General Manager

Organization: Valley Transit

Location: Walla Walla, Wash.

Deadline: First review: April 21, 2019 (open until filled).

Salary: $101,000 – $122,283

Description: Valley Transit seeks a General Manager for a special-purpose municipal corporation providing public transportation services to the cities of Walla Walla and College Place and parts of unincorporated Walla Walla County. Valley Transit is headquartered in Walla Walla, which is located only 5 miles north of the Oregon border in southeastern Washington. Walla Walla is a place where scenic beauty, internationally recognized wineries, renowned restaurants, cultural inspiration, outdoor adventures and small-town friendliness come together to create an experience that has landed the region on many lists, including the 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Washington in 2015, the 15 Most Underrated Cities in the US in 2015, the 10 Best Worldwide Wine Travel Destinations in 2014, and best Wine Town by Sunset Magazine in 2018.

Valley Transit is a special-purpose municipal corporation providing public transportation services to the cities of Walla Walla and College Place and parts of unincorporated Walla Walla County. Valley Transit has a 2019 total operating budget of $5.5 million and employs 58 full and part-time employees. The organization is governed by an appointed eight-member Board of Directors. Valley Transit operates nine fixed routes from 6:15 am to 5:50 pm, Monday through Friday, and also offers a variety of van-based special transportation services under the name Valley Transit Plus, including Dial-A-Ride, evening and Saturday flex-route service, job access, and vanpool. In 2017, combined ridership for all modes of service totaled 730,454.

For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on “Open Recruitments.”

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the General Manager administers, supervises and coordinates the overall activities and functions of the transit system, and is responsible for effectively providing leadership and direction to the system while complying with various state, federal, and local regulatory laws. The General Manager ensures the efficient utilization of employees, funds, materials, facilities and time, and maintains close working relationships with elected officials, city and county departments, citizen groups and outside agencies. The General Manager implements the decisions and policies of the Board of Directors.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and four to six years of increasingly responsible planning and management level experience is required.

Application Procedure: To apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on “Submit Your Application” and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

Valley Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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