Transportation Operations Administrator

Posted: 09/08/2021

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Transportation Director, the Operations Administrator is responsible for the administration of public transit operations within a multi-county service area. This position assists in the development and implementation of federal, state, local and agency transportation policies and procedures. This position also hires personnel, procures resources and monitors budgets for operating and capital spending.  The Operations Administrator will act as Interim Transportation Director if appointed by the Executive Director.


  • Develop, oversee, coordinate, and monitor program plans and applicable standard operating procedures for public transit operations.
  • Supervise staff in assigned program areas.
  • Analyze and evaluate expenses needed to achieve department/program goals and strategies, monitor transit operational and capital budgets.
  • Attend conference, meetings, trainings, and committee meetings as approved by transportation director.
  • Assist in Operations
  • Provide positive relations and program awareness through regular outreach, speaking engagements, use of media opportunities, and special events.
  • Support and model UCAP’s Behavioral Competencies
  • Equivalent to 4 years college plus 1 - 3 years’ experience in related field. Become certified in recognizing reasonable suspicion of drug and alcohol under FMCSA CFR Part 40.
  • Knowledge of transportation system policies and procedures and ability to read and understand grant program requirements.
  • Solid working knowledge of computer-based software and applications with ability to provide statistical analysis of operational data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing.
  • Solid understanding of fleet management, procurement procedures and related transportation regulations. Must have a valid CDL, minimum Class C with passenger endorsement.
  • Pass alcohol/drug testing according to FTA requirements.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written, oral and interpersonal communications.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel regularly in eight (8) county area and occasionally out of the area, including overnight.
  • Access to a reliable mode of transportation to and from the work site.
  • Reliable, regular attendance.
  • Satisfactory background checks, as required.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate staff to work constructively and professionally with volunteers, service providers, clients and public/private business sector.
  • Knowledge of rural transportation needs and geographic area.
  • Knowledge of MNDOT transportation policies and procedures for managing a public transit service.
  • Knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier regulations with emphasis on Commercial Driver requirements, Drug and Alcohol Program requirements, and Commercial Vehicle requirements.
Please refer to Job #0921D when applying.
United Community Action Partnership, Inc. is an EOE/ADA/AA Employer.