TRANSIT MANAGER:

JOB SUMMARY

This position is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Transit Department and ensuring an efficient  transportation service for the citizens of Walker County.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES.

  • Supervises all transit department functions.
  • Selects, directs, trains, counsels, evaluates, and disciplines subordinate employees, in conjunction with Human Resources.
  • Plans transit route schedules and changes; recommends expansion or revision of service; recommends fare structure rates.
  • 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.
  • Balances 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 annual budget.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time without notice. 

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding Transit operations, personnel policies and traffic laws.
  • Skill in supervising, planning and scheduling.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments appropriately.
  • Ability to develop interpersonal relationships.
  • Good oral communication and writing skills.
  • Good recordkeeping abilities.
  • Ability to understand and to follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Thorough knowledge of the service area.
  • Good defensive driving techniques.
  • Working knowledge of transit transportation vehicles and how they operate.
  • Knowledge of all safety procedures and requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Three to five years’ experience in a related field.
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Spanish desirable.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 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.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
  • CPR Certification.
  • Annual: Passing score from a Defensive Driving Class.
  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Public Transportation Manager’s job. 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 is 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 25 pounds occasionally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

STANDARDS FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE

  • 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.
  • Accomplishment of job functions in 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 on the job title to access the application packet. Fill it out and send the application packet, a resume and cover letter to:

Walker County Commissioner
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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