assistant transit director
Location: Fort Bend, Texas
Deadline: upon filling position
Summary: Acting as second in charge, the Assistant Transit Director monitors all divisions within the Public Transportation Department, which includes Finance & Administration, Community Relations and Operations. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department. Ensures the department meets all requirements set forth by federal and state agencies. Develops compliance policies in order to meet federal, state and local regulations regarding public transportation services. Ensures that written departmental policies and procedures are accurate, updated within established timeframes, and include appropriate information as it relates to federal, state and local public transportation guidelines. Analyzes and evaluates transit operations to assess long and short-range planning for strategies, resources and needs. Ensures the effective implementation, development and deployment of technological, innovative products and ensure efficiency and effectiveness of all provided transit services. Coordinates leadership and professional development training for the senior level management and staff. Participates in various HGAC committees and subcommittees as needed to ensure the department stays apprised of decisions affecting transportation in the region. Oversees day-to-day operations and progress on capital and long range planning projects, establishes benchmarks for special team performance, and reports to the Transit Director with regular progress reports. Serves on statewide public transportation committees, attends various legislative meetings, and works with state and local representatives and lobbyists. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Transit Management, Political Science, Urban Studies or related field with major coursework in transportation planning preferred, or seven years additional Transit Operations experience may substitute for the degree requirement. Seven years job related experience. Direct Transportation Operations and Management experience or education. Proven proficiency with both oral and written communication skills. Strong math and/or accounting and management skills. Organizational skills and the ability to complete multiple tasks a must. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials.