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Open Positions

Planning Intern

Location: Oxford, OH Department: Administration Type: Temporary

The Planning Intern is a temporary position that supports data gathering, regulatory compliance and decision-making processes at the managerial and executive level for transit planning initiatives.  This position will navigate through all levels of the organization and customer base to understand organizational and community needs, develop comprehensive plans and documents, help inform decisions, solve problems and recommend improvements.  The ideal Planning Intern will have an interest in land use, data analysis and urban/transportation planning.  GIS skills are helpful, but not required.  The Planning Intern will have direct exposure to transit planning processes and regulatory compliance processes like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

 

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with staff and stakeholders regarding research needs and deliverables.
  • Speak with passengers and constituents to gather data.
  • Solicit survey participation through varying means, including electronic, written and in-person interviews.
  • Maintain tracking logs of work scheduled and completed.
  • Leverage social media to increase public participation and input.
  • Plan, organize, and execute public meetings with support from staff.
  • Navigate federal websites and resources to gather information and complete regulatory processes with assistance.
  • Conduct independent research through web and local planning agencies.
  • Communicate effectively with BCRTA personnel to distribute required information.
  • Analyze data as requested.
  • Assist management with special projects.
  • Maintain composure and act thoughtfully under pressure.
  • Promote a positive public image of BCRTA and exceed customer expectations.

 

Physical & Visual Activities:

  • Constant period of hearing, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision.
  • Frequent periods of speaking, standing, walking and sitting.
  • Occasional periods of squatting, kneeling, reaching and twisting.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

Occasional exposure to exhaust fumes. 50 % Usual office environment, 50% field work (riding routes, public meetings, etc)

 

Skills and Abilities:

1.    Versatile self-starter, willing to learn new processes and applications.

2.    Ability to read and interpret documents and instruments.

3.    Ability to analyze problems and research solutions.

4.    Ability to multitask in a quick-paced environment without forgetting details

5.    Well developed oral and written communication ability.

6.    Performs as effective team player.

7.    Ability to perform statistical math computation

8.    Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications, advanced Excel capabilities

 

Experience:

Moderate to advanced exposure to Microsoft Excel or a keen desire to learn quickly is required.  Applicants should be working toward a four-year degree in the area of business, statistics, social science, social work, public administration, transportation, planning or another related field.  Experience with GIS or land use planning tools is preferred.  BCRTA will train qualified candidates to use industry specific applications.

 

Education:

In progress BS, BA, AA degree

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

Clean motor vehicle record, no more than 2 points.

Director of the Board

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Transit Alliance of Butler County Type: Volunteer

Do you love public transit?  Do you see a need for better transportation and more options in your community? Would you like to advocate for public transit in Butler County?  

The Transit Alliance of Butler County (TABC) is now accepting applications for seats on the Board of Directors. The Transit Alliance is a non-profit organization whose specific objective is advocating and increasing the availability of affordable transportation in Butler County.  

This is a volunteer position and Directors shall be of the age of majority in this state. Other qualifications for directors of this corporation shall be as follows: Individuals from public, non-profit, or private entities directly engaged in transportation coordination efforts in Butler County, Ohio who have the authority to represent their agencies in decisions regarding the use of agency resources to further the goals of the Butler County Transportation Authority.

It shall be the duty of the directors to: 

  •  Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, and by these Code of Regulations; 
  •  Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided in these Code of Regulations, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents, and employees of the corporation; 
  •  Supervise the project coordinator (or other such primary employee) who in turn supervises all other employees of the corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly

Any Board Member appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only to serve the unexpired term.  Any appointed Board Member is eligible for reappointment.  The three-year term starts July 1.

The TABC meets four times per year at the Butler County Regional Transit Authority Hamilton Facility.


 

Customer Service & Dispatcher

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Operations Type: Full Time

About Butler County RTA 

BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages an annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees. 

BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions.

Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

Position Purpose and Objectives:

The CSR/Dispatcher is responsible for radio dispatch functions, client scheduling, and associated record-keeping duties.  The dispatcher will seek areas for scheduling improvement and drive efficiencies in cooperation with the Director of Operations.  The dispatcher will handle all incoming radio and telephone communication including advising vehicle operators and handling client inquiries including scheduling trips.  Additional functions may include operational reporting and acting in the absence of the Director of Operations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operates base radio console equipment, transmitting and receiving routine and emergency messages from bus operators.
  • Enforces professional driver and radio conduct as outlined by BCRTA policies and procedures.
  • Efficiently takes customer calls for information on transit services and schedules requested trip reservations during operating hours.
  • Enters accurate trip data.
  • Familiarized with pricing of trips and areas covered by BCRTA services.
  • Prepares daily bus operator manifests, manages communication of changes, additions, cancellation during service and will be required to learn the scheduling and call center processes.  
  • Advises vehicle operators on standard operating procedures during emergencies and under unforeseen circumstances.
  • Advises clients on standard operating procedures.
  • Operates data terminals for input and management of information pertaining to daily public transit operations and general services in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Track and maintains accurate, statistical operating data.
  • Understands the importance of contracts and subcontracting out trips to other providers.
  • Manages daily route schedules for maximum efficiency, adjusts as necessary.
  • Coordinates with other Dispatch team members and management to provide consistent messages to internal and external clients. 
  • Prioritizes incoming communications and responses to provide superior customer service.
  • Effectively takes information on customer complaints, entering I-Reporter reports, and forwarding to appropriate coordinator or management.
  • Maintains composure and acts thoughtfully under pressure.
  • Promotes a positive public image of BCRTA and exceeds customer expectations.
  • Reports time off and any dispatch issues to the Director of Operations.
  • Performs assignments as directed by management.
  • Ability to perform duties of a Vehicle Operator as needed.
  • This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee in this job.  Employees are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Physical & Visual Activities:

  • Constant period of hearing, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision.
  • Frequent periods of speaking and sitting.
  • Occasional periods of standing, squatting, walking, kneeling, reaching and twisting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                                                                                                                                                                           Limited

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:                                                                                                                               Occasional exposure to exhaust fumes.                                                                                                                Usual office environment.

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to negotiate, train and persuade.
  2. Ability to read and interpret documents and instruments.
  3. Ability to analyze problems and recommend corrective courses of action.
  4. Ability to multitask in a quick-paced environment without forgetting details
  5. Well developed oral and written communication ability.
  6. Demonstrates excellent command of the English language.
  7. Work under frequent periods of stress.
  8. Performs as effective team player.
  9. Ability to perform simple math
  10. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications                                                                       

Experience:                                                                                                                                                                  At least one year experience as a vehicle operator and/or equivalent experience in dispatching or call center        duties.                                                                                                                                                                  Education:                                                                                                                                                                        High School diploma required. 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:                                                                                                                                              Valid Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana Driver License                                                                                            Benefits:                                                                                                                                                                               Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short-term disability coverage                                                                 14% Ohio Public Employee Retirement System Match                                                                                             Paid Time Off - up to 29 days per year                                                                                                                       Opportunities for advancement and professional development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Diesel Technician

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Maintenance Type: Full Time

BCRTA is looking for entry level service technicians to join our workforce. 

Our benefits now include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short-term disability coverage in addition to generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System(OPERS),limited weekends, NO national holidays, and opportunities for advancement and professional development.  Do you have experience with trucks, buses or RVs?  We want to talk to you!  Need a CDL?  We'll train!  Diesel engine experience is a huge plus!  Multiple shifts available, flexible hours.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides maintenance service to all BCRTA vehicles utilizing preventative maintenance programs, diagnostic techniques, and federal, state, and local guidelines.
  • Maintains all safety equipment on each vehicle.
  • Coordinates vehicle maintenance with Operations Manager, Vehicle & Facility Maintenance.
  • Keeps an inventory of parts and supplies necessary to reduce vehicle downtime.
  • Organizes and cares for maintenance facility in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations and BCRTA policy.
  • Assists with the maintenance of all facilities owned and operated by BCRTA.
  • Is familiar with and follows established procedures for handling violent and disruptive incidents, passenger illness, and other emergencies.
  • Maintains training and is available to drive passengers as requested.
  • Reports all accidents immediately and submits a written report within twenty-four hours.  Attends court proceeding when necessary.
  • Collaborates with maintenance staff and all other departments to maintain efficient operations and clear communication.
  • Seeks to improve skills and maintain professional and industry knowledge.
  • Complies with all BCRTA and industry safety regulations and acts as a model employee for safety compliance.
  • Attends training events and meetings as assigned.
  • Fuels vehicles in accordance with BCRTA policy.
  • Acts as a BCRTA ambassador, projects a positive attitude, and promotes superior customer service.
  • Follows all BCRTA procedures and policies.
  • Completes vehicle and/or facility cleaning as required.         
  • Aides Manager, Vehicle & Facility Maintenance with special projects as directed.      
  • Refers operational and organizational issues to supervisor or operational management when appropriate.

 

This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee in this job.  Employees are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Physical & Visual Activities:

Physically and mentally qualified to safely operate transit vehicles and perform all related essential job functions.  (Subject to applicable legal requirements, must meet the physical qualification standards specified in the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.)

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

Exposure to low and high temperature extremes according to seasonal temperatures.  Limited exposure to vehicle exhaust.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the operation of all the vehicles in the fleet
  • Understand the difference between diesel and gasoline engines
  • Able to diagnosis and repair mechanical issues on the vehicles in the fleet
  • Ability to follow oral and written direction
  • Attention to detail, ability to memorize and retain
  • Working knowledge of the equipment in the facility
  • The ability to work alone on any project
  • Fluently read, write, and speak English
  • Ability to communicate with BCRTA management
  • Work calmly and efficiently under stress
  • Perform as a team player

Experience:

  • Two years of automotive repair experience
  • Two years of diesel engine experience, preferred

 

Education:

High School diploma or GED, preferred.

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS;

  • CDL Class B with Airbrake endorsement required, or ability to obtain.
  • Clean motor vehicle record
  • Applicable ASE certifications, or ability to obtain 
  • Valid Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana driver's license

About Butler County RTA

BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages an annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions..

Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

 

Bus Driver - Fixed Route

Location: Oxford, OH Department: Operations Type: Full Time

Driving your spouse crazy at home all day?

Tired of operating old or dangerous equipment your employer won’t replace?

Not getting paid for all your work?

Want to make an impact in your community and collect a paycheck?         

Tired of fast food and retail?  Standing on your feet all day?

Need to get out of a cube or office?

Need a new career path with a future?

Love to drive?

Butler County Regional Transit Authority welcomes employees who need a new passion!  We have a new fleet with regular replacement schedules.  We respect our employees’ time.  We help our neighbors get around.  We meet new people.  We work all over Butler County. We drive … and we need YOU!

Our drivers work out of our Butler County, Ohio offices in Hamilton, Middletown, or Oxford.  All our driving positions start at $15.00 per hour with annual raises for employees that maintain good attendance and complete annual training.  We provide 14% retirement match and up to 29 paid days off your first year!

You will drive our 35' coaches and 25 passenger cutaways. Our drivers work anywhere from 35 to 40+ hours per week with paid training.  We operate up to 23 hours per day, Monday through Sunday.  We have a schedule for you! 

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Safely operating a vehicle without distractions
  • Taking amazing care of our passengers
  • Working without a supervisor over your shoulder
  • Following directions and enforcing rules

You Must:

  • Learn to work with technology, like tablets, apps and the interwebs.  Don’t worry, we’ll teach you.  You just have to be willing!
  • Be on time
  • Pass a DOT drug screen
  • Pass a DOT physical
  • Pass a state and national background check
  • Have a clean driving record (less than 4 points)
  • Class A or B CDL with passenger endorsement is required.​​  ​​​​

About Butler County RTA

BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages an annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions.

Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

BCRTA benefits now include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short-term disability coverage in addition to generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), opportunities for advancement, and professional development.  

Bus Driver - No CDL Required

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Operations Type: Full Time

Driving your spouse crazy at home all day?

Tired of operating old or dangerous equipment your employer won’t replace?

Not getting paid for all your work?

Want to make an impact in your community and collect a paycheck?         

Tired of fast food and retail?  Standing on your feet all day?

Need to get out of a cube or office?

Need a new career path with a future?

Love to drive?

Butler County Regional Transit Authority welcomes employees who need a new passion!  We have a new fleet with regular replacement schedules.  We respect our employees’ time.  We help our neighbors get around.  We meet new people.  We work all over Butler County.  We drive … and we need YOU!

Our drivers work out of our Butler County, Ohio offices in Hamilton, Middletown, or Oxford.  All our driving positions start at $15.00 per hour with annual raises for employees that maintain good attendance and complete annual training.  We provide 14% retirement match and up to 29 paid days off your first year!

You will drive our minivans and 14 passenger buses. Our drivers work anywhere from 35 to 40+ hours per week with paid training.  We operate up to 23 hours per day, Monday through Sunday.  We have a schedule for you! 

Want a CDL?  We can train you for that too!

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Safely operating a vehicle without distractions
  • Taking amazing care of our passengers
  • Working without a supervisor over your shoulder
  • Following directions and enforcing rules
  • Navigating around Butler County with the help of GPS

You Must:

  • Learn to work with technology, like tablets, apps and the interwebs.  Don’t worry, we’ll teach you.  You just have to be willing!
  • Be on time
  • Pass a DOT drug screen
  • Pass a DOT physical
  • Pass a state and national background check
  • Have a clean driving record (less than 4 points)

About Butler County RTA

BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages an annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions..

Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

BCRTA benefits now include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short-term disability coverage in addition to generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), opportunities for advancement, and professional development. 

Planning & Special Projects Manager

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Administration Type: Full Time

Position Purpose and Objectives

The Planning & Special Projects Manager is the primary resource for all route planning and service development activities.  The P&SP Manager will research create and maintain routes, schedules, strategic plans, regulatory plans and associated peripheral software used for these purposes.  The P&SP Manager is also the primary project manager for operations related implementations and projects.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and updates strategic operational plans for the development and improvement of transit services.
  • Gathers, interprets, and prepares data, reports and recommendations.  Researches, maintains and applies knowledge of the transportation service market, the factors that influence travel decisions, and the potential for development of new or different services.
  • Evaluates route effectiveness through conducting on-board and ridership surveys and prepares summary reports.
  • Uses GIS to obtain demographic data for reporting purposes and produces maps for routing and special projects.
  • Develops service plans using software, tools and techniques.
  • Works with Operations and Information Technology to modify and update scheduling data.
  • Maintains raw schedules, paddles, and other internal and public planning resources in print and electronically.
  • Provides technical and professional information to the Board of Trustees, agency staff and other officials, as required; attends transit Board or committee meetings as required; provides information and makes public presentations to boards, commissions, agencies, citizens, civic groups, the media, and the general public.
  • Represents Bcrta and acts a liaison with local metropolitan planning organization and other agencies as needed.
  • Collects, compiles and evaluates information for service proposals, including projection of miles, hours, cost, ridership and revenue changes.
  • Reviews public ridership guides for accuracy and completeness.
  • Monitors ridership; prepares technical reports, such as ridership trends, census statistics, and farebox data, for managerial review and consideration by senior staff.
  • Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned areas to assure sound fiscal control.
  • Understands the market for transportation services, the factors which influence travel decisions, and the need and potential for the development of new, improved, or different services.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving service to the public. Conducts research, analysis and prepares documentation regarding transit industry practices and standards to evaluate policies and plans and provide recommendations for improvements.
  • Manages and maintains technical systems related to planning and scheduling including, but not limited to, real time AVL, GTFS, head sign databases etc.
  • Coordinates bus stops signage and amenities in concert with Bcrta staff and in accordance with Bcrta’s Title VI policy and best practices.
  • Coordinates new service implementations, operational technology implementations, and other cross-departmental projects.
  • Partners with Finance Department to address National Transit Database requirements and complete sampling as needed.
  • Maintains, updates and ensures compliance with Federal policies and programs such as Title VI and the Triennial Review process.
  • Collaborates effectively with other managers and departments.
  • Reports absences and vacations as required.
  • Attends meetings as required.  Participates in appropriate professional development to maintain and improve professional knowledge.
  • Acts as an ambassador of BCRTA by always promoting a positive image.

This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee in this job.  Employees are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Physical & Visual Activities

  • Constant period of hearing, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision.
  • Frequent periods of speaking and sitting.
  • Frequent periods of standing, squatting, walking, kneeling, reaching and twisting.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

            None.

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS

  • Occasional exposure to exhaust fumes.
  • Frequent travel within community via public transit.
  • Usual office environment.

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to negotiate, train and persuade.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and instruments.
  • Ability to analyze problems and recommend corrective courses of action.
  • Ability to manage, supervise, lead, coordinate and motivate.
  • Work with, memorize and retain detail.
  • Execute reasonable and efficient decisions quickly.
  • Well developed oral and written communication ability.
  • Ability to design and implement training programs.
  • Demonstrates good command of the English language.
  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects with frequent interruptions.
  • Work under frequent periods of stress.
  • Performs as effective team player.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform simple math calculations.

Experience

Knowledge of transit policy and strategic and operational planning methods, including their formation, process of adoption, and implementation; fundamentals of statistics, including the ability to describe a standard deviation and understand interval data; strong working knowledge of relational databases, including the ability to manipulate, correlate, and extract meaningful information from such databases.

Education

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning or a closely related field; and three (3) years transit planning experience or equivalent GIS proficiency; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates possession of the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License with no more than four points required at time of hire.
  • Successful completion of previous employment verification, criminal background investigation.

 

About Butler County RTA

BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages and annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions..

Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

BCRTA benefits include generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), advancement, and professional development.  The BCRTA Board of Trustees is expected to take action to implement robust medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage beginning in summer 2021.

Trustee

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Board of Trustees Type: Volunteer

Do you love public transit?  Do you see a need for better transportation and more options in your community? Would you like to advocate for public transit in Butler County?


The Butler County Regional Transit Authority is now accepting applications for seats on our Board of Trustees.  BCRTA Trustees attend ten to twenty meetings per year and are responsible for high-level governing oversight of the BCRTA organization.  No particular experience is required, but an interest in public transit and familiarity with general financial statements is helpful.  Terms last for three years and run January to December.  Final appointments are made by the Butler County Commissioners.  This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Bus Driver Trainer

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Operations Type: Full Time

Do you have professional driving or instructor experience?

Do you have experience as a corporate trainer or curriculum developer and need a new chance to get out of the office?

BCRTA is searching for qualified professionals with a background in learning OR professional driving.  We welcome diverse backgrounds to improve the quality of training programs!

 

POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:

The Trainer is responsible for the efficient and effective hands-on training of new and veteran vehicle operators or other staff members that are required to operate in revenue service.  The Trainer will be a key position for the delivery of new hire and refresher or remedial training.  In addition, the trainer will assist in organizing training events and coordinating all associated record keeping needs.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs training in some or all of the following areas:
    • Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) – Fixed Route
    • BTW – Paratransit/Demand Response
    • BTW - Remedial
    • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • Classroom/Computer
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Maneuvers
    • Refresher
  • Studies and is familiar with all BCRTA training tools/policies/procedures.
  • Familiarized with pricing of trips, area covered by BCRTA, and all other BCRTA service information.
  • Maintains knowledge by attending train-the-trainer and refresher classes.
  • Assists with creating, maintaining, and properly filing detailed training records.
  • Completes annual recertification as required.
  • Coordinates with Operations to correct or retrain employees in any recommended areas of concern.
  • Enforces rules and procedures as outlined in BCRTA handbook and documents.
  • Maintains composure and acts thoughtfully under pressure.
  • Works proficiently with computer and software to accomplish limited administrative tasks.
  • Ability to perform duties of a Vehicle Operator.
  • Safely operates vehicles, tests, and inspects equipment in accordance with pre-trip vehicle inspection procedures.
  • Requests appropriate service and maintenance on BCRTA vehicles when necessary.
  • Maintains proper radio communication with dispatch during revenue service and responds to all instructions and related requests in a timely basis.
  • Highlights areas for service improvement and communicates needs with management.
  • Inspects bulletin board and checks mailbox/email/Paycom each workday.
  • Fills out all training forms as required providing necessary detail and submitting to proper recipient(s) in a timely manner.
  • Reports all accidents immediately and submits a written report within twenty-four hours. 
  • Attends court proceedings when necessary.
  • Prioritizes tasks to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Reports time off and any safety issues to the Manager of Safety and Training or his designee.
  • Acts as a BCRTA ambassador, projects a positive attitude, and promotes superior customer service.

This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee in this job.  Employees are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

Physical & Visual Activities:

Physically and mentally qualified to safely operate transit vehicles and perform all related essential job functions.  (Subject to applicable legal requirements, must meet the physical qualification standards specified in the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.)

Physical Abilities include:      

  1. Floor Lift a minimum of 30 lbs.
  2. Knee lift strength of at least 30 lbs. 
  3. Waist lift strength of at least 50 lbs.
  4. Chest lift strength of at least 20 lbs.
  5. Overhead lift strength of at least 20 lbs.
  6. Horizontal push/pull strength of at least 80 lbs.
  7. Medium agility/dynamic balance
  8. Low finger dexterity
  9. Low manual dexterity
  10. Continuous ability to stay seated
  11. Continuous ability to twist and turn head
  12. Frequently able to bend over/stoop
  13. Frequently able to climb steps
  14. Kneel or squat
  15. Reach overhead

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

  • Occasional exposure to exhaust fumes.
  • 75% outdoor conditions and onboard bus or other vehicles
  • 25% office and training room

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to negotiate, train and persuade.
  2. Ability to read and interpret documents and instruments
  3. Ability to analyze problems and recommend corrective courses of action.
  4. Ability to multitask in a quick-paced environment without forgetting details
  5. Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrates excellent command of the English language.
  7. Work under frequent periods of stress.
  8. Performs as an effective team player.
  9. Ability to perform simple math.
  10. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications.

Ex Exp    Experience:

  • One-year experience as BCRTA vehicle operator or equivalent.

Education:

  • High School diploma or GED required. 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Valid Class A or B CDL with a passenger endorsement - no air brake restriction, or ability to obtain
  • Certified First Aid and CPR trainer, or ability to obtain
  • Completion of, or ability to complete BCRTA Behind-The-Wheel Trainer Program

 

About Butler County RTA

BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages and annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions..

Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

BCRTA benefits include generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), advancement, professional development, robust medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage.

     

    Street Supervisor

    Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Operations Type: Full Time

     

    Position Purpose and Objectives:

    The Street Supervisor is responsible for the efficient and orderly coordination of BCRTA services, including the supervision of front-line services, customer satisfaction, resource coordination, and direction of Vehicle Operators as related to the direct provision of service.  The Street Supervisor  will be required to solve immediate operational problems, “triage” emergencies with management as directed, investigate accidents, administer Vehicle Operator discipline as directed by management, monitor quality of services, and other duties as assigned.  The Operations Supervisor will be required to work during non-traditional business hours such as evenings and weekends as needed.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Operates base radio console equipment, transmitting and receiving routine and emergency messages from bus operators when necessary.
    • Enforces rules and procedures as outlined in BCRTA handbook and documents.
    • Takes customer calls for information on transit services and schedules requested trips when necessary.
    • Familiarized with pricing of trips, area covered by BCRTA, and all other BCRTA service information.
    • Investigates accidents as needed.
    • “Triages” emergencies and coordinates responses with management and other BCRTA team members.
    • Advises vehicle operators on standard operating procedures during emergencies and under unforeseen circumstances.
    • Works proficiently with computer and software to accomplish limited administrative tasks.
    • Maintains accurate reports and records in accordance with BCRTA procedure.
    • Assists dispatch with covering extra trips by personally providing trips or contacting possible operator replacements.
    • Coordinates with Dispatch and Transportation Coordinator to manage daily route schedules for maximum efficiency, adjusts as necessary.
    • Prioritizes tasks to achieve maximum efficiency and superior customer service.
    • Reports time off and any safety issues to the Operations Manager or his designee.
    • Monitors service and vehicle operators under direction of Operations Management to ensure superior customer service and high levels of employee and passenger safety.
    • Investigates and recommends correction of safety issues.
    • Retrieves and processes fares under direction of Operations Management.
    • Retrains Vehicle Operators in standard procedures as necessary.
    • Administers routine discipline and warnings under the directions of Operations Management.
    • Perform annual behind the wheel evaluations for Vehicle Operators.
    • Communicates clearly and works with customers to solve problems, educate riders, and improve BCRTA service.
    • Maintains composure and acts thoughtfully under pressure.
    • Promotes a positive public image of BCRTA and exceeds customer expectations.
    • Attends training as required.

    This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee in this job.  Employees are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    Physical & Visual Activities:

    • Constant period of hearing, near and far acuity, depth perception, color vision.
    • Frequent periods of speaking and sitting.
    • Occasional periods of standing, squatting, walking, kneeling, reaching and twisting.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    ABILITY TO KNEEL AND BEND AS REQUIRED TO SECURE WHEELCHAIR RESTRAINTS.

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

    Occasional exposure to exhaust fumes.

     

    JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to negotiate, train and persuade.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents and instruments.
    • Ability to analyze problems and recommend corrective courses of action.
    • Ability to multitask in a quick-paced environment without forgetting details
    • Well developed oral and written communication ability.
    • Demonstrates excellent command of the English language.
    • Work under frequent periods of stress.
    • Performs as effective team player.
    • Ability to perform simple math
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications

     

    Experience:

    One year experience as a public transit vehicle operator or equivalent experience
    Completion of, or ability to complete BCRTA Behind-The-Wheel Trainer Program
    Limited dispatch experience or equivalent communication and computer knowledge

     

    Education:

    • High School diploma required. 

     

    LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Class B CDL with Passenger endorsement, no air brake restriction preferred but not required
    • Valid Ohio driver's license

    About Butler County RTA

    BCRTA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio organized as a Regional Transit Authority under Ohio code. BCRTA acts as the designated recipient for Federal Transit Funds and provides public transportation services within and around Butler County, Ohio including Hamilton, Middletown, Fairfield, West Chester, Oxford, and Miami University. The BCRTA employs or directs around 120 transit employees and manages and annual budget near $6.5M. BCRTA is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees.

    BCRTA is a public transit agency dedicated to support Butler County’s quality of life and economic development through public transportation solutions..

    Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes inclusion, diversity, cooperation, problem-solving, teamwork, independence and ingenuity.

    BCRTA benefits include generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), advancement, professional development, robust medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage.

    Equal Opportunity Employment

    BCRTA states as its policy a commitment to provide equal opportunity to all persons in matters affecting all employment processes, but not limited to, recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, discipline, transfer selection, terminations, and other terms and conditions of employment and layoff practices without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veterans status, or age.

     Further, BCRTA is committed to complying with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.  BCRTA will make accommodations that are reasonable and not unduly burdensome to enable qualified disabled applicants and employees to participate in the employment process and perform essential job functions.

    Benefits

    Retirement

    Ohio Public Employee Retirement System
    Employees contribute 10% of their wages through payroll deduction and BCRTA matches that with a 14% employer contribution.

    Ohio Deferred Compensation
    Ohio Deferred Compensation is a supplemental  retirement plan for all Ohio public employees. This program is voluntary for employees and is used as a supplemental retirement option.

    Medical Benefits

    BCRTA is proud to announce that after many years of not providing health coverage for employees, the BCRTA Board of Trustees unanimously voted to reinstitute health benefits at the June 16, 2021 Board meeting. BCRTA now offers a robust medical benefits plan at a monthly premium affordable for our entry level workers.

    In addition, BCRTA also offers vision, dental, and short-term disability benefits to employees with or without medical coverage. All employees receive life insurance and the opportunity to purchase additional coverage beyond the company sponsored plan.

    Paid Time Off (PTO)

    BCRTA has a generous PTO policy that accrues based on hours worked during the pay period.  The PTO rate is also based on service years in OPERS.  If past employment through OPERS is present, the rate at which PTO is earned will increase. For example:  An employee with no prior service credit that works 40 hours per week can earn almost 29 days of PTO. Employees are also permitted to “sell” or cash out unused PTO annually in November.

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    BCRTA offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to our employees and their immediate family members.  EAP services are confidential and are provided at no additional cost to employees.  The EAP  offers the following services: support and counseling, financial and legal assistance,   employee enrichment training, and career development.

    Paid Commercial Driver License (CDL) Training

    BCRTA provides CDL training for both the pre-trip inspection and driving portions of the exam.  A Class B CDL with passenger endorsement and air brake restriction removed is required  in order to drive the larger class vehicles.

    Tuition Reimbursement

    BCRTA encourages all team members to enhance their education and development through in-house training and courses offered by outside educational institutions.  BCRTA is a participant in the Miami University Work + Program that employs students working on a degree at one of Miami’s regional campuses.  These students are eligible to receive a tuition reimbursement from BCRTA of up to $6,200 per calendar year as long as all requirements have been satisfied. 

    Employee Referral Program

    BCRTA has an employee referral program that gives the employee that refers someone a bonus of $250 and 16 hours of PTO if their referred candidate remains employed by BCRTA for 90 days after their release from training.