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Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Provides professional legal support to attorneys in CTA’s Labor and Employment Division by providing legal research, gathering information, reviewing documents, drafting legal communications, and assisting in file preparation for hearings and trials. Assigned to midlevel and complex litigation matters in state and federal court. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Assist Attorneys with federal and state court litigation, including class action cases. Gathers documents, conducts e-discovery searches, conducts legal research, searches CTA databases, drafts discovery responses, drafts subpoenas, makes copies, abstracts depositions, redacts confidential matters, maintains privilege and production logs, and assists at trial. Provides support to Attorneys for arbitrations, administrative charges, and unfair labor practice charges. Draft responses to administrative charges and unfair labor practice charges. Gathers documents and information necessary for cases, organizes exhibit binders, and makes copies. Makes deliveries to courts, agencies, and law firms. Files documents at the various courts and administrative agencies. Locates witnesses and arrange witness appearances for proceedings. Attend public bid openings and review related contracts. Performs related duties as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree and/or a paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Three years’ experience as a Paralegal, Labor and/or Employment preferred or equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience conducting thorough legal research and preparing discovery responses and other legal documents. Must be a Commissioned Notary Public within ninety (90) days of employment in this position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Moderate physical effort required. Exposed to weather conditions when traveling to various locations. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Familiar with legal terminology and court procedures. Proficient in performing standard and non-standard discovery tasks. Possess the proper disposition and temperament to maintain amicable working relations with various levels of personnel within the Law Department and throughout the Authority. Ability to abstract and summarize complex documents and transcripts. Knowledge of how to properly prepare and serve a subpoena for deposition or trial. ProficientinMicrosoftOfficeincludingWord,Excel,Outlook,andPowerPoint. WORKING CONDITIONS Usual office working conditions. Required to travel between CTA headquarters and other downtown and CTA field locations on a regular basis. Travel to other locations also is required, including the state and federal courts in Chicago. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Computer, telephone, scanner, fax, trial visual aids, on-line legal research, document management software, and litigation support software. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of construction, janitorial and general laboring duties on Authority buildings and facilities, and other properties. Performs general labor duties: (cutting grass and weeds, dismantling structures, pick up rubbish and debris, loading and unloading materials). Sets up tools, equipment, scaffolds and ladders for craft and trade personnel. Digs trenches, footing holes and similar excavations, and refills trenches with excavated material, using pick and shovel. Uses hand tools to break and remove concrete. Loads and unloads materials onto wheel barrows and trucks. Installs and repairs woven wire fences, passenger information and other signs. Sets up and operates air compressor and concrete mixer. Removes snow manually and by use of power driven machinery. Spreads salt and sand. Constructs and installs concrete bases, and removes forms from set concrete Mixes, pours, transports and spreads concrete, asphalt and gravel. Retrieves materials and equipment from storerooms and delivers to craft and trade workers work area. Maintains bus stops, garages, bus turnarounds and related buildings and facilities in a clean, neat and orderly condition. Cleans craft and trade workers work area. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must perform the physical activities associated with this position. Must have a valid State of Illinois Drivers License. Must pass applicable tests. Must have strength in standing while cutting grass, digging trenches, spreading asphalt, raking grass, doing fence work, running jack hammer and other equipment, walking while operating snow blower, cutting grass, performing duties, sitting while riding in or driving work van, operating grass cutting machine and lift truck. Must be able to lift ladders, cement bags, bags containing grass, leaves, trash, etc. (up to 125 lbs) sledgehammer, carry work supplies, jack hammer, fence parts and posts, wire, ladders, shovels, picks, pushing lawn mowers, snow blower, shovels, brooms, mops, wheel barrow and pulling air and water hoses. Must be able to climb scaffolds, ladders, into work trucks, balancing while working in vicinity of third rail, while assisting carpenters with wood. Must be able to stoop while working under el station stairs, garage pits, rail shop pits, and kneel to trim lower edge of hedges. Must be able to reach for supplies, trying up high fence, to install CTA bus signs, etc., saline torch, work supplies. And fingering when doing patch work or putting finish on cement job. Must be able to talk to communicate work procedures, dangerous situations, while performing team-work, putting up fence, and warning when operating gas mixture approaching train. Must be able to see near for moving trains, while cutting and burning with torch, far for moving trains and color for rail track lights, train lights, and traffic signal lights. Must be familiar with the various types of hand tools such as a pick, shovel and sledgehammer and know how to use them in a safe, efficient manner. Required to possess the communication skills necessary to understand written and verbal instructions relating to this position. Additional Details Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY, PROVIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THE DISABILITY IS ABLE TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB WHICH HE/SHE DESIRES TO HOLD WITH REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION BY THE AUTHORITY. TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:UPLOADED RESUME / WORK HISTORY QUALIFICATIONS JOB ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL.
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under general supervision, studies business processes, analyzes and documents data needs, creates specifications, and recommends solutions to improve processes and systems. Tracks process improvement activities and assists with budget administration and special studies. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Monitors operational impact of management decisions based on analytics presented, charts changes, and prepares updated reports. Participates in the preparation of budgets and financial plans, and monitors financial performance against budget. Assists management in researching and revising processes and procedures. Supports Supply Chain by querying and reviewing data from various sources. Analyzes data using standard statistical methods, prepares narrative analysis and conclusions, and compiles reports and summaries for use by management in making informed business decisions. Creates management reporting that measure metrics having the greatest impact on Supply Chain operations. Reports the status of performance metric efforts and impacts. Creates spreadsheets, graphs, and charts to illustrate operational trends and forecast situational outcomes. Creates cost benefits analysis reports for management to use in evaluating Supply Chain. Monitors inventory targets (including safety stock levels) approved by management to ensure parts delivery timelines are met and there is no depletion in supply. Reviews on-hand quantities versus actual usage reports to provide recommendations on inventory adjustments and inventory demand changes. Applies up to date forecasting techniques, methods and approaches to assist in design of and generates weekly and monthly statistical forecast reports. Assists the Supply Chain in designing procedures and interfaces to better view, analyze, process, and utilize data . Assists in the implementation of Supply Chain policies, procedures, or tools to facilitate project management activities. Researches, develops, and writes technical documentation including: standard operating procedures, protocols, and quality and performance metric standards, etc. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Decision Sciences (MIS), Engineering, Statistics or a related field, plus three (3) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Financial, data analysis or report creation experience preferred. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer key boards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Working knowledge of business analysis standards and processes. Working knowledge of project management methodologies. Working knowledge of financial, data, and statistical analysis. Working knowledge of government accounting and budgeting methodologies. Strong oral and written communication skills, specifically a proven ability to clearly and effectively communicate business and technical information. Strong organization, analytical, and problem solving skills. Advanced Microsoft Office Suite Skills. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders, to include senior management, project managers, and subject matter experts. Ability to work well in a self-directed environment. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED.
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Instructs, develops, revises and evaluates new and existing training programs conducted for Rail Maintenance personnel involved primarily in the following fields: computer network troubleshooting and analysis, IGBT Power electronics troubleshooting and analysis, hydraulics theory and application, and Communications Technology including: Voice over IP, analog-digital conversion, and video. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Instructs training programs and oversees performance and written testing of students undergoing training and supervises the training of students in shops and other work areas. Includes periodic instruction of management personnel. Training programs will pertain to computer network troubleshooting and analysis, IGBT Power electronics troubleshooting and analysis, hydraulics theory and application, and/or Communications Technology including: Voice over IP, analog-digital conversion, and video. Develops training programs, instructor guideline manuals and all handout materials including illustrative artwork, photography, videotapes, etc. Develops training, retraining, pilot and special programs in the functional areas listed in the Position Summary. Researches maintenance manuals, service bulletins or OSHA and related Federally mandated legislation to develop training programs related to one of the above functional areas. Conducts task analyses and interviews with technically knowledgeable personnel, vendors and contractors within and outside of the Authority and interacts with various supervisory personnel regarding the information necessary in the development of training programs. Researches and recommends purchase of training aids, training methodologies and techniques. Performs ongoing analysis of the training needs of the Rail Maintenance Department relative to the 5000-series rail cars. Monitors training sessions and identifies materials for revision. Develops and administers evaluation of existing programs to determine effectiveness of training program content and teaching methodology. May perform the duties of the Senior Training Specialist/Instructor. Performs other duties as assigned. CHALLENGES Keeping abreast of cross training in one or more of the following areas: computer network troubleshooting and analysis, IGBT Power electronics troubleshooting and analysis, hydraulics theory and application, and/or Communications Technology (Voice over IP, analog-digital conversion, and video). Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Associate’s Degree in Engineering or other technology-related fields applicable to the position, and three (3) years teaching/instructing experience in a technical field, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license. Must be able to obtain Rail Safety Training certification. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards. Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration for safety sensitive positions. Required to travel to field locations subject to prevailing weather. Required to occasionally work outdoors subject to prevailing weather. Required to board light rail cars from grade level. Required to stand, bend, stoop, and kneel as necessary when conducting training near and under rail cars. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Detailed knowledge in at least one of the following areas: computer network troubleshooting and analysis, IGBT Power electronics troubleshooting and analysis, hydraulics theory and application, Communications Technology (Voice over IP, analog-digital conversion, and video). Detailed knowledge of the educational applications of audiovisual materials, artwork, mockups, and other media. Working knowledge of Schematic Print reading. General knowledge with common personal computer software utilized in the business environment such as Word, Excel, PageMaker, & PowerPoint. General knowledge of the electrical and mechanical equipment used on CTA’s 5000-series rail cars, or understanding of similar equipment. General knowledge of hand and power tool safety. General knowledge of typical methods and procedures utilized in the repair and maintenance of equipment similar to equipment used on CTA rail cars. General knowledge of interactive multimedia media. Strong analytical, creative and evaluation skills necessary in the development of training programs. Intermediate skills to effectively develop and facilitate training programs in one of the above mentioned areas of expertise. Intermediate skills in the use of basic arithmetic including fractions, decimals and percentages. Ability to maintain amiable relations with various levels of Authority personnel and outside contractors and vendors. Ability to keep discretion in working with confidential materials. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Occasionally required to work in terminals, shops, and various field locations. Subject to working adjacent to moving trains and power rails energized with 600 volts. Required to work around rail cars and equipment that are energized with 600 volts inside the maintenance shops. Required to work various hours, days, and locations. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment. Necessary training materials. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED.
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under general supervision, prepares various schedules, accounting statements, financial reports and journal entries. Analyzes and compiles accounting data and financial information as required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Analyzes and compiles accounting data and financial information used in the preparation of accounting journals and financial reporting. Prepares journal entries and adjustments. Performs physical inventories of assets, reconciles and performs analysis on various general ledger accounts Maintains various accounting records and files. Required to properly record and post journal entries, and prepare financial statements. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field, plus one (1) year of accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to this position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS May be required to travel to various field locations as part of scheduled property and storeroom inventories, or on special project assignments. Working conditions will vary depending on location assigned. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer key boards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Working knowledge of the practices and principles in Accounting Working knowledge of business related software including Access, Excel, Word, etc. Working knowledge of the processes and procedures in the preparation of accounting statements, records, and reports Good organization skills and attention to detail Good verbal and written communication skills Intermediate financial information analysis skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity of the Accounting department WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment May be required to travel to various filed locations as part of scheduled assignments EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Personal computer and related software (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel). Other standard office equipment Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under direction, acts as a financial, operational, and performance counselor and provides key financial performance metrics to Authority Senior Executive Management. Oversees the preparation and research of financials for the annual budget process, quarterly managerial reporting, and monthly financial reporting for all Authority business units. Acts as a mentor for junior analysts and directly supports in implementing organizational and departmental goals and objectives. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Evaluates and prepares analysis of department budget submissions. Reviews Authority budget performance on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Identifies variances and provides analysis to explain the variances and recommends allocations or reductions. Oversees the preparation of departmental budgets, monitoring progress on financial performance agreements. Reviews the analysis of actual versus budgeted financial results. Develops, implements, and monitors comprehensive, high-level, financial models and a complex budget. Leads analysis related to department initiatives and potential process improvements. Manages the Budget interface directly with other departments in supporting the business development and strategic planning efforts. Assists in the development of budget documents through high-level analysis, research, and reporting. Provides financial forecasting and economic analysis, including feasibility studies and cost analyses. Creates accurate and clear statistical and narrative reports and other written materials; Reviews and analyzes reports provided by others. Reviews the monthly executive summaries for the department Vice President. Audits monthly object analysis. Answers questions and provides financial and budget information to management, Executive Staff, and Authority personnel. Performs related duties as assigned. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to this position may include the following jobs:Budget Analyst Financial Business Analyst III Financial Business Analyst II Utility Billing Clerk CHALLENGES Designing and managing effective financial initiatives and projects. Acting as subject matter expert and counsel for senior management. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field plus five (5) years of experience in financial analysis and analytical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate degree strongly encouraged for this position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards. May be required to travel to various field locations on special project assignments. Working conditions will vary depending on location assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Working knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of budget development and administration. Strong managerial, financial, analytical and research skills and be highly resourceful and self-motivated. Strong organizational skills and be able to operate in a fast paced unstructured environment with little direct supervision. Strong corporate finance management skills, including cash flow analysis, business planning, capital analysis, spreadsheet development and creation of financial and accounting models. Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and related software skills. Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills. Strong problem solving skills. Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Good project management skills. Ability to assist senior level executives in forming and executing strategic initiatives with all CTA business units. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment using only brief general direction to analyze highly complex issues/problems. Ability to identify budgetary issues and trends, relate them to known or proposed strategies, and develop written and oral recommendations and approaches. Ability to analyze, synthesize, and make effective recommendations on technical reports, financial reports and statements, and complex administrative reports. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Various hours, days, and overtime as required. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under general supervision, develops and manages organizational budgets for large public transit agency. Serves as the lead analyst to departments in establishing, managing, and monitoring their operating budgets. Analyzes financial results on a monthly basis and assists in developing annual budget. Evaluates operational performance, analyze business unit costs and develops strategies to improve efficiency. Acts as lead on large scale special projects with direct impact on CTA’s financial stability. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Assists in the development, implementation, and administration of CTA’s operating budget. Analyzes financial results on a monthly basis for business units. Researches operational information for analysis and financial impact and provides reports to management for use in decision making. Performs ‘what if’ analysis of direct and indirect project costs and provides various financial scenarios identifying strengths and weaknesses of each. Performs complex budget analysis for long term forecasting. Creates presentations, status reports, and analyses as appropriate. Assists operating departments with Return on Investment analyses for proposed operating expenditures and identifies opportunities for increased efficiencies. Assists CTA business units in accomplishing objectives and major projects through the modeling and analysis of department initiatives and potential process improvements. Monitors progress on performance agreements and recommends changes to ensure goal attainment. Gathers information from various sources and prepares detailed operating expense reports throughout the year to ensure proper recording of transactions, cost/benefits analyses, and adherence to budgets. Manages, monitors, and reviews the progress of special projects. Collaborates with other departments in supporting business development and strategic planning efforts. Performs other duties as assigned. CHALLENGES Balancing financial and operational issues simultaneously. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Public Policy, or a related field plus three (3) years of experience in financial analysis and analytical research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior public sector/capital finance experience is a plus. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer key boards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Detailed knowledge of finance, budgets, and cyclical processes. Detailed knowledge of cash flow analysis, business planning, capital analysis, spreadsheet development, charts, and financial and accounting models. Strong analytical, organization, and research skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Good project management skills. Intermediate skill using budgeting and spreadsheet software, such as Hyperion and Microsoft Excel and related software. Ability to analyze trends affecting budgets. Ability to interpret data analytics for forecasting and scenario planning. Ability to assist senior level managers in developing and executing strategic business initiatives. Ability to operate in a fast paced environment. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Various days and additional hours as required. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Performs and is responsible for purchasing activities within Commodity Buying, procuring the goods and services necessary for the daily operations of the Authority including maintenance of its rolling stock, facilities and other services. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for complicated and urgent informal solicitations. Prepares Request for Quotations, email blast lists, reviews contractor responses and prepares purchase orders in accordance with CTA regulations. Reviews purchase specifications as necessary, determines responsiveness and responsibility of bidders and coordinates with responsible departments. Analyzes purchase requisitions to determine the accuracy and quality of the description of goods and services. Researches the marketplace to identify new products, technologies and services required by the Authority to support new and ongoing projects. Reports to Management and user departments new developments that are applicable to Authority use. Meets with vendors and user groups as necessary. Places emergency orders via telephone and follows up with written confirmation orders. Responsible for all correspondence concerning over shipments, delivery shortages, changes in descriptions, substitutions and expedites the delivery of materials or services. Secures necessary insurance requirements to expedite purchases. Performs related duties as assigned. CHALLENGES Marketing conditions, consulting, and coordinating with departments to ensure that all regulations are met in the purchasing process. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or a related field, plus three (3) years of experience in office administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer key boards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES General knowledge of Federal, State, and Regional procurement regulations and guidelines. General knowledge and understanding of informal bidding procedures and the legal implications. General knowledge of the materials, supplies, equipment and services required by the Authority. Basic judgment and decision making skills. Basic service orientation skills. Ability to listen to and understand key information and ideas presented verbally and written. Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific set of rules. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Occasionally required to visit operating locations including Bus Garages, Rail Shops, and Warehouse. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *cb
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under direction, works with internal and external parties to provide oversight and management of various technology and IT projects throughout the Authority from conception to conclusion; responsibilities include coordinating schedules and activities and tracking project progress and results. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Manages the oversight of IT projects within the Authority. Facilitates the definition of project requirements, goals, tasks, budgets, and resource requirements in conjunction with the customer/client and consultant staff. Meets operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews. Identifies and resolves project issues and risks, and monitors successful execution of corrective action plans. Monitors and reports on project progress to ensure projects remain on schedule and within scope and budget. Communicates project status information with internal and external parties and develops reports and presentations on project status for executives. Reports ambiguities, errors and omissions to management should they arise. Implements production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards. Completes audits of software, programs, and project status. Identifies trends, determines system improvements, and implements changes to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Oversees the monitoring of consultant performance and compliance with contracts. Coordinates the preparation of project tracking documents, project summary reports and executive reports required for project maintenance. Acts as knowledge expert and liaison between customer/client and consultant staff. Translates customer/client needs into tangible project goals and schedules. Writes and implements project specifications, researches current program methodology and procedures, and coordinates project development. Establishes implementation methodology for Authority IT projects. Meets with consultants and Authority development teams to review programming code against Authority standards and client needs. Coordinates system review, project decision milestone acceptance and system acceptance. Performs administrative duties to maintain documents and records. Manages project document maintenance, retains project files, and archives appropriate materials. Manages correspondence, meeting minutes and appropriate inter-department project coordination. Develops publicity materials to promote technology at the CTA in accordance with appropriate CTA departments. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Technology and/or Administration, plus five (5) years of experience managing large project implementation focused on Enterprise Systems such as Oracle Financials, SAP, EAM, etc., and managing multiple projects at the same time, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required. Master’s Degree in Technology or Business Administration preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Detailed knowledge of concepts, practices, and standards of Project Management. Detailed knowledge of the methods and best practices in developing and executing Project Management Office processes and policies. Detailed knowledge in the practices and principles in producing technical reports using desktop publishing software and other IT related systems and programs. Detailed knowledge of the development of IT project plans and administration in a computer based environment using Microsoft Projects, Visio and Power Point presentations. Detailed knowledge of cross-functional project management methods and techniques. Working knowledge of the practices and functions of a successful Project Management Office structure. Working knowledge of information technology applications, processes, software, and hardware. Working knowledge in developing budgets, coaching, supervision, staffing, project management, management proficiency, process improvement, tracking budget expenses, planning, performance management, and teamwork. Working knowledge of technology life cycles, the concepts, and practices in implementing effective technology systems. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of program development and administration. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Working knowledge of the principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Strong Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS Project and Visio skills. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to apply project management concepts and best practices to work assigned. Ability to work with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs. Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals. Ability to write technical and non-technical project materials including project plans, timelines, vendor agreements, and status reports. Ability to work effectively with a diverse client base. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment. Personal computer and related software (MS Projects, Word, Excel, etc.). Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under direction, provides HR systems maintenance and support. Provides technical expertise and high-level support for operating Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and associated Human Resources (HR) modules and configurations, which include Oracle EBS as well as cloud-based applications such as Taleo. Develops specialized and unique custom reports to support human resources administration and various projects with the Authority. Identifies end user needs and project requirements to provide necessary training for staff to complete departmental assignments. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Develops and runs ad hoc reports or queries using appropriate reporting tools. Recommends and develops standard reports for ongoing business area needs. Helps maintain data integrity in systems by running audit reports to verify accuracy and analyzing data. Develops, implements, and maintains the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and associated HR modules. Collaborates with department and application teams to test system environments, debug, and implement system upgrades, patches, and enhancements. Assists in testing, implementing and supporting system enhancements and upgrades using established testing procedures. Evaluates user needs, programming systems and subsystem, researches, analyzes process flow to recommend and implement system changes and improvements to satisfy customer needs. Provides standard and unique data analysis and complex queries to various departments. Provides 3-tier customer support for Oracle HRMS, including researching, troubleshooting and resolving non-routine system issues. Updates customer service online help tools. Recommends optimum equipment and software configurations, and provides technical guidance with regard to proper data processing methods, performance standards, security measures, and systems analysis. Develops functional specification to support new systems. Maintain accurate security role permissions, and create new roles as needed. Oversees data entry for Oracle HRMS by Analysts I and II, reviews, runs and analyzes audit reports to verify accuracy and ensure data integrity. Updates and develops end user training policies, procedures, and guidelines. Conducts business user / employees training sessions and individual consulting on new systems, features, and functionalities. Acts as team leader on designated projects. Assists in identifying test conditions, data analysis, documentation of issues and issue resolution. Monitors the progress and direction of assigned tasks and makes corrections as needed. Determines training needs and provides training opportunities for staff. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Human Resources, or a related field, plus five (5) years of experience utilizing an HRIS system, preferably with Oracle HRMS Applications such as, OAB, and Self Service applications, Oracle Reports, Oracle Metalink, TOAD, Taleo or an equivalent combination of educations and experience related to the position. Experience with query/reporting tools including TOAD using SQL plus, SQL, and full cycle implementation of Applicant Tracking System (Taleo) is preferred. Experience working with applications in a cloud-based environment preferred. Working experience with Oracle BI reporting is a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Detailed knowledge of Oracle HRMS table structures and relationships. Detailed knowledge of MS Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point), VISIO, and MS Project. Detailed knowledge of Oracle Technical Reference Manuals (TRM). Detailed knowledge of query/reporting tools: SQL, TOAD and Oracle and BI Reports. Detailed knowledge of the capabilities and formats of HRIS systems. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of business user applications. Working knowledge of principles and practices in data entry and system controls. Working knowledge of Trapeze Operations Planning Systems (TOPS) preferred. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving abilities. Ability to evaluate user needs and formulate sound conclusions. Ability to verify data and evaluate new computer applications and programs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve inquiries to analyze data from system. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment. Personal computer and related software, i.e., Oracle HRMS, MS Office Suite, etc. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under general supervision, develops and manages a comprehensive data-driven approach to monitoring transit service levels in order to identify where, when, and how operating efficiencies and service improvements can be attained. Collects, manipulates, and analyzes ridership and operations data to support CTA’s decision-making processes. The Planner will also consider impacts from external factors such as shifting demographics and development patterns, and will evaluate major route changes for Title VI and Environmental Justice implications. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Continually monitors and analyzes service levels and ridership trends for bus services assigned to the position. Supports the development of new initiatives, including route-level and system-wide studies of service levels, operations, ridership, and strategic planning. Prepares transit market analyses, costs estimates, and recommendations for new service plans using GIS software, CTA databases, US Census and other external data sources, Hastus scheduling software, and other planning and data analytics tools. Considers Title VI and Environmental Justice implications as appropriate. Prepares written reports, funding proposals, briefings, presentations, maps, and responses to inquiries regarding transit service, facilities, and equipment. Compiles information, research, and graphics for various reports, studies, and presentations, including quick-turnaround requests from senior staff. Reviews reports and analyses from staff members and consultants engaged in the research, analysis, and planning of facilities, equipment services, and transit infrastructure projects. Administers contracted and grant-funded services. Meets with Bus Operations staff (Bus Service Management, Training and Instruction, Maintenance and Garage) to research service issues, obtain additional data, and discuss opportunities to develop solutions and implement service changes. Attends meetings and provides communication and information regarding projects, problems, or issues both internally and externally. Conducts fieldwork and research to gather information on various CTA facilities, operations, and service. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Public Policy, Urban Design, Transportation Planning, Geography, Engineering, Logistics or other related discipline with academic instruction in transportation planning, operations, and/or public policy analysis. Masters Degree from the fields listed above preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Working knowledge of transit planning fundamentals, both economic and schedule-related. General knowledge of CTA bus and rail system and service area. General knowledge of community and economic development principles. Advanced research and data analysis skills. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills. Intermediate skills using U.S. Census data to develop demographic profiles of specific areas. Intermediate skills using GIS to conduct spatial analyses and develop presentation-quality maps. Intermediate skills using SQL to query and manipulate large data sets. Good communication skills and ability to summarize and present large amounts of data. Basic skills, or interest in, using common open source data analytics and visualization tools such as R and Python. Basic Adobe Illustrator skills preferred. Basic skills with transit scheduling software (e.g. Hastus) preferred. Strong interest in improving public transit and urban mobility. Ability to exercise good judgment. Ability to work independently. Willingness and desire to learn and adopt new skills. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. May be exposed to field conditions when traveling to CTA bus garages, rail terminal and shops. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Personal computer and associated software. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Plans, manages, and coordinates the activities of personnel related to the normal, safe, efficient operation of buses on city streets; provides effective bus customer information and ensures efficient bus operations during construction, special events, and emergencies that change routes and/or stops. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Management of employees and projects; supervisory administration (payroll, hiring, performance reports/evaluations, etc.) in support of CTA mission, projects, programs, and employment requirements; and, development of staff. Follow up and respond to reports of missing or damaged bus stop signs and other bus stop placement issues from garages, the public, elected officials, etc. Effects coordination with external departments, agencies (CDOT, IDOT, etc.), and elected officials in review of projects, rerouting buses, permanent route and service changes, including ongoing bus stop consolidation, major construction projects, and street reconstruction through Mayor’s Traffic Task Force, community meetings, etc. Develops policy and practice regarding routing, bus stop location and conditions, bus stop relocation, and scheduled and special services. Review information on new bus stop signs artwork for accuracy. Conducts field checks, analysis, evaluation of sign and stop locations, bus stop repairs, and other proposals affecting CTA facilities and operations in the public way. Hires, trains, develops, monitors, and evaluates performance of staff. Reviews and recommends personnel actions for approval. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s Degree in Traffic Engineering, Transportation, or Urban Planning, or equivalent field or a combination of education and experience relating to this position. Master’s degree preferable. At least 6 or more years of applicable experience with progressively increasing responsibilities. Must posses a valid driver’s license. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Must have demonstrable knowledge of service area geography, CTA rail and bus system, as well as intermodal (connections with Pace, Metra, other transit services) service opportunities. Must be able to analyze and interpret statistical data, blueprints and drawings, construction and capital program budgets and schedules. Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access software. WORKING CONDITIONS Usual office working conditions Some field work (including customer assistance, passing out flyers, maps at terminals or bus stops), as required as member of Emergency Response Team. Some weekend, early/late-hour work may be required (e.g., reroutes that usually begin with first runs on Monday mornings). EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Computers, printers, copy machines, laminating machines, cameras, office supplies. CTA vehicles. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under general supervision, performs a broad variety of legal duties in support of the Authority’s General Counsel. Represents the Authority in employment litigation and labor arbitrations and provides advice on labor and employment matters to various departments within the Authority Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Plans, directs, and participates in legal matters as they relate to employment and labor issues and other matters on behalf of the Authority. Handles own caseload of cases and other matters. Initiates, researches, and drafts pleadings, discovery requests and responses, briefs, and internal memoranda. Makes frequent appearances before courts and administrative agencies. Obtains and defends depositions and conducts other discovery. Prepares witnesses for depositions, hearings, arbitrations and trials. Provides advice to management on labor/employment matters. Caseload shifting may occur from high-volume to fewer, more substantial cases (e.g., Law Division and Federal Court cases), which require more sophisticated strategies and legal analysis. Works with more senior attorneys in “second chair” capacity on large litigation, labor/employment, and other matters. Serves an integral role in these assignments, typically preparing and responding to discovery requests, examining witnesses, drafting and arguing motions, and researching issues. Conducts research for the purpose of advising client departments. May provide advice and counsel directly to client departments. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays current with new legal developments, trends, and innovations. Manages work of paralegals and other support staff assigned to his/her projects. Verifies work for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with legal standards and practices. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited school of law and licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, plus three (3) years of experience as a practicing attorney, of which one (1) year of experience was spent specializing in employment or labor laws, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required to maintain appropriate continuing legal education credits. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Detailed knowledge of applicable federal and state laws. Detailed knowledge of principles and methods in drafting legal documents. Detailed knowledge of the methods and practices of legal research and investigation, judicial procedure, and the rules of evidence. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including work processing functions. Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interrelate with Authority personnel of all levels and the public. Strong editing and drafting skills, and great attention to detail. Strong organizational skills. Strong leadership and teamwork skills. Strong verbal and in written communication skills. Strong analytical skills necessary for competent legal interpretation. Strong managerial and administrative skills to direct and coordinate the activities of the work team. Ability to coordinate multiple requests simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to provide effective solutions to CTA issues with integrity, initiative and creativity. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and possess analytical skills necessary for competent legal interpretation. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Makes regular site visits to non-office locations (e.g., court and CTA field locations) EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment. Personal computer, telephone, trial visual aids equipment, on-line legal research, and litigation support software. Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Supports the development of comprehensive transportation plans and projects that serve as a guide for future transportation projects and development of long-term goals and strategic objectives at the Authority. Partners with department Project Managers in the oversight and execution of planning and project activities pertaining to rail capital investments, bus system improvements, transit-focused urban planning and public policy strategies. Assists in all areas of Strategic Planning for the CTA. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Assists in the development of long-range system modernization, enhancement and expansion projects. Related duties include assisting in public outreach efforts, performing analysis and coordinating with outside consulting services and other governmental agencies. Synthesizes industry knowledge and research findings to support applications in initiatives such as modern rail transit technologies, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), corridor studies, bike-to-transit initiatives, Transit Oriented Development, urban design and energy efficiency. Assists in the development of transit funding strategies, including Federal and state grant opportunities, and other innovative financing projects. Manages transit-enhancement and mobility programs. Represents the CTA in meetings with other government agencies. Performs ad hoc policy analysis and other duties as assigned. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Transportation, Urban Planning, or Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline with academic instruction in transportation planning, operations, and/or policy analysis. Master’s degree preferable. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Conceptual understanding of transit planning fundamentals, both economic and schedule-related. Familiarity with data and information sources relevant to transportation planning. Solid analytic and quantitative skills. Aptitude for practical application of modeling methods to problem-solving.Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with effective design and delivery of presentations.Ability to work with and supervise staff on short-term projects. Ability to work and produce finished work products within a short-time frame. Ability to exercise good judgment. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Experience with advanced analysis functions in Excel and proficient in PowerPoint.. WORKING CONDITIONS Usual office working conditions May be exposed to field conditions when traveling to CTA bus garages, rail terminals, and shops. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Personal computer and associated software Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general supervision, inspects and monitors the operation, repair, and maintenance of building mechanical equipment and heating and air conditioning components. Performs basic maintenance work when applicable. Work requires the ability to operate equipment according to manuals, directions, specifications or warning signals, and to read and interpret performance charts and control panels. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitors and adjusts all mechanical/pneumatic equipment, control gauges, distributor panels, valves, thermostats, diffusers and other equipment necessary to provide a comfortable environment for the buildings. Performs minor adjustments or repairs necessary to ensure efficient performance. Operates and inspects the shops central air compressors. Develops and maintains effective building specific maintenance programs. Interprets test results to ensure proper parameters are maintained. Performs basic maintenance work when applicable Maintains and operates heaters, chillers, pumps, fan coil units, etc. Performs a variety of general tasks relating to boiler room operations and other building mechanicals. Troubleshoots, evaluates, and makes recommendations to upgrade maintenance operations and/or implement savings opportunities. Inspects buildings, grounds, and equipment for unsafe or malfunctioning conditions. Communicates with building tenants regarding issues and concerns. Utilizes computers for various budget, work flow, and energy management processes. Assesses the work of contractors, and/or other vendor work. Conducts tests on systems and makes the appropriate changes Maintains and inspects all life safety components. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Must possess a minimum of five (5) years of verifiable work experience in building engineering and maintenance with supervisory experience, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position. Must be licensed as a Stationary Engineer by the City of Chicago. Must possess an EPA-CFC Universal License. Must have a valid State of Illinois driver’s license. Lifts and carries material weighing up to 50 pounds. Must pass a physical examination and perform the physical activities associated with this position. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Detailed knowledge in boiler chemical treatment. Detailed knowledge of HVAC, electrical, and building automation systems. Detailed knowledge of the use and care of tools and equipment used in facility and grounds maintenance. Detailed knowledge of all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Authority directives as related to building operations and safe work habits. Detailed knowledge of occupational hazards and environmental safety precautions applicable to building equipment repairs and chemical usage and recycling. Strong skill in reading manufacturer’s repair manuals and product specifications. Strong skill in using work order/asset management and other computer systems. Good customer service skills. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to operate Windows based software. Additional Details Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY, PROVIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THE DISABILITY IS ABLE TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB WHICH HE/SHE DESIRES TO HOLD WITH REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION BY THE AUTHORITY. TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:UPLOADED RESUME / WORK HISTORY QUALIFICATIONS JOB ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL.
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
POSITION SUMMARY: Fabricates, assembles, installs, and repairs sheet metal products and equipment. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Fabricates, assembles, alters, repairs, and installs gutters, cornices, roofs, canopies, skylight frames, ventilating and heating ductwork, and other sheet metal work, using hand or power operated sheet metal tools. Utilizes electric arc and oxyacetylene welding equipment. Selects gauge and type of sheet metal according to product being fabricated and knowledge of metal. Locates and marks dimension and reference lines on metal sheet. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must have a valid driver’s license. Required to have a completed apprenticeship or the equivalent amount of years of experience as a sheet metal worker in a recognized sheet metal shop involving inspecting, repairing, and rebuilding a variety of facilities and equipment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a physical examination and perform the physical activities associated with KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have a detailed knowledge of the welding and brazing characteristics of various common metals and alloys. Be competent in the use of sheet metal worker’s tools and furnish the essential hand tools used on this job. Read and interpret blueprints and schematic diagrams, and understand and execute printed and oral instructions. Perform basic arithmetical operations, including fractions, decimals, and percentages, and take accurate measurements. Additional Details Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY, PROVIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THE DISABILITY IS ABLE TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB WHICH HE/SHE DESIRES TO HOLD WITH REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION BY THE AUTHORITY. TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:UPLOADED RESUME / WORK HISTORY QUALIFICATIONS JOB ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL.
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
Description Under direction, coordinates the design, development, revision and administration of pre-employment and promotional assessments used in selecting candidates. Coordinates interviews for promotional training programs and proctors testing sessions. Qualifications PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinates the development, review, and administration of selection assessment activities performed by the Human Resources Department. Manages the coordination of selection tools, protocols and execution. Prepares selection department reports for management review. Recommends best selection assessment practices and conducts benchmark analyses for resources utilized in comparable industries. Oversees all assessment resources and ensures that processes are administered within the confines of applicable state and federal law. Conducts and monitors adverse impact studies and needs analyses of assessment content. Oversees the re-administration of tests in the event that a testing error is discovered. Responds to candidates' questions and concerns. Develops guidelines, protocols and materials for the design, administration, scoring and interpretation of assessments. Conducts job analyses; analyzes job requirements to determine competencies needed to successfully perform the job. Consults with subject matter experts and departmental managers to establish criteria for test and interview development. Conducts statistical analyses to determine psychometric properties of assessments (e.g., validity and reliability) Creates computer and paper based selection instruments. Establishes pass/fail cutoff scores. Conducts validation analyses to ensure accurate competency assessment. Monitors test administration for consistency and adherence to applicable protocols and guidelines. Ensures the accurate and timely compilation of test results. Designs selection procedure (e.g., proctoring, interviewing) guides. Trains staff and field personnel in assessment administration and interviewing to ensure fairness and consistency in the selection process. Facilitates interview data integration sessions. Proctors assessment sessions as assigned. Investigates and responds to inquiries from legal counsel, union officials and candidates relating to testing selection policies, administration, and scores. Participates in the procurement of pre-employment tests assessments and vendors. Develops requests-for-proposals including the evaluation and selection criteria for vendors providing testing services. Participates in the selection process. Manages vendors that provide testing selection services. Acts as a liaison with the Purchasing Department in administering vendor contracts and monitoring their performance. Creates and maintains an electronic and physical catalogue of tests assessments for required positions. Performs related duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Testing and Measurement, or a related field, or a combination of equivalent education and experience. Three plus (3+) years of experience designing, developing and administering assessment selection assessments preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Good knowledge of the principles and procedures of test design, administration and assessment. Good knowledge of selection tool (e.g., tests) design, development, and validation methods. Good knowledge of statistical analysis and psychometrics. Good knowledge of employment laws and regulations governing employment assessment and selection. Ability to develop, maintain and administer assessment protocols. Ability to maintain confidentiality and perform duties with high ethical standards. Good analytical skills. Good written and oral communication skills. Good organization skills. Good interpersonal skills. Good skill in at least one statistical software application (SPSS and/or R preferred) Proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word WORKING CONDITIONS Standard general office environment. Ability to travel to various work locations. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment. Personal Computer, Calculator, OpScan (Optical Mark Reader), Microsoft Office suite Additional Details Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target. Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY. CTA WILL MAKE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE KNOWN DISABILITIES OF OTHERWISE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS WELL AS ITS EMPLOYEES, UNLESS UNDUE HARDSHIP WOULD RESULT. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION IN THE APPLICATION OR HIRING PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT ARC@TRANSITCHICAGO.COM PRIOR TO THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR APPLICATION OR UPON NOTIFICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL TEST DATE. CTA WILL WORK WITH YOU TO DETERMINE IF AN ACCOMMODATION CAN BE PROVIDED. *CB
Chicago Transit Authority Chicago, Illinois
POSITION SUMMARY Operates a bus over an established route adhering to predetermined schedule in a safe, efficient and courteous manner to allow passengers to board, travel and alight at scheduled stops. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Drives bus and announces stops along routes. Announces cross streets and intersecting transit stops. Inspects passes; ascertains appropriate fares. Ensures that customers deposit only appropriate coins and bills into fare-box. Issues and receives transfer cards (collects invalid transfer cards) and receives and returns fare-cards. Contacts Control Center regarding all problems. Operates lift to board and discharge disabled passengers. Inspects vehicle for lost articles. Prepares daily trip sheets and bus for service. Removes refuse and prepares bus for pull-out. Tallies various categories of boarding passengers by manually operating a recording device. Enters tally numbers from recording device at beginning and end of run. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration. Required to be at least 21 years of age. Required to have an acceptable driving record and a valid State of Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or a valid State of Illinois CDL permit with the following three endorsements: KNOWLEDGE, PASSENGER and AIR BRAKES. High school diploma or GED preferred. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Required to be standing changing destination and bus numbers, signs, helping people board bus, to walk to relief points, checking bus and sitting while driving bus. Required to lift, to carry and to push of brake pedal and accelerator, windows and to pull door control latch. Required to climb into vehicle and adjustment of mirrors, to balance, to stoop to adjust driver’s seat, to kneel, to crouch and to crawl. Required to reach accepting and validating transfer cards and fare cards, adjusting mirror, to handle transfer and fare cards; steering wheel, to finger operating fare box, horn, punching transfers, to feel distributing and receiving transfer and fare cards, to talk announcing streets and answering passenger inquiries, to hear listening to traffic sounds, signal requesting stops, emergency vehicles, passenger questions and radio monitor. Required to see near and far watching stopped vehicles, checking passes/cards and general traffic conditions viewing of traffic signals and riding passes. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Possess customer service experience or skills to provide outstanding customer service to passengers. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures relative to the operation of surface vehicles. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of pertinent state and municipal traffic laws. Must possess the skills necessary to accurately read and interpret bus schedules. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the fare structure, transfer regulations and the rules and procedures governing Bus Operators. Required to possess a knowledge of arithmetic. Required to speak in a clear and accurate manner. Must possess a thorough knowledge of the preparation and usage of applicable transportation forms. *CB Additional Details Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification. CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY THAT NO EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT WILL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, AGE, UNFAVORABLE MILITARY DISCHARGE OR DISABILITY, PROVIDED THAT THE INDIVIDUAL WITH THE DISABILITY IS ABLE TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB WHICH HE/SHE DESIRES TO HOLD WITH REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION BY THE AUTHORITY. TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:UPLOADED RESUME / WORK HISTORY QUALIFICATIONS JOB ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL.