Eustache Mine’ retired after working at the Gainesville Regional Transit System Transit (RTS) for 15 years. He served as the Transit Operations Manager and Transit Safety and Security Manager for 13 years. He was responsible for a staff in excess of 250 employees. His responsibilities included developing and enforcing policies, preparing and managing division budgets, overseeing position staffing, coordinating staff training and development, participating in union negotiations, coordinating public transit services in conjunction with the Planning Department, conducting employee evaluations, recommending employees for appropriate personnel actions, and ensuring departmental compliance with City, County, State and Federal regulations.
As the Transit Safety and Security Manager, he authored and implemented the System Safety Plan Program and the System Security Plan. He was also responsible for ensuring safety and security issues were addressed during the design and building of the new multi-million dollar transit facility.
Prior to his promotion to the Transit Operations Manager and the Transit Safety and Security Manager, Eustache served as the Executive Assistant to the Transit Director for two years. In this capacity, he worked closely with the Transit Director on addressing administrative requirements for the transit agency. He also worked closely with RTS department heads to develop a greater understanding of departmental responsibilities and to determine how to best provide assistance to each department. While working with RTS, Eustache completed an Associate of Applied Sciences in Business Administration along with 4 business certificate programs.
Prior to working with RTS, Eustache worked as a Human Resources Generalist and Training Specialist for ARC of Alachua County. He also worked at the University of Florida Human Resources Payroll Department. Eustache proudly served in the United States Navy for 22 years where assignments took him to many countries around the world. These assignments required advanced knowledge in leadership, management, safety, security and training. He has held high-level security clearances throughout his military career. Eustache retired as a highly decorated Senior Chief Petty Officer.