Transit Systems 2019-05-03 2019-06-07

Director of Charlottesville Transit

Company: City of Charlottesville View more listings
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 112998

Application Deadline: June 7, 2019 at 5pm EST.

The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Charlottesville Transit who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. The Director position is a highly visible job, which will require a person with well-developed operations, marketing, and administrative skills. The individual must be an outstanding communicator, responsive to the needs of the public, other officials and employees.

The Director of Charlottesville Transit is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a senior member of the City Manager's leadership team. The Director is responsible for the management of Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) and currently also for the Charlottesville City Schools Pupil Transportation, via a contract between the City and Schools, including all departmental functions, programs, budget and activities. This is to include the operation, maintenance and service planning for fixed routes for CAT and Pupil Transportation and in close collaboration with regional partners in para-transit services. This position oversees the planning and operations of the municipal transit services and works in close collaboration with regional partners, such as Albemarle County, the University of Virginia and JAUNT Paratransit Services, and plays a pivotal role in the planning functions, enhancing and expanding transportation infrastructure in the region. Other duties include establishing critical relationships with elected officials, changes to improve departmental effectiveness, and budget preparation; leading professional staff and managing the operations of the department; partnering with local, regional, state and federal agencies on transportation related matters; and ensuring customer satisfaction. Starting on or around July 2020, the Transit Director will play a principal role in developing the system's first Transit Strategic Plan (TSP), as legislated by the Virginia General Assembly in 2018, requiring that transit agencies operating in urban areas develop such a plan.

Located approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia, the City of Charlottesville serves as economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia. The City is 10.4 square miles and has an estimated population of over 49,000 people. Charlottesville's scenic beauty, brick-lined Downtown Mall, and wine choices from 30+ local orchards and vineyards in the region are bonuses to a charming yet innovative community. Popular annual events include the Dogwood Festival, First Night Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Festival of Cultures, the African-American Cultural Arts Festival, among many others that occur throughout the year. The City has received many notable awards and recognitions and is consistently at the top of everyone's "best lists" including the "Best Place to Live in America" and "Best Small Cities in the U.S."

The STARTING SALARY will be between $85,675.20 and $150,000 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.

TO BE CONSIDERED, an application must be filled out online at our website listed prior to the closing date of June 7, 2019 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references. To view a more complete job posting and to view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, visit our website listed. The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.

Transit Job Listing - Director of Charlottesville Transit