NATURE OF WORK
This is responsible professional and administrative work assisting in the management and operational functions of the Department of Transportation.
Work involves assisting the director in planning, directing and coordinating public transportation activities. Position incumbent serves as the acting director in the absence of the director. Employee in this class supervises professional and administrative subordinates involved in department operations. Assignments are received from the director in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment within established policies and procedures. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.
Assists the director in developing and implementing policies, procedures, and programs; makes policy recommendations; develops program goals and objectives.
Plans, directs and supervises the activities of professional and administrative staff; coordinates department budgets, purchasing, personnel, and record keeping activities.
Participates in the preparation of comprehensive transit reports and special projects.
Directs all operational and maintenance activities of the fixed facilities which operate 24 hours a day.
Makes budgetary recommendations and coordinates the preparation of the department budget.
Assists in lobbying state and federal elected officials for continued transit funding.
Confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding transit operations; addresses public groups, attends professional meetings.
Serves as Acting Director in the absence of the director.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of public administration and alternative methods of providing public transportation.
Considerable knowledge of the applicable laws, regulations and procedures related to public transportation.
Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of organization, management, and administration.
Ability to plan, direct and supervise department operations and activities.
Ability to prepare and present budget and grant proposals.
Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in decision making.
Ability to establish effective communication for an around the clock operation, operating from multiple locations.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in public or business administration; six (6)years progressively responsible experience in public transportation, including two (2) years experience in the supervisory and administrative aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: Yes
Class Spec. Estab ./Revised: E 01/1991 R 05/2012