From Bridgewater State University's inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU's institutional values, the work of the President's Special Task Force on Racial Justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus' commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.
The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources. Successful candidates will be staff members that can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the Department of Facilities Management in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.
Bridgewater State University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.
The Transit Manager is responsible for planning, monitoring, and maintaining the University's public transit system which serves our diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community. The Transit Manager will oversee all transit system functions, including but not limited to: on-campus service, off-campus Brockton and local service, and University trips and event shuttles in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Brockton Area Transit (BAT) and other federal requirements. The Transit Manager is also responsible for the coordination, training and oversight of the BSU Transit Commercial Driver License (CDL) training program, to include CDL program training schedule, required safety and drug and alcohol training, on-the-road and classroom training, Department of Public Utility (DPU) and State Police road-test preparation and scheduling. This position will also assist with preparing and monitoring the transit program budget, participating in University and public outreach events and local and regional planning studies and projects.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Supervision Received: Reports to the Associate Director of Facilities Management
Supervision Exercised: Provides supervision to student employees in the transit area
This is an APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
In fair and equitable manner, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned transit operations services and activities; assign work activities; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with diverse group of staff to identify and resolve problems.
Oversee transit operations including all transit safety programs; ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Assist in oversight of compliance with Brockton Area Transit, the Department of Public Utility, State of Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver licensing and testing requirements; ensure testing complies with applicable rules, regulations and mandates.
Establish schedules and recommend methods for providing transit services including overseeing and reviewing timelines and schedules; identify resource needs; review needs with appropriate management staff; allocate resources accordingly.
Drive University or University Partners vehicles when necessary to support the fluid operation of the transit system.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities; recommend and implement resulting policies and procedures to enhance an environment of inclusiveness while ensuring the most efficient and effective delivery of services.
Manage staffing and operational activities for the BSU Transit system. Utilize diversity and social justice practices to recruit, hire, train, motivate and evaluate a diverse group of transit employees.
Schedule and deliver effective training information regarding, BSU Transit Commercial Driver's License Program, DOT physical appointments, permit testing, and employment requirements to all employees.
Participate in the development and administration of assigned program budget; forecast funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; recommend adjustments as necessary.
Analyze, prepare, and make recommendations of technical specification for vehicle procurement.
Responsible for communicating multicultural and inclusive announcements on website and social media accounts; including delays or changes in service.
Review issues and concerns from the general public regarding transit operations; assist in fair and equitable resolution in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
Provide staff assistance to the Associate Director; participate on a variety of committees and commissions; prepare and present staff reports and other correspondence as appropriate and necessary.
Assist in coordination of operations activities with those of other divisions, student groups and outside agencies and organizations.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transit and transportation. Remain current on topics such as cultural competence, equity, and other relevant topics.
Will be required to successfully obtain Passenger and Airbrake Endorsements within first six months of employment.
Perform related duties as required.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion.
Passion for and commitment to social justice, racial justice, and civic engagement.
Minimum 3 years work experience
Valid DOT Class B Commercial Driver's License. Ability to successfully obtain Passenger and Airbrake Endorsements within first six months of employment.
Valid DOT Medical Card
Valid Motor Bus Certificate
Knowledge of all DOT/FDA/ADA regulations
Strong communication and decision-making abilities
Reputable driving record and display of safe driving practices and methods
Ability to be on-call and work extended hours as needed by University.
Higher education/campus transportation experience
Knowledge of or ability to learn Microsoft Suite
Knowledge of automotive mechanics and diagnostics
Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
This position requires both office work and field work. Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment. Field work involves operating any university vehicle or bus, subject to extended periods of sitting, driving in adverse weather conditions on or off campus.
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Internal Number: 20823
About Bridgewater State University
Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. Our rigorous and dynamic academic environment encourages students and faculty to develop their strengths and become leaders in their fields. At the same time, we strive to lead by example. As the university continues to build momentum, we continuously reinvest in the success of our students and our region.