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Transportation Funding Specialist II – North Central Texas Council of Governments 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting with the development of the regional funding document for projects and programs
  • Entering data accurately and maintaining database quality and data integrity
  • Performing analysis on projects submitted for funding consideration through Calls for Projects or other funding initiatives
  • Participating in the management of innovative funding and financing partnerships
  • Researching project histories and providing initial and follow-up analysis to team members and/or regional partners for project inquiries utilizing internal and external sources
  • Supporting project tracking efforts to ensure the timely implementation of transportation projects
  • Responding to inquiries received from elected officials, local governments, and the public, as directed by supervisor
  • Providing professional support to the Department and committees by scheduling regular/cyclical meetings, developing agendas, and preparing handouts
  • Assisting in the administration of State, federal, and regional transportation funding programs
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and State requirements concerning program administration and management
  • Supporting the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Air Quality Conformity documentation as needed
  • Drafting, for supervisor review, correspondence, documentation, and reports for numerous audiences, including federal and State transportation partners, local governments, elected officials, and the public
  • Performing analysis on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and NCTCOG project listings
  • Drafting, preparing, and delivering oral presentations to staff and committee members
  • Assisting with the creation and maintenance of MS Access database tables and reports
  • Creating and running MS Access database queries

Required Skills

  • Must be able to coordinate and communicate with other team members and external partners
  • Must possess strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Must possess strong data entry skills
  • Must possess strong proof-reading and editing skills
  • Must be able to perform quality control of all work
  • Must be proficient at collecting, sorting, and compiling data for analysis
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel and understand how to efficiently manipulate tables and charts
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Word and MS PowerPoint
  • Must be able to meet deadlines by working quickly without diminishing quality of work
  • Must be able to write letters, memos, and email correspondence, as well as professional reports
  • Must be flexible and able to multi-task
  • Must be able to effectively handle special assignments outside of daily tasks
  • Must be able to accept new techniques and procedures quickly and integrate them into daily job functions
  • Must work well under pressure and in time-sensitive situations
  • Working knowledge of MS Access and ESRI GIS software products is a plus

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in analytical, quantitative methods (i.e., business, public administration, public policy, government, urban/transportation planning, innovative funding, accounting principles, project programming, or related fields)
  • At least one year of job-related experience

Hiring salary range:

$45,875.00-$57,343.75 per year

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