The Position As part of Torrance Transit's management team, the Transit Operations Manager will enhance the Operations Division by maximizing efficiency and effectiveness to the overall day-to-day operation of the Transit Department; provide direction, effective communication and support to ensure safe, reliable and customer-focused transit services; and support collaborative capital projects, such as the future Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal and Service Expansion. This key position will provide leadership and maintain positive employee relations. The incumbent to this position will possess the skills to successfully communicate with transit staff and management, representatives from other departments, transportation and other government officials, business representatives and the general public.
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KEY PRIORITIES & OPPORTUNITIES Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal: The state-of-the-art, seven acre facility will serve as a multi-modal transportation hub for the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Construction began in the summer of 2018 and is estimated to last approximately, 12 to 14 months, the terminal is scheduled to open and begin serving the South Bay early 2020. The Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal will aid in regional efforts to alleviate congestion, reduce emission levels, reduce fuel consumption and coordinate public transportation services. The Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal is projected to be a certified gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Structure. Some of the highlights include (Current Green Business and Sustainability Industry (GBCI) approved items) the following:
Rapid 3 Bus Shelter Installation
Torrance to Florence Bus Line
The 405 Flyer
Electric Bus Pilot Study
South Bay Parking Management Plan
Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge and skills required is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration or related field; four years of progressively responsible professional experience which includes development, interpretation and implementation of administrative rules and regulations affecting departmental operations and personnel matters, oversight of procedures and systems; and at least one of the four years of experience must be in a lead or supervisory capacity. Specific and substantial experience, in addition to the four (4) years required, which prepares one to perform the job duties may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. Experience in a public transit agency is preferred. A valid Class C California driver's license is required upon hire.
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional attributes:
Professional experience in a public or private transit system;
Four years of experience in transit operations in a supervisory capacity;
Strong Team Player;
Innovative and goal-oriented;
Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
Accomplished project manager;
Strong administrative skills;
Adept in Labor Relations and Employee Relations;
Possession of a valid class B California driver's license is desirable.
Interested candidates are required to complete an on-line application to TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs with responses to the supplemental questionnaire and a resume that clearly demonstrates that qualifications have been met. Resumes must include start and end dates reported by month and year for each position held.
Application submission will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is filled. First review of applications will be those received by Friday, July 12, 2019.
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