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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 5, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary RangeThe preferred hiring range for this position is between $92,108.00 - $115,260.61 Annually.


Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Note: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of “Continuous.” If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. Applications may no longer be considered once a candidate to fill the position is identified. This job announcement will close when the position(s) have been filled and may close at any time.

The Assistant Director of Transit (Operations) is responsible for the direct management of multiple departmental functions and transit-wide operations. This includes all of Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) daily operations, including Bus Operations, Micro-transit, Radio Communications, and Fare Collection Systems. Working independently, manages Divisional business functions, supports systems and operational capabilities, using strategic management techniques.

TO APPLY: To apply and be considered for employment with the City of Charlottesville, all applications must be submitted online through the City’s employment page by the postings listed closing date and time.

This position impacts CAT’s organizational success by providing management oversight of the day-to-day transit functions; guiding long-term decisions regarding the provision of public transportation with insight into operational/functional impacts; managing the operating resources and capital assets while providing efficient transit service to the greater Charlottesville region; and ensuring that public transportation is maintained as a core business function and that key business functions are aligned to support those operations.

The preferred hiring range for this position is between $92,108.00 – $115,260.61 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City’s retirement options, gym membership reimbursement (up to $34/month), and continuing education/training opportunities.

For a general summary of benefits offered by the City, please visit
The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS and there are certain provisions that must be met. For questions pertaining to the Portability Agreement, please contact the City’s Benefits Administrator at 434-970-3462.
Under administrative direction of the Director of Transit, serves on the Department Leadership Team with direct management responsibility of a large portion of agency operations in operations. Working with the Leadership Team, develops management policies, plans goals and strategies for the department; administers and analyzes Division-wide transit services and operations or of financial controls, planning, and grants. This position will support the goals and purpose of safe, reliable, efficient delivery of transit services and access to transit facilities, as well as taking a strategic role in positioning Transit for growth. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university appropriate to the functional area (public administration, organizational supervision and leadership, business administration, accounting, finance, or closely related field.)
Six (6) years of administrative experience in the appropriate functional area of a diverse and full-service transit system or in a related field, with a minimum of three (3) of those years at the supervisory or managerial level.
Preferred Qualifications:

Class B CDL endorsement is highly preferred.
Special Requirements:

By employment start date, requires a valid driver’s license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is subject to the vehicle use policy and procedures.
The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity at all levels of its workforce.