Transit Systems 2023-03-08 2023-04-12

Chief Executive Officer

Link Transit
Wenatchee, Washington

Job ID: 148268
Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $175,000 - $200,000

Headquartered in Wenatchee, Link Transit is the public transportation agency for Chelan and Douglas Counties, located in central Washington State. The Wenatchee Valley enjoys an abundance of recreational opportunities surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River. Located on the “sunny” side of the state, residents enjoy a true “four-season” year. With an urban area consisting of 80,000 people, the region offers the perfect balance of larger-city amenities with a relaxed and friendly small-town environment. Powered by clean, renewable hydropower, the area enjoys low-cost electricity and irrigation that supports the many orchards, vineyards and farms. The region has seen a major growth of the wine industry in recent years, with more than 70 local wineries and tasting rooms offering world class, award-winning wines.

Link Transit operates fixed route and paratransit services seven days a week and is a zero-fare system for all services. Annual ridership is approaching 900,000 annual boardings. A robust and healthy local economy over the past several years has provided Link Transit with a strong financial base to support an aggressive region-wide list of capital projects, as well as fleet replacement. By the middle of 2023, Link Transit will operate a fleet of 23 full-size battery electric buses, with another 15 or more buses to be added to the fleet in the next two to three years. The 2023 operating budget is $25,144,330 and the capital budget for 2023 is $34,665,000. Link Transit currently has approximately 165 employees. The Chelan-Douglas PTBA (Link Transit) Board of Directors consists of 12 voting members who are local elected officials and one non-voting labor representative.

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer provides leadership in the overall operation of the agency and assures the delivery of cost-effective, consumer-responsive, and efficient transportation services according to the policies and directives of the Board, and also serves as primary liaison with elected, business and media representatives of the two-county district. The Chief Executive Officer will provide leadership in the planning, development and evolution of transit services, projects, programs and activities to improve and enhance efficient, cost-effective transit services responsive to public needs. This position will also provide policy guidance and executive direction in developing agency policies, implementing Board directives and mandates, and exercise leadership in developing and implementing long range plans for providing optimal public transportation in response to community needs.

A bachelor's degree in transportation planning or management, public administration, or related field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible management experience in a public transit agency is required. Experience as chief executive officer of a public transportation agency is highly desirable, but not required.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Link Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 16, 2023 (open until filled).

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