Come Grow With Colusa County!

The County of Colusa Public Works Department – Transit Division is recruiting for a Transit Manager.

If you are seeking career advancement within the field, Colusa County is looking for YOU!

Are you are a dedicated professional who is ready to make a difference in the community? Are you seeking work/life balance and ready to grow your career? Do you enjoy great benefits, competitive wages and opportunities for growth?

If so, come GROW with us and APPLY today!

There is one vacancy within the Public Works Department – Transit Division. This recruitment will be used to fill a current vacancy and establish an eligibility list to fill other openings without reposting.


To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate all aspects of the Transit system, maintenance shop and operations of transit vehicles for transporting of passengers operating under the rules and regulations of the Colusa County Transit Agency; to coordinate assigned activities with other county departments, divisions, and outside agencies; to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director.


Receives direction from the Executive Director.

Exercises general supervision over staff.

Exercises direct supervision over the Operations Supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES — Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff responsible for providing transit services in Colusa County.

Participate in the selection of transit staff; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.

Supervise maintenance and care of vehicles in accordance with rules and regulations of the California Highway Patrol and State of California.

Recommend goals and objectives and assist in their implementation; implement policies and procedures.

Participate in the preparation and administration of the Transit Agency budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures; prepare applications for various types of funding for the Transit Agency.

Reviews and recommends legislation affecting transit activities.

Responsible for acquisition and or replacement transit vehicles, including writing of vehicle specifications.

Meets with community organizations, City and County representatives or other public or private officials concerning changes in operation or suggested improvements to the transit system.

Investigates possible new or improved scheduling of bus routes.

Prepare various reports on operations and activities relating to Transit system including grant applications and reports for local, state, and federal officials. Review and revise all contracts as required.

Review performance indicators of the transit system and report directly to the Colusa County Transit Agency Board of Directors as required.

Directs the design and implementation of an effective employee safety and training program.

Create and maintain good personnel relations with fellow employees and the public at large.

Direct employee training and coordinate DMV driver testing of all employees as required by Class B license and CHP General Public Paratransit Vehicle regulations.

Perform related duties as required.


Knowledge of:

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Modern and complex principles and practices of transit management.

Operations, services, and activities of a transit services program.

Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Operation and maintenance of motor vehicles.

Motor vehicle laws relating to safe practices and operation of equipment.

Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment.

Applicable computer hardware and related software.

Principles and practices of budget development and administration.

Ability to:

Interpret and explain County transit polices and procedures.

Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate transit services.

Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.

Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Perform duties effectively and efficiently with courtesy and voluntary assistance to patrons.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during work.

Maintain accurate records.

Serve as a liaison between system and the systems governing body.

Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned personnel.

Market transit services and coordinate all public relations efforts.

Utilize computer software and operate a wide variety of office machines.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES – Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in transportation system operation, including two years of supervisory responsibility.


Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college with major course work in transportation management, public or business administration, or a related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.

License or Certificate: The following licenses and certificates are desirable but not required.

Possession of a valid Class 2/B California Driver’s License and Medical Certificate.

Possession of valid General Public Paratransit Vehicle (GPPV) certificate.

The County of Colusa is a general law county, nestled in the heart of the Sacramento Valley approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento and 100 miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a vibrant community rich in history and tradition, offering a wonderful environment in which to live, work and play. The County, with approximately 22,000 residents, includes two incorporated cities: Colusa, which is the county seat, and Williams. The local economy is largely agriculturally based, producing crops valued at more than $900 million each year and exporting farm commodities throughout the United States and to about seventy countries worldwide.

Colusa County’s residents enjoy the best of both worlds: ready access to major metropolitan areas while taking advantage of affordable housing associated with the area’s friendly, small town environment. The region is blessed with sweeping mountain vistas, open space, and clear skies.

Some County government business is still conducted within the beloved Antebellum court house which was built in 1861 and has operated continuously ever since. The County’s annual General Fund budget is approximately $35.7 million and the total budget is about $113.1 million. The workforce is comprised of 17 department heads and approximately 400 full-time equivalent positions. The County is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors, each of whom represents a district based on an equal representation of the County’s population. The Board of Supervisors serve as the legislative body for Colusa County and provide policy direction for all branches of County government including the County Administrative Officer. Each Board member is elected to a four- year term by the voters in their district.

Colusa County also offers many diverse outdoor recreational opportunities and is considered to be a sportsman’s paradise. Portions of five national protected areas are located within the county including: the Butte Sink Wildlife Refuge, Colusa National Wildlife Refuge, Delevan National Wildlife Refuge, Mendocino National Forest, and the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. Recreational opportunities such as hiking, bird watching, camping, and water sports abound. The Sacramento River, which meanders through the County, along with local lakes, offer world class fishing.

Established in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties created by the first state legislature , Colusa is centrally located approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento. Interstate 5 offers a north / south route through the county. Our location is approximately:
2.5 hours from Lake Tahoe
One hour from downtown Sacramento
Three hours from the Fort Bragg-Mendocino coastline
Two hours from San Francisco
Colusa County’s economy is based on agriculture and agricultural-related businesses. As you travel throughout the basin floor, you’ll see a variety of crops such as: alfalfa, almonds, Asian pears, beans, corn, cotton and rice.

Our country roads are lined with various natural and man-made waterways where you’ll see an abundance of wildlife, including, but not limited to: blue herons, cranes, deer, ducks, fox, geese, pheasants, possums, raccoons and swans.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and come work for Colusa County!
The County of Colusa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Colusa County encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.