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Transit Superintendent - Vehicle Procurement

at King County

Pay: $55.17 to $66.7/hour
$55.17 - $66.7
Posted: 11/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2597512
Keywords: procurement

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Do you have a commitment to sustainability, equity and social justice? Are you seeking a fulfilling career with the organization named by APTA as the Best Large Transit System in North America (2018)?

King County Metro serves the fastest-growing transit market in the nation, and we are leading the industry by being an early adopter of a battery-electric bus fleet. We have committed to building a 100% zero-emission fleet powered by renewable energy by 2040, while also expanding our fleet by more than 600 buses. Currently, our bus fleet includes approximately 1,400 hybrid-diesels, 174 trolleys, and 11 battery electric buses with capabilities for fast charging on route. We also are testing 10 extended-range battery electric buses toward a procurement of 120 in 2020.

Metro is seeking a Transit Superintendent for Vehicle Procurement.  Our ideal candidate is a dedicated people leader with experience managing, supervising and directing all phases of fleet procurement, audit, and compliance operations involved in the purchase and acquisition of transit revenue  and non-revenue vehicles.

Commitment to Equity & Social Justice 
WE BELIEVE diversity encompasses the unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, abilities and the rich dimensions of identity each member of the Metro community brings to work on a daily basis. These perspectives and human dimensions are built through life experiences and membership in socially defined groups including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities and religious beliefs.
The diverse experiences and perspectives of our employees help us serve King County residents in an equitable and culturally responsive way.  To learn more, please visit

Acting on our strong commitment to social equity, Metro prioritized deployment of our new zero-emissions buses in south King County, improving air quality first in communities where people are disproportionately affected by pollution.  We are pioneering income-based fares to help make our services affordable for everyone. We are actively developing the systems and standards necessary to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents and our employees, while at the same time, changing the way government delivers service by actively engaging the people we serve in our planning processes. Through innovations like these Metro has won national recognition as a model of excellence.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications:
Have five years of increasingly responsible experience in procuring large revenue and non-revenue fleet including zero emissions, hybrid and trolley buses and managing mid-size teams.

In addition, the most competitive candidates will possess the following desired qualifications:
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal regulations that govern funding, procurement, contracting, design, manufacturing and operation of mass transit vehicles
  • Knowledge of King County, Metro Transit department and division rules, regulations, policies and procedures that govern contracting and the award of purchase agreements
  • Knowledge of the design, manufacturing, systems, components, subassemblies and auxiliary equipment of vehicles used in mass transit operations
  • Knowledge of operational, financial and cost analysis for fixed-route revenue services and non-revenue fleet management practices 
  • Knowledge of financial and cost accounting and generally accepted accounting and auditing principles and standards
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of labor relations that include interest-based or collaborative labor negotiations, including grievance and arbitration
  • Knowledge of workforce planning and budget administration
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Certified Purchasing Professional, Certified Professional Purchasing Manager, or Certified Green Purchasing Professional certification.

Necessary Special Requirements
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to locations in King County that may not be served by public transportation.
  • The person selected for this position may be required to act in a response role in transportation-related emergencies, and thus carry a personal or King County smart phone.
  • Some regional and national travel may be required.

Who May Apply
The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact
Deandra Stanley
Talent Advisor

Supplemental Information

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Application Process

A King County application is required.  Applicants should complete the online application at   A resume and letter of interest (cover letter) specifically addressing this position are also required.  

Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Application FAQs at
Selection Process

Applications will be screened for competitiveness, completeness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews.  Final selection is contingent on a successful reference check.

If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement.

Union Membership
This position is represented by Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (Professional and Technical bargaining unit).
Class Code:  8712090 
King County Metro Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans.   We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.