Public Transit Manager

Organization: City of Lawrence Kansas

Location: Lawrence, Kan.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Salary: $83,228 TO $120,680 annually. Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance:Various dependent on coverage levels available; FREE Well Care Clinic through LMH; free/discounted gym memberships, other wellness benefits/perks. Paid Time Off: 12 Vacation days, 12 Sick days accrued per year; 2 days Personal Leave, 9 Paid Holidays. Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)

Description: The City of Lawrence seeks an innovative, passionate, and engaging transportation planning and operations professional to build on the record of success and lead Lawrence Transit boldly into the future.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Transit Manager oversees an award-winning public transit service, providing fixed route, para-transit and shared ride services which are funded by a voter-renewed, dedicated sales tax. The Transit Manager is a key contributor to the City’s multi-modal transportation efforts and provides oversight to City parking operations. Key business partners include the University of Kansas, Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and the City’s contracted transit service provider. Upcoming capital initiatives include a Transit Hub, rider amenities, and fleet replacement. Key responsibilities include analyzing and providing recommendations for current transportation functions; supporting the community’s evolving transportation needs, complex contract management and procurement, cultivating relationships with third party providers and funding partners; supervising transit and parking staff; complex administrative reporting; ensuring adherence to City customer service standards; and safety and risk mitigation. The incumbent will be a key contributor to internal and external transit and transportation boards, committees, and associations, and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in transit planning or a closely related field is required; master’s degree preferred. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in transit service planning, budget management, federal and state grant administration, and contract management. A sound understanding of DOT, FTA regulations and compliance strategies, third party service provider oversight, and triannual evaluations is critical to performance. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information on local, state, regional, and national platforms. Previous experience with transit-related software (DoubleMap, TrAMS, Trapese, Luminator, Twin Vision) is preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license. The successful candidate must pass the post-offer City physical and drug screen.

Application Procedure: Must submit online application by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

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