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Deputy CEO, Operations

Company: WTS International
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Overview The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), which operates accessible fixed-route bus, commuter, demand-response, vanpool and airport service in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area -- home of the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College, seeks an experienced transportation professional to serve as Deputy CEO, Operations (DCEO/O). TheRide's over 124 buses, paratransit and service vehicles, 270 employees, $54M operating and $16M capital budgets support 29 routes carrying over 6.6 million/yr to over 1,200 stops. As part of the AAATA's Executive Team, and reporting directly to the CEO, the DCEO/O will manage the Operations division: Bus Operations, Fleet Services, and Facilities Services, overseeing every aspect of service delivery and maintenance, and all associated resources. S/he will provide leadership and oversight to ensure that appropriate processes, procedures and systems are in place so TheRide can make informed decisions, to achieve its goals and run efficiently. S/he must think strategically and develop a high-performance team that ensures service meets the highest standards of safety, customer satisfaction, efficiency, and excellence. S/he will be attuned to emerging technologies and industry developments to keep TheRIde at the forefront of operational excellence and service delivery. Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in operations, logistics, Business or Public Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible leadership roles in operations in a public transit agency, government, or similar environment.
  • Experience with Federal Transit Administration programs and requirements strongly desired.
    • Considerable knowledge in preparation, development and administration of short- and long-range, strategic operational plans, and comprehensive reports and documents. Ability to analyze, recommend, and implement solutions to complex operational problems and issues.
      • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, Board members and the public. Salary Competitive, dependent on experience. Equal Employment Opportunity AAATA is an equal opportunity employer. Further Information and/or to Apply For a more extensive Job Description, visit and click on "Current Searches," or to apply, send resume & salary requirements to: Christopher Boylan, Director, Transportation & Infrastructure Practice, Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search: , or Richard Bacigalupo:

Keywords: WTS International, Ann Arbor , Deputy CEO, Operations, Executive , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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