Director of Civil Rights and Compliance Programs

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) is the third-largest public bus system in California, serving 13 cities and adjacent unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. AC Transit has been serving the East Bay since 1960, taking over from the Key System and its predecessors, which carried passengers via buses, horse-drawn rail, electric streetcars, and ferries over the previous 100 years. The District includes the communities of: Alameda, Albany, Berkley, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, San Leandro, and San Pablo, as well as numerous unincorporated areas and operating “Transbay” routes to San Francisco and parts of San Mateo County.  AC Transit’s mission is to connect our communities with safe, reliable, sustainable service.

AC Transit is fully committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from its services on the basis of race, color, or natural origin, and is seeking a bold and passionate individual to lead the District’s Civil Rights and Compliance programs. The new leader will ensure that both inside and outside the organization, AC Transit is a leader in the fight against discrimination, exclusion and sexual harassment. In addition, the Director will oversee the agency’s compliance efforts, ensuring that AC Transit is compliant with all Department of Transportation licensing regulations as well as well as overseeing the District’s alcohol and drug testing programs. In addition to general technical knowledge, this position requires exceptional leadership, community relationship building and staff development skills.

This position requires a minimum of eight years of verifiable and increasingly responsible experience in managing and administering civil rights, disadvantaged business enterprise, equal employment opportunity compliance programs or similarly related experiences. The individual’s professional background must include at least four years of supervisory experience. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Business/Public Administration, Management or a related field is required. A law degree is desirable. The salary range for this unrepresented at-will position is $156,960-$187,402 annually, DOQ.  To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by January 10, 2020.

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