Occ. Code 7865110

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 18
INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 23
INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 3, GRADE 27

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Specification

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

Intermodal Transportation Specialists are professional positions, requiring specialized training and experience, that direct, plan, and regulate non-highway transportation systems and determine sources and distribution of funding for airport, water and port, rail, transit, bus, and truck projects. These positions are classified only in the main and regional offices of the Department of Transportation.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 1: entry level professional; assist higher level professional staff who review assignments in progress and upon completion; may supervise clerical and technical support staff.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 2: working supervisor with a subordinate staff of one or more Intermodal Transportation Specialists 1; supervise planning projects; recommend funding for projects; work with considerable independence.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 3: supervisor of a section of two or more units headed by Intermodal Transportation Specialists 2; supervise all work activities for an assigned non-highway transportation system; work independently, under the general direction of a bureau or program director.

RELATED CLASSES

Intermodal Transportation Specialists (Motor Carrier Safety) are professional positions, requiring specialized training and experience, that oversee safety for intercity bus, school bus, transit and truck transportation systems. They review compliance with State, federal, and industry safety standards, implement truck and bus inspection and auditing programs, design and implement safety programs, and investigate accidents. These positions are classified in the main and regional offices of the Department of Transportation.

Intermodal Transportation Specialists (Rail Safety) are professional positions, requiring specialized training and experience, that oversee safety for, railroad passenger and freight and rail transit systems. They review compliance with State, federal, and industry safety standards, design and implement safety programs, and investigate accidents. These positions are classified in the main and regional offices of the Department of Transportation.

Transportation Analysts evaluate transportation systems, program and project planning, and project development by collecting and analyzing transportation statistics and other information, develop analytical methods, evaluate existing and proposed plans and projects for their ability to meet transportation objectives and to determine their social, economic, and ecological impact, and prepare reports and recommendations.

Capital Program Analysts analyze capital funds to allocate funds and control expenditures for capital projects managed by the Department of Transportation. Positions are classified in the main and regional offices of the Department of Transportation.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 1: review project applications for specific non-highway transportation systems to determine sources of funding and their consistency with federal and State rules and regulations; analyze project and program accomplishments related to specific transportation system goals and objectives; provide technical advice and assistance to New York State Department of Transportation grantees for the implementation of unique programs; monitor carrier compliance with regulatory requirements and explain to carriers and shippers deficiencies and actions needed to comply with regulations; gather information for studies and plans; answer inquiries from grant recipients regarding State and federal policy; write reports about programs and activities; coordinate activities with other federal, State, and local agencies about jurisdictional matters; and supervise clerical and support staff.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 2: develop guidelines and application materials for different funding programs; evaluate complaints and service problems to determine and implement remedial action; review and prepare recommendations regarding specific projects for Department funding; develop, implement, and revise evaluation techniques for modal programs; manage projects, including developing study guidelines, determining the scope of projects and analytical methods to be used, and conducting the more difficult analysis; evaluate and prepare draft recommendations for aspects of modal policies; evaluate and make recommendations on regulatory applications and supervise motor carrier compliance activities; meet with affected federal and local government agencies about specific projects; negotiate with project sponsors regarding funding and services provided; and supervise professional staff assigned to unit or specific projects.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 3: direct, develop, and implement the overall development of work programs to prepare, review, and revise program guidelines, applications, and project evaluations; prepare annual budget recommendations for the Department's specific modal programs; assess relative economic merits of alternative transportation proposals; direct the project evaluation process and review the selection of specific projects recommended for Department funding; select projects to be submitted for recommendation; direct planning studies of existing and proposed modal projects, including allocating staff and resources; direct the development of program policies; supervise the final preparation of reports and studies; communicate and negotiate with federal and local government officials on all major program and project related issues; direct the collection, analysis, and evaluation of data regarding non-highway transportation system programs; and direct the management and operation of facilities and equipment used by non-highway transportation programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 1

Open Competitive: five years of professional experience in the analysis and development of modal transportation plans, programs, systems, and projects or in the operation and management of passenger or freight transportation systems; college education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of four years; thirty graduate level semester hours or a Master's Degree in traffic engineering or transportation planning may be substituted for an additional year of work experience.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 2

Promotion: one year of service in a transportation title at or above Grade 18 directly involved in transportation analysis, planning or program management, modal transportation investigation or inspection, or modal transportation specialty activities.

INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 3

Promotion: one year of service in a transportation title at or above Grade 23 directly involved in transportation analysis, planning or program management, modal transportation investigation or inspection, or modal transportation specialty activities.

Date: 8/97