OPERATIONS MANAGER – Filing Deadline October 13, 2023

Operations Manager

El Dorado County Transit Authority (El Dorado Transit) is accepting applications for Operations Manager. El Dorado Transit, based 50 miles east of Sacramento, provides directly operated rural and urban fixed route, commuter and paratransit public transportation.

The Operations Manager position is responsible for El Dorado Transit’s passenger services operations, maintenance, dispatch, safety and customer service functions, and for ensuring that the services provided comply with established and mandated service standards and requirements with particular emphasis on the highest level of safety provided to the public and staff.

$7,579.07 – $10,156.68 Monthly
$43.73 – $58.60 (Step 1 – Step 7)

Opening Date:
September 13, 2023

Filing Deadline:
Friday, October 13, 2023, 4:00 PM

Diamond Springs, CA

Education and Experience Requirements:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in transportation management or logistics, business administration, public administration or a related field, and six (6)years’ increasingly responsible professional transit program experience, including two (2) years in a management capacity.

Please see the bottom of this page for a complete job description.

El Dorado County is rich in diverse communities, activities and the agricultural resources. Located in northern California, the county encompasses 1,805 square miles of rolling hills and mountainous terrain. El Dorado County Transit Authority provides public transportation on the western slope of El Dorado County under the authority of a Joint Powers Agreement between the County of El Dorado and the City of Placerville. US Highway 50 is the primary transportation corridor throughout the county and beyond. The climate, geography, agriculture, recreation and historical richness make it a highly acclaimed destination and an outstanding place to work and live.

Mission Statement

To provide effective public transit, coordinate transit services, reduce vehicle miles traveled on the Western Slope of El Dorado County, and actively support reducing emissions to improve air quality.

The Ideal Candidate

The Operations Manager serves as a strategic role in the day-to day operations of transit services. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational and communications skills and be committed to delivering outstanding service to our passengers.

A successful candidate will direct, plan and manage El Dorado Transit’s passenger services; coordinating transit operations with those of other El Dorado Transit departments and public agencies. This position will serve as a member of the management negotiating team and will play a critical role in maintaining positive labor relations between management and union members including administering labor agreements, addressing grievances and fostering a collaborative working environment.

How to Apply

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume as well as answers to the following supplemental questions, not exceeding two pages:

1. Please explain in detail your experience with executive level management of a transit operation including size and type of the organization (e.g., contract and/or directly operated, rural and/or urban, etc.), types of transit services overseen, numbers and levels of staff directly supervised, duties and responsibilities for regulatory compliance and personnel matters/discipline.

2. Please describe significant roles you’ve held and/or examples of projects you’ve managed within your organization(s) related to the following duties:

  • Scheduling (i.e., run-cutting/bid route development)
  • Organized labor relations
  • Operational policies and procedures development

3. Please describe any relevant education, training, and/or professional development programs you’ve completed that should be considered in our evaluation of your qualifications for the Operations Manager position.

Application Process

Please submit cover letter with resume and supplemental questions to:

Maria Harris, Human Resources Manager
6565 Commerce Way
Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Phone: 530-642-5383 ext. 209 Fax: 530-622-2877

Email: mharris@eldoradotransit.com

This recruitment closes on October 13, 2023, 4:00 PM

Compensation and Benefits

The monthly salary range for the Planning & Marketing Manager is: $7,579.07 – $10,156.68; 7 Steps

Management benefit package includes:

California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); employee contribution required.

Health, dental, vision and life insurance programs provided. Employee contributions may be required depending on programs selected.
Optional Benefit Plan – $6,000 agency paid

Leave Allowance
Vacation and sick leave benefits provided

12 holidays observed and 2 Floating Holidays

80 hours Management Leave

Join our team and help us shape the future of public transportation in El Dorado County. Make a difference in the lives of our community members and contribute to a sustainable and accessible transportation system.

Download the full Job Description and Supplemental Questionnaire

Operations Manager Job Announcement