HARRIS RAND LUSK

Chatham Area Transit

Chief Operating Officer

To Apply

The Chatham Area Transit is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.   To apply, submit a resume and cover letter and salary requirements in confidence to Christopher Boylan, cboylan@harrisrand.com or Richard Bacigalupo, rbacigalupo@harrisrand.com

 

Background
Chatham Area Transit (CAT), serving 1,300 stops in beautiful and historic downtown Savannah, GA, Chatham Co., and part of Garden City, provides over four million annual passenger trips with a fleet of 61 fixed-route buses, 32 paratransit vehicles, and 4 ferries, seeks a customer-focused, innovative, strategic thinker, and team player with proven transit operational management skills and a strong work ethic to serve as its next Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Position
This C-Suite position, reporting directly to the Executive Director/CEO, is responsible for managing day-to-day service delivery, maintenance, facilities, administration; policy & procedure review and analysis; and project oversight.  More specifically, the COO:

  • Serves as key advisor to the Executive Dir./CEO and Board of Directors, participates in/makes presentations, and reports to the Authority Board and Committees as the Chief Staff Liaison.
  • Establishes, reviews and monitors performance indicators from each operational department.
  • Reviews/updates rules, policies, & procedures for accuracy, consistency, and goal achievement.
  • Evaluates/recommends ways, including the use of emerging industry technologies and best practices, to enhance operational effectiveness, contain costs, and improve efficiency.
  • Develops and reviews annual and monthly departmental operating and capital budgets and sets goals, performance indicators and maintains compliance.
  • Provides direction and oversight for the development of rail, bus, marine and community bus services programs, vehicle requirements, operator programs, and maintenance requirements.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the CEO’s Executive Leadership Team to enhance the CAT’s reputation for excellence and develops a high-performance team with a focus on collaboration, mentoring, nurturing, and exceeding goals.
  • Serves as primary administrator of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), conducts union negotiations, grievance hearings, and ensures execution and adherence to CBA terms.
  • Provides oversight to succession planning and mentoring programs, employee relations and retention, ADA compliance, and labor relations.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-10 years of progressive management experience in public transportation operations, administration, and stewardship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, or related field. An equivalent combination of college course level work and experience may substitute.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with both internal staff and external stakeholders, as well as the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience as a change agent, with strong organizational, analytical and strategic thinking skills and demonstrated ability to create, implement, and maintain complex plans and translate them into goals and concrete methods and strategies.
  • A career track record that shows stability within an organization and the capacity to develop and nurture internal and external relationships that culminate in overall success.
  • Previous experience with legal and regulatory compliance, risk, ADA, civil rights/DBE and ethics.

Salary
Competitive, dependent on experience. Relocation for successful candidate.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CAT is an equal opportunity employer.

122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3605, New York, NY 10168