The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), located in downtown Chicago, is currently accepting applications to fill the Capital Program Specialist position.
Under the general direction of the Capital Program Manager, the incumbent is responsible for assisting with the development of, and the coordination with the finance team on, the two year financial plan and five and 10 year capital program budgets. The incumbent is also responsible for assisting with: the quarterly amendments to the five year capital program; the development of the capital program’s annual work program; overseeing the capital program implementation activities associated with their designated service board; monitoring the expenditure and future cash flow needs for state bond funds; coordination of the state bond reporting requirements; the tracking and processing of monthly capital requisitions; and the coordination and tracking of capital grant closeouts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Responsible for the administration of capital program grants, and contracts for your assigned service board(s). This includes: the review and approval of funding applications; the processing and payment of invoices and requisitions; attending monthly board meetings; and site visits to active capital project construction projects.
Be proficient in the use of databases to enter and upload capital project and grant data, and to conduct analyses and prepare reports as required.
Responsible for the tracking of state bond program funded projects. This includes status of project budgets, bond payments, and quarterly cash flow estimates and analysis. This also includes the oversight and coordination of the quarterly project status reporting to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Prepares capital grant, program and project related memos, reports and Power Point presentations as directed.
Responsible for coordinating and tracking the close-out of capital grants associated with funds administered by the RTA.
Assist with the implementation and monitoring of the Service Board’s Innovation Coordination and Enhancement projects
Knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Urban Planning, related field, or equivalent associate degree and/or work experience. 0 to 2 years of experience working in public sector is desirable. The ideal candidate should be highly organized, able to prioritize work independently, and possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Excellent quantitative and problem solving skills and attention to detail. Microsoft Office, database application, spreadsheet, and presentation software proficiency required.
The RTA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. The RTA reimburses for travel at the federal rate for mileage reimbursement. Relocation is not available. For more information about the RTA, visit our website at www.rtachicago.com.
Minimum Salary: $49,000
Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to:
An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
About Regional Transportation Authority
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is the unit of local government charged with regional financial and budgetary oversight, funding and transit planning for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace bus and Pace Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit Service (also known as the Service Boards). The RTA region’s system provides more than two million rides each weekday on bus and rail services in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties. The region’s system covers approximately 3,700 square miles and serves approximately 8.4 million residents. The RTA also provides rider services, including online and telephone travel planning assistance and travel training for seniors and people with disabilities. The RTA’s regional system is the second largest transit system in the country by passenger miles traveled, behind only New York, and the third largest in the country by ridership, behind only New York and Los Angeles