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City of Torrance
Class Code: 5316

Class Designation: Non-Civil Service/At-Will

August 2003 (Revised)

Representation Unit: Executive and Management Employees


Transit Manager, Administration


Under direction of the Transit Director, plans, organizes and supervises the administration of the transit system; develops, implements, monitors and evaluates division services and programs; and performs related duties as required.

Reporting Relationships

The Transit Manager reports to the Transit Director and exercises supervision over the administrative staff.

Example Of Duties

  • Develops and implements proposals for transit system service improvements and modification; develops effectiveness and efficiency measures to accomplish strategic goals; ensures compliance with federal and state requirements and contract provisions.
  • Coordinates and monitors overall division safety and training requirements, accident and injury prevention, return to work and modified duty programs.
  • Develops, recommends and implements communication strategies for division policies and procedures. Promotes and publicizes transit services and programs, develops public relations programs and conducts market research.
  • Plans, organizes, supervises, prioritizes, monitors and evaluates the work of staff engaged in transit related administrative duties including preparing and negotiating transit contracts, EEO plan requirements, operating and funding contracts, grants, budgets expenditures, progress reports, service and needs assessment.
  • Investigates personnel actions, incidents and grievances; evaluates performance, counsels subordinates and recommends disciplinary action.
  • Prepares and administers the division budget; prepares progress reports and cost benefit analyses; monitors expenditures and oversees administration of Transit funding;.
  • Conducts studies, analyzes information, and makes sound conclusions and recommendations regarding transit administrative issues and problems.
  • Keeps abreast of federal, state and local legislative changes that may affect local transportation agencies; informs management of changes and recommends appropriate program changes.
  • Prepares and presents comprehensive oral and written reports, agenda and informational items to City Council.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships City departments, governmental and regulatory agencies, municipal agencies and the community.
  • Qualification Guidelines

    Knowledge of
  • Principles and techniques of public administration including governmental budgeting and administrative analysis;
  • Principles and practices of supervision including employee relations, performance evaluation, employee motivation and training, delegation and employee discipline.
  • Federal, State and local laws, legislative mandates, policies and guidelines related to the administration of a public transit system.
  • Methods of organizational and operational analysis and research;
  • Ability to
  • Plan and supervise the work of subordinate staff including coordinating, prioritizing, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work; hiring, training, counseling, and disciplining staff; and processing grievances.
  • Analyze and recommend solutions to complex administrative and personnel problems and issues.
  • Make sound decisions, establish and maintain procedures for effective daily operation of the transit system.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, City employees, outside agencies, vendors, and the public.
  • Interpret and enforce City and departmental rules, policies and memoranda of understanding.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Federal, State, regional and local statues and regulations affecting transit funding and services.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programs, budgets, and contracts.
  • Make effective oral presentations before the City Council, outside agencies and other groups.
  • Prepare clear and concise written reports, correspondence, memos and agenda items.
  • Operate a computer including word processing, spread sheet and data base software applications.
  • Experience/Education/Training

    Graduation from a four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning, transportation planning or related field.

    Three years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of transit programs, including supervision of professional and support staff, grant and contract administration and other transit services.

    Special Requirements

    A valid class C California driver's license.

    Career Ladder Information

    Experience gained in this classification may serve to meet the qualification guidelines for the classification of Transit Director.