Transit Administrator

Organization: City of Sedona

Location: Sedona, Ariz.

Deadline: Sep. 17. This recruitment is open until filled.

Salary: $90,000.00 – $110,000.00/annually DOQ. The current salary range for the Transit Administrator position is $90,000.00 – $110,000.00 annually. Salary placement for the top candidate will depend on experience.

Description: The City of Sedona recently completed a transit plan and now seeks to move forward with next steps towards implementation to provide effective transit services across multiple jurisdictions within the greater Sedona area and Oak Creek Canyon.

The City of Sedona offers a competitive benefit package that includes:

  • Arizona State Retirement System
  • 100 percent City-paid health, dental and vision coverage for employee
  • Substantial contributions to health, dental and vision coverage for dependents
  • City provided $50,000 group term life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Ninety-six hours of PTO time
  • Generous vacation accrual rates
  • Eleven paid holidays
  • Deferred compensation – Optional IRS 457 plans
  • Wellness programs
  • and a 4/10 schedule, 3 day weekends!

Duties and Responsibilities: The recently completed (2019) study sought to design a transit system that will protect the environment, improve mobility, provide a viable alternative mode of transportation, reduce the number of vehicles on area roadways during the busiest and most congested periods, and reduce the number of vehicles seeking parking at locations where capacity to accommodate vehicles is lacking. Now that the plan is completed and the City has a roadmap for implementation, the City seeks to hire a full-time Transit Administrator, supplemented by additional consultant services as needed, to pursue the implementation tasks necessary over the next several years to establish the new system by 2024.

The Transit Administrator will establish strategic plans, foster interagency cooperation, secure necessary funding, and ensure compliance of all laws and community guidelines as it relates to public transportation. The position also administers transit operating contracts, including direction and supervision of operations, and financial matters and performance.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, management, public administration, planning or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. Seven to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the transit industry including five to seven years managerial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, engineering, planning or other advanced executive level training is preferred. Must be well versed in business processes, contract and grant administration and information systems.

A comprehensive understanding of public transit issues, and familiarity with AzDOT and FTA regulations and other related regulations, and experience leading a transit start-up effort, is strongly preferred.

Application Procedure: To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) electronically as one file to

Contact Information:

City of Sedona Human Resources
102 Roadrunner Drive
Sedona, AZ 86336

928-203-5038 or 203-5189

The City of Sedona is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at the City are based on business needs; job requirements; individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; or any other status protected by law or regulation.

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