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ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services Series

ABOLISHED 06/04/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-17 - Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established April 6, 1993

Scope

This series specification describes three classifications in the Department of General Services that monitor transportation bills, conduct studies for and provide technical assistance to State agencies in managing transportation programs and set policies and procedures related to transportation management for all State agencies.

 

Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
JG78 4464 Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services
JG75 4465 Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services
JG72 4535 Associate Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

Definition of Series

This series specification describes classes which perform a variety of tasks in the Department of General Services related to the transportation management function. Incumbents in this series audit freight and storage invoices for applicability, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of assessed charges; prepare overcharge and freight loss and damage claims; research and respond to requests for transportation information such as advice and assistance in determining the best and most economical shipping methods; conduct studies of State agencies' transportation and distribution systems and prepare written reports for improvements; assist State agencies in implementing new distribution practice and procedures; conduct training classes on transportation management; develop master plans and bids for large multiagency moves and provide field coordination during such moves; meet with representatives of major shipping activities to review and evaluate their programs; prepare revisions to the State Administrative Manual, Board of Control rules, and various bulletins and manuals published by the Transportation Management Unit; and draft position papers regarding proposed legislation that affect transportation policies and/or procedures.

Entry Level

Entry into the series is typically as a Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services.

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

Positions in this series are differentiated by the following factors: supervision received and exercised, variety and complexity of assignments, responsibility for decisions and latitude for independent judgment and action.

Definition of Levels

Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services

This is the entry and developmental level in the series. While in a trainee capacity, incumbents work under close supervision and learn to perform audits and provide technical assistance associated with the transportation of household goods. As knowledge and experience increases, incumbents will, under supervision, perform less complex audits and provide technical assistance associated with the transportation of household goods, general freight, and special commodities. Typical Transportation Rate Specialist duties include auditing the more routine freight bills and transportation invoices verifying correct application of tariff rating and classification; researching and responding to requests for transportation information such as giving advice and assistance in determining the best and most economical shipping methods.

Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

This is the first journey level for the series. Incumbents at this level work under general supervision performing the more complex audits of freight bills and transportation invoices which involves analyzing the entire procurement process and making written recommendations for changes to State agencies; assist Associate Transportation Analysts in special rate and distribution studies; and assist in training of Transportation Rate Specialists.

Associate Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

This is the full journey level for the series. Under direction, incumbents conduct special rate and distribution studies; provide assistance to State agencies in establishing and managing transportation programs; develop master plans and bids for large multiagency moves and provide field coordination during such moves; draft revisions to various State rules and manuals relating to transportation management. Incumbents may have lead responsibility and coordinate the work of Transportation Rate Specialists and Transportation Analysts; and may appear before State and Federal regulatory bodies.

Minimum Qualifications

Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services

Either I

 

Experience: Six months of experience in the California state service performing transportation management related duties in a class with the level of responsibility equivalent to a Management Services Technician, Range A.

Or II

 

Experience: One year of experience performing duties requiring a knowledge of distribution methods, shipping practices, regulatory rules, and the application of rates and classifications to transportation billings. and

 

Education: Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.

Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

Either I

 

Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services, Range B.

Or II

 

Experience: Two years of technical and/or analytical experience in traffic or transportation work requiring a knowledge of distribution methods, shipping practices, regulatory rules, and the application of rates and classifications to transportation billings. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year of experience performing duties equivalent to a Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services, Range B.) and

 

Education: Equivalent to the completion of two years of college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Associate Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

Either I

 

Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services.

Or II

 

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible analytical experience in traffic or transportation work requiring a knowledge of distribution methods, transportation economics, shipping practices, regulatory theory and rules, and the application of rates and classifications to transportation billings. (Experience in the California state service applied toward this requirement must include one year of experience performing the duties of a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to a Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services.) and

 

Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services

Knowledge of: Sources of information regarding freight rates and classifications; and terminology, procedures, and documents used in the transportation industry.

 

Ability to: Apply rate and classification data to specific situations; learn and apply technical regulations and procedures; obtain and calculate numeric information as seen in the transportation industry; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and other staff; and communicate effectively.

Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

Knowledge of: All of the above and operating procedures and problems in rates, rules, regulations, and freight traffic procedures of commercial carriers, rate tariffs, and other sources of transportation information including hazardous materials regulations.

 

Ability to: All of the above and interpret and apply tariffs, laws, rules, and regulations of governmental agencies regulating transportation; and analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Associate Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

Knowledge of: All of the above and transportation law, and transportation economics regulatory theory.

 

Ability to: All of the above and to reason logically and creatively and to use a variety of analytical techniques to solve transportation management problems and make recommendations for improvement of existing distribution programs; prepare reports; and establish satisfactory relations with vendors, State employees, and public officials.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

The educational requirements being fulfilled with courses in transportation management or a closely related field in a recognized school.

Associate Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services

In appraising the relative qualifications of candidates, consideration will be given to pertinent training and accreditation over and above that required under "Minimum Qualifications" such as that represented by:

 

Either:

 

1. Admission to practice before the Interstate Commerce Commission. or

 

2. Membership as a founder or certified member of the American Society of Traffic and Transportation, Incorporated. or

 

3. Graduation from a recognized law school. or

 

4. The education requirements being fulfilled with courses in transportation management or closely-related field in a recognized school.

Class History

Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Transportation Rate Specialist, Department of General Services 04/06/1993 -- --
Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services 04/06/1993 -- --
Associate Transportation Analyst, Department of General Services 04/21/1967 04/06/1993 04/06/1993
  Updated: 10/4/2017
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