Under policy direction of the Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA or Authority) Board, the Executive Director directs, manages, and administers all Authority functions and activities; provides policy guidance and program evaluation to the Board and management staff; ensures that all regulatory and contractual requirements are met; implements the voter-approved Measure C one-half cent sales tax program for transportation purposes; pursues additional funding; fosters cooperative working relationships with other governmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; advocates for the FCTA; and performs other duties as required. Candidates must possess strong leadership skills, knowledge of transportation funding policies and the expertise to leverage State and Federal dollars to maximize “Measure C” revenues in an effort to complete all projects in the 2006 Expenditure Plan.
The Fresno County Transportation Authority has three full-time employees and the staff is supplemented by other contract employees. The proposed 2016-17 budget is based on projected revenues for FY 2016-17 of $72,945,414 and includes an administrative budget of $722,156.
The Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors that includes local elected officials (county supervisors, mayors and/or city councilpersons). The Board sets and maintains the policies, rules and regulations for the Authority. The Board appoints the Executive Director who serves at the will of the Board and administers and carries out the Board’s strategies for implementing the programs and projects funded by Measure C.
The City and County of Fresno
Fresno County is the financial, industrial, and commercial capital of central California, a region rich in history, diversity, resources, and warm and welcoming people. The County extends from the Coast Range to the Sierra Nevada and is considered the most agriculturally rich county in the country with nearly half of its land devoted to production of over 350 crops.
As the largest city in Fresno County, the City of Fresno lies at the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The City will serve as the first planned stop for the new high-speed rail line, an appropriate honor for a municipality founded by the Central Pacific Railroad Company in 1872.
- Plans, organizes, administers, and evaluates the work of the Authority, including Measure C project delivery and monitoring, in accordance with applicable laws, codes and regulations and adopted policies and objectives of the Authority Board of Directors.
- Directs and coordinates the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and programs for the Authority Board of Directors and the Authority; develops administrative policies, procedures, and controls to ensure that the goals and objectives are met and that programs planned by the Council of Governments is implemented in an effective, efficient and economical manner.
- Oversees the preparation of administrative budgets for the Authority; authorizes directly or through staff, budget transfers, expenditures, and purchases; provides information regarding the Authority’s financial condition and needs to the Board of Directors.
- Ensures proper documentation of expenditures and their accounting; oversees preparation of the required annual audit.
- Implements the Request for Proposal (RFP)/contracting-out program of the Authority.
- Reviews, approves and manages all contracts, including those for support services provided from the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer office with the County of Fresno, Financial Advisor, Legislative Advocacy, regional planning activities from the Fresno County Council of Governments (Fresno COG), legal counsel support and the Office of the Advocate; maintains all associates policies and procedures.
- Advises the Authority Board of Directors on issues, programs and financial status; prepares and recommends long- and short-range plans as well as the annual report for Authority service provision and program funding; and directs the development of specific proposals for action regarding current and future Authority needs.
- Prepares agendas for Authority Board and community meetings and ensures that appropriate minutes of such meetings are maintained.
- Represents the Authority and the Board of Directors in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups and various business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations including but not limited to, the California Transportation Commission (CTC), District 6 CalTrans representatives, The Self-Help Counties Coalition, the County of Fresno and the 15 cities and other entities involved in the delivery of Original and Extension Measure C projects and programs.
- Advocates for the Authority with state and federal governmental representatives.
- Pursues funding to leverage the Measure C funds such as State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding as well as other grant matching or other funding/matching strategies.
- Develops community relations/public relations element of the Measure C program; engages the community, grows awareness of transportation value, and builds support for investment in transportation; provide media resources to support public and community relations.
- Provides for the investigation and resolution of complaints regarding the administration of and service provision by the Authority government.
- Oversees the selection, training, professional development, and work evaluation of Authority staff; and provides policy guidance and interpretation to staff.
- Directs the preparation of and prepares a variety of correspondence, reports, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
- Oversees the maintenance of working and official Authority files.
- Ensures that the Board of Directors is kept informed of Authority functions, activities, and financial status and of legal, social, and economic issues affecting Authority activities.
- Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect Authority operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
- Contributes to a positive work environment by participating in solutions to problems as they occur.
Experience & Qualifications
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, transportation planning or engineering, or a field related to the work and ten (10) years of management or administrative experience in a public agency, preferably in the transportation industry plus experience in working with an elected Board of Directors or other governing body.
Compensation & Benefits
- The annual salary range is $175,000 to $190,000 but may be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
- The benefits package offered will be negotiated with the Board of Directors.
Important Application Information
To apply for this opportunity, please visit Koff & Associates’ website at www.koffassociates.com to download an application. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also mail the completed application materials to Koff & Associates at 2835 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
The deadline to apply is September 19, 2016. The first round of interviews is tentatively scheduled for October 5, 2016. The second round of interviews is tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2016.
The Fresno County Transportation Authority is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.
The information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.