Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for providing optimum levels of transit service to the Champaign-Urbana area through planning and monitoring the route system, coordinating maintenance needs, managing operations, maintaining all facilities, and recommending policy changes based on available data. The COO oversees the Service Delivery department. Functions within the Service Delivery department are: operations, maintenance, and facilities. The COO serves in the place of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief of Staff (CoS), in coordination with the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), as needed. The COO will serve as the District’s personnel officer in the CAO’s absence. It is also the responsibility of the COO to establish and maintain strong local intergovernmental relationships. The COO operates in coordination with and under the direction of the CoS. The ideal candidate possesses a strong understanding of public transportation policies and procedures.

Education Requirements

BA/BS in Public Administration, Transportation, Urban Planning, Business Administration, or a related field; including a broad course work background

Experience Requirements

Seven years of experience in progressively responsible positions in public transportation

Specific training and/or extensive experience in personnel management, preferably in a senior management position

Other Information

Candidates for this position must pass a pre-employment drug screen and physical. The employee will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment and is required to comply with MTD’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.

Submit cover letter and resume to Beth Brunk, Executive Assistant – hiring@mtd.org

Closing date March 8, 2019 at 5:00p (CST)

As with all MTD positions, candidates for this position must pass a drug test. The MTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply for position at Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 1101 East University Avenue in Urbana. No phone inquiries please.