Transit Systems 2017-09-21 2017-10-25

Director of Transit

Company: Sarasota County Government View more listings
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 96408

Director, Transit / SCAT: This is professional, managerial work responsible for all activities related to the SCAT system, including the provision of public transportation services and the acquisition, disposal, maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment. This position is also responsible for developing regional opportunities within the County (including 4 municipalities) and among neighboring counties, developing strategic plans, proposing innovative transit solutions, and leading and implementing special transit projects. Promotes and represents SCAT to the community in a positive light. Reports to the County Administrator.

Duties: • The Director’s responsibilities will be to focus on: provision of departmental leadership, fostering positive professional cross-jurisdictional relationships to ensure the effective development of regional opportunities, intergovernmental coordination, operational excellence, proposing innovative transit solutions, customer service strategies, performance management, transit planning, and special services to identified constituencies. • Responsible for the overall leadership, management, administration, and all other activities assigned to SCAT, including development and implementation of the strategic plan, capital and operational budget, and maintenance. • Accountable for overall financial stability and cost containment of the Department by minimizing operating expenses while providing optimum customer service, maximizing non-property tax revenues, and minimizing legal exposure. • Represents SCAT in numerous settings including: the County Administration team; teams with other county personnel, Federal Transit Authority, Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Florida Department of Transportation on issues involving services and support matters; constitutional offices; other governmental entities; private and private non-profit entities; and general public. • Accountable for the direction and coordination of all federal and state transit assistance grant programs including preparation and submittal of all required grant management reports and documentation. • Provide leadership and foster staff professional and personal development, workplace diversity and team building. Support and encourage employee participation in the areas of continuous quality improvement, cost containment, and performance management. Work in cooperation with labor unions to negotiate collective bargaining agreements, dispute resolution, and resolving grievances.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation Management, Planning, Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and eight (8) years of related experience. Supervisory experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in one of the above fields coupled with six (6) or more of related experience.

Job Competencies: High degree of interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to comprehend federal and state regulations including ADA and TD requirements; ability to work effectively with labor unions; skilled in public speaking and presentations.

Salary: $90,000 - $117,000

Transit Job Listing - Director of Transit