General Manager

Organization: Green Mountain Transit

Location: Burlington, Vt.

Deadline: Jan. 3, 2020

Salary: The anticipated hiring salary range for the position is $110,000 – $125,000 DOQ with a generous benefit package.

Description: Green Mountain Transit (GMT) seeking a highly qualified General Manager for its urban and rural transportation operation in northwestern and central Vermont. The mission of GMT is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative and sustainable public transportation services in northwest and central Vermont regions that reduce congestion and pollution, encourage transit-oriented development and enhance the quality of life for all.

GMT was chartered in 1973 by the Vermont General Assembly. GMT serves communities in Chittenden, Washington, Franklin, Lamoille, and Grand Isle Counties and parts of Orange County. GMT is considered a municipality in the State of Vermont.

Duties and Responsibilities: In 2019 GMT will have approximately 2.7 million boardings, over 3 million miles traveled using 55 urban revenue vehicles and 50 rural revenue vehicles. The FY20 operating budget was slightly under $22 million with a capital budget of $7.5 million. The organization currently operates using approximately 180 FTE’s.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, public administration, planning or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is desired. Seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in municipal and/or transit plant operations including 5 to 7 years supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is desired. Assistant Director experience in a larger transit system will also be considered as will any combination of education and experience that will demonstrate the ability to perform the work. A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, planning or other advanced executive level training is desired.

  • An ability to be a critical analyst and creative thinker. Be imaginative in solving problems, encouraging, and empowering employees to find new and better ways to get work done, while also applying, maintaining, and respecting the regulatory framework that guides the delivery of public transit.
  • Be a positive and flexible team builder who is committed to the well-being of the staff, one who works with staff to identify organizational needs and find solutions which meet those challenges for the entire organization.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should apply online by Jan. 3, 2020 with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five (5) professional references at https://govhrusa.applytojob.com/apply/SItfALDobP/Green-Mountain-Transit-Vt.-General-Manager to the attention of Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (224) 282-8310.

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