GTC Program Manager – Transportation Improvement Program

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $68,640 - $74,880
  • Experience Level Highly Skilled
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education 4-year degree


The Program Manager – Transportation Improvement Program is primarily responsible for overseeing the development and on-going management of the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC). This is a full-time position and additional planning responsibilities will be based on staffing needs. GTC is the federally required Metropolitan Planning Organization for the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, which includes the Rochester, New York metropolitan area and is comprised of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. The Region is home to 1.2 million residents with nearly 30,000 establishments within its borders that provide 545,000 jobs. The surface transportation system includes approximately 27,000 federal-aid eligible lane miles, 1,600 bridges, public transit services in eight of the nine counties, extensive deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 340 miles of multi-use trails, and two Class I and several short line railroads.

REPORTS TO:  Deputy Director for Administration & Operations

SUPERVISES:  Periodically supervises student Interns for select projects.

SALARY: $68,640 – $74,880 annually (depending on experience)


  • Staying Healthy: Medical, Dental (currently free) and Vision (currently free), Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Feeling Secure: Disability Insurance, NY State Pension Plan, NY State Deferred Compensation Plan, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Accident Insurance, Group Specified Disease Insurance and Hospital Insurance
  • Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO: 17 days upon hire; accrue additional time after 1 year), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays, Verizon Wireless Discount, Fitness Center open 24/7, Employee Wellness Program, Culture & Inclusion Council, BJ’s Wholesale Club Discount, and more!


  • Oversee the development of and the on-going management of the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Represent GTC with community groups, partner agencies, and local project sponsors.
  • Review and comment on project development activities to ensure positive outcomes for stakeholders.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of projects under the Transportation Alternatives Program, the Congestion Management and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ), and other funding opportunities.
  • Ensure that programs and projects address all ages, abilities, incomes and equitably serve all people and neighborhoods throughout the region.
  • Identify trends and best practices to develop new initiatives and projects that are integrated with and support other regional programs and policies.


  • Develop and evaluate analytical and quantitative tools to monitor, track and assess program performance in collaboration with other performance-based planning activities of GTC.
  • Procure consultant services to conduct plans and studies funded through the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), including those on behalf of local communities, utilizing established procurement and contracting procedures.
  • Oversee consultant activities on plans and studies funded through the UPWP, including those conducted on behalf of local communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography or Public Administration or related field, plus a minimum of 7 years professional experience.
  • Master’s Degree preferred with a minimum of 5 years professional experience.


  • Worked within or in consultation with a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of transportation policies, practices, and associated federal metropolitan and statewide planning regulations.
  • Ability to present to large and small groups.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office suite.
  • Proficient in the use of Ecointeractive (SaaS).
  • Functional competency with ArcGIS desktop.
  • Ability to work within a small team environment.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
  • Communication skills (written and oral) that are effective and persuasive with a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to analyze data, define problems, identify potential solutions, develop implementation strategies, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently set workload priorities and work with demanding and competing deadlines.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit while using hands to use a computer or other technologies.

While performing the field work duties of this job, the employee is required to ride a bicycle, ride a bus, traverse various surfaces, and work in outdoor. environments for multiple hours. The employee frequently is required to see, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually light. Must have access to reliable transportation.


Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees in accordance with state and federal law. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

RGRTA is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTA will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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