General Manager

Company: Laketran View more listings
Location: Painesville, Ohio
Job Status: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Job ID: 88043

Laketran is seeking an experienced and accomplished professional to serve as General Manager and lead a dedicated transit team in providing the residents of Lake County, Ohio with exceptional public transit service.

Laketran offers a family of services consisting of local, in-county fixed route service; commuter express service to downtown Cleveland from seven (7) Park-n-Ride locations and premier complementary paratransit service (Dial-a-Ride) with special emphasis on meeting the transportation needs of seniors and people with disabilities.

The General Manager reports to a nine (9) member Board of Trustees. The General Manager is responsible for the providing the strategic vision and leadership to the transit system as well as the overall planning, organizing, budgeting and directing of all services of the system. Laketran’s annual operating budget is $15.2 million for 2017.

The agency’s primary source of income is a one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) permanent county sales tax, which accounts for sixty percent (60%) of Laketran’s operating budget. Approximately ten percent (10%) of revenues are generated from passenger fares, twenty percent (20%) from federal and state aid, and the remaining revenue comes from new revenue streams such as Medicaid IO waivers and Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation.

Over the years, Laketran has been the recipient of many transit safety, marketing, operating, maintenance, financial and audit awards as well as being recognized twice by the American Public Transportation Association as the “Outstanding Transit System” among its peers. During its forty-year history, Laketran has been led by two outstanding transit managers. Therefore, the organization is looking for a dynamic individual prepared to make a long term commitment to building on what has been accomplished in the past and capable of taking Laketran into the future.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation, business, management, planning, public administration, engineering and ten (10) years of senior management experience with progressive responsibility over a multiple number of functional areas. A Master’s Degree in business or public administration can be substituted for an equivalent number of years of experience.

This position requires extensive knowledge of paratransit operations and financial best-practices. Laketran is unlike most large to medium sized transit systems, paratransit is the main focus of Laketran’s operations verses fixed route as in a traditional transit system. Therefore, preferential consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrable accomplishments in providing complementary paratransit service to seniors and people with disabilities.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, application, resume and salary requirements to: Cannon, Aveni & Malchesky Co., L.P.A., Laketran General Manager Search, c/o Mr. Paul R. Malchesky, 41 East Erie Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077 or email to

Candidates may refer to Laketran’s website at for more detailed information about the job description under the tab “General Manager Search”.

A downloadable application form is available on Laketran’s website.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education.

Deadline: Open until filled.

Successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment drug screening, fingerprinting and background check.

Laketran is an equal opportunity employer.

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