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Transportation Services Analyst

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs responsible, professional and technical transportation planning and community development work; performs related work as required.  Work is performed for the Transportation Services Department, Transit and Parking divisions. 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work in this class involves responsibility for performing a variety of technical and professional transportation planning and community development assignments, with special emphasis on the intersection of public transit, parking and other alternative transportation modes; and researching, writing, and administering transit grants. Although the work is performed in accordance with established standards and policies, the employee in this class must exercise initiative and professional judgment and discretion. The Director of Transportation Services or the Transportation Services Operations Supervisor, or his/her designee, provides general supervision and reviews the work through observation, conferences and results achieved.

  • Conducts field research and collects and analyzes information in support of transportation services planning.
  • Assists the Director of Transportation Services with Federal Transit Administration-required plans, goals and reports, including Title VI, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Prepares grant applications and coordinates the administration and implementation of grant-funded projects with multi-departmental teams.
  • Conducts surveys and data gathering for traditional and alternative transportation modes. 
  • Conducts ongoing reviews of internal processes and recommends improvements. 
  • Prepares technical reports; prepares maps, charts, sketches and graphics; analyzes monthly revenue and expenses and assists with budget preparation at the direction of the Director of Transportation Services, attends staff and commission meetings.
  • Conducts technical research and maintains records. 
  • Makes presentations to civic groups and boards and commissions. 
  • Maintains good public relations through courteous, equitable and prompt service, conducts and leads Transit Advisory Board meetings. 
  • Participates in the City’s intercultural competency training program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Government Administration - Knowledge of the principles, objectives and techniques of local government administration, city planning, community development and economic development.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of the various ordinances, codes and regulations relating to parking and public transit; ability to interpret federal, state and local administrative regulations.
  • Transportation and Mapping - Knowledge of the techniques required in the preparation of maps, charts, sketches and graphics; knowledge of research methodology, cost benefit analysis, geographic information systems and standard statistical procedures.
  • Grant Administration - Knowledge of the techniques required in the application for and administration of grants and the coordination of grant-funded projects with multi-departmental teams.
  • Organization - Knowledge of organizational development concepts, techniques and philosophies. 
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across cultural differences. Skilled at working with culturally diverse populations. 
  • Computer/Software Skill - Skill in the use of software including but not limited to excel, word, and outlook; ability to present the results of research effectively in oral, written and graphic form; ability to learn to use the City’s ESRI Geographic Information System under the tutelage of the City GIS Coordinator and other training opportunities. 
  • Interpersonal Skill - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board and commission members, community leaders, state and federal funding partners and the general public.
  • Customer Service - Ability to respond to customer inquiries in a courteous, equitable and timely manner. 
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - Ability to make decisions, recognizing established practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving problems. 
  • Team Oriented - Demonstrated ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; demonstrated ability to be a team player; desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, economics or related field;
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce;
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the essential knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Iowa driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage consistent with City requirements. 


RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Employee shall establish their principal place of residence either within the city limits or within thirty (30) miles of the corporate city limits of the city of Dubuque by the most direct street, road or highway as soon as practicable after appointment, but within two years of appointment.

The City of Dubuque is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.