FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
Ben Franklin Transit
Salary: Up to $130,573
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 273,100). 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 six departments: Transit Operations, Fleet & Facilities, Human Resources & Labor Relations, Marketing & Communications, Planning & Service Development, and Administrative Services. BFT has a 2019 operating budget of $42,022,300 and a capital budget of $22,012,566. BFT employs 318 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), taxi feeder, Trans+Plus Night & Sunday Service, and Demand Response services, as well as connector services for outside of BFT’s PTBA. In 2017, combined ridership for all modes of service totaled 3,301,942.
As a member of the executive leadership team, the Financial Services Director supervises 12 department staff and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and administering the functions of the Finance Department, including all Financial, Public Records, Information Technology, and Procurement functions. The Director performs long-range financial forecasting and strategic planning for revenues and expenditures of agency funds in accordance with established policies, legal requirements, and professional standards.
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field and five years of increasingly responsible financial and management level experience is required. Seven years of related experience, and CPA or CPFO is preferred. Candidates must possess or obtain a Washington State driver’s license by time of hire.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Ben Franklin Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 8, 2019 (open until filled).