Operations Director

Organization: Kitsap Transit

Location: Bremerton, Wash.

Deadline: May 16

Salary: $122,054 – $164,133

Description: Headquartered in the City of Bremerton, Wash., directly across the Puget Sound from Seattle, Kitsap Transit offers the right candidate the opportunity to work in a positive and stable work environment that is confirmed with a staff tenure averaging over 14 years, including the General Manager who has been with the agency for 37 years. The area offers affordable, quality living in a spectacular water and mountain setting where the ferry terminal and Bremerton Transportation Center at the foot of downtown lead visitors into a growing community of galleries, theaters, shops, restaurants, museums, and cafes.

Kitsap Transit is a medium-size transit agency with one of the most diverse array of modes in the state. The agency prides itself on providing a reliable service to Kitsap County’s commuter base and a sustainable, green travel option for the environmentally conscious. Kitsap Transit transports more than 3.8 million riders a year across a multi-modal system of routed buses, passenger-only ferries, ACCESS and Dial-A-Ride shuttles, vanpools, and Worker/Driver buses. As of 2020, Kitsap Transit serves a 395-square-mile area (pop. 270,000), operates on a budget of approximately $58 million, and employs 388.8 FTEs.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Operations Department operates with 237.25 FTEs, including 48.25 staff and 189 operators, on a 2021 budget (Transit Fund) of $44.4 million. Services provided by the department include Routed, ACCESS (Paratransit), Worker/Driver Program, and Dial-A-Ride. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Operations Director directs and administers the agency’s Routed, Worker/Driver, and Paratransit services, and reviews and evaluates offered services and Routed and Worker/Driver service plans. This position also develops, reviews and evaluates Paratransit service plans, develops and implements long-range operational plans, ensures services are in compliance with all ADA regulations, and participates in Federal Transit Administration Triennial Reviews.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in transportation management, business or public administration or a closely related field; and five years of increasingly responsible professional transit operations experience, including three years of program management and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

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. Kitsap Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 16, 2021 (open until filled).

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