Project Specialist II - Infrastructure

Chicago Transit Authority

Job Description

Under direction, performs various support functions and activities including special studies and projects for the Authority’s Infrastructure Department.

Job Requirements


  • Coordinates various projects, special assignments and support activities as assigned. 
    • Maintains records for the department.
    • Assists in maintaining various reports and presentations.
    • Prints and distributes various reports and communications.
    • Collects and analyzes budget and personnel data.
    • Prepares and processes documents relating to department personnel.
  • Schedules appointments and coordinates arrangements for meetings and conferences.  Maintains supervisor’s calendar.  Arranges travel itineraries and transportation as needed.
  • Produces complex correspondence, reports and presentations using software for word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics.
  • Assists in developing and administering programs, procedures, goals and objectives. Develops methods to improve workflow and processes.
  • Conducts studies, analyzes responses and presents findings as assigned.
  • Participates in the preparation of budgets and financial plans.  Monitors budget and various reports to ensure accuracy.  Collects and analyzes budget and personnel data.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
Reporting to this position are the following jobs:
Job Title
•          None
•          Organizing and analyzing data from numerous and diverse sources.
•          Providing accurate information on behalf of supervisor
•          Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus two (2) years of administrative support experience, preferably in a maintenance and/or infrastructure setting, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position.
•          Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards.
•          Detailed knowledge of office and administrative management policies and procedures.
•          Detailed knowledge of report preparation methods.
•          Working knowledge of the principles and practices of project scheduling and management.
•          General knowledge of principles and methods of budget management.
•          Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
•          Good verbal and written communicate skills.
•          Good research and analytical skills.
•          Good project management skills.
•          Good organizational and attention to detail skills.
•          Ability to prepare and maintain accurate logs, records, and reports.
•          Ability to be a critical and independent thinker.
•          Ability to take large amounts of raw data and synthesize in meaningful reports.
•          Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels of the organization.
•          Ability to maintain confidentiality.
•          Ability to represent the office with the highest level of professionalism.
•          General office working environment.
•          Standard office equipment.

Please note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.

Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.

Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.


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