Transit Systems 2019-01-02 2019-02-06

General Manager

Company: First Transit View more listings
Location: Austin, Texas
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 109915
Website: https://apply.firstgroupcareers.com/vacancy/21623/Transit%20Talent/detail

NOTE: This position is for proposed new business within First Transit. Only candidates meeting the work experience and skills requirements will be considered.

First Transit is seeking a General Manager who is a subject matter expert in fixed route passenger operations to help secure a new contract. As a General Manager you will, initiate, develop, and maintain a successful contract relationship. First Transit General Managers are committed to safety, customer service and have hands experience in all areas of the transportation business.

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America

  • A comprehensive benefit package, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, 401 (k)

  • A great work environment


Our General Managers are responsible for:
  • Handling all contractual services to include administrative functions, operations, information systems, parts purchasing, and inventory control.

  • Ensuring compliance of all company procedures and policies

  • Ensuring services are provided within budget and action plans developed and implemented to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Maintaining company and contractual assets (vehicles, facilities, inventories, tools, and equipment).

  • Ensuring compliance of local, state, and federal laws and regulation (EPA, OSHA, DOT, ADA, and EEOC).

  • Analyzing, preparing, and developing budgets and forecasts.

  • Assessing resource needs, problems, trends and plans accordingly.

  • Developing action plans to ensure customer retention.

  • Assuring a safe working environment.

  • Providing and promotes effective communications with customers.

  • Providing leadership and guidance to develop location and company bench strength.

  • Establishing training goals and requirements for all personnel.

  • Satisfying client, corporate, and contractual reporting requirements and needs.

  • Assisting in technical sales support and develops sales leads


To be a General Manager, you must have:
  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Valid driver's license

  • At least 10 years of experience as a General Manager in fixed route public transportation operation required

  • Experience with overseeing a fixed route public transit operation with 250+ buses as a General Manager required

  • Proven record of handling multiple responsibilities

  • Proven record of increasing On-time Performance

  • Ideal candidate would have worked as a Superintendent or equivalent at a large public transit agency or private contractor.


First Transit is a leading provider of transportation contract and management services, moving more than 350 million passengers annually

Become a part of our team - Apply today!

First Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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