Business Services Administrator, City of Durham Transportation Department (closes 2/4/21)

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Closing: 2/4/2021 11:59 PM EST
Hiring Range: $59,046 – $73,807 annually

Job Summary:

The Transportation Department plans, builds, and maintains a safe and vibrant multi-modal transportation network that supports safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability to provide a superior quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors.  If you’re interested in helping bring innovative, community-focused transportation solutions to our community while growing in your career, come to Durham!
Hours:  Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Business Services Administrator provides key financial management functions for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • (UPWP), which governs work programs for the expenditure of Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration planning funds.
  • Developing a portfolio of FHWA and FTA grants and administering the application, reimbursement, and reporting processes.
  • Coordinating the process for member governments to request funding and reimbursement
  • Preparing and managing contracts.
  • Developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Performing financial functions such as budget transfers, journal entries, and requisition entries
  • Reviewing agenda item submittals for City Council meetings.
  • Assisting with development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program.
  • Tracking emerging legislative and policy issues that may impact federal, state and local funding.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Accounting, Transportation, Planning, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Five years (5) of professional experience in grant administration, budget/financial administration, transportation, planning, or related field.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • A Master’s degree.
  • Familiarity with provisions of the Federal transportation funding guidelines.