Manager, Transit Operations (Fixed Route) - Job Code #4337

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Manager, Transit Operations (Fixed Route) (Official Job Title: Manager III):  This is a professional, managerial position organizing, supervising and directing all components of the transit fixed routes operations for the Sarasota County Area Transit Authority (SCAT).


  • Supervises the day-to-day activities of the Fixed Route Transit Operations.  Fixed Route Transit Operations includes overseeing approximately 145 employees including bus operators, dispatchers, schedulers and supervisors, directing the coordination of daily transit services, participating in the compilation of data for regular and special reports or operations activities, and ensuring quality customer service.
  • Handles all human resources related activities including recruitment, selection and hiring of operations employees; training, development and team building of transit operations staff; performance management including employee relations issues and complaint resolutions in conjunction with HR and ensuring workplace diversity.
  • Maintains and monitors expenditures consistent with the adopted budget; provides assistance in developing the transit strategic business plans and operating and capital budgets.
  • Promotes, coordinates and administers safety programs that cover all aspects of the transit operations.  Oversees the investigation of accidents, complaints, and personnel related issues.
  • Responsible for program management, ensuring all Federal, State and Local regulations are met. 
  • Leads and implements special transit projects; coordinates with the planning group on capital projects and with the maintenance group on maintaining the current capital.  Prepares memorandums, agenda items, presentations (including PowerPoint) and able to make presentations to different Boards, Civic Associations and the general public.
  • Contract management of Siesta Key Trolley.
  • Supervises Transit Planning activities.


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation Management, Planning, Engineering, Business or related field and six (6) years of related transit experience OR A Master’s Degree in one of these areas with four (4) or more years of related experience.  Supervisory experience required.  Advanced professional certification highly desirable.  May consider substituting years of experience for the four (4) year degree.  A valid Driver’s License is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Leadership/Supervisory courses from a recognized transit institute.  Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class "B" with Passenger Endorsement preferred.

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