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Staff Analyst/Transportation Planner Series (2331) - Operations Planning

Job ID: 2331
Business Unit: MABSTOA
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2024

Description

Title:                              Staff Analyst/Transportation Planner Series
First Date of Posting:   10/17/2023
Last Date of Filing:       Open till Filled 
Authority:                        OA/TA
Department:                   Operations Planning
Division/Unit:                Ridership Analysis and Modeling   
Reports to:                      Manager, Service Quality/Performance Analysis 
Work Location:              2 Broadway, Manhattan
Hours of Work:              9AM to 5PM
The Ridership Analysis and Modeling unit inside the Division of Operations Planning taps into vast and diverse datasets to develop insights into ridership patterns as well as performance trends across the bus and subway networks. Our algorithms and analyses deliver insights to planners, schedulers, and leadership across NYCT.  Projects include developing in-house ridership models to analyze ridership trends, utilizing transportation software such as Trans CAD to forecast ridership under different scenarios, and developing processes and reports to effectively share this data. Our work also includes exploring newly available ridership and performance data sources to develop new data pipelines and improve existing analytical tools. Insights from our analyses inform all scales of planning for New York City’s transit system, including schedule writing, service diversions, network redesigns, and large-scale capital projects.

Responsibilities: 

This position may include validating new datasets, engineering backend data flows, designing visualizations for internal and external use, updating processes for modeling and measuring ridership, updating passenger-perspective performance metrics calculation, exploring new data collection technologies, and developing algorithms that integrate multiple data sources to produce actionable insights. These projects may involve data sources such as Automated Fare Card (AFC) records, Automated Passenger Counts (APC), anonymized mobile device data as well as bus and subway movement data. Specific tasks may include analyzing data using SQL and Excel, automating processes in Python or Java, designing reports to disseminate findings, and writing associated documentation.
Compensation 
Transportation Planner Series (OA)
Principal Transportation Planner (OA): $91,050 - $120,924
Senior Transportation Planner (OA): $85,921 – $109,536
Transportation Planner (OA): $75,649 - $97,423
Assistant Transportation Planner (OA): $64,687 - $76,579Staff Analyst Series
 

Assoc. Staff Analyst (OA):          $85,316 - $110,468

 

Assoc. Staff Analyst (TA):          $77,356 - $100,155 (New Hire Rate: $67,264)

 

Staff Analyst II (OA):                  $75,475 - $84,060

 

Staff Analyst II (TA):                   $68,430 - $76,213 (New Hire Rate: $59,505)

 

Staff Analyst I (OA):                   $65,003 - $76,955

 

Staff Analyst I (TA):                    $58,934 - $69,771  (New Hire Rate: $51,245)

 

TA EMPLOYEES MUST BE PERMANENT CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATE STAFF ANALYST, STAFF ANALYST I OR STAFF ANALYST II IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED

 
Education and Experience 
 

Principal Transportation Planner

 

A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major in one or more of the following: engineering, urban studies, geography, transportation science, urban planning, economics, business, public administration, political science or related fields; and five (5) years of full-time paid experience in transportation planning, scheduling or operations.  A master’s degree in any of the fields listed for the baccalaureate degree may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

 

Senior Transportation Planner

 

A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major in one or more of the following: engineering, urban studies, geography, transportation science, urban planning, economics, business, public administration, political science or related fields; and four (4) years of full-time paid experience in transportation planning, scheduling or operations.  A master’s degree in any of the fields listed for the baccalaureate degree may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

 

Transportation Planner

 

Must possess education as stated above plus two (2) years of full-time paid experience in transportation operations planning or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.

 

Assistant Transportation Planner

 

Must possess education as stated above plus one (1) year of full-time paid experience in transportation operations planning or a satisfactory combination of education and experience.

 

Associate Staff Analyst

 

 

  1. A Master’s degree from an accredited college with a major in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and ONE(1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, fiscal management or in a related field; OR
  2. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and THREE (3) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas described in 1 above.
 

Staff Analyst I & Staff Analyst II

 

 

  1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, or urban studies, or a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory fulltime professional experience in one or a combination of the following areas: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area; or
  3. An associate degree or completion of 60 semester credits from an accredited college or university and four years of satisfactory full-time professional experience as described in "2" above: or
  4. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and six years of satisfactory full-timeprofessional experience as described in "2" above; or
  5. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2", "3", or "4" above. College education may be substituted for professional experience at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma.
 

Special Note:

 

To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in "2" above

 

All candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree in order to apply to this position.

 
 

Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

 The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including    military service members, to apply.

 



 

 

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