The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package; 100% major medical premium paid for employee with a choice of State of New Mexico Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lovelace or Presbyterian, State of New Mexico Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) Retirement, personal leave and holiday pay, employee development and training programs and much more!
Job Title: Transit Superintendent
Transit/Public Works Department
Classification: FLSA- Exempt
Salary: $34,673.60 - $36,795.20 D.O.E.
Opening Date: October 08, 2013
Closing Date: Opened until filled
Performs a variety of administrative and first-line supervisory duties related to planning, organizing, directing and coordinating day-to-day public transit system for the Town of Taos.
Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Director.
Provides close supervision to general supervision to Transit Drivers II, I, Administrative Assistant and Transit Mechanic
Administrative Duties: Supervises division personnel; implements department policy and rules; conducts interviews, evaluates employee performance; disciplines as necessary; organizes and conducts division meetings and training; prepares work assignments.
Prepares division budget; makes projections of division needs related to personnel, equipment and materials; predicts growth on existing systems, analyzes costs; formulates and implements plans for services and orderly development; requisitions for the purchase of supplies and materials used in the transit and recycling operations.
Transit Duties: Performs a variety of administrative activities associated with managing the Town’s transit operations, including preparing Federal grant applications and associated reports, developing/revising policies and procedures, compiling/analyzing service/schedule adjustment related information, and evaluating the performance of the system; administers all contracts for goods/services, including the purchase and maintenance of rolling stock; prepares/monitors the operating budget.
Oversees the preparation of/prepares a variety of transit marketing materials, including press releases, newspaper ads, window notices/flyers, system maps, and service brochures; approves specifications and bid documents for printing of promotional materials and schedules; approves final copies of materials to be printed; speaks to service organizations and community/civic groups to promote increased system usage and explain the system’s services and routes.
Monitors State and Federal legislation to identify new legislation and other changes that may impact the Transit operations; informs the Town Manager and Town Council and other top Town management of the potential impact of changes/potential changes in State and Federal statutes regulating public transportation/transit systems; meets with customers to identify and resolve problems/complaints regarding operations, routes and other matters.
Supervises, plans. schedules, monitors, adjusts and coordinates the transit operators and service of transit vehicles for the primary purpose of transporting passengers in a safe, courteous, and timely manner; administers and oversees transit training and investigations and ensures prompt and professional responses for all customer complaints involving transit operations.
Serves as Transit’s point of contact in regards to the FTA Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Program administered by the NMDOT Transit Bureau, transports or assigns staff to transport employees to transit runs and testing facilities; and responds during the event of an accident.
Oversees and coordinates all special events; investigates, reviews and documents all incidents and accidents; administers and coordinates training and all license and certification compliancy for all transit operators which includes classroom training, behind the wheel skills, proper pre-trip and post-trip bus inspections; proper bus cleaning techniques and procedures; proper accident procedures and prevention techniques; and new hire orientation training and evaluations.
Assists the Public Works Director in route planning and adjustments and the development of policies and procedures for transit operations; ensures that all transit operators adhere to all federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; assists, monitors and oversees special re-routing due to such things as road closures by weather, street construction, and traffic accidents; oversees and monitors the preparation of the daily and weekly work schedule to assure adequate coverage of all routes and systems.
Performs field supervisory duties such as investigating incidents, checking on time transit performance, ensuring transit operators are properly uniformed, certifying route adherence, improving transit performance; and ensuring that fleet maintenance being accomplished.
Oversees, compiles and produces written reports on a regular basis for items such as transit operator performance evaluations, incident reports, accident reports, defect reports, mileage reports, route changing notifications, passenger exchanges and equipment failure notifications.
Understands and observes all traffic laws and County State and Federal policies and procedures in regards to transit operations; responds to emergency situations involving passengers, the public or transit vehicles for the purpose of maintaining public safety during incidents, evacuations or other emergency situations.
Serves as Transit Dispatcher or Transit Operator during staff shortages, incidents or emergencies. Operates standard vehicle equipment, dispatch equipment and various other equipment such as passenger lifts, fare boxes, electronic signs, rear lifts, radios and GPS system.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from college with an associate degree in public administration, transportation planning, or closely related field; AND Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a field directly related to above duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of State and Federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines regarding public transportation services; Town of Taos code of ordinances; day-to-day operating principles and practices of public administration, including program development/evaluation, budgeting, report writing, and employee training and supervision; general principles and practices of contract administration, including specification development, bid evaluation, and performance auditing; grant writing principles, practices and techniques. Working knowledge of computer operations and applications including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs; traffic laws, ordinances and regulations involved in motor vehicle operation and passenger transportation responsibilities..
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with top management level City officials, State and Federal Transportation officials, and the public; the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.
Ability to successfully learn the geography of Taos County the locations of important buildings and the street system; direct the work of others; understand and interpret complex laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; plan, organize, and direct the affairs and operations of a crew engaged in a variety of operations and maintenance projects; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; visualize completed projects in planning stages and estimate the end results prepare and monitor grants and contracts estimate quantity of materials accurately; maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of outside vendors, town personnel and other town and state agencies.
Must possess a valid state of New Mexico Commercial Driver’s license (w/P endorsement) or obtain within 1 year. Must obtain basic first aid, CPR and defensive driving certifications within three (3) months of employment. Must pass an initial mandatory drug and alcohol screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening. Must successfully complete an approved Bus Operator’s and Paratransit Training certification course or equivalent with six (6) months of employment. Must respond when called out for emergency situations. When contacted, must report to work unless there are special non-recurring circumstances, regardless of location of residence.
If you feel that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position and that you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Transit Division/Public Works Department please submit a completed Town of Taos application form to: Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino De La Placita Taos, NM 87571. Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications; however you may attach your resume to your completed Town of Taos application form. Applications and attachments become official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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