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Executive Director

Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

Posted: June 29, 2022

Due: September 28, 2022

LAVTA provides Wheels fixed route and paratransit services in the Tri Valley area. Wheels was founded in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton and Alameda County to serve the community’s transit needs and interests. Its mission is to provide equal access to safe, customer-oriented, reliable, and affordable public transportation choices, increasing the mobility and improving the quality of life of those who live, work in, or visit the Tri Valley area. Wheels provides services through the support of federal, state and local funding, including Alameda County’s Measure B. It serves nearly 2 million customers a year and is governed by a seven member Board of Directors.
Under the general direction of the Board, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the transit authority. Among others as delineated in the Job Description, responsibilities include financial management; hiring and directing staff; and planning, organizing, and delivering the agency’s transit services. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and experienced transit professional who offers excellent technical, interpersonal, and communication skills, and who has a proven ability to work well with a policy board of elected officials. He or she must be knowledgeable about transit planning, contract management, financial/budget administration, and human resources management; be able to work with various partners and local, regional, state, and national agencies; have a personal and professional value system that embodies honesty, integrity, ethics, accountability and environmental/community stewardship; and be committed to customer service, open communication, and positive work relationships.
This position requires ten or more years of professional and/or management experience in public transit (preferably at the local or regional level) with at least three years of experience managing staff. A degree from an accredited college or university in business, public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, transportation/transit, or related fields is expected. (A master’s degree is desirable.)
This is an excellent career opportunity that offers attractive compensation, benefits, and relocation. For more details about the position and the area, please view our brochure. To be considered, select I’m interested, and upload a letter of interest, resume, salary expectations, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including each reference’s name, title, email, phone, and relationship to you.) LAVTA values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Thank you for your interest in an exciting career with LAVTA! For additional information on this position, contact KL2 Connects LLC’s Bob Babbitt at