Kitsap Transit

Bremerton , WA
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Operations Supervisor 2

Kitsap Transit
Bremerton, WA Full time
Posted on November 9, 2017

Operations Supervisor 2 

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
CATEGORY Operations  


Operations Supervisor 2

Position SummaryWe are looking for a qualified and experienced individual to oversee assigned area(s) of daily transit or paratransit operations ensuring service is efficient, safe, courteous and reliable.

The person in this position will supervise assigned operators; operate passenger vans or ride buses to monitor road conditions, routes and schedules; evaluate performance of transit operators and/or other assigned staff; assess route and schedule deficiencies, training needs and required facilities repairs; serve as liaison between passengers and the agency; and may schedule Routed or ACCESS Operators in accordance with union contract guidelines.

This position may supervise the dispatch function and/or dispatch duties; schedule operators and equipment to ensure optimal service levels; maintain communication with operators and modify routes as appropriate; and ensure staff training on scheduling and dispatch software.

This position will also respond to accidents, vehicle mechanical problems and passenger incidents; report accidents, equipment service requirements, complaints and road hazards to the appropriate authorities; investigate and respond to service discrepancies or procedural problems, program and service delivery questions and safety concerns ensuring necessary follow-up; confer with and advise manager and others regarding resolution to problems and complaints.

The person in this position will also conduct studies or projects to monitor and/or evaluate service, equipment and/or facilities and make recommendations for improvements in operations; collect and analyze data and prepare reports; review and provide input for updates to various agency manuals, guides, policies and procedures; and serve on assigned committees.

The person in this position will also participate in hiring operators and/or other assigned staff; assign work to, monitor and evaluate assigned staff; provide for and/or conduct training and/or staff development; monitor established work methods and standards; initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action and respond to grievances and complaints according to established personnel policies, procedures and relevant collective bargaining agreements. The person in this position will also document all performance related events, including unscheduled absences, accidents and reports of on-the-job injuries.

This position may be assigned to an operating base with responsibility for recommending solutions for service-related issues. The person in this position may also be assigned to organize and participate in reciprocal 'Guest Rider' programs with other Transit Agencies; participate in Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management meetings and drills as a representative of Kitsap Transit; and may serve on the Critical Stress Management Team.

This position reports to the Operations Manager.

Salary RangeThe range for this position is $5,196 - $6,988 per month, commensurate with experience. With rare exception, initial appointments are usually made at Step 1 ($5,196).

Benefits: Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. You will receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays. We also provide you and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.

Hours of WorkWork is conducted during operating hours, which are from 3:00 am - 9:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on Saturdays.


Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the last twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:
  • a current Decision Making Leave or higher in the Safety category
  • more than two held customer complaints
  • more than four unscheduled absences
  • more than two late reports

Education and Experience: High school graduation and three years of increasingly responsible transit operations experience including one year of lead work and/or supervisory experience. In-depth knowledge of Kitsap Transit operations policies and procedures will be considered in lieu of increasingly responsible transit operations experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Following are some highlights of the knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful in this position.

  • Current state laws and regulations related to public transportation
  • Transit dispatching practices
  • Principles and practices of supervision
  • Operating passenger buses and vans
  • Analyzing, evaluating and recommending improvements to operations and services
  • Supervising, developing, motivating and evaluating staff
  • Keeping accurate and detailed records
  • Preparing clear and concise technical reports
  • Understanding and applying complex regulations, procedures and guidelines
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Using computers and office software including word processing, spreadsheets and database programs in a Windows-based operating environment
  • Working under pressure, addressing problems and tasks that arise simultaneously and/or unexpectedly
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Kitsap Transit employees and the public


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, travel and environmental conditions such as disruptive people, imminent danger or a threatening environment. Requires field work and travel.

Other RequirementsMust be able to acquire and maintain a Class B Washington State commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement and air brake restriction removed. Must maintain a good driving record throughout employment. The incumbent must be able to obtain a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard security clearance.

Selection Process: After evaluating the completed applications, qualifications summary, and supplemental questionnaires, we will be contacting the most qualified applicants. We will not make any hiring decisions until all steps in the selection process are completed, including reference and background checks.

To Apply: If you decide to apply for this position, please visit our employment link at Please contact Marianne Rajan in the Human Resources Department at (360) 478-5852 if you have any questions.

Closing Date: Your completed application must be submitted online by 4:00 PM, Friday November 24, 2017.

  • Selective certification may be used to achieve affirmative action goals.
  • Kitsap Transit is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the hiring process, contact at least ten days in advance or 360-479-4348 (TDD).
  • If you qualify for the Veterans Scoring Criteria under RCW 41.04.005 and 41.04.010, you must answer all questions regarding Veterans Scoring Criteria Status Declaration in the application and upload a copy of the substantiating document as listed in the application.
  • Kitsap Transit is subject to the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and CFR Part 40 & Part 655, which prohibits the use of marijuana at any time while employed by Kitsap Transit.


POSITION Operations Supervisor 2  
OPEN DATE 11/9/2017  
LOCATION Kitsap Transit - Bremerton, WA  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Kitsap Transit, in Bremerton, is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State. Our administrative offices are located on the waterfront, near the marina and ferry terminal, with sweeping views of the mountains, city, and waterfront. Kitsap County offers an excellent quality of life, including a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. We are close to the water for boating and ferry rides; close to the mountains for climbing and skiing, and close to many pristine areas for camping, hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. Seattle's fine dining and top entertainment is just a 60-minute ferry ride away.

Kitsap Transit (KT), a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (PTBAA), located in Kitsap County, Washington was established by the voters in 1982. KT began providing public transportation services in early 1983. KT's ten-member (nine voting members plus one non-voting labor union representative) Board consists of the three Kitsap County commissioners, one Bremerton City council member, one Port Orchard council member, and mayors of the four incorporated cities in Kitsap County: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo. 

Kitsap Transit is an award-winning agency that has been recognized by federal and state agencies for innovative transportation programs. In February of 2011, the Natural Resources Defense Council's Smarter Cities project named Kitsap Transit as one of fifteen US metropolitan regional leaders in transportation innovation and smart transit. The agency's mission statement is:

To provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation choices that enhance the quality of life in Kitsap County.