Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

Director of Transportation

Posted: 09/05/2021

The City of Wilmington, Ohio, is seeking a full-time Director of Transportation for the City's transit Department.
General Description:
Under general direction, the Director of Transportation plans, develops, organizes, manages and administers the City’s Public Transportation Department including but not limited to the administration of ODOT transit programs, city wide transportation planning, marketing and grant administration.
  • Provides oversight and assistance to the Public Transportation Department; supervises the activities of the staff; evaluates routes, schedules, and general service operations; makes recommendations on service, improvements, and modifications; ensures associated scheduling, dispatching, and customer service systems are in place to support flexible and coordinated services; works with potential public and private‐sector organizations and transit stakeholders to develop partnerships to improve public transportation services; negotiates contracts with service providers and transit partners; develops and, upon approval oversees the transit service plan, including routes, service days, span of service and frequency; monitors service performance and ridership.
  • Represents the Department at meetings or related appointments as required; monitors and oversees transit operations contracts and grants; coordinates delivery of support services from other City and County departments; provides detailed reports of representation to the Director of Services and other City officials as required; develops and submits appropriation and upon approval administers department Operating and Capital Budgets; reviews and approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments; prepares budgets for ODOT and the City of Wilmington; performs monthly, quarterly and annual close-outs for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger;  prepares ODOT 5311 quarterly reports; prepares and submits regulatory reports as required (e.g., Elderly and Disabled, Americans with Disabilities, etc.); develops, updates and maintains an annual Disadvantaged Business Program.
  • Develops transit policies and procedures; formulates vision and strategy to ensure the city is meeting the community’s transportation needs to include public transit and all other means of transportation; Implements changes to ensure the most effective and cost efficient operation; investigates complaints received from the general public; develops and implements procedures for the handling of passenger complaints, service emergencies, employee attendance and related issues; prepares written materials, correspondence, notices and reports; ensures effective performance and consistent operating practices; reviews performance statistics; reviews and updates operating rules/procedures; prepares operating plan for service, including the introduction of scheduling, dispatching, communications and customer service systems; identifies training needs; develops appropriate training programs and reviews program success; determines if required training satisfies mandated regulations and customer needs; conducts employee performance reviews and administers disciplinary action when warranted; approves time off and vacation schedules and payroll processing.
  • Ensures compliance with rules, regulations and requirements of grant funding and grant monitoring agencies; participates in the preparation of state and federal grant applications; prepares progress reports and grant audit compliance reports.
  • Two year degree from an accredited college or university or with major course work in accounting, government or public administration or related field; Ten (10) years progressive experience with increasing levels of responsibility; demonstrated ability to supervise and work in a high paced, multi-task environment; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver's license and must remain insurable under the City's vehicle insurance plan. 
The pay for this position is consistent with the City's approved pay plan; this position is in grade 20 of the pay plan, which starts at $63,315.20 annually.
The City of Wilmington is an equal opportunity employer. To request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Wilmington Department of Human Resources via email at HR@wilmingtonoh.org or phone (937) 382-9094.  Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.