Transit Systems 2020-07-13 2020-08-17

Deputy Director of Transportation

Company: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority View more listings
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 120311

KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) in St. Petersburg, Florida to recruit the Authority’s next Deputy Director of Transportation.

PSTA, which serves all of Pinellas County Florida with a team of 390 Bus Operators and 40 routes, is a dynamic and industry-leading organization offering innovative transit and mobility programs. In 2021 the Authority will launch the Tampa Bay Region’s first Bus Rapid Transit route, and this position will be a key part of that successful initiative.

Reporting directly to the Director of Transportation, he/she will assist the Director in overseeing the daily operation of transit service; managing, planning, and organizing departmental activities and staff; ensuring safe and reliable service; ensuring that operations are compliant with all federal, state, and local laws; developing and leading strategies to improve fixed-route and mobility operations (scheduling, shift bidding, safety concerns, service reliability, facility cleanliness, and quality and effectiveness of service); overseeing labor relations; coordinating with other departments on resource deployment; and periodically filling in for the Director at meetings and presentations to the Board.

This position requires an accredited B.S. with course work in business, transportation, or a related field (H.S. diploma or GED plus experience and training may be considered); at least seven years of transit industry experience (five in progressively responsible management positions); (preferred) experience working with labor unions (day to day interactions, contract negotiations); knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local laws (including the ADA); basic budgeting skills; and knowledge of NIMS structure and methods. (For additional detail please review the position brochure.)

This is an excellent opportunity that offers attractive compensation, relocation, and equal opportunity.

PSTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce — women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to select the PSTA listing, and upload your letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, phone, email address, and relationship to you).

For more information contact KL2’s Christian Kent at

Thank you for your interest in PSTA!

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