This position is responsible for identifying, applying for, and managing grants received by the county, as well as directing the daily operations of the Transit Department to ensure an efficient transportation service for the citizens of Walker County.


  • Coordinate the planning and preparation of grant proposals for one or more departments; provide assistance and guidance in the interpretation of funding agency requirements
  • Compile and prepare all grant proposal components. Submit application for grants that would enhance the services and quality of life in Walker County. Ensure each proposal is formatted, packaged and submitted in accordance with granting agency requirements.
  • Manage funded projects. Monitor and coordinate the administration of post-award grants to ensure that administrative and budgeting policies, procedures and agency requirements are being followed; manage administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the awarded grant period.
  • Maintain records of all payments, along with records of contract/grant deadlines, estimates, and any extensions or changes made to contract and/or grant terms to ensure proper project closeout.
  • Supervises all Transit department functions.
  • Expand Transit Services to 7 days a week to meet the needs of public transportation for our citizens, business and industry in Walker County
  • Select, direct, train, counsel, evaluate and discipline subordinate employees, in conjunction with the Human Resources department
  • Select, train and manage Transit Shift Managers, Dispatchers and Drivers
  • Plan transit route schedules and changes; recommend expansion or revision of service; recommend fare structure
  • At the direction of the Commissioner, formulates and enforces transit departmental training policies and procedures, and conducts routine inspections to ensure compliance.
  • Inspects buildings, vans and equipment for malfunctions; assists in the establishment and administration of preventive maintenance schedules; assures adequacy of working equipment and efficiency of operation
  • Oversee the balancing of all receipts and expenditures, submitting deposits and expenses to Accounts Payables and other monetary reports to the Accounting Department twice a week.
  • Prepares and operates within the annual budget.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time without notice. 


  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding Transit operations, personnel policies and traffic laws
  • Skill in supervising, planning and scheduling
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work assignments appropriately
  • Ability to understand and to follow both oral and written instructions
  • Thorough knowledge of the service area
  • Knowledge of all safety procedures and requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Spanish desirable


  • Ability to complete routine reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Good money handling and superior reporting skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel, as well as Google Docs and Sheets
  • Work effectively with co-workers and the public
  • Ability to work a fluctuating schedule that changes to meet customers’ needs and schedules


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance 
  • CPR Certification
  • Semi-Annual reporting of MVR, as verified through Georgia Motor Vehicle Department, meeting Transit Program standards
  • Annual physical and ability to pass and obtain a DOT Health Card


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Public Grant & Transit Director. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb, bend, crouch and twist to perform such tasks as:

  • Sitting at a desk
  • Walking through the work site
  • Working at a computer station

Hand and foot dexterity is required for walking and for operating office equipment, and doing paperwork.

Hearing and speech are necessary to communicate with customers and co-workers in person, by telephone and radio.

Good vision is required for all functions.

This position must be able to lift 40 pounds occasionally.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is low to moderate. Work is performed in an office daily while sitting at a desk, with intermittent walking and standing.


  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided
  • Effective Leadership
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups, professional associates and the public
  • The accomplishment of job functions in an effective and timely manner 
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments, and concurrent projects
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures


To apply for this position, click here to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Government
c/o Tabitha Cantrell, Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 445
LaFayette, GA 30728

You may also e-mail your resume, cover letter and application packet forms to Tabitha Cantrell.

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