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Schedule Maker (4007)

Category:  Manager/Supervisor/Administrator
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Sep 19, 2022
Req ID:  3554

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region.     

We are currently seeking a Schedule Maker (4007) in the Planning/Service Planning. 

SEPTA currently requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at their pre-employment medical appointment.


Limited telework may be permitted for this position in accordance with SEPTA Policy


Opening Date: 09/19/2022

Closing Date: 10/03/2022

Job Grade: SAM 36

Salary Range: Min: $53,716.00 - Mid: $67,132.00 - Max: $80,548.00 

*Note: Starting salary not to exceed midpoint.



Responsible for the preparation, analysis, and revision of transit operating schedules. Conducts preliminary analyses and compiles statistics for reports and records.


  1. Assists in the development of schedule changes. Conducts preliminary analysis of Traffic Surveys and Automatic Passenger Count data (APC). Prepares reports on new schedules and changes in existing schedules. 
  2. Compares data from existing and proposed schedules to record transit schedule changes. Computes vehicle hours, trips, and miles on transit equipment. Prepares statistical reports for each schedule change. Assists in the examination of equipment requirements for comparison with existing and proposed schedules.
  3. Uses Trapeze scheduling software to revise time point, routing information, running times, and trip times. Uses software and schedule making techniques to block trips and refine operator work. 
  4. Assists in preparing revised running times based on traffic surveys and automatic passenger count data. 
  5. Determines headway specifications from ridership data and recommends adjustments, as needed.
  6. Develops schedules based on Authority and Union operating contract work rules.
  7. Interviews operations personnel and reviews Union and customer requests for adjustments to schedules. Recommends solutions based on information.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and one year of previous scheduling, service planning, or transportation experience required.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education (i.e., two (2) years of related transit scheduling experience, equating to one (1) year of formal post-high school education) may be considered in lieu of the above requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and arithmetic skills required.
  • Proficiency in map reading required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel required.  Microsoft Excel Intermediate Test required.

SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia