Innovate the way VTA moves. Join our team as our Deputy Director, Transit Maintenance. Your skills will motivate and lead the team that keeps Santa Clara County rolling.
The Deputy Director, Transit Maintenance manages and directs all maintenance units and programs in the Operations Division.
This is an At-Will Executive Management position which serves at the discretion of the General Manager. The incumbent is responsible for directing all rail and bus maintenance functions of the agency, its maintenance facilities and materials control, including Overhaul and Repair, Light Rail, Way, Power and Signal, Maintenance Engineering, Quality Assurance, Warranty Administration, Vehicle, Facility and Rail Engineering, Light Rail Equipment Maintenance, and Transit Maintenance.
Classification Bargaining Unit: Non-represented
Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, controls and manages Transit Maintenance;
Selects, supervises, trains, motivates, assigns, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines staff;
Provides guidance and direction in managing fleet maintenance functions (gasoline, diesel, and hybrid) and controls quality of fleet maintenance through ongoing use of vehicle maintenance information systems; vehicle fleets including transit buses, light rail, supervisory/support vehicles, community transportation, and maintenance vehicles;
Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the annual budget; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing equipment, materials and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary;
Manages and supervises staff activities to ensure reliable maintenance, preventive maintenance inspections, and servicing of bus, rail, and service equipment;
Represents the Agency at meetings with the Board of Directors, other boards and commissions, Agency and other officials, employee organizations, and public and private organizations;
Ensures that maintenance facilities are operational;
Directs the procurement, maintenance, and disposal of vehicles and service equipment;
Assists the Director, Transit Operations in developing and implementing policies and procedures;
Analyzes and evaluates complex problems; recommends and implements effective solutions;
Reviews state and federal laws, proposed legislation and regulations pertaining to vehicle operation, maintenance and environmental requirements and reports on impact;
Directs the Transit Maintenance fiscal management system and ensures its effective functioning;
Directs formulation of new vehicle and facilities specifications;
Directs Transit Maintenance management information systems;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Assures compliance with Agency policies and procedures regarding equal employment opportunity and discrimination and harassment prevention;
Performs other related duties as required.
Considerable increasingly responsible experience in a large public transportation organization which demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to a graduating from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in a technical, engineering, or administrative field, and extensive increasingly responsible experience managing a maintenance program for a large transportation organization.
Attainment of experience in a large public transportation organization is required.
State and federal laws governing maintenance of public transit systems;
Principles and practices of organization, administration, supervision, budgeting, and personnel management of a public transportation agency;
The goals and purposes of a public transit system;
Theory of gasoline, diesel and hybrid engine operation, maintenance, preventive maintenance inspection, and servicing;
Hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems of heavy equipment and theories and principles of lubrication repair and maintenance of equipment;
Public agency procurement procedures and contract administration;
Industrial safety and operating rules and regulations as applied to a public transit system;
Typical provisions found in public transit labor agreements.
Effectively plan, organize, staff, coordinate, direct, control, and manage the Transit Maintenance Section;
Manage and supervise staff activities to ensure reliable maintenance, preventive maintenance inspections, and servicing of bus, rail, and service equipment;
Plan, organize, direct, implement, and evaluate the programs, plans, and achievement of Agency goals and objectives;
Represent the Agency at meetings with the Board of Directors and other officials, employee organizations, and public and private organizations;
Promote and maintain good community relations and communicate effectively with employee organizations, members and staff of boards and commissions, employees, and others contacted in the course of the work;
Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing;
Take initiative, reason logically and be creative in developing and introducing new ideas;
Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend and implement alternative solutions to complex issues and problems;
Analyze and resolve complex maintenance problems;
Effectively use all resources required to manage the work unit;
Select, supervise, train, motivate, assign, evaluate, counsel and discipline staff within a union environment;
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