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Title: Deputy CEO
Company: RTC of Southern Nevada
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 149644
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is looking for an innovative and strategic Deputy Chief Executive Officer to provide executive level management oversight and strategic direction to the RTC’s operating divisions and departments.

About RTC:
RTC is a regional entity that oversees public transportation, traffic management, roadway design and construction funding, transportation planning and regional planning efforts known as Southern Nevada Strong. The RTC is passionate about Southern Nevada, from our Board of Commissioners to our Executive Team to our dedicated network of contractors and public/private partnerships. We are committed to bringing efficient, reliable solutions to the complex needs that make our desert community special.

The regional government agency originated from a 1965 state statute and in 1981 the RTC was named the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Southern Nevada. As the region’s MPO, the agency is responsible to state and federal governments for maintaining a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) transportation planning process ensuring that transit plans and programs involve public input and recommendations and conform to approved air quality standards.

Today, the agency owns and operates a public mass transit system that carries more than 64 million riders per year and expands as needed with careful planning to better serve the Las Vegas Valley. The RTC provides mass transit that connects throughout Southern Nevada and administers programs that encourage sustainability, such as Club Ride Commuter Services that promotes walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling and taking transit to and from work. RTC representatives are motivated to achieve excellence and strengthen the agency’s community investment by striving to attain key objectives.

The Deputy CEO will have the following duties and responsibilities:
  1. Assist the Chief Executive Officer in executing the policies and programs of the RTC.

  2. Plan, review, and evaluate the work of subordinate management and professional staff.

  3. Confer with RTC management in regard to operational support service activities and programs; direct and interpret RTC policies and procedures.

  4. Serve as project manager for a variety of special projects; facilitate project activities and resolves issues; develop and submit project reports to the CEO and the RTC Commissioners.

  5. Oversee safety responsibilities for areas assigned and ensures that direct reports are trained on safety procedures, fully compliant with procedures, and held accountable for breaches in safety and security protocol.

  6. Oversee the supervision of staff, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluate performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivate employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.

  7. Maintain communication with other governmental entities to coordinate regional initiatives; serve as liaison to executive management, RTC Commissioners, and other external agencies.

  8. Maintain knowledge of operational trends and formulates appropriate action necessary by the RTC to ensure that its services will continue to operate in an effective and efficient manner.

  9. Represent the RTC’s interests and positions before legislative authorities and local jurisdictions.

  10. Develop annual operating budgets and provide fiscal direction to units.

  11. Represent the RTC at community and/or business meetings.

The ideal candidate for Deputy CEO will have the following knowledge and skills:

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of management and administration.

  • Budget preparation and fiscal management.

  • Customer service standards and procedures.

  • Project management principles and practices.

  • Principles and practices of safety and security operations.

  • Federal laws, rules and regulations governing metropolitan transportation operations.

  • Economic, political, and social factors related to RTC services.

  • Business English.

  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance management.

Skill in:
  • Managing a wide variety of activities/staff in a fast-paced environment; assigning priorities and meeting deadlines.

  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

  • Communicating information effectively in oral and written forms.

  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of duties.

  • Contract negotiation and management.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with staff, vendors, coworkers and the public.

  • Promoting the RTC’s diversity initiatives in all aspects of staffing, programs and services.

  • Representing the RTC in dealing with government agencies, community partners and contractors.

Minimum requirements:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, planning, engineering or a closely related field and ten (10) years of transit management experience, planning, engineering or related experience, five (5) years of which were in a managerial role, preferably within the last twenty-four (24) months.

Learn More/Apply:
To obtain more information or to apply, please contact Gregg Moser, Principal at K&A, at [email protected].

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