General Manager

Organization: Mason Transit Authority (MTA)

Location: Shelton, Wash.

Deadline: First review of applications: May 9 (open until filled)

Salary: $87,546 – $106,413

Description: Mason Transit Authority (MTA) seeks a General Manager to provide overall leadership and direction to all MTA services and resources, and serve as the principal advisor to the board.

Description: Mason Transit Authority (MTA) seeks a General Manager to provide overall leadership and direction to all MTA services and resources, and serve as the principal advisor to the board.

Located between the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Mason County, Wash., has approximately 67,000 residents and covers 1,051 square miles. The City of Shelton, the county seat, has over 10,000 residents, and is the population center and service provider for the region. Shelton is in close proximity to Hood Canal, the only true saltwater fjord in the lower United States. Its clear deep waters provide world-class fishing, scuba diving, and miles of pristine shoreline for boaters, kayakers, and beachcombers to enjoy year-round. Immediately west of Shelton is Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest.

Mason Transit Authority (MTA) provides public transit services to the local communities in Mason County from a main base in Belfair, and a Transit-Community Center located in downtown Shelton. MTA also connects with four area transit systems. MTA operates with 70 FTEs on a 2021 operating budget of $7,410,931 and a capital budget of $11,367,099. Transit leadership is provided by the Mason Transit Authority Board. MTA has 68 vehicles, consisting of 20 coaches, 21 body-on-chassis buses, 13 vans and 11 vehicles used for maintenance and business.

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Authority Board, MTA’s General Manager provides overall leadership and direction to all MTA services and resources, and serves as the principal advisor to the board. The General Manager establishes annual goals and objectives, short- and long-range plans, and procedures to ensure the policy direction of the board is carried out. A primary responsibility is to serve as a representative and to strengthen relationships with other agencies, state and federal regulatory agencies, citizen interest groups and private businesses.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in public administration, general business administration, transportation planning, or a closely related field, and 10 years of progressively responsible management-level experience is required. A graduate degree in a closely related field may be substituted for up to two years of the experience requirement. Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential function of the position will be considered.

Application Procedure: For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Mason Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 9, 2021 (open until filled).

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