Executive Director/
General Manager

Organization: Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KVRTA)

Location: Charleston W.Va.

Deadline: June 1

Salary: KVRTA offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KVRTA plans to fill this position in the summer of 2021.

Description: The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KVRTA) located in Charleston W.Va., is searching for a strategic leader to direct the programs, services, and its staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: KVRTA employs 140 individuals, serving a 913 square mile area with 20 fixed routes, operates a fleet of 49 buses and carried 1.6 million passengers a year (pre-COVID). Additionally, KVRTA provides ADA Complementary Paratransit Service with 13 specially equipped vans. KVRTA’s annual operating budget is approximately $13.3 million, and the Authority is supported locally by an excess property tax levy in effect until June 30,2024. This position answers directly to the KVRTA Board of Members (which is appointed by local governments) and is responsible for overseeing all KVRTA personnel. For other information on KVRTA please visit www.RideonKRT.com.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, or a comparable equivalent is preferred. Experience and education related to a transit setting or a related field is required. A thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and equipment related to public transportation is also required. Knowledge and application of federal, state, and local government regulations is required.

Extensive experience in public transportation planning/management with a minimum of seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience, including a minimum of five years at a senior management level. An additional requirement is experience preparing and monitoring budgets, services, experience in labor relations, union negotiations, and system performance monitoring as well as the ability to prepare and present reports.

Application Procedure: nterested candidates should submit cover letter (with salary requirements), resume, and three professional references to: KVRTAGMsearch@rideonkrt.com – Attention Todd Goldman, President KVRTA Board of Members.

KVRTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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