Printer Friendly

LTD to pay recruiting firm up to $44,500.

Byline: Christian Hill The Register-Guard

Lane Transit District will pay a North Carolina-based headhunter up to $44,500 to handle recruiting for the transit agency's next general manager.

KL2 Connects will launch the recruitment period for the new general manager on Wednesday.

General Manager Ron Kilcoyne announced his retirement in March after four years at the helm of LTD, stepping away from a 30-plus-year career in public transportation. His last day is Sept. 30.

Last week, the LTD Board met with invited community members to discuss and hone the characteristics they want to see in the next general manager, the fifth in the agency's 45-year history. Representatives of KL2 Connects also met with LTD employees last week as they drafted the job profile.

The recruitment period is set to end Aug. 28.

LTD officials will begin interviewing candidates by September and invite final ists for in-person interviews later that month.

LTD's board is set to pick the new general manager in October. She or he will start work on Dec. 1, possibly earlier.

Andy Vobora, LTD's director of customer services and planning, said the agency could have Kilcoyne stay on temporarily or appoint an in-house or external candidate to fill in until the new leader starts.

Vobora said he's expressed interest in applying for the job. He applied during the 2011 search that led LTD to hire Kilcoyne in 2011.

Under its contract with LTD, KL2 Connects will develop the job profile and recruiting plan, prepare and place job ads, and accept applications and contact prospective candidates, among other tasks.

Tony Kouneski, a former public transit executive, co-founded the firm in 2007. The firm specializes in executive recruitment for transportation agencies and has worked with public transit agencies in Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles, to name a few.

The contract payment is capped at $44,500, but LTD can amend the contract to pay the firm more for additional work.

LTD has sole discretion in hiring the new general manager. If the new general manager leaves LTD's employment for any reason within one year of his or her start date, the firm agreed to either provide a refund or manage another recruitment process at no additional cost.

Follow Christian on Twitter @RGchill. Email

COPYRIGHT 2015 The Register Guard
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Lane Transit District; KL2 Connects of North Carolina is handling the transit district's search for a general manager
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 29, 2015
Previous Article:Springfield School District's acting chief to earn $137,500.
Next Article:Sheep dogs dazzle.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2022 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |