Provide assistance to the Director of Transportation by exercising direct oversight for the daily operation of PSTA’s transit service within Pinellas County. Manage, plan, and organize Transportation Department activities and staff. Ensure that safe, reliable, and quality service is provided to the riding public. Ensure transit operations are compliant with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.
Develop and lead strategies to improve PSTA’s daily fixed-route and mobility operations. This will at times include issues which affect scheduling, shift bidding, safety concerns, service reliability, facilities’ cleanliness, and the overall quality and effectiveness of service.
Oversee labor relations with the bargaining units representing Transportation Supervisors group and frontline employees made up of Bus Operators, Maintenance personnel and Customer Service Representatives.
Coordinate with other departments to ensure appropriate resources are deployed for all of Operations.
Periodically fill in for the Director of Transportation at executive meetings and high-level presentations to the Board.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in business, transportation, or related field. May consider High School Diploma or G.E.D. combined with experience requirements supplemented by additional courses or training in transportation, business, or other relevant area.
Experience: Ten years’ experience in the transit industry, including seven years in progressively responsible positions managing staff. Prefer experience working with labor unions, including day to day interactions and contract negotiations.
Software: Advanced skills to include but not limited to: MS Windows, MS Internet Explorer, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook).
Knowledge of: Applicable Federal, State and Local laws, rules and regulations including the Americans with Disabilities Act; Basic budgeting principles and practices; Homeland Security’s “NIMS” structure and methods to be deployed during times of an emergency
Internal Number: 2020-1410
About PSTA (Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority)
As the public transit provider of more than 12 million passenger trips annually for Pinellas County, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) remains on the cutting edge for bus transit throughout the nation.
PSTA has 210 transit vehicles, 42 routes (including 2 express routes to Hillsborough County), 4,600 bus stops, 4 Customer Service Centers, and over 600 employees.
PSTA’s NEW Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project linking downtown St. Petersburg to Pinellas County's world-famous beaches is the very first transit project of its kind in the Tampa Bay region to advance in the Federal Transit Administration Capital Investment Grants Program.
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