CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Transportation Managers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services. Direct activities related to dispatching, routing, and tracking transportation vehicles such as aircraft and railroad cars.
 
Plan, organize and manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
 
Direct investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints.
 
Serve as contact persons for all workers within assigned territories.
 
Implement schedule and policy changes.
 
Collaborate with other managers and staff members to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
 
Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, and government regulations.
 
Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, and meeting with individual staff members.
 
Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals, and contracts for federal and state public transportation programs.
 
Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
 
Direct and coordinate, through subordinates, activities of operations department to obtain use of equipment, facilities, and human resources.
 
Direct activities of staff performing repairs and maintenance to equipment, vehicles, and facilities.
 
Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents and to improve safety procedures.
 
Analyze expenditures and other financial information to develop plans, policies, and budgets for increasing profits and improving services.
 
Negotiate and authorize contracts with equipment and materials suppliers, and monitor contract fulfillment.
 
Supervise workers assigning tariff classifications and preparing billing.
 
Set operations policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods.
 
Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property to increase efficiency and services of operations department.
 
Prepare management recommendations, such as proposed fee and tariff increases or schedule changes.
 
Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvement and computer use.
 
Participate in union contract negotiations and settlements of grievances.
 
Provide administrative and technical assistance to those receiving transportation-related grants.
 
Direct procurement processes including equipment research and testing, vendor contracts, and requisitions approval.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aerial Planting and Cultivation Manager
Airline Dispatcher
Airline Manager
Airline Managerial Supervisor
Airport Manager
Auto Fleet Manager
Automotive Services Manager
Aviation Manager
Boat Dispatcher
Bridges Supervisor
Bus System Operator
Bus Transportation Manager
Canal Superintendent
Car Inspection and Repair Manager
Cargo and Ramp Services Manager
Chief Pilot
Chief Wharfinger
Communications and Signals Supervisor
Dispatch Manager
Dispatcher
Distribution Manager
Division Road Supervisor
Division Roadmaster
Dock Superintendent
Dockmaster
Electric Shipyard Operator
Fleet Manager
Flight Control Manager
Flight Operations Manager
Flight Reservations Manager
Flight Superintendent
Freight Coordinator
Freight Traffic Consultant
General Agent
General Car Yard Supervisor
General Claims Agent
General Freight Agent
General Operations Agent
General Road Foreman
General Road Supervisor
Global Transportation Manager
Harbor Department Manager
Head of Transport Logistics
International Trade Specialist
Marine Oil Terminal Superintendent
Marine Superintendent
Passenger Service Manager
Port Traffic Manager
Railroad Car Inspection and Repair Regional Superintendent
Schedule Planning Manager
Station Manager
Station Master
Station Supervisor
Stationmaster
Stations Superintendent
Terminal Manager
Terminal Operations Supervisor
Terminal Superintendent
Traffic Director
Traffic Manager
Traffic Safety Administrator
Traffic Superintendent
Traffic Supervisor
Train Master
Train Operations Manager
Train Operations Supervisor
Train System Operator
Trainmaster
Transportation Assistant
Transportation Broker
Transportation Consultant
Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Director
Transportation Maintenance Supervisor
Transportation Manager
Transportation Specialist
Transportation Superintendent
Transportation Supervisor
Truck Terminal Manager
Trucking Contractor
Wharfinger
Wharfmaster
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Transportation
Job Family: Transportation - Other
Benchmark Title: Transportation Managers
 
 
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