Mason Transit Authority
Salary: $90,414 - $118,514 (Salary under review)
Located between the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Mason County, Washington, has approximately 67,000 residents and covers 1,051 square miles. The City of Shelton, the county seat, has over 11,000 residents, and is the population center and service provider for the region. Shelton is in close proximity to Hood Canal, the only true saltwater fjord in the lower United States. Its clear deep waters provide world-class fishing, scuba diving, and miles of pristine shoreline for boaters, kayakers, and beachcombers to enjoy year-round. Immediately west of Shelton is the Olympic National Park and the Olympic National Forest.
Mason Transit Authority (MTA) is a nationally recognized small rural public transit system with diverse services provided to the local communities in Mason County. MTA operates with 79 FTEs on a 2023 operating budget of approximately $10 million and a capital budget of $15.7 million. Funding and revenue is provided to MTA as a public transportation benefit area through local sales tax (6/10 %), transit fares, federal and state grants, as well as contracts for services and lease agreements. Transit leadership is provided by the Mason Transit Authority Board.
Under general direction and guidance of the General Manager, the Finance Manager plans, organizes, coordinates, manages, controls and evaluates financial accounting and reporting for MTA, including financial planning and forecasting, accounting, budgeting, grants, procurement, and capital projects to ensure the fiscal health and sustainability of the agency.
The position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a closely related field. Seven (7) years of progressively responsible management level experience in accounting, preferably governmental accounting, finance and comprehensive budget development, including three (3) years of experience involving supervision of staff is required. Employment is contingent upon successfully completing and passing a background check and preemployment test. The selected candidate must be available to work a flexible schedule, including some holidays, nights and/or weekends.
For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Mason Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 3, 2023 (open until filled).