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Operations Manager/Senior Planner

Applications due July 9th, 2019 by 5 p.m. MST

SMART – the San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation is hiring a full-time Operations Manager/Senior Planner. Top applicants will have proven skills in the following areas:

  • Transit Operations, Planning, Contract and Grant Management: the successful applicant will have a minimum of five years of experience in public transit or related industry with a successful track record in transit operations and planning, as well as contract and grant management. Relevant experience from other fields will be considered.
  • Reporting/Performance Measurement: experience with performance monitoring and management will be extremely helpful as SMART develops its Performance Measurement program and related reporting.
  • Special Projects: qualified applicants will be flexible in work assignments and have a certain amount of innate curiosity and can expect to be involved in all manner of projects – including development of a smart phone app for SMART users as well as a future bike share program.
  • Communication skills: a friendly communicator that has the ability to interact with a wide range of people including the general public, local government staff, elected officials, co-workers, and SMART Board members.
  • Organizational Ability: Multi-tasking and ability to keep yourself organized. The successful applicant will have the ability to manage multiple projects, oversee multiple contracts and grants, as well as day-to-day transit operations.
  • Written Skills: Good writing skills are required. The successful applicant will have the ability to adequately write emails, internal reports/memos, and policy and grant proposals and be able to assist the Executive Director with proofreading important documents.
  • Time Management: Successful applicant must be able to effectively manage their time in the office, identify priority tasks and initiatives, respond in a timely manner to questions from the public, SMART Board members or other stakeholders and maintain a healthy work/life balance.

This is a salaried position with full benefits including retirement, health/vision/dental insurance, and annual ski pass to Telluride Resort. Pay range is $55,000 to $75,000 annually depending on qualifications. Operating out of Telluride in the stunning San Juan Mountains of Colorado, SMART offers a relaxed workplace, flexible schedule, and perhaps most importantly a unique opportunity to become a key team player tasked with helping to shape a young organization with a very bright future.

If you are interested in this opportunity please download the application below, complete it and email it with a cover letter and resume detailing your applicable experience to David Averill.

In a nutshell, You…

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in the transit industry, with experience in planning, operations, grant and contract management.
  • Have a passion for customer service and for providing a superior experience for every person you interact with on SMART’s behalf
  • Are even-keeled while being driven by a sense of urgency
  • Have excellent communication skills and are able to respond to constituents, Board members, and local government staff by email or phone (double check that cover letter!)
  • Are comfortable working behind the scenes or taking the lead role for SMART in certain initiatives
  • Revel in being a self-starter and proactively seek out opportunities to learn and improve both yourself and the processes around you
  • Are up for a meaningful challenge and desire to have a big influence in a small organization with a very bright future

We at SMART …

  • Highly value education and commitment
  • Value self-awareness, intellectual honesty, judgment, empathy & positive energy - often over experience
  • Believe everyone is entitled to the same level of respect, regardless of their position or title
  • Has a passion for delivering a superior experience to our constituents, customers, vendors & one another
  • Work hard because we love what we’re doing, but also believe in maintaining a healthy work/life balance. We live in Telluride after all.
  • Will back up our talk with competitive compensation, interesting projects, random acts of team-wide fun, awesome coworkers and the rare team atmosphere that also values individuality

Thanks for your interest in this opportunity and we hope to be working with you soon!

SMART Employment Application: Operations Manager/Senior Planner

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