Provides overall leadership and direction to all Intercity Transit services and resources. Serves as principal advisor to the Intercity Transit Authority. The General Manager establishes annual goals and objectives, short and long range plans, and policies and procedures to ensure the policy direction of the Authority is carried out in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. A primary responsibility is to serve as a representative and to strengthen relationships with other agencies, jurisdictions, state and federal regulatory agencies, local media, citizen interest groups and private businesses.
As the General Manager, provides leadership and direction to the Senior Management Team and serves as the top-level executive responsible and accountable for interpreting and carrying out the Board’s directives. Acts as liaison between the Authority and all Intercity Transit employees and is sole employee answering directly to the Authority.
- Management principles and practices;
- Transit operations;
- Labor contracts and employment laws and regulations;
- Local economy and transportation infrastructure;
- Local jurisdiction and agency staff;
- Federal and State regulations affecting public transportation;
- Procurement policies and practices;
- Budgetary principles and practices.
- Monitoring and evaluating subordinate staff;
- Facilitating group decision-making;
- Reading, analyzing, and interpreting the most complex documents;
- Responding effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints;
- Making effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors;
- Planning, organizing, coordinating and providing direction and leadership for a transit agency;
- Delegating responsibility and authority to management staff;
- Representing the Agency to legislators, civic groups, regulatory agencies and others in the community;
- Monitoring and overseeing the Agency’s budget process and the major capital projects;
- Developing effective work plans, goals and objectives;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, elected officials, and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
- Washington Driver’s License.
Must submit to criminal background check the results of which must meet criteria for hiring role.
Positions in this class typically require: talking, hearing, and seeing.
Incumbents may be subjected to travel.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, General Business Administration, Transportation Planning, or a related field and ten years of progressively responsible management level transportation experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.