Transit Systems 2023-01-20 2023-02-24

General Manager

First Transit
Abilene, Texas

Job ID: 147380
Job Status: Full-time

First things First: Who are we?
First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. 

About the Position
Join our First Transit team at CityLink Transit in Abilene, Texas. The General Manager oversees leadership and management of the transit system, including but not limited to: route planning, fiscal planning and adherence, maintenance planning and management, labor relations, and personnel management.

  • Schedules and administers fleet maintenance and assists in troubleshooting problems with equipment. Communicates availability of vehicles for service with dispatch and other operations personnel.

  • In relation to subordinates, is responsible for hiring; firing; approving salary increases or decreases; training and employee development; planning and directing the work; disciplining; handling employee complaints or grievances; and handling performance reviews. While the Mgr Maintenance is required to make personnel-related recommendations, some actions require further approval.

  • Works closely with the location manager and region maintenance management, providing status of maintenance and budget requirements. May review financial and budget variances, review repair orders or code and approve account payable documents.

  • Ensures compliance on a day-to-day basis with State, Federal, and Company requirements. Ensures a safe environment exists and that all maintenance and related activities are in conformance with company policies and regulatory requirements.

  • Reviews repair orders. May order fuel for vehicles, order parts, and subcontract repair work.

  • Initiates and implements projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.

  • Ensures that maintenance technicians are trained on current operating procedures, are properly equipped, and are motivated so that the maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.

Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years in transit management with increasing responsibilities

  • High school or equivalent required/Bachelor’s degree in business, transportation, or related fields strongly preferred

  • Budget planning, route planning, labor relations, inventory control, experience in procurement and bidding processes, payroll management, scheduling system management, safety, training, and risk management.

  • Ability to blend business sense with common sense in the decision-making process

  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Must have evidence of building solid relationships with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams.

  • Successful track record in managing budgets and/or P&L responsibility.

  • Ability to interface with using agencies, directors, elected officials, operators, and all levels of hourly and salaried employees, including senior management.

  • Must be a self-starter able to obtain successful results without supervision.

First for a Reason

Benefits
We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Diversity & Inclusion
Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Professional Advancement
Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit. 

Extensive Training
Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Community Service & Impact
Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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