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Director of Light Rail Operations

Company: MTA Maryland
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Job Description:

The Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) is seeking a Director of Light Rail Operations. The right leader will be responsible for providing overall leadership of Light Rail Operations in formulating and achieving public transportation goals and objectives.The Director of Light Rail Operations impacts the MTA's organizational success by:Provides overall leadership of Light Rail Operations and responsible for formulating and achieving public transportation objectivesDevelops and implements short-range and long-range goals, strategic and business plansFormulates and recommends operating policies and procedures or changes in existing policy and proceduresEnsures coordination and cooperation of services among assigned departments--Participates in various committees and task forcesCoordinates the work of divisions within the departmentCoordinates departmental activities with outside agenciesParticipates in contract negotiations, administration of the collective bargaining agreements, grievance investigations and arbitration proceedingsEnsures the Light Rail system follows the safety standards and maintains accountability for all safety performance measures for the agency and subordinate employeesApproves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessaryThe Director of Light Rail Operations contributes to short-term and long-term planning to ensure that the MTA can manage assigned rail operating resource and capital assets and respond to operational issues and meet program and safety compliance objectives to provide safe and efficient customer service and to support a diverse customer base throughout Maryland.QualificationsEducation & Experience:----Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.--Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in administrative or professional work. Three (3) years of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.--* Experience should include at least nine (9) years in a middle management or higher-level capacity managing in a public or private sector urban rail transit agency and/or experience in a large transit operations or transit property.--The ideal candidate will be a successful team-builder and change agent, with at least nine (9) years Rail transit experience, including program management, service contract compliance, scheduling software, and experience in a unionized setting.--He/she will be thoroughly abreast of the transportation/transit trends, transit initiatives, and emerging transit projects globally, nationally and within the local communities.--The focus is on a leader with experience in organizational turnaround and program expansion within the public sector.*This statement contains a Selective Qualification, which is more focused in scope than the Preferred Qualifications for this classification. Selective Qualifications are utilized when the position requires specific or bona-fide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skills, or abilities).Notes:------------1.--Additional experience in administrative or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.2.--Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-to-year basis for the required general experience.3.--Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

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