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

Assistant General Manager

Company: First Transit View more listings
Location: Austin, Texas
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 109925
Website: https://apply.firstgroupcareers.com/vacancy/21624/Transit%20Talent/detail

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

First Transit is seeking an Assistant General Manager who is a subject matter expert in fixed route passenger operations to help secure a new contract. The Assistant General Manager monitors employee performance, identifies safety issues, and addresses operational needs. We hire individuals who make safety and customer service their top priorities. If you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed, we are looking for you!

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Tremendous career advancement opportunities due to a strong presence across North America

  • A comprehensive benefits package with paid holidays & vacation, medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan

  • A great work environment


Our Assistant General Managers are responsible for:
  • Assumes first-line supervision of location employees. Ensures company policies and procedures are followed

  • Assists the General Manager in day-to-day operational oversight of location operations including billing, payroll, routing/scheduling, DOT & state compliance, accounts receivable and accounts payable, recruitment and hiring of location employees

  • Ensures drivers have the daily documentation necessary to complete their routes
  • Ensures completed charter documentation for processing. Coordinates field trips by the assignment of personnel and vehicles.

  • Ensures vehicles dispatched are in proper working condition and daily DVI (pre and post trip) forms have been submitted.

  • Coordinates the dispatching, in-service monitoring, and turn-in activities involved in daily transit operations

  • Acts as back up member of Dispatch or Scheduling team

  • Develops manpower requirements for Dispatchers, Operators, and assists with evaluating trip patterns for run structure revisions

  • Recommends and disciplines operations personnel

  • Interviews necessary drivers and staff and completes customer complaint investigations

  • Completes necessary daily and/or weekly reports for company and customer

  • Tracks and maintains employee attendance system, processes driver and operations staff vacation requests.

  • Maintains/orders necessary driver and staff uniforms

  • Monitors and evaluates Operations activities. Includes: vehicle on-time statistics, missed runs, customer complaint data, accident data, road call data, and other operations related functions

  • Performs all other duties as assigned and may assist with other areas based on location needs


To be an Assistant General Manager, you must have:
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in a manager position in Fixed Route Passenger transportation.

  • Subject Matter Expert in Fixed Route Passenger Transportation

  • Experience with managing a fixed route public transit operation with 150+ transit buses

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Proven ability to multi-task

  • 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.

Apply today at firstgroupcareers.com or email Sasha.Hughes@firstgroup.com!

First Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Transit Job Listing - Assistant General Manager