Website Ben Franklin Transit

Salary: $132,385 – $198,578

Located among the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington, Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) is a municipal corporation which provides public transportation services in a 616 square mile area in Benton and Franklin Counties. BFT administration offices are in Richland, which, along with its sister cities of Kennewick, Pasco, and West Richland, make up the Tri-Cities (population 283,000). The area is in the heart of wine country and averages 300 days of sunshine a year, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, including water sports, golf, wine touring and outdoor theater.

BFT is governed by an appointed ten-member board of directors. The overall management of BFT is divided into five departments: Fleet & Facilities, Human Resources & Labor Relations, Marketing & Communications, Planning & Service Development, and Administrative Services. BFT has a 2022 operating budget of $58.8 million and a current capital budget of $83.6 million. BFT employs 374 full and part-time employees, both union and non-union. BFT provides fixed-route service, paratransit (Dial-A-Ride) services to the Public Transit Benefit Area (PTBA), Night & Sunday Service, and Demand Response services, as well as connector services for outside of BFT’s PTBA. In 2019, combined ridership for all modes of service totaled 3,126,689. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the General Manager plans, directs, and administers all functions of the agency, develops strategic objectives and initiatives to present to the Board, executes decisions for the Board, and has oversight and responsibility for capital development programs.

A bachelor’s degree in business administration, transportation, public administration, or related field from an accredited institution and 5 years of increasingly responsible senior-level management experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and education is required. A master’s degree from an accredited institution and/or 10 years of experience in a senior-level management position, with at least 5 years in a senior transit management position is preferred. While experience in a transportation agency is preferred, a candidate who demonstrates strong executive leadership experience and skills will be highly considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Open Recruitments”. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Ben Franklin Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 3, 2022 (open until filled).

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