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Community Development Program Specialist

  • Posted:
    January 16, 2024
  • Closes:
    February 17, 2024
  • Type:
  • Pay:
    $27.65- $33.26/hr

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This position exists in the Planning and Community Development Department and involves a diverse range of functions to improve the overall mobility for the general public through coordinated transportation and planning efforts.  The primary functions of this position include, but are not limited to, researching, and identifying coordinated transportation expansion and funding opportunities, grant writing, administration of local, state and federal grants for the County’s Public Transportation Program, and other duties as required by the Department.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgement in carrying out details of the work.  This position does related work as required.



  • Coordination of the County’s public transportation system to include all fixed routes, connector routes, dial-a-ride, non-emergency medical transportation, seasonal routes;
  • Develop an informational and outreach program for current transportation services and mobility options through, public speaking and media presentations, including the development of outreach materials and a marketing plan;
  • Maintains liaison with officials, industry and community leaders involved with transportation planning and services;
  • Prepares grant applications for transportation projects/studies, by way of local, state, and federal funding sources;
  • Prepares and manages annual bus operations budget to ensure a sustainable system with annual growth;
  • Prepares and conducts oral and graphic presentations to inform legislative bodies, governing boards and general public concerning public transportation activities and information;
  • Provides advice and assistance to various boards, organizations and elected officials regarding public transportation plans, projects, programs, and related regulatory implications;
  • Keeps up to date on new developments in transportation planning and management, including sources of funding available to the county, and current legislation and programs;
  • Meets and assists businesses and human services agencies located both inside and outside of the County to encourage the use of the County’s public transportation system;
  • Composes transportation portion of monthly committee reports and the Department’s annual report;
  • Attends meetings with public officials, civic leaders and various other individuals interested in transportation planning matters, including meetings held evenings and weekends;
  • Coordinates public transportation activities before and after typical office hours, as needed;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of community development and revitalization practices and procedures; good knowledge of state and federal transportation programs; working knowledge of economics; working knowledge of program management, reporting, accounting, and communications; working knowledge of public relation methods and techniques; working knowledge of the geography of the County; working knowledge of the principles and practices of drafting and mapping methods applied to planning; working knowledge of basic research methods and techniques; working knowledge of real property and community development terminology; ability to prepare and present moderately complex reports effectively; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic leaders, public officials, the general public and work associates; ability to perform grant applications activities, including research, analysis, and grant writing; ability to prepare and manage budgets, ability to perform research activities, to analyze data acquired during research activities, and to prepare narrative reports of research data and conclusions; ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing, ability to read, understand, and apply program regulatory materials, ability to prepare written materials, ability to conduct program coordination duties with a detail-oriented approach; integrity; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree or higher in transportation, planning, business administration, or a related field.
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college or university with an associate degree in transportation, planning, business administration, or a related field, and two years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in municipal, community or regional planning, transportation planning and analysis, or business administration; or
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B)

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