Overview

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, GA seeks candidates for the position of Transit Director. The purpose of this position is to manage and direct the Unified Government’s transit system and oversee operations, maintenance and administration. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: directing and supervising the overall personnel, planning, administration, operation, contracts, projects, and budget of the transit department and perform additional tasks as assigned.

First review of applications on February 14, 2024

REPORTS TO: Athens-Clarke County Manager
FLSA STATUS: Exempt – Executive
CLASSIFICATION: Regular Non-Merit; Serves at the discretion of the Athens-Clarke County Manager
PAY GRADE: 132; salary range DOQ
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes – CDL – Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance

Purpose of Job
The purpose of this position is to manage and direct the Unified Government’s transit system and oversee operations, maintenance and administration. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: directing and supervising the overall personnel, planning, administration, operation, contracts, projects, and budget of the transit department and perform additional tasks as assigned.

Responsibilities

Job Related Requirements
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; some evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required.

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC’s safe driving policy.

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.

To apply, complete our online application. You may attach your resume, cover letter and any other supporting materials to the online application.
Please do not forward a resume in lieu of the application.

Requirements

Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Bachelor’s degree in transportation or public administration or related field;

Five years of public transit operations or public administration experience required;

Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Four years of supervisory experience is required.

Must possess a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License.

Additional Information

We hope you will take time to explore this opportunity to join a highly professional local government organization and a progressive, vibrant community in the heart of sunny Northeast Georgia just 65 miles from Atlanta. Home of the University of Georgia, Athens is nationally-recognized for its high quality of life, state-of-the-art educational opportunities, endless outdoor recreation, and cultural amenities such as arts, entertainment, music, and food.

If this opportunity is for you, we invite you to apply, or to pass on this information to others who might find this position of interest.