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Chief Operations Officer

Company: Careers In Government
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Full Time Transportation or Transit Executive

  • Phone: 4149373233
  • Apply By: Jun 30, 2024SummaryDepartment/Division: ExecutiveLocation: Administration BuildingFLSA Status: Exempt - Non-RepresentedThe Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is seeking a Chief Operations Officer (COO) to assist with the transit system's work towards enhancing the quality of life in Milwaukee County through great public service. MCTS connects our community with essential transit services in an endeavor to achieve racial equity and become the healthiest County in Wisconsin. COO candidates will have detailed knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of operating a large urban transit system, along with a deep understanding of mass transit strategies and the role of operations-related performance metrics. The successful candidate will have an ability to communicate complex concepts about objectives and achievements for multiple audiences: employees, labor unions, transit passengers, elected officials, and other stakeholders. In addition, experience evaluating talent, holding staff accountable for performance, and evaluating whether the right person is in the right seat will contribute to organizational success. Finally, a demonstratable commitment to racial equity with respect to employees and engagement with community members will be a key to success for the individual candidate and MCTS. -Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:The Chief Operations Officer serves as a member of the Executive Team and provides support and coordination across the Transportation and Maintenance departments. The direct reports of this position include the -Director of Transportation and the Director of Maintenance. The Chief Operations Officer provides strategic direction for these areas and ensures proper management staff and methods are in place to ensure company success. -This position is expected to identify and implement new approaches, optimize organizational effectiveness, and improve performance, safety, and teamwork continuously and consistently with the organization's mission, vision, and values. The Chief Operations Officer reports to the Vice President/Deputy Director.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Exercises broad management skills to ensure Company policy is complied with including proper interpretation of the Labor Agreements. -
    • Provides guidance and direction to department directors with respect to attainment of corporate objectives and promotes coordination among all departments with respect to cross-jurisdictional matters.
    • Communicates corporate strategic alignment to operations personnel.
    • Assists in creation, oversight, and monitoring of department budgets.
    • Improves and changes organization from reactive to proactive culture.
    • Develops, implements, and adjusts resources, training, data collection systems and procedures that support process improvement.
    • Communicates operational efforts, processes and goals to leadership and elected officials.
    • Acts as a member of the executive team to motivate employees across the organization to actively engage in work, develop potential and create a positive work environment.
    • Works with all levels of organization to achieve corporate goals.
    • Performs other duties as required.Job RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS:
      • Bachelor's degree in business, Public Administration or related field required. Master's degree preferred. Related work experience may be considered in lieu of the educational requirement.
      • Five (5) years of experience required in a related management role.
      • Experience in public transportation or similar government structure preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
        • Knowledge of FTA (Federal Transit Administration), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) laws and related public transit operations, trends and needs.
        • Knowledge of MCTS areas and departments.
        • Knowledge of local, state, and federal government funding programs as they relate to public transit.
        • Knowledge of organizational and management practices relating to risk management, procurement, policy development, budgeting, contract compliance, information technology and staff development.
        • Knowledge of financial principles.
        • Skilled in computer operations and spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software.
        • Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple stakeholders.
        • Ability to develop and execute company strategies to attain outcomes for set goals.
        • Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
        • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
        • Ability to work independently.Special InstructionsSubmit applications to - mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.Additional InformationDISCLAIMER STATEMENT:The above are general requirements that must be met for consideration. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of job qualifications or job duties.Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Address About Milwaukee County Transit System The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) innovates the way people across southeast Wisconsin get to work, school, medical appointments, entertainment and anywhere else they need to go. With a dedicated team of over 1,000 bus operators, mechanics and administrative staff, MCTS provides more than 17 million rides each year and generates a massive economic impact for the region.MCTS's paratransit program, commonly known as Transit Plus, is administered by MCTS staff. We contract with Transdev to provide ADA accessible van service to eligible paratransit riders.Covering 242 square miles across 19 municipalities, MCTS provides more than just transit infrastructure for Milwaukee County, it is critical to our regional economy.We would love your help in continuing to make MCTS truly special. If you are a team-player, committed to providing excellent customer service and dedicated to helping others, then we would love to have you as a part of our company.MCTS offers a competitive salary, a top tier health care plan and an excellent benefits package, including a pension.We're happy to answer any questions you may have! Email us at recruitment@mcts.orgBasic Function Under general supervision, to operate a school bus over designated rout...Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience High school diploma or gener...Traffic Electronics Tech I/II CITY OF ORLANDO, FL Description REPOST: PRIOR APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY Who We Are Orlando, The City...

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