Assistant Director of Transportation

City of Fresno | Fresno, CA

Posted Date 3/11/2019

Deadline: Apr 5 2019

Application Process If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, your resume and five references to: US Mail: Jeff Cardell, Personnel Services Director City of Fresno 2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030 Fresno, California 93721 Attn: Jeff Cardell, Personnel Services Director Filing Deadline: April 5, 2019 A select group of candidates will be invited to interview for this excellent opportunity.

The Transportation Department is comprised of over 500 employees in 8 divisions: Fresno Area Express (FAX), FAX Maintenance, Public Safety Fleet Maintenance, Fleet Management, Transportation Planning, Capital Projects, and Administration. The Fresno Area Express Division provides 17 fixed routes with a fleet of 112 buses and a peak of 98 buses in service. Paratransit demand response provides service 363 days a year. The Fleet Management Divisions provide comprehensive vehicle, equipment and supply services to the City departments and other entities. The Department has a FY2019 budget of $140 million ($58.6 million for FAX operations). A comprehensive capital asset and facilities assessment study is guiding the Department through a maintenance and replacement plan.

In February of 2018, the City completed construction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) which has increased service levels on our busiest transit routes. BRT represents an investment of over $56 million on a 15.7 mile transit line, connecting Blackstone and Kings Canyon/Ventura, both major corridors, to downtown Fresno. This continues the City’s commitment to revitalizing the City through smart and effective land use planning that improves the quality of life, not only for those major transit corridors, but all of Fresno. The 2035 General Plan provides that blueprint via a development code that provides more options for businesses and investments along transit corridors and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Assistant Director of Transportation assists in the planning, direction, organization and review of the assigned operations. In this at-will capacity the incumbent exercises judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of an assigned group of operating divisions. The Assistant Director is responsible for the oversight of daily operations and may, in the absence of the Director, assume those duties. In addition, the Assistant Director is responsible for tactical level planning related to strategic plans and policies and develops operational goals. Incumbents act as a technical advisor to the Director and the City Manager and attend meetings of the City Council, boards, commissions, and committees. The Assistant Director participates in the preparation and administration of the Department’s annual operating budget and works with the City Manager regarding current and anticipated City and departmental needs, prioritization of those needs, and the feasibility of alternative approaches to meeting them. The Assistant Director is expected to facilitate and coordinate activities with other departments within the City of Fresno, as well as outside agencies.

This Assistant Director will be responsible for the City’s Transportation Department’s Operations Division that includes transportation planning activities, FAX fixed route operations, and public relations. The Operations Division is the largest division in the Department with approximately 324 employees, including 260 bus operators. The selected incumbent will manage bus operators, transit supervisors, and managers who oversee the daily operations, planning and public relations as part of a $58.6 million dollar budget while providing safe and efficient operation of all FAX revenue vehicles. In addition, three Maintenance divisions are under the management of a second Assistant Director; those divisions being responsible for the maintenance of over 2,000 units including transit buses, refuse trucks, police vehicles, fire apparatus and a multitude of other equipment. Current projects include a major facilities upgrade project, bus stop amenities enhancements, electric bus procurement and various other improvements to the system and the Department’s facilities.

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