Metropolitan Transoportation Commission/Local Government Services: Clipper Technical Project Coordinator

Posted by | December 8, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: United States

Position:  Clipper®
Technical Project Coordinator 
Salary:  $39.75 to
$51.00 per hour  (Dependent upon
additional qualifications)
Location: 
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Oakland, CA
Final Filing Date: 
5:00pm PST, December 12, 2011
Position Description:
The Clipper® Program Coordinator will assist in the
execution of tasks related to the implementation and operation of the Clipper®
fare payment system; work closely with staff from participating transit
agencies and the Clipper® Contractor; coordinate the work of consultants; and
collaborate with MTC’s other Program Coordinators. MTC is seeking someone who
has experience in electronic payments technology, embedded system design, smart
card system design and operations, or automated fare collection. Experience in
transit or other publicly-funded operations programs is desirable.   Additional professional work experience is
desirable.
Working for Local Government Services and assigned to the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, in Oakland California, the Clipper®
Program Coordinator will work under the supervision and direction of a Clipper®
Senior Program Coordinator as MTC’s internal technical resource for the
Clipper® program team. The primary role will be to interact with the Clipper®
Contractor’s technical staff, MTC staff, and transit agency staff to manage,
organize and implement the following tasks: 
  • Support the expansion of Clipper®
    to additional transit agencies and other services, such as parking. Activities
    include supporting system requirements, equipment installation, software
    testing, and system deployment; verifying technical compliance; and
    collaborating with key stakeholders, such as the transit agencies to ensure
    successful outcome.
  • Support monitoring and operation
    of the system and troubleshooting of problems related to device and software
    performance. Propose system enhancements to improve operation of the Clipper®
    system.
  • Support development of strategy
    for equipment replacement. In close consultation with MTC staff and
    consultants, support development of a plan for replacement of existing Clipper®
    equipment as it reaches end of life.
  • Oversee maintenance requirements
    of the contract and ensure that the Clipper Contractor is fulfilling its
    maintenance responsibilities. Act as the liaison to transit agency staff
    regarding operator maintenance responsibilities.
  • Act as the project lead for the
    management of accessibility requirements for the Clipper® program. Coordinate
    accessibility-related issues with other members of the Clipper® team.
  • Prepare and present
    reports/initiatives to internal & external audiences & manage feedback
    provided by program stakeholders.
  • Administer consultant contracts.
    As needed, develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs), evaluate proposals, negotiate
    and manage contracts, process change orders, manage project budgets and
    schedules, and negotiate/enforce contractual requirements. 
  • Perform general liaison duties,
    including problem solving, handling of correspondence, and project administration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • In most cases, execution of these
    tasks requires coordination/collaboration with other members of MTC’s Clipper®
    project management team, transit agency staff, staff from the Clipper®
    Contractor and other consultants.
Qualifications:
Education: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree
from an accredited college or university, in a discipline such as: engineering,
computer science,  information systems,
or other related field.  A Master’s
degree is preferred.
Experience: Completion of a minimum of five years of recent
progressive and verifiable professional experience in electronic payments
technology, embedded system design, smart card system design and operations, or
automated fare collection. Experience in transit or other publicly-funded
operations programs is desirable.  
Additional professional work experience is desirable. 

To apply: How To Apply: For more detailed job information and to apply for this position, visit www.calopps.org. Look for the position under “member agencies” Local Government Services where you can apply online. All candidates must complete this online appli

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