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Transportation Manager

Kenaitze Indian Tribe Kenai, AK

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Job Description

Job Title: Transportation Manager
Dept./Program: Transportation
Division: Tribal Programs
Reports To: Tribal Programs Director
Supervises: Transportation Coordinator & Drivers
Revision Date: 1/8/2021
Employment Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Schedule: Exempt
Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The Transportation Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Transportation Program to ensure un'ina are provided with safe and efficient transportation. The Manager will complete grant and Federal funding reports, promote good work relations with other departments, and work collaboratively with community organizations. In addition, the Transportation Manager will manage the Tribe's vehicle fleet, including maintenance, inspections, safety procedures, motor vehicle accidents, training, lease programs (GSA), procurement of vehicles.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the planning, scheduling, and dispatching of routes and drivers to ensure effective use of Tribal vehicles and CTS Software (TripMaster) for the Tribe's door-to-door demand response transportation service.
  • Update and maintain the Tribe's Long Range Transportation Plan, safety plan, transportation handbook, driver check training program and increase the Tribe's National Tribal Transportation Facility Inventory (NTTFI).
  • Manage, mentor, train and succession planning for all Transportation employees.
  • Ensure DOT compliance, review maintenance/repair vendors, fuel vendors, and GSA leases on annual or as needed basis.
  • Create and administer the budget from annual funding received from Federal Highway Administration's Tribal Transportation Program (FHWA TTP), FTA 5311 Discretionary Award, and FTA 5339 Buses and Bus Facilities Award.
  • Work with the Grants department to identify grant opportunities, complete applications, monitor compliance, follow all grant requirements, and meet grant reporting deadlines.
  • Strategically plan and develop future growth of the Transportation Program through collaborations with Tribal Council, the Executive Office and other Tribal programs/departments.
  • Collaborate with community partners to expand transportation services on the peninsula, identify unmet transportation needs, and establish/maintain a fixed route on the Peninsula.
  • Report data to Federal databases to include but not limited to the National Transit Database (NTD), FHWA, Transit Award Management System (TrAMS), Federal Access Control & Entry System (FACES), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
  • Attend staff meetings as required including the annual Kenai Peninsula Coordinated Transportation Planning Meetings and identify trainings and conferences that will have a positive impact on the development and growth of the Transportation Program.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

  • Light work Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Physical Requirements

  • Stand or Sit (Stationary position)
  • Walk (Move, Traverse)
  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)
  • Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
  • Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)
  • See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
  • Pushing or Pulling
  • Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

  • Exposure to Fumes
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Exposure to Dust
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Exposure Extreme Temperatures
  • Wet
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Burn Hazards
  • Mists or gases

OSHA Categories

  • Category II Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Equipment and Tools

  • List Equipment used for job: vehicle, wheelchair lift, wheelchair, computer, copier, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
  • Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle: Personal and KIT vehicle
  • Other: Microsoft excel and word


  • Local
  • In-State
  • Out-of-State



  • Associates degree in Business or related field, or a combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree.


  • Three (3) years' experience in public transportation or fleet management.
  • One (1) to Three (3) years' experience writing reports, data management, budgets and schedule management.
  • One (1) to Three (3) years' experience in supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office


  • Current First Aid & CPR Certification, or obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • MANDT certified, or obtain within 90 days of hire.
  • Valid Alaska Driver's License with and remain insurable under the Tribe's policy.

Special Skills

  • Ability to form and maintain positive/proactive work relationships with a wide variety of people, agencies, and personalities as a representative of the Tribal Program department.
  • Ability to drive in all weather conditions.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to build good working relationships with internal and external resources.
  • Availability to work occasional nights and weekends


  • Knowledge and experience with cultural diversities

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