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Union Station Manager

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City of Raleigh North Carolina

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Hiring Range: $$56,732 - $82,000 (Promotional Hiring Range may vary)

The Union Station Manager is charged with ensuring that Union Station prospers as a historically maintained, mixed-use urban, and multi-modal transportation center while protecting the Local, State and Federal government's interest in the property.  This position will also oversee future transit property acquisitions and determine their potential for incidental uses as defined and allowed by the Federal Transit Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position includes, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

Identifies, plans, and organizes staff and consultant resources and approaches for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program activities, with an emphasis on Agency surplus real property development. Performs essential program management activities for assigned projects, including management of scope, quality, schedule, costs, future personnel, consultants/contractors, contract documents and communications; oversees contractors and assures contract compliance on assigned projects. Ensures compliance with all applicable municipal, State and Federal regulations. Serves as Agency's subject matter expert for implementation of adopted TOD and joint development policies and guidelines across lines of business; serves as team leader, co-lead, or participant on capital projects with work performed by City staff, consultants and contractors across lines of business, providing subject matter expertise, ensuring adherence to quality, budget and schedules. Coordinates with other City staff on capital or planning projects with regional interests to real estate and development activities; interacts, shares knowledge, and negotiates across organizational boundaries, with other local, state, and federal partners, and private developers to create collaborative relationships and completed projects. Develops methods, techniques, and processes for researching, evaluating, and/or obtaining project opportunities and results related to the disposition or partnership opportunities for the Agency's surplus real properties to increase potential transit ridership, create residential and employment densities at stations/facilities, and provide financial gain to the City. Prepares periodic TOD Program reports for Boards, Commissions and external audiences; and provides occasional support for other (non-development) real estate functions, including acquisition and relocation support issues, property or asset management. Provides support to the Division/Department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, City policies and procedures, rules and regulations. Ensures positive user experience for all users of the facility – transit riders, visitors, business and community partners. Identifies measures and tools of assessing user experience and measuring satisfaction levels. Participates in the development of the RUS Bus facility, Bus Rapid Transit lines and other large-scale transit projects. Assists with integrating design and operations.

Typical Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in urban planning or engineering, with an emphasis on transportation planning and management, transportation engineering or directly related field, five years of related experience and two years of supervisory experience.

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications

Valid Driver's license required. AICP preferred Real Estate License preferred

Additional Information

Knowledge of:

Effective written and oral communication skills as appropriate for the needs of the audience. Use of logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Sound judgment and decision-making skills that consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions. The ability to identify and solve complex problems by reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Quantitative and qualitative analysis skills needed to synthesize and reduce information and data to their essential components, as well as make educated assumptions when complete information is unavailable. Practical knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of technical plans and designs. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership and coordination of people and resources. Understanding, creating, or rejecting market responsive multi-million real estate opportunities within the public sector statutory structure (federal, state, local, and Agency), in the context of the market place, within divergent communities and publics, and in a manner that limits risk and maximizes financial and community value. Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a transit oriented and joint development real estate project transactions, real estate acquisition, relocation, property management and disposition. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Project management techniques and principles. Real estate property principles and practices related to the appraisal, acquisition, management, and sale of public real property assets. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations. Negotiation principles and practices. Principles and practices of customer service. Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.

Skill In:

Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. Overseeing, coordinating, and managing the services and activities of transit oriented and joint development real estate projects. Performing negotiations and effectively partnering with other departments and groups. Managing large, complex projects and making decisions in fast-paced, difficult environments. Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports. Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy. Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication. Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques. Applying project management techniques and principles. Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies. Developing and monitoring program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.

ADA and Other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work:

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.

Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.

Note:

This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

City of Raleigh Employee Benefits When you join the City of Raleigh's work family, your benefits are an important part of your total rewards. Your benefits impact many aspects of your life including your health, your finances, and the protection of your family. The City provides a comprehensive benefits package as part of our total rewards program to support you through important events in your life, to enhance your life outside work, and to help you plan and prepare for the future.

This benefits summary describes benefits that are available to:

Regular full-time employees Regular part-time employees Firefighters Police Officers (Law Enforcement Officers) Temporary employees Seasonal employees Interns

Full - Time Regular Employees: The City's Benefits Package includes:

Paid Time Off

Holidays

(12 paid holidays determined by the City Council):

New Year's Day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Good Friday Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Veteran's Day 2 Days for Thanksgiving 3 Days for Christmas

Vacation

The City of Raleigh provides paid vacation for you to be away from work for rest and relaxation. Vacation is earned at the rate of 1 day per month, beginning the first of the month, following the completion of 30 days of employment. You are required to complete six months of service before vacation leave will be granted.

Vacation Accrual Schedule is shown below for years of service:

0 - 3 years | (1 day/month = 12 days/year) 4 - 10 years | (1.25 days/month = 15 days/year) 11 - 15 years | (1.5 days/month = 18 days/year) 16 - 20 years | (1.75 days/month = 21 days/year) 20 years | (2 days/month = 24 days/year)

Note

: Employees may accrue up to 50 day. Vacations days over 50 are automatically converted to sick leave.

Sick Leave

The City provides sick leave for you, which is earned at the rate of 1 day per month (12 days per year), beginning the first of the month following completion of 30 days of employment.

Additional Sick Leave

In addition to sick leave, after 8 years of employment, you will have an Additional Sick Leave account and will accrue 5.44 days per month during your 8th year. After 15 years, you will accrue 5.44 days per month during your 15th year. After 25 years, you will accrue 10.88 days per month during your 25th year.

Petty Leave

As a City employee, you earn 12 hours of petty leave per year. Petty leave can be used for attending to personal matters which usually cannot be transacted outside of office hours, such as medical appointments, etc., not to exceed 4 hours in one day.

Health Benefits Medical Coverage

For many employees, one of the most important decisions you make is selecting the medical plan option that is best for you and your family. The City provides you with the choice of two medical plan options (Blue Options PPO Plan A and PPO Plan B), administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of N.C. When you enroll in medical coverage, prescription drug coverage is included.

Plan A: The City pays a significant portion of your and your dependents' premiums under Plan A. Plan B: The City pays the full cost of individual coverage and a significant portion of your dependents' premiums under Plan B

Note

: The City offers a wellness incentive on medical insurance premiums for employees who complete the requirements of the Health Risk Screening/Assessment and Tobacco Attestation each year.

Coverage for new employees is effective the first day of the month following your date of hire. Premiums for the plan are paid through payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis. We offer the following levels of coverage to cover yourself and your eligible dependents:

individual (for employee only) parent/children employee/spouse family

Dental Coverage

Good dental care is an important part of your overall health care. The City provides you with dental coverage and pays a significant portion of the cost for you and your family. Coverage for new employees is effective the first day of the month following your date of employment. Premiums for the plan are paid through payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis. We offer the following levels of coverage to cover yourself and your eligible dependents:

individual (for employee only) parent/children employee/spouse family

Life Insurance Benefits Group Term Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

An important concern for most employees is providing economic security for your family in the event of your death or accidental dismemberment. All regular employees are provided basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment in an amount equal to 1 times their base annual salary, up to a maximum of $250,000. The coverage is effective the first day of the month following your date of hire. The City pays the full premium cost for Basic Life/AD&D insurance for you.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

You may purchase additional Voluntary Life for yourself through payroll deductions in the amount of 1, 2, and 3 times your base annual salary, not to exceed $400,000. You may apply for as much as $125,000 without medical evidence of insurability if you elect it within 31 days of your initial eligibility.

Dependent Life Insurance

You may also purchase Dependent Life coverage for your spouse or dependent children. You may purchase coverage for your dependents in the amount of $2,500 or more through payroll deductions.

Whole Life Insurance

To provide additional life insurance for yourself, you may purchase Whole Life Insurance. Whole Life Insurance is permanent insurance that supplements your term life insurance. Coverage includes a long term care rider, which allows you to access a death benefit for long term care and home health care needs. Guaranteed issue coverage premiums range from $3 to $25 per week.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Flexible Spending Accounts are another valuable feature of the City's Benefits package. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a tax-free account that allows you to pay for essential health care expenses that are not covered, or are partially covered. Expenses include medical/ dental/ vision expenses, child/dependent care expenses, or monthly parking fees. The City has established medical, dependent care, and parking reimbursement accounts so that employees may pay for these expenses on a pre-tax basis.

Disability/Accident/Critical Illness Disability Income Plan

You may purchase short-term disability insurance to replace a portion of your income if you are unable to work due to an off-the-job accident, illness, surgery, or pregnancy. You may enroll in this voluntary payroll deduction plan, which provides up to 60% of your income up to a maximum monthly benefit of $5,000 if you are unable to work.

Accident Insurance

You are eligible to enroll in this voluntary payroll deduction plan, which may supplement your health insurance providing 24-hour coverage for accident-related injuries. Coverage provides lump-sum payments directly to employees for accident related injuries including, but not limited to, broken bones, cuts, burns, eye injuries, ruptured discs, etc. An annual wellness (health screening) benefit is included.

Critical Illness

You are eligible to enroll in this voluntary payroll deduction plan, which provides a lump sum payment if you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness. You may purchase coverage for your spouse. Each dependent child is covered at 50% of the amount of coverage you purchase at no additional cost. A wellness (health screening) benefit is available.

Retirement N.C. Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (NCLGERS)

All regular full-time employees are covered under the North Carolina Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (NCLGERS). As an employee, you contribute 6% of your annual salary on a tax-deferred basis. The City contributes a percentage of your annual salary to your retirement accounts.

Regular Full-Time Employees are eligible for a full unreduced retirement benefit after they:

Complete 30 years of creditable service at any age Reach age 60 and complete at least 25 years of creditable service Reach age 65 and complete at least 5 years of creditable service

Regular Full-Time Employees are eligible for a reduced early retirement benefit after they:

Reach age 50 and complete at least 20 years of creditable service Reach age 60 and complete at least 5 years of creditable service

Purchase of Creditable Service

Effective January 1, 2003 pre-tax money from an eligible retirement plan or IRA may be accepted via rollover on an in-service plan-to-plan transfer to purchase creditable service. This was approved in October 2003 by Prudential 401(k) and City of Raleigh Supplemental Retirement Plan.

What Does This Mean To You?

If you have withdrawn service, military service, or part time local service, etc., then you can use your funds from your Prudential 401(k) or the City of Raleigh Supplemental Retirement Plan to purchase this service by rolling over the funds.

How Can You Do This?

Contact Human Resources at 919-996-3315 to obtain the forms. You may also go to the following websites to download the forms

Form Ret-398 Application and Instructions

Service Credit Purchase Form NC 401(k)

Supplemental Retirement Plans To maximize your retirement income, all regular full-time employees may voluntarily participate in either the City's Supplemental Retirement Plan or the Supplemental Retirement Income Plan of North Carolina 401(K) Plan, or in both plans.

Supplemental Retirement Plan

Participation in this Plan is voluntary. Employees may contribute a minimum of 1.0% of their salary to receive the City's match of 2%, except for law enforcement officers. Contributions can be made on a tax-deferred or after-tax basis.

Supplemental Retirement Income Plan of N.C. 401(k) Plan

All regular full-time employees may participate in the Supplemental Retirement Income Plan of North Carolina 401(K) Plan. Participation is voluntary and officers may contribute up to a maximum level as provided by IRS regulations. Contributions can be made on a tax-deferred or after-tax basis.

The maximum contribution limits for both Plans are $17,500 in 2014.

Note

: If you are age 50 or older, you may contribute an additional $5,500 in 2014.

Social Security

City employees are members of the Social Security System. The employee contributes 7.65% of their annual salary and the City contributes the same amount. Social Security benefits include retirement and disability payments and survivor's insurance.

Other Important Benefits Employee Health & Wellness Center

The City operates an Employee Health Center for its employees, which is used to treat job related injuries and illnesses which occur while employees are at work. All employees are required to have a pre-employment drug screening. Screenings of new employees are to be completed within the first two weeks of employment. Periodic health screenings that include vision, hearing, and blood pressure screening are provided and are required for certain departments.

Wellness Program

The City provides a comprehensive and innovative wellness program, Wellness for Life, to employees. Our wellness program is designed to help employees prevent disease and illness by lowering health risks through education, adopting healthy lifestyles, increasing the use of preventative medical screenings, and preventative health care. Our program also provides management for employees with diseases through work sessions and customized health strategies.

Raleigh Employee Assistance Program (Reap)

The City of Raleigh provides employees and family members with confidential counseling to help resolve problems that may affect their work or family life.

Credit Union

The Local Government Federal Credit Union is available to all regular employees. Employees must complete 6 months of continuous employment and be a Credit Union member before becoming eligible to obtain a loan. In order to keep your membership in the Credit Union, you must have a minimum of $25 on deposit. Savings and loans are insured in the event of your death.

Worker's Compensation

All City employees are covered under the North Carolina Worker's Compensation Act. This act covers those employees who suffer injuries as a result of an accident while performing duties. It will pay medical expenses and a portion of the employee's salary if the individual is out of work as a result of a work related disability.

Tuition Assistance

The City offers a Tuition Assistance Program to those employees who wish to further their education and training. An employee may receive financial assistance up to $1,250 per fiscal year for courses relating to their present job or future position with the City.

Part-Time Regular Employees Regular part-time employees who work at least 20 hours or more per week are eligible for the City's benefit package. These benefits include:

Medical, Dental, and Life insurance (employee pays on prorated basis) Vacation, Sick, and Holidays (earns and is charged on prorated basis) Additional Sick Leave (employee must work the full-time equivalent of the years of service required in order to receive benefit) Petty Leave (6 hours per year) Retirement Plan (employee participates in both NCLGERS and Supplemental Plans; City contributes also) City of Raleigh Credit Union

Part-time regular employees are not

eligible for:

Award for Service (Longevity) Tuition Assistance Employee Service Awards

Firefighters If you become a firefighter for the City, you are eligible for all of the benefits listed under the Regular Full-Time Employees section of this summary. However, the eligibility for a reduced early retirement benefit under the N.C. Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System is different than the eligibility for a regular full-time employee. (See below)

N.C. Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (NCLGERS)

Firefighters are eligible for a full unreduced retirement benefit after they:

Complete 30 years of creditable service at any age Reach age 60 and complete at least 25 years of creditable service Reach age 65 and complete at least 5 years of creditable service

Firefighter are eligible for a reduced early retirement benefit after they:

Reach age 50 and complete at least 20 years of creditable service Reach age 55 and complete at least 5 years of creditable service

Police Officers Law enforcement officers are eligible for all of the benefits listed under the Regular Full-Time Employees section of this summary except for the benefits shown as follows:

N.C. Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System (NCLGERS)

Police Officers are eligible for a full unreduced retirement benefit after they:

Complete 30 years of creditable service at any age Reach age 55 and complete at least 5 years of creditable service

Police Officers are eligible for a reduced early retirement benefit after they:

Reach age 50 and complete at least 15 years of creditable service

Special Separation Allowance for Law Enforcement Officers

As a law enforcement officer, if you retire on a service allowance (i.e., 30 years of service at any age or age 55 with at least 5 years of service, you may be eligible for a monthly separation allowance payable until you reach age 62, or until you return to any employment with the local government if a LGERS retiree. Other conditions also apply. Contact Human Resources for details, since the City is responsible for making all determinations of eligibility and for making these benefit payments when you retire.

Temporary/Seasonal Employees and Interns The City employs temporary and seasonal employees and interns who generally are scheduled to work on a short-term basis. However, if you are hired as a temporary or seasonal employee, or as an intern, you are

not

eligible for the City of Raleigh's benefits package as described in this summary.

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Please select your highest level of education completed.

Some high school

High school diploma (or GED)

Some college

Associate's degree

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree

PhD or other professional degree

02

How much relevant work experience do you have in this field?

None

Less than 1 year

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5 to less than 6 years

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7 to less than 8 years

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10 years or more

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How many years of project management experience do you have?

None

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2 to less than 3 years

3 to less than 4 years

4 to less than 5 years

5 to less than 6 years

6 to less than 7 years

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How many years of supervisory experience do you have?

None

Less than 1 year

1 year to less than 2 years

2 years to less than 3 years

3 years to less than 4 years

4 years to less than 5 years

5 years to less than 6 years

6 years or more

05

Are you familiar with Raleigh Union Station?

Yes

No

06

Are you familiar with Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Programs?

Yes

No

07

Briefly describe your planning, real estate, and/or operations experience that will assist you in this position.

08

Do you have a valid North Carolina driver's license (or the ability to obtain within 30 days of hire)?

Yes

No

Required Question

Agency

City of Raleigh North Carolina

Website

http://www.raleighnc.gov

Address

222 W. Hargett St.

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27602

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