Position Description

Director, Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)
Job Code 4538
Requisition Information
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT)

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

SCAT / Transit Complex 5303 Pinkney Avenue Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$120,000.00 - $130,000.00

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

Scheduled Hours 40+
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“US News & World Report: Sarasota is No. 1 in Florida and No. 18 in the country for best place to live.”

We need  YOU  to help create wonderful experiences for residents and vacationing guests enjoying Sarasota!


Want to make Sarasota your new home? Relocation assistance is available for candidates moving 50+ miles 


SCAT (Sarasota County Area Transit) welcomes over 3 million riders per year! As Director of this critical department, you will focus on developing and implementing innovative transit and mobility solutions, customer service strategies and regional mobility opportunities within the County (including 4 municipalities). These duties will all be accomplished by fostering positive and professional cross jurisdictional relationships to ensure the effective development of regional opportunities, intergovernmental coordination, operations excellence, performance management, transit planning and special services to identified constituencies.


As Director, you would have 5 direct reports, with responsibility for 235 team members.


• Join a dedicated high-performing team of County professionals.

• Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!

• Award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations. 

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Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation Management, Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field
  • Eight (8) years of related experience
  • Supervisory experience is required
  • High degree of interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Ability to comprehend federal and state regulations including ADA and TD requirements
  • Ability to work effectively with labor unions
  • Skilled in public speaking and presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in one of the above fields coupled with six (6) years or more of related experience



If you’re ready to join a fun, fast-paced team

to make Sarasota the premier community to live, work and play, apply now!



Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment             EOE/AA/ADA
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