Transit Director

Organization: Town of Jackson/Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START)

Location: Jackson, Wyo.

Deadline: First review of applications: Oct. 29, 2021 (open until filled)

Salary: $100,000 – $155,000 (SALARY UNDER REVIEW)

Description: Town of Jackson/Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) seeks a Transit Director to provide professional oversight of all transit functions of the Town of Jackson and Teton County.

The Town of Jackson, Wyo., also known as Jackson Hole, is nestled in a valley at the base of numerous dramatic mountain peaks and ridges. The area offers breathtaking views and an impressive amount of recreational opportunities for visitors and residents alike due to the region’s warm summers and cold winters. The Town of Jackson is the Teton County seat and home to roughly 10,600 residents; another 12,900 residents live in the remainder of the county. The Town of Jackson is centrally located near major ski areas and functions as the southern entrance to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. As a resort community, the town receives upwards of four million visitors annually from all over the world.

Duties and Responsibilities: Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START) is a public bus service provided by the Town of Jackson and Teton County. The START system is overseen by a 9-member Joint Powers Board and is funded partially by the Town of Jackson, Teton County, and the federal government. START has 40.49 FTEs, operates on a budget of $11,953,804, and carries over a million riders each year. START operates year-round service on six fixed routes, which can be grouped into three service types (commuter, corridor, circulator). Service intensity varies seasonally by route and can be divided into two distinct seasons: the winter season, extending into the limited spring season, and the summer season, extending into the limited fall season. START also provides commuter service Monday through Friday from Star Valley, Wyoming, and Teton Valley, Idaho, to Jackson. Under the general direction of the Town Manager and working closely with the START Board, the Transit Director provides professional oversight of all transit functions of the Town of Jackson and Teton County.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, transportation planning, or related field, and five-years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the mass transit field with supervisory duties is required. Any equivalent combination of related education and experience may 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. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Town of Jackson/START Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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