Job post

Transit Director

City of Ames
Salary Range: 
$95,769 – $148,646

The City of Ames, Iowa, is seeking dynamic candidates for Transit Director. This position reports to the CyRide Board of Trustees, and will be a member of the City’s Executive Leadership team. Cyride is the city bus system for Ames, Iowa. It is a collaboration between the City of Ames, Iowa State University (ISU), and ISU’s Student Government. Under the administrative direction of the Transit Board, the Director plans, directs, coordinates, and assures the efficiency of all fiscal, operational, maintenance, and personnel activities for the municipal transit system (CyRide), and performs related work as required. Administratively, CyRide falls under the City’s financial policies and human resource policies and all employees (including the director) are considered to be a city employee.

The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in transportation or a related field and five (5) years of public sector management experience at least two of which are with a transit system. Considerable knowledge of state and federal regulations affecting public transportation systems is required. Prior join City/University transit experience and assets management systems experience is preferred. The salary range for this position is $95,769 – $148,646 depending on qualifications and experience.

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For more information on this position contact: Kurt Hodgen, Senior Vice President Strategic Government Resources 540-820-0531