Transit Systems 2019-05-13 2019-06-17

Transportation Director

Company: City of Clarksville View more listings
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 113268

The City of Clarksville is the fifth largest city on Tennessee and is home to a growing and vibrant population. As our current Transportation Director is approaching retirement, we are able to present an outstanding career opportunity for the position of Transportation Director.

Below you will find the formal job description for the position of Transportation Director. To learn more about our organization as a whole, Clarksville Transit System in particular, the responsibilities and benefits of the position, as well as complete instructions on the requirements to apply for the position, please visit

Salary: $80,387.00 - $115,000.00 Annually

How to Apply: Applicants who wish to apply may do so by visiting and then clicking on the View Current Jobs link under Online Services of the home page. From there, applicants should click the Transportation Director job listing.


This is the sixth of six levels in the Transportation series. Incumbents direct the operations and activities of the Transit system. Responsibilities may include interpreting City Code and policy for subordinate supervisors; ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulations; short and long term operational and financial planning; preparing and controlling budgets; monitoring and managing cash flow; representing the City on boards and committees; and supervising lower level staff.

Example of Duties:

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

  • Directs staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates departmental policies, procedures, strategies, work plans, and goals; maintains, updates, and ensures procedural compliance for programs.

  • Directs, plans, organizes, evaluates, and controls the development and implementation of the direct transit operations; maintains on time, safe, and efficient transit operations and services.

  • Develops and administers budgets; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations; controls operational budgets.

  • Prepares, reviews, and approves a variety of operational reports including financial analyses statements, and reports.

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Typical Qualifications:

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor's degree in public administration, urban planning, marketing, business administration, or a related field and seven years experience in transit operations, including five years supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Supplemental Information:

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
  • Commercial Driver's License with P Endorsement

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

Knowledge of:
  • Managerial principles;

  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;

  • Budgeting principles;

  • Advanced transpiration principles related to area of assignment;

  • Policy and procedure development practices;

  • Strategic planning principles;

  • Program development and implementation principles;

  • Financial statements;

  • Managing and applying for state and federal grants;

  • Computers and related software applications.

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

Skill in:
  • Monitoring and evaluating employees;

  • Prioritizing and assigning work;

  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;

  • Developing, evaluating, recommending, and implementing processes, polices, strategic plans, and procedures;

  • Communicating technical and complex concepts in a clear and easily understandable format;

  • Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;

  • Managing and administering budgets;

  • Managing and applying for state and federal grants;

  • Reading and understanding financial statements and related information;

  • Using a computer and related software applications;

  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push. pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

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