Transit Systems 2024-06-03 2024-07-08

Transit Director, Maintenance

Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Job ID: 156506
Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $113,245.47 - $180,739.25 Annually

Location: Copans and/or Ravenswood Transit Facilities



General Description
This highly responsible position will provide technical and administrative management of maintenance activities with a focus on the highest quality of vehicle maintenance and repair to provide safe, clean, and reliable transportation to the riding public.

Broward County Transit (BCT) is the second largest transit system in Florida. BCT is seeking a highly qualified Director of Maintenance to provide leadership and direction as a key member of the senior management team. This highly responsible position will provide technical and administrative management of maintenance activities with a focus on the highest quality levels of transit vehicle maintenance and repair.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, administrative, and management skills necessary to strategically direct staff and maintenance activities including cost effective bus and facility maintenance with an emphasis on delivering outstanding customer service and drive fleet performance to the next level.

Assignments are received from the Assistant General Manager of Operations in the form of general program objectives and broad policy statements and the assigned work is performed with considerable independence and judgment.

Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences, consultations and written reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Transportation, engineering or closely related field.

(Two years of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Six (6) years administrative experience in public transit or transportation maintenance including four (4) years of high level supervisory/managerial experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses


  • Five years of experience in heavy duty diesel repair and maintenance, including major overhauls;

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of operating a publicly transit transportation system;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of bus maintenance operations including preventative maintenance, safety, equipment specifications, and alternative fuel systems and applications;

  • Considerable knowledge of environmental and related safety procedures and policies;

  • Knowledge of inventory control management;

  • Strong leadership and management skills to manage supervisory staff;

  • Knowledge or exposure to electric vehicle technology;

  • Supervisory/management experience in a Union environment;

  • The ability to foster teamwork and effectively communicate orally and in writing;

  • Strong prioritization and delegation skills and the ability to manage a large operation;

  • The ability to analyze information, assess its reliability and make related operational decisions;

  • The ability to make appropriate decisions rapidly, under pressure and with constraints (i.e. the availability of equipment and labor);

  • The knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office as well as industry programs like AssetWorks, Cummins Engine In-Site program, Detroit Pro-Link, and ZF-Tech transmission program;

  • The ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
  • Performs oversight of the maintenance activities including but not limited to: long term (bus) fleet requirements; daily bus fleet service requirements; safety management; preventative maintenance programs; operational cost analysis; asset management; and maintenance information systems.

  • Provides oversight of on-going service planning efforts, long-range planning projects, scheduling related activities, and capital projects; coordinates with external stakeholders; works closely with staff members in support of Division goals for safe, courteous, and reliable transit services.

  • Develops and implements strategies to ensure bus maintenance program goals are achieved.

  • Works directly with department heads and division directors; directs superintendents and other assigned staff during emergencies or critical situations, equipment breakdowns, and service delays.

  • Reviews and approves specifications for bus vehicles, bus support equipment, shop tools and equipment.

  • Provides technical leadership and direction ensuring the successful integration of new methods and technologies with existing application systems.

  • Monitors staff compliance with the divisions' policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements; as well as local, state and federal rules and regulations and complies with all reporting requirements.

  • Interacts with internal Division sections and outside agencies to identify and coordinate schedule and procedural improvements; provides input for the development of the budget for the Division and manages the assignment of Division resources to ensure that service objectives are achieved within the established budget.

  • Manages the delivery of transportation services for the assigned Division for long term sustainability; develops and supervises special projects related to Division operational goals, from inception to close, on time and within project scope and budget.

  • Recruiting staff, assigning work, training, coaching, and counseling to ensure consistent application of Broward County and Transportation Department guidelines, processes, and procedures.

  • Ensures the proper maintenance of employee records and department statistics related to assigned operations.

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities of professional, administrative and hourly staff.

  • Makes recommendations for disciplinary actions, and participates in problem solving forums, grievance resolution, and related labor relations activities.

  • Conducts performance reviews and holds employees accountable for the performance of their responsibilities.

  • Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Performs work on typical office equipment (computer, phone, fax, radio etc.)

Must be able to navigate in a garage setting, in multiple physical locations.

Must be able to travel for seminars, purchasing, or other business needs

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to elevated noise levels.

Exposure to hazards related to maintenance in a garage setting, chemicals, tripping hazards, etc.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion. Broward County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. We support the hiring of people with disabilities; therefore, if you require assistance due to a disability, please contact the Professional Standards Section in advance at 954-357-6500 or email [email protected] to make an accommodation request.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

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