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General Manager

Company: First Transit
Location: Lynchburg
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

General Manager

Join the First Transit team as a General Manager and initiate, develop, and maintain a successful contract relationship. First Transit General Managers are committed to safety, customer service and have hands experience in all areas of the transportation business.

First Transit is proud to offer:

  • Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence all across North America
  • A comprehensive benefit package, paid holidays & vacation, medical & dental, 401 (k) savings plan
  • A great work environment

Job Scope: 

Overall leadership and management of the transit system including but not limited to: route planning, fiscal planning and adherence, maintenance planning and management, labor relations, grants and project management, and personnel management.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Accepts all responsibility for the system and ensures the system remains functional at all times, in accordance with the contract.
  • Develops and reviews requirements and standards for operations, maintenance, and administration.
  • Complies with Federal, State and Corporate reporting requirements.
  • Works with all managers to ensure their departments are are operating at acceptable levels and conditions.
  • Prepares, recommends and monitors/complies with annual budget.
  • Enforces adherence to Company standards of quality and performance.
  • Motivates, leads, trains and develops exempt and non-exempt employees, both bargained and non-bargained.
  • Monitors and oversees the system Safety Program.
  • Provides operating, financial, and project management reports and statistics for the client.
  • Manages labor relations.

Minimum Education & Certifications Required:      

  • Minimum 5 years in transit management with increasing responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, transportation or related fields strongly preferred

Experience & Skills Required:      

  • Budget planning, route planning, labor relations, inventory control, experience in procurement and bidding processes, payroll management, scheduling system management, safety, training and risk management.
  • Experience managing in a union environment is a must.
  • Ability to blend business sense with common sense in the decision-making process
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must have evidence of building solid relationships with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams.
  • Successful track record in managing budgets and/or P&L responsibility.
  • Proven ability to effectively and professionally interface with using agencies, directors, federal, state and local elected officials, operators, and all levels of hourly and salaried employees, including senior management.
  • Must be a self-starter able to obtain successful results without supervision.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions (include amount of travel):    

Incumbent must be able to move about the office and between floors; utilize standard office equipment; access filing system/cabinets; and communicate effectively and efficiently in person or by telephone.

Ability to lift 40+ pounds regularly, must work in inclement weather conditions, repetitive sitting, standing, bending, must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time, must be able to travel throughout the State when required.

First Transit is a leading provider of transportation contract and management services, moving more than 350 million passengers annually. First Transit employs more than 19,500 dedicated transit professionals through fixed-route, paratransit, college/airport shuttle services and rail operations at more than 300 locations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. With a dedication to safety and outstanding customer service, First Transit sets itself apart from other providers in the industry.

Become a part of our team - Apply today!

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

Keywords: First Transit, Lynchburg , General Manager, Other , Lynchburg, Virginia

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