) certification within 90 working days.
  • Must be willing to successfully complete the course required for APCO Certification (basic telecommunications training) and other courses, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Windows.
  • Must be able to work extended shifts, as needed.
  • This is a Safety-Sensitive position subject to all testing provisions under the Drug and Alcohol Policy, including random drug and alcohol testing. The person selected for this position may be required to be tested prior to being awarded the job.

We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

Keith Marrow

Employment Department

345 Sixth Avenue, 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2527

KMarrow@RidePRT.org

EOE

 

 

 

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