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Transit Windsor

Executive Director

Application Deadline: 
May 29, 2020

Position Summary

Reporting to the City Engineer, the Executive Director of Transit Windsor is a results-oriented and transformative leader. This position is responsible for providing overall department direction and leadership in keeping with goals and directions of Windsor City Council. Provides day to day departmental direction. Ensures adherence to and provides input in the creation of corporate policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with all Health and Safety requirements including the Canada Labour Code Part II; The Executive Director must develop responsive relationships and effectively navigate municipal and provincial systems, structures, and processes to achieve results. All initiatives must be considered with regard to high standards of customer service, operational effectiveness and efficiency, and expenditure control. The Executive Director will prepare and administer annual operating budget estimates; prepare and implement service plans with established objectives for service delivery and measurable outcomes; provide strategic planning recommendations and advice for City Council, Chief Administrative Officer and the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT); analyze and interpret program activity to identify future needs and program directions; monitor and control approved budget expenditures and variances as required; chair and participate in a variety of committees and task forces at both municipal, provincial and federal levels ; establish strong linkages with the Provincial and Federal governments and other organizations. Prepares and reviews reports to Standing Committee/Board of Directors and City Council; Liaise with Transit Windsor Advisory Committee; Attends all meetings of the Environment, Transportation and Public Safety Standing Committee; Attends City Council meetings as required; Acts as pension plan administrator for the closed Transit Windsor Plan; Oversees various Transit Windsor contracts; Oversees ongoing departmental labour relations that include hearing Step 2 Grievances, and participating in contract negotiations; Acts as the media spokesperson for Transit Windsor. Recommends budget enhancements, reductions for transit service. Completes grant funding applications for public transit. Has oversight of Departmental statistics for use in CUTA and OMBI reporting. Participates in departmental steering committees for Capital Projects; Represents Transit on city committees. Ensures compliance with federal Pay Equity Plan. Conducts management meetings. Acts as the Transit industry liaison with CUTA and OPTA to address industry issues, government advocacy, and best practices; Oversees departmental recruitment; Promotes public transit in community; Oversees Ministry of Transportation Driver Certification Program and U.S. Department of Transportation requirements. Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program. Will perform other related duties as required.

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