CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (APTA)
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a private, nonprofit trade association that serves the North American public transportation industry is searching for a highly dynamic, engaged, and visionary Chief Financial Officer.
APTA’s mission is to strengthen and improve public transportation, and to serve and lead its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation, and information sharing. APTA and its members work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible to people nationwide.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, APTA serves approximately 1,500 member organizations including public transit systems, private businesses, government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications.
For more information, visit www.APTA.com.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the strategic leadership, management of the finances, and information technology functions of APTA and its affiliate organizations.
The CFO’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Provides executive level leadership and directs the effective and efficient operation of the Association’s financial functions including the following:
- Directs the development and ensures the adequacy of the annual budget in order to permit the Association to meet its goals and objectives consistent with the annual business plan.
- Manages the annual audit and 990 filing requirements.
- Communicates and educates staff and member volunteers on the Association’s financial information.
- Ensures compliance with the Association’s policies of all banking arrangements to receive, have custody, and disburse the Association’s monies and securities.
- Directs investment of APTA and the American Public Transportation Foundation’s (APTF) funds and assets in accordance with established policies in consultation with association’s independent consultant.
- Supervises consultants for various business-related activities including financial and audit functions.
- Prepares materials as needed for the Association’s finance committee, board of directors and executive committee.
- Manages the meeting and operating activities of the Associations finance and audit committees related to Board and Executive committee activities.
- Responsible for maintaining the Association’s corporate insurance policies including liability, Directors, and Officers, etc.
- Manages the Association’s Information Technology function and oversees the Association database, the website, the audio-visual (AV) systems, and employee information technology (IT) needs to include software and hardware:
- Ensures sufficient resources to maintain an efficient and well-run IT function.
- Provides direction to IT staff as needed.
- Ensures security standards are being maintained.
- Ensures customer service models are upheld.
- Ensures IT is considered a strategic partner to the Association’s business needs.
- Encourages and monitors the ongoing education required for the IT staff.
- Ensures all staff training on IT needs including software, database, AV system, etc.
- Works in close coordination with the Vice President, Human Resources and Administration:
- Regarding retention of outside insurance broker(s) to ensure best value for employee benefits.
- Administering the Association’s retirement plans and ensures all regulatory filings are completed in an accurate and timely fashion.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The ideal candidate will possess or be capable of quickly learning the following skills and attributes.
- Effectiveness in meeting the overall corporate goals and objectives of the Association.
- Effectiveness in meeting the financial policies of the Association.
- Effectively manage the Association’s use of technology, software and systems and oversee the management of outside vendors and contractors for the Association’s IT needs.
- Provide professional leadership and support to the organization and to the Association’s members and operating committees.
- Demonstrate leadership and management skills to organize work in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the Association.
- Effectiveness in maintaining approved budget levels with cooperation of staff.
- Ability to apply prudent business and management practices and techniques to the challenges and issues of the Association.
- Effectiveness in maintaining the best interests of the Association in a professional and mature business- like manner in all contact with staff, Board members, government entities, consultants, and other key stakeholders.
- Effectively communicate to stakeholders including board, executive committee, finance, and audit committees.
- Demonstrated ability to work with peers and Board members.
- Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible work experience in the accounting/finance field.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or business administration. Master’s degree preferred.
- CPA preferred.
- Non-profit and/or association experience is a plus.
- Skilled in analyzing complex financial information and using it strategically to inform APTA’s decision-making process.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Experience presenting to and providing critical financial information to the senior leadership team and Board members.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop strong relationships internally and externally.
- Strong computer literacy with advanced knowledge and utilization of Excel. Previous experience with accounting software such as Great Plains.
- Ability to periodically travel to four major Board meetings throughout the fiscal year.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Performance of duties requires the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel. The job frequently requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
For more information, or to submit a resume and cover letter, please reach out to Gregg Moser, Principal at K&A, at email@example.com.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
CHARLOTTE AREA TRANSIT SYSTEM (CATS)
The award-winning City of Charlotte is recruiting nationally for a Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Chief Executive Officer who is an experienced, service-oriented, transformational leader and will build a culture based on collaboration, communication, and teamwork. A Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable. Requires at least ten years of executive management experience with a large complex transit agency or other public or private entity of comparable nature, with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible municipal administration, preferred. The City of requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. Salary is DOQE including an excellent executive benefit package. Candidates should apply by 3/17/23 by emailing a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.
SACRAMENTO REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT
TRANSPORTATION SUPERINTENDENT – BUS
$98,700 – $138,144 annually
(Plus Excellent Benefits)
The purpose of this position is to assist with the overall management of activities of an operating bus transportation department focused on accomplishing goals and objectives to support the strategic plan of the agency, efficiency of operation, cost effectiveness and positive management-labor relations.
Final Filing Date: Open until filled. For complete information on positions and application filing instructions, please visit Sacramento Regional Transit District’s website at http://www.sacrt.com/Career/ or contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298. SacRT will make reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants with disabilities.
SacRT is an Equal Opportunity EOE Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
CITY OF NORWALK
INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) NO. 23-681
MAJOR BUS COMPONENTS AND REPAIR SERVICES FOR NORWALK TRANSIT SYSTEM (NTS)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Norwalk, (“City”) invites prospective Bidders to submit sealed bids for Major Bus Components and Repair Services for Norwalk Transit System (NTS), via electronic submission through the City of Norwalk PlanetBids (PB) online bid portal site. Bids must be submitted on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 11:00am PST, to be eligible for this IFB.
INSTRUCTIONS: Bidders must be registered as a Vendor with the City of Norwalk on the City of Norwalk PlanetBids bid portal to access all solicitation documents related to this IFB. Registration is free and immediate. Instructions to register are provided on the City’s website at: https://www.norwalk.org/planetbids.
A copy of the IFB can be downloaded from the City’s website at: https://www.norwalk.org/planetbids or from the City of Norwalk PlanetBids online bid portal site at: https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/portal/54783/portal-home.
Bids can be submitted electronically through the City of Norwalk PlanetBids online bid portal site: https://pbsystem.planetbids.com/portal/54783/portal-home by Monday, April 10, 2023 at 11:00am PST. Mailed, faxed, or hand delivered Bids will NOT be accepted.
A pre-bid meeting will not be held. All questions or requests for interpretation regarding this solicitation must be submitted through the Q&A section of the City’s online bid portal. Bidders are not to contact City personnel with questions or clarifications concerning this IFB. Any City response relevant to this IFB provided through any means other than the City’s online bid portal is unauthorized and will be considered invalid.
Response to questions or requests for interpretation to this solicitation will be posted in the Q&A section of the City of Norwalk PlanetBids online bid portal. Any information resulting from questions that cause a material change in the solicitation will be posted in the Addenda section of the City’s online bid portal as an addendum. The cut-off for the submission of questions or deviations shall be 3:00pm PST on Thursday, March 9, 2023. All questions received will be responded to via the online bid portal by Thursday, March 16, 2023.
This is a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Project. The successful bidder will be required to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity and all applicable federal, state and local laws, and requirements including the federal provisions in Section 3 of this IFB. The City hereby notifies all Offerors that the City will affirmatively assure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are afforded full opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts and sub-contracts financed in part or in whole with funds provided under this IFB, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, gender, age, or national origin in consideration for an award.
Point of contact for this IFB is Janet Welde, Senior Management Analyst, (562) 929-5600 or via email at email@example.com.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the City of Gainesville, Florida will receive electronic submittals for “Maintenance Management System for Transit”, RFP #RTSX-230036-DS. Question submittal deadline is March 5, 2023.
Only responses (in pdf format), uploaded electronically to DemandStar, before 3:00 p.m. (local time) on March 27, 2023 will be accepted. This platform does not accept late submittals.
The City utilizes DemandStar to perform bid notification, document fulfillment, and e-bidding. Interested bidders may download our solicitations for free, but you must still register with DemandStar. They can be reached at 1-866-273-1863, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.demandstar.com. For additional information please contact the Procurement Division at (352) 334-5021.
Pursuant to the City’s Financial Services Procedures Manual Section 41-524, the Cone of Silence period is in effect until the contract is awarded (including City Commission approval, if required). “Violation of this provision shall result in disqualification…”
The City of Gainesville reserves the right to reject any and all electronic submittals received in response to the solicitation as determined to be in the best interest of the City of Gainesville.
Notice is hereby given that NEORide is seeking proposals from for Ticket Vending Machines for NEORide Members
NEORide is seeking proposals for Ticket Vending Machines. The scope of work/specifications is outlined in the Request for Proposals. The successful Proposer shall meet the terms and conditions set forth in this document and all other attachments.
The RFP, which includes the procurement schedule, may be obtained by downloading the document from NEORIDE’s website found at www.neoride.org. All questions should be directed to:
One Park Centre Drive, Suite 300
Wadsworth, OH 44281
All proposals must be received on or before March 24th at 3:00PM (EST) at the address or email listed above.
The right is reserved to accept any proposal/bid or any part or parts thereof or to reject any and all proposals/bids. Acceptance of any proposal/bid is subject to concurrence by the Ohio Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation.
Any contract resulting from these proposals is subject to financial assistance contract between NEORide, its partner agencies, the United States Department of Transportation, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
NEORide hereby notifies all proposers that, regarding any contract entered into pursuant to this RFP, advertisement or solicitation, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.
Legal Notice to run in the Akron Beacon Journal, Transit Talent, and Passenger Transport.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
60-FOOT AND 40-FOOT HEAVY DUTYLOW FLOOR BATTERY ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES
King County Metro requests proposals for the following contracts.
BEB 23-1: Manufacture and delivery of 60ft heavy-duty low-floor battery electric transit buses. Metro is seeking a minimum base quantity of one hundred and sixty-five (165) 60ft buses, with option quantity of up to one hundred and fifty-five (155) additional 60-ft buses over a five-year contract term.
BEB 23-2: Manufacture and delivery of 40ft heavy-duty low-floor battery electric transit buses. Metro is seeking a minimum base quantity of two hundred (200) 40ft buses, with the option quantity of up to one hundred and ninety-five (195) additional 40-ft buses over a five-year term.
Anticipated advertising dates are February 24, 2023.
You may obtain a copy of the RFP which include technical specifications and the procurement schedule, by mailing or e-mailing your request to:
Bill Thon, Superintendent
Transit Fleet Procurement & Contract Management
King County Metro Transit
201 South Jackson Street
Seattle, Washington 98114
King County will award contracts, if at all, through the competitive negotiation process set out in this RFP. This project is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration. Proposers will be required to comply with all regulations applicable to FTA-funded transit bus procurements, as well as applicable Washington State regulations and King County ordinances.