Fare Collection Administrator (Transit Superintendent)

Compensation: $69,784.00 - $106,121.60 annually. Candidates may be hired up to $106,121.60 depending upon qualifications.

General Description/Information

The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department provides local bus, RAPID® commuter bus, neighborhood and business circulators, Phoenix Dial-a-Ride and alternative transportation services by contracting with private companies who manage the day-to-day transit operations. The Public Transit Department also provides planning, scheduling, and financial management support to the High Capacity Transit program.

The Fare Collection Administrator's focus is to effectively administer transit fare programs for the regional public transit system through supervision of the Fare Programs section of the Public Transit Department (PTD) and coordinate with Valley Metro and third-party vendors. This position also is responsible for transit ridership reporting, data analysis, fare revenue distribution, customer billings, and customer service, and must have comprehensive experience tracking revenue, preparing reports and data analyses, and supervising. In addition, the Fare Collection Administrator will oversee a third-party consultant supporting the transition from the current fare collection system to the new electronic fare payment system which consists of cloud hosted mobile ticketing application and account-based reloadable smart card program.



  • Five years of experience in transportation operations, maintenance and planning.
  • Three years in a supervisory capacity or management of operating contracts.
  • Bachelor's degree in business management or a related field.
  • Other combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.
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The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Experience with the City of Phoenix budget processes.
  • Experience transit revenue operations and fare media administration.
  • Experience coordinating with external agencies.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience in developing, revenue tracking, and analyzing procedures.
  • Financial/data reporting and data analysis experience.
  • Contract or program management experience, including developing and implementing monitoring procedure.