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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Immediate Availability

  

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is seeking a forward-looking, transformative leader with deep experience in capital infrastructure and public sector operations to be its next Chief Executive Officer and direct the commuter rail system’s growth from a daily ridership of 19,000 to a projected daily ridership of 40,000 by 2040. Operating on two railroad lines originating near Fredericksburg and Manassas, Virginia, VRE carries passengers to destination stations in Alexandria, Crystal City, and Washington DC along the I-66 and I-95 corridors. VRE is owned by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position exercises executive leadership responsibilities in achieving VRE’s vision and strategic plan; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with the VRE Operations Board, the parent commissions and internal staff; and in maintaining and expanding cooperative relationships with the host railroads, Amtrak, transit agencies, and federal, state, regional, and local governments. VRE has a staff of 54 full-time employees and a Fiscal Year 2021 budget of $163 million. The CEO is a contract employee of PRTC and NVTC and reports to the VRE Operations Board.

The CEO position requires extensive senior management experience in an organization with a comparable scale and scope of services and a master’s degree in organizational leadership, public administration, business administration, or a related field. Equivalent education and experience will be considered. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to manage change, support diversity, and create a cohesive organizational culture. The position requires a strong working knowledge of the industry, high-level financial understanding, and a record of establishing effective partnerships with stakeholders. Experience managing multiple large projects is desired.

 

VRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Informational Brochure can be found here.

Recruitment Posting can be found here.

 


 

ACCOUNTANT I [GRANTS]

Immediate Availability

  

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington, DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of experienced professionals who will perform various financial accounting activities, to include performing the day-to-day review, analysis, grant reimbursement processing (accounts receivable), creating and entering of grant revenue and receivable journal entries, monthly and annual general ledger account review and reconciliation and general grant activity tracking.

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field in addition to five (5) years of professional-level accounting experience is required. A master’s degree in a related field and/or CPA certification may substitute for two (2) years of experience. 

For the complete job description, please see our website: www.vre.org. Full time position with great benefits. Hiring range: $45,276.21 thru $75,159.51, depending upon prior experience and education.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Background checks are performed on all new employees.  No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad.  Position open until filled. However, it is strongly recommended that qualified candidates interested in applying submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter, resume and three confidential references (to include their address, phone & e-mail) at the earliest opportunity to:
 

Human Resources Administrator

Virginia Railway Express
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA  22314

E-mail: hr@vre.org

 


 

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Immediate Availability

  

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington, DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of an experienced professional who will perform multiple roles in the areas of customer communications and commuter rail operations:  Monitors train operations and proactively addresses issues such as delays, disruptions, or crisis.  Coordinates communication with train crews, host railroads, partnering agencies or other entities; provides information to staff and the public.  Assists with a variety of public events and initiatives.

Work experience in a transit operating environment and familiarity with VRE is highly desired.  A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least 3 years of related operations and communications experience is required. Must be able to work flexible hours demanded by a transit operation environment. Must attain/renew Rules Certification on CSX, NS and Amtrak Railroads within one year of start date. Must also possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, and maintain a safe driving record at all times during employment with VRE.  For the complete job description, please see our website:  www.vre.org.  Full time position with great benefits.  Projected hiring range: $52,713 - $75,000, depending upon prior experience and education.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Veterans are encouraged to apply.  Background checks are performed on all new employees.   No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad.  Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter, resume, salary history and three confidential references (to include their address, phone & e-mail) by close of business, March 6, 2020, to:

 

Human Resources Administrator

1500 King St. Suite 202

Alexandria, VA  22314

E-mail: hr@vre.org

 

 


 

 

 

If interested in applying for a crew member position for the VRE, please send your resume to Keolis at the email address below:

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