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Job Title: Network Administrator
Job Posting#: 201607120001
Job Position: 133
Job Class: IT
Job Category: 03
Open: 3/18/2019
Close: 4/18/2019

Maintains computing environment by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance. Assess the organization’s network and implement hardware and software as needed. Oversee digital security and analyze data to optimize performance of the network. Oversee and troubleshoot LAN and WAN.

Network Administrator Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  • Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
  • Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor.
  • Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
  • Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.
  • Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
  • Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Network Administrator Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Engineering is needed. A strong understanding of network infrastructure and the ability to administer and troubleshoot network devices. Network Performance Tuning, LAN Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning, Multi-tasking, Quality Focus, Coordination, Technical Understanding, and Quick Study are required.

General Information, Solicitations
IFB #19-06- Engines and Transmissons QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
  1. Could you be more specific on the make and model of the engines being requested in the bid? Or provide part numbers?
BJCTA Response:             These are Ford part numbers.       2016 F550 Complete engine part number——GC3Z6007D                  2016 F550 Transmission part number——–9G3Z7000GRM                 2017 E450 Complete engine Part Number——-GC2Z6007F                 2017 E450 Transmission Part Number——–HC3Z7000A                 2018 E450 Engine Long Block Part Number——–BC3Z6006C                 2018 E450 Transmission Part Number———-HC3Z7000A                
  1. Are the engines in the front or rear of bus?
              BJCTA Response: The engines are in the front  
  1. Are you wanting turn-key engines or to have your engines re-manufactured?
               BJCTA Response:  Turn Key

Front Page Items, General Information, Public Notice

Notice is now given for the following meeting of the Birmingham- Jefferson County Transit Authority’s Board of Directors:


BJCTA Board Committee Meetings

Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Executive Search Committee- 9:00 A.M.

Finance & Administration Committee- Immediately following the Executive Search Committee 

Planning & Program Development CommitteeImmediately following the Finance & Administration Committee

Operations CommitteeImmediately following the Planning & Program Development Committee

                        Regular Order of Business

WHERE:                             Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority

                                                1801 Morris Ave, Second Floor

                                                Birmingham, AL 35203

*** Parking – You are welcome to park in the BJCTA lot, located at 16th St. & Morris Ave

Theodore “Ted” Smith, Board Chairman

Birmingham- Jefferson County Transit Authority


Job Openings


Job Title:                     PART TIME Bus Operator – Fixed Route

Department:              Transportation

Reports to:                 Operations Manager

FLSA Status:               Non-Exempt/Hourly (Contract)

Safety Sensitive:        Yes     



A Bus Operator/Fixed Route Operator is responsible for providing safe, courteous, and on time transportation to the general public. Under close supervision, operates commercial public transit buses/coaches in the MAX service area.  Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and are subject to drug testing, including random drug screens, in accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Drug and Alcohol regulations.


Shifts – Not to Exceed 32 hours per week

4am – 9am

12pm – 5pm

4pm – 8pm

5pm – 9pm

6pm – 10pm


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Memorizes routes, transfer points, and fare structures for all lines assigned.
  2. Performs a complete pre-trip/post-trip inspection of bus.
  3. Performs safety checks of equipment.
  4. Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  5. Ability to complete an assigned task in a safe manner and in a constant state of alertness.
  6. Must read chemical labels and follow safe handling procedures.
  7. Must understand and follow all safety rules.
  8. Must be able to work in a cooperative manner with co-workers and supervisors.
  9. Refers to and implements route maps, time schedules, and instructions for pull­ outs, line service, pull-ins, and off route trips.
  10. Provides schedule, route, and fare information to passengers seeking assistance.
  11. Operates wheelchair lifts and assists handicapped in boarding, riding and alighting in a safe manner.
  12. Reports hazardous or dangerous conditions along bus route and at passenger loading zones, including such hazards as unusual traffic, road conditions, obstructions, construction, and potential criminal activity.
  13. Writes reports and completes forms, including, but not limited to accident, incident, and motor coach discrepancies, run sheets, and passenger counts.
  14. Adheres to safety rules, regulations, policies, and procedures to ensure the wellbeing of MAX customers, employees, and business partners.
  15. Responsible for maintaining, supporting and promoting a safe work environment while complying with all MAX safety rules, polices, and procedures.
  16. May be required to mentor new coach operators about bus routes and operating procedures.
  17. Provides assistance in controlling accident or incident scenes.
  18. Provides vacation and temporary relief, as required.
  19. Comply with Federal ADA regulations to include calling out stops, securing mobility devices.
  20. Attend employee meetings; including safety, training, retraining, etc., as required.
  21. Inspects bus for lost articles.
  22. Removes refuse, and prepares bus for pull-out.
  23. Contacts Dispatcher with all problems.
  24. Performs other related duties similar in nature and level as assigned.
  25. Must attend mandatory meetings, as required.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Must pass pre-­employment physical, including DOT medical card and DOT Drug Screen.
  2. No more than one (1) moving violations within the last 36 months and no convictions of driving under the influence of any prohibited substance.
  3. No convictions of driving while suspended or revoked.
  4. Must have good attendance and work performance record as verified by reference check prior to offer of employment.
  5. Must be available for varying shifts. Shifts assigned based on seniority.


Certificates, Licenses, Registration

Must have a valid Alabama Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B and with a passenger and airbrake endorsement.  Must have new Alabama learner’s permit if have only taken the written CDL test. Good driving record with no more than one (1) moving violations with the last thirty-six (36) months and have no felony convictions on criminal record. 


Education / Experience

High school or equivalent with at least two (2) years driving a commercial vehicle or five (5) years experience driving a non-commercial vehicle with restrictions.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  1. Ability to read a map.
  2. Must be at least 21 years of age and have at least six-month fulltime public contact or customer service experience.
  3. Knowledge of State and local traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in the operation of vehicles; vehicle safety rules and regulation.
  4. Knowledge of basic money and time concepts.
  5. Ability to read, write and speak Basic English.
  6. Ability to safely operate MAX vehicles and equipment efficiently.
  7. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively.
  8. Ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  9. Ability to see details at close range (a few feet) and far range.
  10. Ability to quickly respond (with hand, finger, or foot) to a sight (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  11. Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  12. Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Does not include solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  13. Ability to choose quickly between two or more movements for response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
  14. Ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  15. Knowledge of relevant equipment, polices, procedures and strategies to promote effective security operations for the protection of people, data, property, etc.
  16. Knowledge of local and Federal laws and regulations governing travel on roads and streets for public vehicles.




Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use of hands and fingers, handle or feet reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Position requires ability to lift, push, pull, assist and secure wheelchair passengers and a minimum of 50 lbs. 


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to work in seasonal weather (cold and hot climates).


Americans with Disabilities Act

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have a right to request that BJCTA make reasonable accommodations in order to help you accomplish your work, which must still be performed in all its essential functions.


EEO – Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran’s status, disability status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.



Applicants for this position may be administered a skills and knowledge test.


Receipt by BJCTA of a verified negative drug test result and/or negative breath alcohol test result (<0.02 BAC) is required prior to employment.   A verified positive drug and/or alcohol test will disqualify an applicant from employment



BJCTA E-Verifies.


Front Page Items, General Information, Public Notice

Notice is now given for the following meeting of the Birmingham- Jefferson County Transit Authority’s Board of Directors:



Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12:00 Noon

PURPOSE:                        Regular Order of Business

WHERE:                             Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority

                                                1801 Morris Ave, Second Floor

                                                Birmingham, AL 35203

*** Parking – You are welcome to park in the BJCTA lot, located at 16th St. & Morris Ave



Announcements, Front Page Items, News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Hires Director of Finance
Glenn Dickerson Joins the BJCTA Staff 
BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 12, 2019) – A native of Birmingham, Glenn Dickerson, joined the staff of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Monday as its Director of Finance. Interim Executive Director Frank T. Martin welcomed Mr. Dickerson to the team as part of one of his immediate goals of steadying the authority during his tenure.As a certified public accountant for 35 years, Mr. Dickerson says he bases his life and business principles on one word — integrity.  “Integrity embodies all the attributes that lead to success —excellence, honesty, service, charity, industry, fairness and teamwork,” said Dickerson. The position of Director of Finance is responsible for the administration of all financial and statistical information related to the authority, required by federal, state and local regulation, as well as BJCTA policies and procedures.  Dickerson will work closely with all departments in the authority to ensure that budgetary planning and controls are in place and oversee the daily activities of the finance department. During the February BJCTA Board of Directors meeting, Mr. Martin awarded employees in the finance department with certificates recognizing their commitment to the authority during the search for a permanent director.Mr. Dickerson brings a wealth of public sector experience, in addition to time spent in the oil and gas industry.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama State Board of Certified Public Accountants.“We’re grateful to have Glenn joining our staff as we strive to be one of the best public transportation systems in the nation. A strong internal team leads to success in every aspect of our system and I believe Mr. Dickerson will be a welcomed addition throughout the authority as we move forward in a positive direction, for our riders, the community and our employees,” shared Interim Executive Director Martin.The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is the public transportation leader in Central Alabama.  The Authority averages three million riders per year with more than 300 employees. For more information, visit ### MEDIA CONTACTS: Becci Hart | | 205.776.2280 Lauren Bland | | 205.776.2301  

Announcements, Front Page Items, News Releases


Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Names Chief of Staff
BIRMINGHAM, AL (February 14, 2019) – The Chief of Staff position at the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority has been filled by Valerie Rivers.  The newest member of the authority’s executive team, Ms. Rivers’ career has been dedicated to public service, in Birmingham and other cities. keep reading

General Information, Solicitations
RFP #19-05 Transit Bus Advertising

Addendum 1. RFP 19-05

  1. Can you please provide net revenue BJCTA received for bus advertising each of the last 5 years?
BJCTA ResponseWill Provide info  by 2/25/19
  1. Can you please provide the total advertising sales generated each of the last 5 years?
BJCTA Response:  Will Provide info by 2/25/19  
  1. What is the current revenue % share between BJCTA and vendor?
BJCTA Response: 55% of Gross Revenue  
  1. Paragraph C on page 6 states that direct apply vinyl will not be allowed on the New Flyers. Does that mean only full wrap advertising is not allowed or is it stating that all advertising options such as half wraps, king kong, super king will not be allowed on those buses and only standard kings, queens, and tail signs that secure in frames are allowed on the New Flyers?
BJCTA Response: Only standard kings, queens tail signs that secure in frames  
  1. Do all buses currently have advertising frames on them? – who owns the current set of frames
BJCTA Response: YES, BJCTA owns  
  1. Do all fixed route buses rotate routes on a daily basis or are buses assigned routes and remain on those routes for extended period of time?
BJCTA Response: Fixed route buses rotate routes on a daily basis   Please provide a list of all advertising clients, the quantity and type of advertisement, monthly revenue, and contract end date by advertiser. BJCTA Response: Not Known / 3rd Party Vendor  
  1. Will BJCTA be getting new buses during the contract period?
BJCTA Response: YES  
  1. Will advertising, including direct application and full wraps be allowed on any new buses entering the fleet?
 BJCTA Response: Not yet Determined  
  1. Paragraph P on page 12 indicates BJCTA is requiring a percentage share of no less than 65% of revenue to BJCTA. Is 65% of gross revenue a requirement or is BJCTA open to alternative bids.
  2. BJCTA Response: YES

11. Please provide the previous 3 years annual sales history by month for exterior and interior


BJCTA Response: Please Follow:


12. Please provide the previous 3 years payment history, showing the annual guarantee and the

associated revenue share over the minimum paid in each year by the current vendor.

BJCTA Response: Please Follow:


13. What is the contract start date?

BJCTA Response :Around May 6, 2019


14. Please provide a list of scheduled advertising billings, if any, which extend beyond the current agreement.

BJCTA Response: None, the current contract will be extended due to the Evaluation and Board approval.


15. DBE participation is encouraged but no specific DBE goal is stated for this RFP. Please confirm there is no specific DBE percentage required.

BJCTA Response: Our goal is 10% but not required


16. Page 6, Section C indicates direct vinyl will not be permitted on New Flyers. Please clarify what advertising is permitted on the 42 New Flyer buses.

BJCTA Response: Inside and Outside Frames Only

17. Please provide a copy of the current agreement and any addendums between the transit agency and the current advertising vendor.

BJCTA Response: Please Follow:


18. Please describe the scoring methodology used to determine the winning proposer.  Point system

BJCTA Response: Criteria is as Follows:

  1. Resposivess of Technical
  2. Experience & Qualifications
  3. References DBE
  4. Cost/Price