Director of Public Transit

Location: Benton Harbor, Mich.

Deadline: open until filled

Organization: Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA)

Location: Benton Harbor, Mich.

Deadline: open until filled

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

Description: TCATA seeks a highly qualified professional, experienced in providing transit system management. The Director will report directly to the Board of Trustees and will seek policy guidance from the Board on all transit matters. The Director will be responsible oversight on all aspects of the service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director and their staff will be responsible for ensuring the following:

  • Labor management
  • Financial management
  • Business growth with human service agency contracts.
  • Public Interface
  • Marketing service
  • Service design changes to meet community needs
  • Adherence to state and federal requirements
  • All other duties related to a system general manager

Qualifications:

  • This individual must have at least five years of supervisory experience and bachelor’s degree in business preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Managerial skills necessary to plan, manage, and coordinate the diverse transportation, maintenance and administrative activities
  • Ability to prepare correspondence, plans, documents and detailed reports, and properly operate a variety of standard office equipment, including computer, printer, telephone, copier, fax machine and calculator.
  • Ability to work rapidly for long periods, work on several tasks at the same time and complete assignments effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions.
  • Ability to regularly work extended and/or evening hours and occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
  • The ability to compile and complete reports and maintain records.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with the public.
  • Must continue to update policies and procedures required by the FTA.

Application Procedure: Click here for full details (PDF).

Please forward Resume to Veronica Bragg at tcataoffice@comcast.net.

No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. TCATA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. TCATA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

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