Jefferson Transit Authority (JTA) in Port Townsend, WA is seeking a visionary and experienced General Manager with a track record of progress and a passion for public transit. JTA is located 90 minutes west of Seattle on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula with a 259 square-mile service area spanning from the Pacific Ocean to Puget Sound, providing a range of natural beauty from snowcapped mountains to sandy beaches.

Jefferson Transit is a public transit provider for fixed route, route deviated, paratransit, and vanpool service throughout Jefferson County and the Olympic Peninsula. JTA operates on a 2022 budget of $6.3 million and employs 50 employees, including a General Manager and 4 Department Managers. The current General Manager has retired after leading the organization since 2011.

Jefferson Transit is headquartered out of Port Townsend, a charming seaside town of 10,000 known for its maritime heritage, artist spirit, and elegant Victorian architecture. Port Townsend serves as a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and is a popular destination for visitors arriving by car or ferry.


This is a great opportunity to lead an organization that has strong financial reserves, an excellent staff, and a supportive board. JTA recently completed its long-range plan and is well-positioned for the future of transit with plans to expand and to reduce its carbon footprint. Come live and work in beautiful Jefferson County famous for its Victorian aesthetics and enjoy the best of both worlds — coastal living within easy reach of the majestic Olympic mountains.

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GMP Consultants is assisting the Jefferson Transit Authority with this search. Visit gmphr.com for a complete position profile, job description, and how to apply. Jefferson Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review: October 9, 2022. Open until filled.