Zero Emissions Senior Program Manager

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 3 weeks ago(11/9/2022 3:16 PM)
Job ID
Information Technology
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $110,667.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $165,999.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $110,667.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $165,999.00/Yr.



This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at:


The Zero Emissions Senior Program Manager provides leadership on the overall ZEV (Zero Emissions Vehicles) implementation strategy, consistent with Community Transit’s strategic priorities, sustainability principles, and the needs and goals of the organization. The ZE Program Manager directs the engagement, oversight, and management of capital projects to advance Community Transit’s transition to a net zero fleet. This position will develop and executes innovative and scalable program strategies to migrate Community Transit to a ZEV fleet through regular engagement of and support to the relevant departmental program teams and building and maintaining fleet strategy, infrastructure investments, funding, and grant strategies, change management, policies, and fleet acquisition schedule.

Essential Duties

  1. Develops program and executes innovative and scalable projects to migrate Community Transit to a ZEV fleet through (a) regular engagement of and support to the relevant departmental program teams and (b) building and maintaining fleet strategy, infrastructure investments, funding, and grant strategies, change management, policies, and fleet acquisition schedule. 
  2. Collaborates and regularly communicates with board of directors, executives, senior-level managers, subject matter experts, maintenance staff, field, and administrative staff across the agency and among external stakeholders.
  3. Coordinates and oversees ZEV work across the agency. Directs the development of zero-emissions program strategic plan, roadmap, and major milestones, coordinating and prioritizing business goals, and aligning activities, building, and delivering on the program’s goals.
  4. Oversees ZEV programs and projects to ensure completion of work within schedules and budgets, including the scope of work and the direction of work progress and budget. Monitors the financial performance of projects and make recommendations for alternative approaches when needed. Maintains communication with Senior and Executive Leadership regarding the project to ensure the timely and well managed execution and communication of the program and its projects.
  5. Directs and manages a program team to oversee the specific projects and enforces change management processes and procedures. Facilitates multi-division working groups, consisting of subject matter experts from all departments including, safety and sustainability, capital development, finance, government affairs, human resources, information technology, transportation operations, contracted services, planning, customer experience, and marketing and communications. Ensures all work is executed with proper project controls.
  6. Coordinates with partner agencies (e.g., jurisdictional transit operators) to ensure program, operations and business practices meet shared requirements. Manages the effective dissemination of information and coordinates interagency agreements among the region’s transit agencies.
  7. Maintains expert knowledge and a professional network that fosters best practices and cutting-edge innovation in relevant and comparable industries (in transit and beyond) and serves as a change agent who drives forward rapid strategic and operational improvements.
  8. Leads program and reporting functions to ensure the timely distribution of relevant and accurate information and status updates for executive/senior management, the Board of Directors, and other stakeholders. Oversees dissemination of the findings and policy positions resulting from ZEV projects, including media outreach, government relations, and public events.
  9. Oversees and directs general administrative activities for the program including but not limited to, the development and management of budgets, personnel and consultants and vendor management, and business plan development.
  10. Implements advisory groups comprised of internal and external stakeholders to build consensus regarding policy, compliance, education, and change management. Develops, together with the relevant department leadership, research and policies related to vehicle and fleet strategy and capital improvements.
  11. Leads the development, implementation, and oversight of zero-emissions vehicle policies, procedures, and the accompanying policy instructions. Also, leads the regulations, long-range strategies, and outreach initiatives in conjunction with other agency-wide departments.
  12. Other duties of a similar nature or level.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree project and/or program management, computer science, transportation planning, urban planning, public administration, or closely related field providing strong project management background.
  2. Five years of program management experience and coordination with executive leadership, policy makers, staff and contractors engaged in program development, design, testing, and implementation of systems.
  3. Five years of experience leading, organizing, presenting, facilitating, and negotiating with diverse stakeholders and user groups.
  4. Three years of supervisory experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.



  1. Public sector experience preferred especially in transit and transportation infrastructure.
  2. Project management certification.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills



  1. Program management such as strategic planning, identification of business needs and objectives and portfolio management.
  2. Project management techniques, including all phases of a project life cycle and the responsibility for risk identification, scope, schedule, communications plans and budget.
  3. Vendor management including contract development and review, performance management, financial management.
  4. Technology concepts and information technology teams.
  5. Project management leadership, program leadership, and communications.
  6. Common accounting and budgetary practices.
  7. Supervisor techniques and coaching.


  1. Influencing others to achieve business goals.
  2. Self-motivation, leadership, teamwork, management, planning, problem solving, negotiating, influencing, and budgeting. Managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.
  3. Communication, facilitation, and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, regional partners, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  4. Presenting to small and large groups of stakeholders.
  5. Analyzing data, organizing, and overseeing short, mid-range and long-term projects.
  6. Computer operation and software utilization including Windows, Word, Excel, MSProject, PowerPoint, email, and internet.
  7. Managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.
  8. Facilitating diverse groups of stakeholders and interest and developing and attaining consensus.


Physical Requirements

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions, carrying.


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and /or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are requiring only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Application and Selection Process:

This position is being sourced by Arch Staffing please apply at:


  • Only on-line applications accepted.  
  • To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting their skills and experience as they relate to this position. 
  • Applicants who meet minimum requirements may be scheduled for tests and interviews to demonstrate knowledge and skills for the position.
  • Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.


Effective January 1, 2022, all new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. 


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.  As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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