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Title: General Manager
Company: First Transit
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 131534
First Transit is pursuing the management of the Lextran Transit System in Lexington, Kentucky.

General Manager major responsibilities:
  • Meet or exceed strategic goals, mission and operational goals of the local system and local board of directors (or other client contact group or individual).

  • Working with the local board of directors (or other client contact groups or individual) in developing and implementing strategic and business plans.

  • Handling all contractual services to include administrative functions, operations, information systems, parts purchasing, and inventory control.

  • Ensuring compliance of all company procedures and policies

  • Ensuring services are provided within budget and action plans developed and implemented to improve operational efficiencies.

  • Maintaining company and contractual assets (vehicles, facilities, inventories, tools, and equipment).

  • Ensuring compliance of local, state, and federal laws and regulation (EPA, OSHA, DOT, ADA, and EEOC).

  • Analyzing, preparing, and developing budgets and forecasts.

  • Assessing resource needs, problems, trends and plans accordingly.

  • Developing action plans to ensure customer retention.

  • Assuring a safe working environment.

  • Providing and promotes effective communications with customers.

  • Providing leadership and guidance to develop location and company bench strength.

  • Establishing training goals and requirements for all personnel.

  • Satisfying client, corporate, and contractual reporting requirements and needs.

  • Assisting in technical sales support and develops sales leads

General Manager Requirements:
  • College degree in transportation, management, or related field (in selective cases, extensive transit experience may be considered in lieu of a college degree); an advanced degree may be preferable

  • Minimum of 5 years of direct public transportation knowledge and experience

  • Understanding of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and its funding requirements and resources.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, clients, media, and other stakeholders.

  • The ability to coach, counsel, teach, develop, motivate, and empower staff to meet their performance goals and expectations.

  • The ability to provide clear and visionary strategic direction to an organization.

  • Strong capabilities in planning and organization.

  • A working knowledge of budgeting and financial management.

  • Strong background in employee and labor relations, with direct labor negotiations and/or grievance handling experience a plus.

  • Valid driver's license

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