Grant Transit Authority (GTA) is a Public Transportation Benefit Area located in Grant County, Washington, covering the entire county. Being centrally located in the state, majestic mountains, shopping and numerous attractions are just a short drive away. Grant County is a leading agricultural and manufacturing area, and continues to experience tremendous growth, within family-friendly communities and small-town atmospheres. The county’s 95,000 residents enjoy 300 days of sunshine each year, more than 140 lakes and reservoirs, world-class fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, bird and wildlife watching, boating and water sports, and many spectacular golf courses. GTA is headquartered in the city of Moses Lake, which is the county’s largest city. The main attraction in Moses Lake is the lake that shares the city's name and many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities. The lake has 120 miles of shoreline, covering 6,500 acres, and is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state.
GTA operates under the direction of a ten-member board of directors and with 42 employees who support and provide Fixed-Route, Paratransit/Demand Response and Vanpool services throughout Grant County. GTA’s 2022 budget was $6 million. Although GTA is smaller in size, this transit agency provides a great deal of rural transportation service. With a total service area of 2,791 square miles, GTA fixed-route service operates over 1 million miles per year. Grant Transit Authority operates out of three locations, which include the Ephrata Transportation Center in Ephrata, an Operation’s Base in Moses Lake, and a Multimodal Transit Center in Moses Lake.
The General Manager will work under the Grant County Board of Directors to direct and oversee the efficient business and operations of the GTA system(s). The General Manager will represent GTA throughout the community, state and nationally. The ideal candidate will have a good foundation in all aspects of management, have the ability to work well with diverse populations, and is a positive visionary.
A bachelor's degree in transportation management, public administration and/or business administration or a closely related field, and 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of public transportation, labor relations, budget preparation and administration, grant writing, marketing and public relations is required, with 10 years being highly desirable. Candidates must have 5 years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience in transit operations, preferably in a union environment, which produced broad knowledge of operational policies and procedures, good performance and work history, and relevant leadership and decision-making skills. Any equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree, per board discretion.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Grant Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 5, 2023 (open until filled).
For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050.