The Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) was established in 1987 to implement the original Measure C program. After the 20-year half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements was implemented on July 1, 1987, it was extended for another 20 years in 2006. The FCTA continues to work hard to fulfill every promise Measure C made from the beginning, assuring funds are expended as the voters intended to improve Fresno County’s infrastructure. The FCTA partners with Fresno County Council of Governments to leverage additional dollars from Sacramento and Washington D.C. to match every Measure C dollar generated locally under the current Measure C Extension program.
The Fresno County Transportation Authority (FCTA) is currently accepting applications for the role of Executive Director. This position is accountable for the enforcement of all Authority, local, state, and federal codes and regulations, the oversight and conduct of all financial and other activities, and the efficient and economical implementation of Measure C funded projects. Under the supervision of the FCTA Board of Directors, the Executive Director 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 on behalf of the FCTA.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Planning, administering, and evaluating the work of the Authority, including Measure C project delivery and monitoring, in accordance with applicable laws, codes, regulations, and adopted policies.
- Directing and coordinating the development and implementation of administrative policies, procedures, and controls to ensure that the goals and objectives are met and that programs planned by the Fresno Council of Governments are implemented in an effective, efficient, and economical manner.
- Overseeing the preparation of administrative budgets for the Authority; authorizing budget transfers, expenditures, and purchases; providing information regarding the Authority’s financial condition and needs to the Board of Directors.
- Ensuring proper documentation of expenditures and their accounting; including overseeing the preparation of the required annual audits.
- Advising the Board of Directors on issues, programs, and financial status; including recommending shortand long- range plans as well as the annual report for Authority service provision and program funding.
- Representing 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 Fresno County Council of Governments (Fresno COG), the County of Fresno and the 15 cities and other entities involved in the delivery of Original and Extension Measure C projects and programs.
- Pursuing funding to leverage Measure C funds such as State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding as well as other grant/funding matching strategies in conjunction with Fresno COG.
- Developing community relations/public relations element of the Measure C program; engaging the community, growing awareness of transportation value, and building support for investment in transportation; providing media resources to support public and community relations.
- Providing leadership, direction, and technical support for any potential Measure C renewal efforts, as directed by the Board of Directors.
- Overseeing the selection, training, professional development, and work evaluation of Authority staff; provides policy guidance and interpretation to staff.
- Ensuring 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.
- Monitoring changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect Authority operations; implementing policy and procedural changes as required.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant or closely related field including major coursework in civil engineering, transportation planning, or public or business administration, (Master’s degree a plus.)
- Minimum ten (10) years of progressive senior management experience in a public agency. (Preferably in the transportation industry.)
- Previous executive-level experience overseeing entire organizational operations and programs.
- An entrepreneurial mindset regarding new opportunities, new challenges, and prospective areas for continuous organizational growth.
- Proficiency in various computer software programs including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to develop and operationalize strategies aimed at leading an organization to the next stage.
- Demonstrative history of facilitating and leading cross-sector collaboration.
- Proven organizational/time management experience and proficient computer skills for planning, budgeting, and documentation.
- Exceptional leadership and analytical abilities with all levels of staff and management.
- Adept in oral and written communication, presentation, and relational skills including community outreach, involvement, and engagement.
- Must maintain a valid California driver’s license with acceptable DMV driving record, personal automobile liability insurance, and reliable transportation, which may be used in the course of work.
Position offers a competitive salary between $180k -$200k annually – open to negotiation based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, PTO, Sick Time, and 401(k) with Company match.
An Equal Opportunity Employer