ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION (RIOC)
TITLE: Director of Transportation
POSITION TYPE: Full time, Regular
SALARY RANGE: $110 - $120K/Annually
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) is a New York State Public Authority with the responsibility for the development, maintenance and safety of Roosevelt Island, NY. Located in the East River, between Manhattan and Queens counties, Roosevelt Island is a vibrant community with residential apartment buildings, commercial spaces and community and recreational areas.
RIOC is searching for an experienced Transportation Director for its Bus Operations, Motorpool and other transportation related facilities or operations. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Transportation will be responsible for managing the overall department which includes two major functional areas, Bus Operations and Motorpool.
- Develop comprehensive plans, strategies and approaches that will address the Island’s various transportation needs
- Manage activities related to dispatching, routing, and tracking Island transportation Red Buses, services and administrative vehicles.
- Plan, organize and manage the work of subordinate staff to ensure that the work is accomplished in a manner consistent with organizational requirements.
- Investigate, verify and resolve customer complaints.
- Collaborate with other Department Directors in order to formulate and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
- Develop and implement operational and work schedules.
- Monitor operations to ensure that staff members comply with administrative policies and procedures, safety rules, union contracts, and government regulations.
- Promote safe work activities by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings, and meeting with individual staff members.
- Develop criteria, application instructions, procedural manuals, and contracts for federal and state public transportation programs.
- Monitor spending to ensure that expenses are consistent with approved budgets.
- Oversee vehicle preventive maintenance programs and activities for the purpose of ensuring that vehicles are maintained in a safe and effective operating condition
- Conduct investigations in cooperation with government agencies to determine causes of transportation accidents and to improve safety procedures.
- Analyze expenditures and other financial information in order to develop plans, policies, and budgets for improving services and performance.
- Negotiate and authorize contracts with equipment and material suppliers, and monitor contract fulfillment.
- Set operational policies and standards, including determination of safety procedures for the handling of dangerous goods, materials, or equipment.
- Recommend or authorize capital expenditures for acquisition of new equipment or property in order to increase efficiency and services of the department.
- Prepare policy recommendations, such as proposed bus fare increases, staffing plans or schedule changes.
- Conduct employee training sessions on subjects such as safe driving, customer service, hazardous material handling, employee orientation, quality improvements and computer use.
- Participate in union contract negotiations and settlements of grievances.
- Provide administrative and technical assistance to those receiving transportation-related grants.
- Manage procurement process, including equipment research and testing, vendor contracts, and requisition approval.
- Present information for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback, and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
- Respond to emergency situations during and after standard working hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
- Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the department.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university and three (3) years of full-time satisfactory professional supervisory experience in operations or;
- A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by the State’s Department of Education or recognized accrediting organization and five (5) years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1” above; or
- A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Graduate study in the field of business o public administration, or other related fields may be substituted for up to one (1) year of required experience on the basis of thirty (30) credits equaling one (1) year of experience. Graduation from an accredited school may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience. However, all candidates must have at east five (5) years of experience as described above.
- Minimum of eight (5) years of supervisory/management experience with heavy-duty diesel vehicle maintenance.
- Twelve (12) years of Public Transportation experience.
- Should be familiar with reading, wiring diagrams, and service manuals.
REQUIRED SKILLS, LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
- Must possess a 19-A Examiner Certification.
- Underground Storage Tanks Class A/B Operator Certification from the Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Must possess a valid Class B New York Driver License (with Passenger Transport Endorsement) with a clean record.
What we offer:
· Comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, vacation time, sick and personal time, medical, dental and vision insurance, and participation in the New York State and Local Retirement System.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to: HRstaffing@rioc.ny.gov subject line should read “Director of Transportation”.
Roosevelt Island, located between Manhattan and Queens in the East River, has a long and storied history. Most recently, it went by the name Welfare Island, and hosted farmland, a penitentiary, an asylum, and a smallpox hospital (among other institutions). Roosevelt Island was redeveloped in 1969 as a planned, mixed-income community, specially designed to be ADA-accessible.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) is a New York Public Authority, created as a public benefit corporation to plan, operate, maintain, and manage Roosevelt Island. We provide many vital services, from street cleaning to landmark preservation, Public Safety, and inter-agency partnerships. For more about our responsibilities and mission, visit us at rioc.ny.gov or facebook.com/RIOCny.
RIOC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RIOC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.