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General Manager

Company: First Transit
Location: Evanston
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

General Manager First Transit has been purchased by Transdev and will be the employer for this job posting. We are the leading integrator and operator of multiple modes of transportation. With a combined presence in 43 US states and DC and Puerto Rico, we have many growth opportunities! You can find additional job opportunities and locations directly at www.transdevNA.jobs . NOTE: The following position is for proposed new/future business within First Transit. Only candidates meeting the work experience requirements will be considered. First things First: Who are we? First Transit Inc. is a leading public transportation contracting and management services provider. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. About the Position Join the First Transit team as a General Manager in the Greater Chicago area. First Transit General Managers are committed to safety, customer service, and hands-on experience in all transportation business areas. The manager will initiate, develop, and maintain a successful contract relationship.

  • Handles all contractual services, including operations, administrative functions, and information systems, and provides oversight of safety, training, and maintenance departments as well.
  • Ensures compliance with all company procedures and policies.
  • Ensures services are provided within budget and action plans are developed and implemented to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Maintains company and contractual assets (vehicles, facilities, inventories, tools, and equipment).
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations (EPA, OSHA, DOT, ADA, and EEOC).
  • Analyze, prepare, and develops budgets and forecasts.
  • Assesses resource needs, problems, and trends and plans accordingly.
  • Provides and promotes effective communications with customers.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to develop location and company bench strength.
  • Establishes training goals and requirements for all personnel. Qualifications
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required/Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred.
    • Requires 5 years of recent and relevant direct experience managing all aspects of a para-transit and fixed-route service
    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, the functions and capabilities of Trapeze, all specialized software used in their respective area(s) of responsibility, and the telephone and mobile communications systems needed for operations; and
    • Knowledge of the geography and street network of the service area described herein in this RFP, including the locations and characteristics of major trip generators and transfer points.
    • Demonstrated ability to recruit and develop staff;
    • Evidence of building solid relationships with supervisors, peers, and subordinates;
    • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams; Successful track record in managing budgets and/or profit and loss responsibility;
      • Ability to interface with Pace directors, elected officials, and all levels of hourly and salaried employees, including senior management; and
      • Ability to obtain successful results without supervision.
      • Prior experience working with collective bargaining agreement
      • Computer literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Successful track record in managing budgets and/or P&L responsibility.
      • Must be a self-starter able to obtain successful results without supervision. First for a Reason Benefits We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. Diversity & Inclusion Because we're stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We're committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. Professional Advancement Start here. Go far. Thanks to our strong presence across North America, we believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit. Extensive Training Build skills and knowledge in safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. Community Service & Impact Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll have a positive impact on others. Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit! 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. #LI-BID_RE1

Keywords: First Transit, Evanston , General Manager, Executive , Evanston, Illinois

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