It's kind of hard to describe the great things happening here at TriMet without sounding like a commercial. But it's hard to not describe the growth, career opportunities and new technologies at the transit agency named #1 in the country! And this Manager of Bus Operations role will be in the midst of some of the cool things happening here.
TriMet already has the Hop Fastpass electronic fare system in place, with which you can use your phone (or a Hop card) to pay for your trip! And we are adding almost a bus a week to our fleet for the next five years! But this role will be part of some pretty interesting developments. This role will manage all Bus Operations in our Merlo Garage, through the over 300 people under their responsibility. This facility is going to handle our cutting-edge Electric Bus pilot program! And on the calendar, is an extensive renovation for this location as well.
The right person for this role will need to understand what running an operation like ours is like, managing people, union relationships, safety and efficiencies. But this person will need to be open to serious professional growth as well. You should be open to learning the rail side of transit in order to be able to serve the agency and the people of the city more effectively. We want someone who wants to grow their career! We are very open to an accomplished Assistant Manager who has the drive and enthusiasm to tackle more responsibility in a move to this Manager role.
The role does demand some things. You should have a degree, ideally in a transit or public-service related major. And you need to have at least 3 years as an assistant manager in Field Operations, Command Center or Transportation management, with those 3+ years as part of at least 8 years total in that kind of work. You will be capable in all of the software used in today's business world, but also be able to attain and/or maintain your Commercial Driver's License.
Does tackling a role like this in the best transit agency in the country sound like a great chance for you? Are you eager to get your hands on a large, and still growing operation, and taking it to the next level? Then we want to hear from you!
To learn more and apply, please go to https://trimet.org/careers
Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. And be encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.
Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and submit supporting documentation with your application by the closing date of this recruitment. Documentation must be attached to your application.
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making the Portland area a better place to live.