The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Charlottesville Transit who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. The Director position is a highly visible job, which will require a person with well-developed operations, marketing, and administrative skills. The individual must be an outstanding communicator, responsive to the needs of the public, other officials and employees.. The Director of Charlottesville Transit is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a senior member of the City Manager's leadership team. The Director is responsible for the management of Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) and currently also for the Charlottesville City Schools Pupil Transportation, via a contract between the City and Schools, including all departmental functions, programs, budget and activities. This is to include the operation, maintenance and service planning for fixed routes for CAT and Pupil Transportation and in close collaboration with regional partners in para-transit services. This position oversees the planning and operations of the municipal transit services and works in close collaboration with regional partners, such as Albemarle County, the University of Virginia and JAUNT Paratransit Services, and plays a pivotal role in the planning functions, enhancing and expanding transportation infrastructure in the region. Other duties include establishing critical relationships with elected officials, changes to improve departmental effectiveness, and budget preparation; leading professional staff and managing the operations of the department; partnering with local, regional, state and federal agencies on transportation related matters; and ensuring customer satisfaction. Starting on or around July 2020, the Transit Director will play a principal role in developing the system's first Transit Strategic Plan (TSP), as legislated by the Virginia General Assembly in 2018, requiring that transit agencies operating in urban areas develop such a plan.. Located approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia, the City of Charlottesville serves as economic, cultural, and educational center of a multi-county region in Central Virginia. The City is 10.4 square miles and has an estimated population of over 49,000 people. Charlottesville's scenic beauty, brick-lined Downtown Mall, and wine choices from 30+ local orchards and vineyards in the region are bonuses to a charming yet innovative community. Popular annual events include the Dogwood Festival, First Night Virginia, the Virginia Film Festival, the Virginia Festival of the Book, the Tom Tom Founders Festival, the Festival of Cultures, the African-American Cultural Arts Festival, among many others that occur throughout the year. The City has received many notable awards and recognitions and is consistently at the top of everyone's \"best lists\" including the \"Best Place to Live in America\" and \"Best Small Cities in the U.S.\". The STARTING SALARY will be between $85,675.20 and $150,000 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available. To be considered, an application must be filled out online at www.charlottesville.org/jobs prior to the closing date of June 7, 2019 at 5pm EST. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.. To view a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, please go to: Essential Responsibilities and Duties:. Plans and/or oversees regularly-scheduled transit and school bus operations and route scheduling;. Represents CAT by attending City Council meetings, work sessions, retreats, neighborhood meetings, and local and regional boards and commissions; preparing agenda items and/or reviewing agenda items prepared for City Council meetings, various boards and commissions involving transit issues;. Represents the City on the Regional Transit Partnership (RTP), an advisory board established that provides recommendations to the City, County, UVA and other stakeholders; via a new Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Albemarle County, the Transit Director provides the RTP with advisory direction and with regular reports on various topics such as the budget, operations, service requests, grant requests, long range planning and capital planning, to name a few.. Researches and secures federal and state sources for available funding assistance; oversees and/or prepares grant applications and reporting requirements;. Develops and maintains relationships with regional, State and Federal partners;. Oversees the preparation of financial and related records and reports; submits to appropriate higher authority;. Prepares contracts and resolutions pertaining to transit operations for City Manager and City Council disposition;. Receives community development and comprehensive planning proposals and activities in the area and estimates future transportation requirements;. Designs and implements customer satisfaction surveys, marketing campaigns, information and promotion programs;. Prepares capital purchasing information and collaborates with the procurement department to process bus purchases and infrastructure for public use;. Prepares and develops annual departmental operating budgets; develops and prioritizes capital improvement program project requests; ensure the proper monitoring and reporting of budget revenues and expenses;. Oversees the purchasing of equipment; reviews third party contracts and purchase requisitions for compliance with DOT program;. Receives, processes and resolves citizen service requests and complaints concerning transportation matters;. Serves on a variety of special boards and committees involving transit issues;. Develops and implements long-range plans for transit operations including regional emphasis, using equity lens, balancing routes based on coverage with ridership;. Oversees supervision and management of CAT employees by ensuring that annual performance appraisals and coaching and mentoring sessions are performed for all employees, review work progress of Transportation operational units with unit/division managers, provide general guidance which ensure that the departments' divisions meet established work plan goals, objectives and timelines; ensures the availability of training and professional development programs;. Provides excellent customer service by developing, maintaining and monitoring customer service standards for all departmental work units; ensure that responses to citizens, internal and external customers are timely, complete, accurate and in accordance with ordinances, regulations and policies;. Oversees Departmental policies and procedures, supporting and implementing changes as appropriate;. Serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team participating in the formulation of strategic initiatives and advising on the decision-making at the leadership level;. Performs related duties as assigned. Education, Experience and Skills: Education and Experience:. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in transportation management, transportation planning, public administration, organizational leadership or closely related field.. At least eight to ten years of increasingly responsible experience managing or supervising transit operations, programs, and services, including four years of supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibilities; preferably in a municipal or public sector environment.. Requires the possession of a valid driver's license and CDL issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia by employment start date.. Master's degree preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public transportation and automotive repair facility management; comprehensive knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of large scale operations; comprehensive knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to public transportation; general knowledge of the principles, practices and philosophies of urban planning; ability to plan and supervise market survey studies and prepare promotional programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City officials, other public officials and representatives, employees and the general public; ability to communicate technical ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work in effective collaboration with others to develop and support staff; ability to prepare and present financial reports; ability to prepare and maintain complex financial records; ability to prepare and monitor an operational budget.. Physical Conditions & Work Contacts: Standard work environment.. To be considered, an application must be filled out online at www.charlottesville.org/jobs. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and five (5) professional references.. Inquiries relating to the recruitment and selection process for the Director of Charlottesville Transit position are to be directed to either Assistant City Manager Leslie Beauregard at 434-###-####, ...@charlottesville.org, or Galloway Beck, Human Resources Director, at 434-###-####, ...@charlottesville.org. Associated topics: administrative, administrative assistant, administrative coordinator, administrative staff, asso, beverage, document, food, operational support, support
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