Business Analyst/Transit Planner
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Transportation Services Department, Transit Customer Systems & Planning Service, Service Planning
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
$63,920.22 to $90,656.02 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Transit Service, 1500 St.Laurent
Reporting to a Program Manager in the Transit Services Department, performs a broad range of activities
that support initiatives related to service planning, operations planning, and business planning. Multiple
incumbents in this job are required to perform any/all of the following:
- evaluating transit business and operating strategies;
- planning new transit facilities and services and transit service changes;
- participating in the long-term planning of the transit system;
- participating in the preparation of annual and long-range capital and operating budgets;
- evaluating and reporting on current and future ridership, revenue, and other performance measures;
- conducting functional planning and design of transit facilities and fleet requirements;
- planning and managing research and surveys;
- ensuring that urban planning and development proposals are compatible with transit objectives;
- evaluating capacity and level of service of transit routes; and
- coordinates bus operations with the city's management of the road network.
Incumbents research and recommend solutions to issues in their assigned area of responsibility. Incumbents
provide advice and comment to senior management, other Transit staff, and other City and external staff
working on issues related to the current and future transit system. Incumbents prepare and present service
information to key stakeholders. In addition they respond to enquiries from Transit staff, customers,
Councillors, the general public and other stakeholders and represent the City in public outreach and
Education & Experience
Four (4) year university degree in geography, urban planning, engineering, operations research, economics,
business administration or similar discipline.
Five (5) years of experience in transit planning or similar experience in a large organization.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit
English oral, reading, writing required.
- Understanding of issues or principles involved in the provision of public transit in Ottawa, such as
accessibility issues, local government structure and land-use planning process
- Knowledge of transit planning and scheduling principles
- Knowledge of economic principles
- Understanding of concepts of ridership forecasting, performance evaluation, and return on investment
- Knowledge of concepts of budgeting, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting
- Understanding of survey and data analysis methodologies and modelling techniques
- General knowledge of the City of Ottawa and of corporate and departmental policies and procedures
- Knowledge of legislation, policies, regulations, guidelines and operational procedures relevant to the
- Understanding of computer applications, including statistical analysis software
- Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
Competencies & Skills
- Able to work independently with minimum supervision and collaboratively with all staff as part of a
- Possess organizational skills and flexibility to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize own work and/or the
work of teams and to deal effectively with multiple demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and
- Possess the ability to interpret/analyze/evaluate data and to make decisions and formulate
- Able to interpret development and construction plans
- Possess computer literacy in MS Office Suite in a Windows environment, including use of the
- Able to perform numerical, service and statistical analysis, and work with statistical analysis software
and other advanced computer applications or software used in the section
- Attentive to detail and able to interpret/analyze/evaluate large volumes or quality of data, to make
decisions and formulate recommendations
- Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
- Possess strong public relations and presentation abilities
- Possess facilitation and project management skills
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will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.