Transit Jobs

First Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Management/Program Analyst

Johnson City, TN

Employee in this class is under general direction, with authority to make routine decisions regarding day-to-day oversight of the transit system’s administrative and operational divisions. Responsible for federal and state compliance requirements including but not limited to, financial, procurement, capital assets, reporting, etc.  Assists with human resources process, cost analysis, grants management,  finance and payroll, etc. Focus will be in the areas of resource management and efficiency,  strategic planning, process improvement,  quality service delivery and customer service, administrative functions, public relations and outreach. 

  1. Assists Director with operation of all transportation programs, makes recommendations on program’s strategic planning. Assists in the formation of policies and procedures. Assist program director with grant process. 
  2. Responsible for reviewing, interpreting, and applying federal/state regulations, contract and grant requirements, applicable laws and FTHRA Personnel Rules and Regulations. This includes Transit Asset Management (TAM), National Transit Database Reporting (NTD), Civil Rights, American Disability Act (ADA), etc. 
  3. Responsible for analysis of the transportation’s operation to assist with recommendations for process improvement in order to ensure quality customer service and a high level of service delivery.  Monitoring performance to ensure service delivery is above minimum standards required by federal, state, or contractual agreements/statute.  
  4. Communicates and interacts with clients, outside service agencies/organizations, and other program and Agency personnel.  This includes public outreach such as attending public meetings and rider/employee satisfaction surveys, etc.  Must represent the agency with the highest standards, including effective and appropriate communication with other agencies and the public.  
  5. Responsible for contract management, coordinating grant programs, and assisting with purchasing/compliance issues, as needed.  
  6. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee shall perform other duties as may be assigned. 
  1. Bachelor degree preferred. Preferred degrees include: Business Administration, City/Public Management, Communications, Public Finance, or Transportation Management.            
  2. Three to five years increasingly responsible management and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  3. Prior experience in public or private transportation desired.
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate with a diverse employee and client base.
  5. Strong computer experience mandatory.
  6. Ability to utilize new technological advances related to the industry.
  7. Must pass TNDFW drug and alcohol screenings as allowed by agency policy.
Apply online at or contact Candace Gump at (423) 461-8206 or for more information.

City of Clarksville

Transportation Director

Clarksville, TN

The City of Clarksville is the fifth largest city on Tennessee and is home to a growing and vibrant population. As our current Transportation Director is approaching retirement, we are able to present an outstanding career opportunity for the position of Transportation Director.  Below you will find the formal job description for the position of Transportation Director. To learn more about our organization as a whole, Clarksville Transit System in particular, the responsibilities and benefits of the position, as well as complete instructions on the requirements to apply for the position, please visit

This is the sixth of six levels in the Transportation series. Incumbents direct the operations and activities of the Transit system. Responsibilities may include interpreting City Code and policy for subordinate supervisors; ensuring compliance with Federal and State regulations; short and long term operational and financial planning; preparing and controlling budgets; monitoring and managing cash flow; representing the City on boards and committees; and supervising lower level staff.

  1. Directs staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. 
  2. Develops, implements, and evaluates departmental policies, procedures, strategies, work plans, and goals; maintains, updates, and ensures procedural compliance for programs. 
  3. Directs, plans, organizes, evaluates, and controls the development and implementation of the direct transit operations; maintains on time, safe, and efficient transit operations and services. 
  4. Develops and administers budgets; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; manages financial operations; controls operational budgets. 
  5. Prepares, reviews, and approves a variety of operational reports including financial analyses statements, and reports. 
  6. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require): Bachelor's degree in public administration, urban planning, marketing, business administration, or a related field and seven years experience in transit operations, including five years supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require): Licensing Requirements: Commercial Driver's License with P Endorsement 
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry): Knowledge of: Managerial principles; Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes; Budgeting principles; Advanced transpiration principles related to area of assignment; Policy and procedure development practices; Strategic planning principles; Program development and implementation principles; Financial statements; Managing and applying for state and federal grants; Computers and related software applications. 
SKILLS (position requirements at entry): Skill in:   Monitoring and evaluating employees; Prioritizing and assigning work; Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations; Developing, evaluating, recommending, and implementing processes, polices, strategic plans, and procedures; Communicating technical and complex concepts in a clear and easily understandable format; Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement; Managing and administering budgets; Managing and applying for state and federal grants; Reading and understanding financial statements and related information; Using a computer and related software applications; Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction. 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push. pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.  
NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.


1 Public Square
Suite 200
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931) 645-7451

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Nashville, TN

Multimodal Director

The Multimodal Director is responsible for the oversight of policy, grants and programs within the Department that relate to public transportation, railroads, waterways, and active transportation modes for pedestrians and cyclists. The Director is responsible for ensuring that state and federal funds are used in accordance with pertinent regulations and for the benefit of the people of Tennessee. The Director also serves as a catalyst for communications and coordination between external modal stakeholders and TDOT.  

This is an Executive Service Position that reports to the Chief of Environment and Planning/Deputy Commissioner and supervises a staff of 37.  

Provides overall leadership and direction for the division.  

Directs the administration of state and federal transit funding programs supporting large urban, small urban, and rural transit providers, as well as non-profit agencies serving the elderly and people with disabilities; ensures that the distribution of funds follows established criteria, policies and procedures; maintains detailed financial and asset records in compliance with Federal Transit Administration requirements; and oversees compliance reviews of grantees.  

Directs the development and administration of grants and programs in support of railroad transportation and railroad safety, including the Preservation Grant Program for short line railroad rehabilitation, the Competitive Rail Connectivity Grant Program for economic development, the railroad safety inspection program, and the Section 130 railroad-highway at-grade crossing safety program.  

Provides a multimodal (rail, transit, water, and/or active) perspective on department projects and plans, including the Department’s implementation of the TDOT Multimodal Access Policy.  

Maintains relationships with external governmental stakeholders including local, state, and federal partners in the advancement of the business of the division.  

Maintains relationships with external stakeholders in the advancement of the business of the division, including transit agencies, non-profit human service agencies, railroads, ports, safety advocates, and active transportation advocates.  

Assigns and oversees work; develops job performance plans with subordinates; monitors work progress and quality; coaches staff concerning job performance; provides feedback; completes annual performance reviews; oversees supervision by subordinates.  

Interacts with other transportation professionals through direct contact with counterparts in other states and participation in professional associations. Also includes interaction with leadership of TDOT including Bureau Chiefs, Division Directors and the Commissioner of Transportation.  

The minimum required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in urban planning, transportation management, public administration, or related discipline and ten years of related planning and operations experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least five years of supervisory experience is required. A Master's Degree is preferred.  

To be considered for this position, please submit a résumé and letter explaining your interest to by May 1, 2019. 

WeGo Public Transit

Nashville, TN

Project Manager


WeGo is situated in the beautiful and thriving city of Nashville within the Middle Tennessee Region. At WeGo Public Transit, it is our ongoing mission to connect people to their lives and community. We strive daily to become an embraced part of the community of Nashville and Middle Tennessee by providing friendly, sustainable, reliable, trusted public transportation – everywhere for everyone. 

Position Purpose: 
While Project Managers report to the Engineering Department and focus primarily on development projects, PMs must be able to work with and support all internal and external regional mobility initiatives to advance our mission. Project Managers are responsible for all facets of Development projects for WeGo Public Transit and are integrally involved in multi-modal transit, rail, and facility projects from conception through completion within Middle Tennessee. 

What Project Managers contribute to WeGo Public Transit:
Development and management of project scope, schedule, and budget 
Planning and Technical studies 
Design/Engineering documents 
Construction management 
Internal and external stakeholder coordination 

What is expected of you and others at this level?
Demonstrate internal and external partnership and leadership of WeGo culture transformation 
Advance strategic initiatives and goals as defined annually by the Board and Senior Leadership. 
Perform equally well in collaborative team environment as well as independently under high stress/pressure conditions. 
Actively manage and lead design teams, construction contractors, and third party vendors. 
Develop and adhere to detailed planning and construction scopes, schedules, and budgets for regionally significant and regulatory required projects and plans. 

What is the recommended and preferred preparation for the Project Manager?
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, preferably business, planning, or equivalent. 
Communication skills, project and construction management experience, computer proficiency, and ability to handle several projects at once are all requirements for this position. 
Preferred 5+ years of transportation or construction industry experience. 
Experience with transit-related projects, experience with facilities construction projects. 
Licensure as a Professional Engineer is a plus but not a requirement. 
Familiar with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and/or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) processes for major capital projects. 

At WeGo Public Transit, we offer an outstanding portfolio of benefits including health, dental, vision, defined pension plan, vacation time, student loan fulfillment, floating holidays and more. Salary range: $62,866 to $81,725
What are the shared values of WeGo Public employees?
Exceptional Service 
Security and Reliability 
Integrity and Trust 
Honest Collaboration 
Community Steward 

If you want to make a difference and contribute to our vision for the City of Nashville, we invite you to submit your resume and letter of interest today. 

Apply online at or email recruiter at 
WeGo Public Transit is an equal opportunity employer.


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