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IPTA News

More than 23 million rides are provided annually by Iowa's transit systems. Public transit service is provided in every county in Iowa. Iowa transit systems rely on state and federal transit assistance to make rides available and affordable for Iowans. Local support such as tax revenue, fares, and donations provide a large share of agencies' operating budgets.


New Job Posting | Region XII COG Transit Director

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Region XII COG is seeking qualified applicants to serve as its Transit Director. This position answers to the Executive Director and operates as part of the management team. The Transit Director is responsible for the continued successful operation of the COG’s public transit system including budgeting; personnel hiring, training, deployment, and motivation; federal and state regulation administration including record keeping and reporting; maintaining and increasing ridership through contracting, relationship-building, and ensuring safe and efficient service; safety including implementing the COG’s drug testing policies; and, overseeing the maintenance and acquisition of transit’s capital assets. The position is open due to a pending retirement. A bachelor’s degree in business, transportation logistics, management, or a related field is required. Extensive related experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. The preferred candidate will have fleet management and personnel experience. Familiarity with federal and/or state program management and reporting is ideal but not required. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, and unquestionable ethics. The successful candidate will have or will be expected to acquire a CDL and will be subject to a background check. The starting range for the position is anticipated to be $62,000 - $70,000 (depending on qualifications). The position is covered under the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System. Interested persons must submit a cover letter, resume, references and COG application found at www.region12cog.org/career-opportunities/ to: Rick Hunsaker, Region XII COG, 1009 E Anthony Street, PO Box 768, Carroll IA 51401. This position is open until filled; the first review of applications will take place May 15, 2020. Region XII COG is an equal opportunity employer.