Transit Systems 2021-11-18 2021-12-22

Fixed Route Transportation Manager

Company: Spokane Transit Authority View more listings
Location: Spokane, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 137030

As Spokane Transit accelerates into the future of public transportation with its STA Moving Forward initiative, it is imperative that we ensure continuity of services provided from our Fixed Route Department and consistently apply applicable laws, policies, and procedures during our day to day operations.

This position assists the Fixed Route Senior Transportation Manager in the daily overall management and supervision of the Fixed Route Transportation Department’s day-to-day operations. The Transportation Manager is responsible for supervising and directing the work, in combination and concurrence with the Sr. Transportation Manager, of the Fixed Route Supervisors and Coach Operators.

Work is performed with considerable independence and requires incumbent to plan, arrange and prioritize own work and apply independent judgment in determining proper actions to ensure that established standards, policies, laws, codes and regulations are adhered to. This position requires effective and cooperative working relationships with other departments, transit officials, public agencies, vendors, suppliers, and others. Work requires the ability to resolve conflicts and deal effectively throughout the organization to assure that efforts are properly directed toward achieving common Agency goals.

The Transportation Manager is expected to maintain a professional demeanor commensurate with the level of the position and which serves as an example to his/her subordinates and co-workers. This role must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of public transit operations, transportation scheduling, accessibility, and administrative practices and methods.

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • A leader with a proven track record of ensuring safe, consistent, and quality operations services

  • Possesses effective communication skills to report to senior agency administrators, interact with union officials, and assist in resolving personnel related issues.

  • A team player who is enthusiastic about developing strong cohesive teams

  • History of developing business cases though sound data driven decision making

  • Able to foster strong business relationships with union representatives to successfully advance operational initiatives

  • Prioritizes safety

Example of Duties
  • Assists in the planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing activities and functions of the Fixed Route Transportation Department.

  • Responsible for coordination of fixed route detours and temporary service adjustments.

  • Assist the supervision, evaluation, and record keeping of the performance of coach operators.

  • Responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data for on time performance, ridership, schedule and routing, safety and loss, and budget information.

In addition to the career opportunity, a competitive salary, and the areas’ recreational activities, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:
  • Annual salary of $78,754 - $105,538 depending on qualifications

  • Robust medical plans with affordable monthly premiums

  • Dental plan with affordable monthly premiums

  • WA State Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) defined benefit plan

  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) employer contribution of $50/month

  • Relocation expenses based on location negotiable

  • Basic life and long-term disability insurance

  • Competitive vacation & sick leave

  • 7 paid holidays plus 4 floating holidays per year

  • Compressed work weeks with flex days off every other week option

  • Free bus passes for employee and dependents

  • Onsite workout facility

  • Cell phone carrier discount

  • Gym membership discount

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Transportation, Public Administration, or a similar field.

  • Four years of progressively more responsible experience in operations including at least three years’ experience in a supervisor capacity, transit experience preferred.

  • Experience within the Microsoft environment. Experience with transit related software preferred (Trapeze).

How To Apply
Qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. A cover letter and resume are required with your online application in order to receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this position or need assistance, please contact Andrew Tackett, HR Specialist, at 509-325-6080. This position is open until filled.


Spokane Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity/race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Transit Job Listing - Fixed Route Transportation Manager