Aug 02, 2019

Light Rail Operations Director

$114,348 - $160,044 yearly
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
Full time Drivers Management Transportation

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to direct the District's light rail vehicle operations.  This is accomplished by evaluating and supervising  operations personnel, creating and updating operating rules and procedures, preparing operating plans for expanded service, monitoring the application of labor agreements for work assignments, preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and developing and reviewing appropriate training programs. Other duties include performing administrative tasks.

 Examples of Duties:

  • Directs the light rail  operations department by evaluating and supervising transportation personnel, reviewing performance statistics, preparing division notices referencing operation practices, creating and updating operating rules/procedures, preparing an operating plan for expanded service, and developing training criteria.
  • Performs administrative duties by participating in contract negotiations for bargaining unit agreements, verifying employees are paid in accordance with labor agreements, interpreting labor agreements, preparing and monitoring budgets, reviewing expenditures, and developing and reviewing training programs. Attends meetings on a variety of topics involving other departments and agencies. 
  • Develops, implements and manages programs, policies, and procedures by setting annual goals and standards, measuring and reporting monthly progress, reviewing existing department policies and procedures, and developing needed plans and procedures for improvements.
  • Supervises personnel by developing the department's management team, overseeing department training and daily functioning, performing periodic performance evaluations, organizing and prioritizing department work, directing and empowering subordinate staff, and communicating effectively to the department.  Responds to, contains, and manages emergency situations 24/7.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field.  Knowledge is normally acquired through four (4) years of an accredited college or university resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management or a related field. 
Additional directly related experience beyond the minimum requirement may substitute for the required education based on the ratio of one and a half (1.5) years of experience for each (1) year of education.

Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public transportation, with four (4) years of experience in a rail operations or maintenance environment, and three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Certification & Other Requirements: Possession of a valid driver's license is required with the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class B driver's license. Obtain and maintain National Incident Management System (NIMS) training.

Candidates must submit an official DMV printout, dated August 1, 2019, or thereafter, at time of application in order to be considered. Only official DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. Online DMV printouts will not be accepted. 

Supplemental Information:

The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application and supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at
Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire, as outlined above, must be submitted online not later than Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  RT does not accept late applications and will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

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