The City of Phoenix is currently seeking a highly qualified leader for the position of Public Transit Director. The Public Transit Department mission is to keep Phoenix moving through reliable, innovative transit services for our community.
The next Public Transit Director has exciting opportunity to shape the future of the valley’s transit system in providing reliable and innovative bus, light rail, and para-transit service and by participating as largest member of the Valley Metro regional transit system. This executive-level position directs and manages all functions and activities of approximately 115 employees and large transit operations and maintenance contracts in the administration the Phoenix Transportation T2050 plan, overseeing a $324.6 million operating budget and $193.6 million Capital Improvement Plan budget working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders and groups; including city administrators, elected officials, employees, employee unions, other city departments, and members of the public.
This is a tremendous opportunity for a seasoned leader to join a well-respected city government in America’s fifth largest city. Phoenix was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt the council-manager form of government in 1913 through a public vote approving a new City Charter. Phoenix is also the largest city in the country with the council-manager form of government. The City Council of the City of Phoenix consists of a Mayor elected at-large to a four-year term and eight Council Members elected by districts to four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor may serve two four-year terms, and Council Members may serve three consecutive four-year terms.
Under the general supervision and direction of the City Manager’s Office, the Public Transit Director is a visible and vocal presence as the City’s liaison for public transit with citizen groups, the business community, Federal Government transit programs, Arizona State Legislature, Arizona Department of Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments, and other local governments.
Responsibilities include administering transit operating contracts, including direction and supervision of operations, financial matters, performance, and maintaining working relationships with operating companies; plans, develops, and implements various transit marketing programs; works effectively with other local governments to provide efficient public transportation services; makes presentations to city councils, other elected officials, and other public groups. Adheres to the highest ethical and moral standards and works with steadfast transparency.
First review of applications will occur the week of September 10 and continue through September 28, 2018. Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.
Up to $172,266 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The City contributes 8.5% of salary into 457/401(a) plans with no matching required. $5,220/annual car allowance and $1,200/annual cell phone allowance.
A comprehensive Executive benefits package is offered which includes:
A traditional pension with employer and employee contributions; choice of medical HMO, PPO, HSA; dental; vision; life insurance; long-term disability; medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan; bus/light rail pass; tuition reimbursement; paid time off includes 11.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, 15 sick days. For more details, visit: Executive Benefits
Five years of executive level experience in public or private transit systems management, including experience in transit operations and planning. (Q10684)
Master’s degree in public or business administration, engineering, or related field of study. (Q10685)
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online at https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/current-jobs/ by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list.
Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In general, City of Phoenix residency is required within 24 months after the date of hire for newly hired executives, however exceptions apply for current employees. For more details, visit: https://www.phoenix.gov/hr/who-apply/residency.
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