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Manager, Conventional Transit

Job Type: 
Strathcona County
Job Description : 

Competition number: 079-2021-EXT-2021
Closing date: 03/23/2021
Job type: Permanent Full-time
Department: Transit
Pay range: $58.72 to $73.41 per hour ($106,870 to $133,606 per year)
Hours: 35 hours per week

Do you have extensive transit operations and leadership experience? Are you looking for a challenging and exciting role within a progressive and forward-thinking transit environment?

If so, come join the Strathcona Transit team to lead the conventional transit operations team!

Reporting to the Director, Transit, you will be responsible for managing a team of over 90 and handle conventional bus operations, regulatory compliance, budget input and implementation, and emergency operations. As a member of the Transit Leadership Team, you will contribute to the strategic direction of transit services and provide advice regarding operational matters.


  • Direct the overall delivery and management of conventional bus operations 
  • Direct the recruitment, selection, training, and development of all staff of the Conventional Transit Branch 
  • Establish priorities and direct the activities of the Conventional Transit Branch to align with the department’s vision, mission and values 
  • Provide excellence in personal leadership that establishes and maintains a highly engaged and effective team 
  • Develop a strong working relationship with Fleet Services, including management of the Service Level Agreement, and identification of required changes to bus types and vehicle features during procurement cycles 
  • Manage the Department's Operating Authority Certificates and required permits 
  • Lead the department's participation in civic emergency response; act as the transit designate in the Emergency Operations Centre 
  • Develop strong working relationships with peers in the department, staff in other departments, and staff at neighbouring transit agencies (Edmonton Transit, Regional Transit Services Commission)
  • Exercise strong fiscal management including development of the branch's annual budgets, monitor and manage financial resources, and review and report the branch's performance measures 
  • Support strong working relationships between Administration and Council by working with Councillors directly, as required 

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze information and make sound decisions quickly, often in difficult conditions 
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in organizational management, team building, mentoring, and mediation 
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills with a solution-oriented focus and the ability to develop productive relationships with all levels of management, employees and the public
  • Strong time management and project management skills 
  • Ability to develop and administer complex bus operator shift schedules and working conditions


  • Completion of a University/College level program in Business Administration, Public Sector Management, Transportation, Logistics, or other related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience with at least 5 years' supervisory experience in transit operations and/or labour relations 
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience, including strong communication and team building capabilities 
  • Detailed knowledge of transit operational policies and procedures 
  • Proficiency in computer systems and applications, including Microsoft Office suite 

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a 5-year Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. In addition to providing a dynamic working environment, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  

Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials as noted in the resume.

Closing Date: 
March 23, 2021
Application Return: 

To apply, go to our website.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Competition #079-2021-EXT-TRN closes March 23, 2021

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter along with their resume.