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Learn about our open jobs listed below, or go to our jobs portal https://bcrta.applytojob.com/apply/

Applications are public records and will only be reviewed once for each position.  Applicants must submit a separate application for each position of interest.  BCRTA applications do not represent a contract of employment.

Open Positions

Bus Driver - Fixed Route

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: BCRTA 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 $16.50 per hour with annual merit based raises. Already have transit experience or passenger transportation experience?  With verified proof of employment within the last 10 years, your starting pay could be as high as $20.29 per hour! We provide 14% retirement match, full medical, dental, and vision benefits, short term disability, life insurance, 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.  

 

*Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

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 $16.50 per hour with annual merit based raises. Already have transit experience or passenger transportation experience?  With verified proof of employment within the last 10 years, your starting pay could be as high as $20.29 per hour! We provide 14% retirement match, full medical, dental, and vision benefits, short term disability, life insurance, 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. 

*Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

Bus Driver Trainer

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

Do you have professional driving or instructor experience?

Want to be more than behind the wheel?

Want to be the hero behind the heroes?

 

BCRTA's Trainer position 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.

We provide 14% retirement match, full medical, dental, and vision benefits, short term disability, life insurance, and up to 29 paid days off your first year!

The functions of this position include the following:

  • Performs training in some or all of the following areas:
    1. Behind-The-Wheel (BTW) – Fixed Route
    2. BTW – Paratransit/Demand Response
    3. Classroom/Computer
    4. CPR/First Aid
  • 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.
  • Works proficiently with computer and software to accomplish limited administrative tasks.
  • Highlights areas for service improvement and communicates needs with management.
  • Prioritizes tasks to achieve maximum efficiency
  • 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.

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 (DOT exam and drug screen).

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

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

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

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.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent command of the English language.
  • Work under frequent periods of stress.
  • Performs as an effective team player.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications.

Experience:

  • One-year experience as a transit vehicle operator or equivalent.

  Education:

  • High School diploma or GED required. 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to obtain or current holder of a Class A or B CDL with a passenger endorsement - no air brake restriction.
  • Ability to obtain or currently certified as a First Aid and CPR Trainer.

 

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.

*Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

     

    Customer Service Supervisor

    Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Type: Full Time

    Position Purpose and Objectives:

    The Customer Service Supervisor is responsible for client scheduling, customer service, retail sales and associated record-keeping duties.  The Customer Service Supervisor will seek areas for scheduling and sales improvement and drive efficiency in cooperation with the Operations and Finance staff.  The Customer Service Supervisor will handle all training and development in regard to call center telephone communications including advising and handling client inquiries, trip requests, and complaints.  Additional functions may include operational reporting and acting in the absence of the Operations Manager.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Able to train others on the pricing of trips and area coverage of BCRTA services.
    • Coordinates with CSRs and management to provide consistent messages to internal and external clients.
    • Prioritizes incoming communications and responses to provide superior customer service.
    • Manages communication of changes, additions, cancellation during service between the call center and dispatch.
    • Efficiently takes customer calls for information on transit services, reservations and BCRTA schedules.
    • Effectively takes and is able to train others on how to take information on customer complaints, entering into databases, and forwarding to appropriate coordinator or management.
    • Advises clients and customer service representatives on standard operating procedures.
    • Enters accurate trip data (including data provided by dispatch, transportation coordinator, data services coordinator, and management)
    • Leads all training needs for direct staff and others as it may relate to customer service functions.
    • Operates data terminals for information pertaining to daily public transit operations and general services in a quick and efficient manner.
    • Assists with data entry operations and procedure development regarding the scheduling software.
    • Understands the importance of contracts and subcontracting out trips to other providers.
    • Maintains relationship between support coordinators and clients for current contracted Butler County agencies.
    • Assists with ADA administration and scheduling procedures.
    • Shares knowledge and trains staff members on ADA regulations.
    • Enforces professional conduct as outlined by BCRTA policies and procedures.
    • Recommends initial, refresher and follow up training for CSRs.
    • Maintains training records for call center functions.
    • Performs assignments as directed by management.
    • Maintains composure and acts thoughtfully under pressure.
    • Ability to perform duties of a Customer Service Representative, Dispatcher, or Vehicle Operator as needed.
    • Promotes a positive public image of BCRTA and exceeds customer expectations.
    • Reports time off and any dispatch issues promptly.
    • Administers all retail product sales, exchanges, and refunds in accordance with guidelines provided by the BCRTA Finance Department, Executive Director and Board of Trustees.
    • Administers all credit card balances and updates accounts as needed
    • Prepares the BCRTA trip or fixed route schedule by building routes and optimizing the efficiency of driver resources in such a way that dispatch personnel can insert reasonable last-minute trips
    • Manages staffing levels by coordinating driver vacation and leave requests
    • Works with the administrative personnel to prepare operations reports and data needed for financial or billing needs
    • Collaborates with administrative personnel to identify deficiencies and errors in data entry and correct them as needed
    • Recommends operational improvements related to scheduling and data entry to the Operations department
    • Possesses adequate knowledge of all BCRTA fixed routes around the county, including service times of all routes
    • Tracks and maintains accurate staff attendance records
    • Prepares daily, weekly, and monthly reports

    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 maintain a valid State of Ohio DOT card.

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS:

                    Occasional exposure to exhaust fumes.

    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 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:

    • Two years of experience as a call center representative

    Education:

    High School diploma required.

    Licenses/Certifications:

    Valid Driver's License

     

    *Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

    HRIS Analyst - Sr. HR Generalist

    Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Type: Full Time

    Looking for an environment that allows for flexibility and growth?

    Love the idea of working in an industry that serves the community?

    Enjoy problem solving?

    Technology is a welcomed challenge?

    This may be the perfect position for you!

    The HRIS Analyst/Sr. HR Generalist will act as the subject matter expert for HR duties and technologies at BCRTA. The HRIS Analyst/Sr. HR Generalist will be responsible for maintenance and optimization of our HR technologies including HRIS systems, applicant tracking systems, and performance management systems. Duties include but are not limited to enhancing the performance of our HR systems, gathering data, making recommendations based on performance metrics, and designing new HRIS processes. This position combines HR knowledge with expertise in HRIS to ensure optimal HR management and customer service to BCRTA’s employees.

    Essential Job Functions:

     

    • Consult with HR manager to determine HRIS needs.
    • Develop and implement new processes and systems for efficient HR management by performing audits on processes.
    • Analyze HRIS performance metrics and resolve application issues.
    • Document processes, identify HR concerns, and compile data analysis reports.
    • Perform application upgrades, as well as provide training and technical support.
    • Optimize HRIS processes, integrate new software, and perform diagnostic tests.
    • Collects, analyzes, updates, and distributes all HR records as needed including but not limited to position descriptions, evaluation documents, job postings, and governmental forms.
    • Manages processes related to unemployment compensation, Worker’s Compensation, disability and FMLA.
    • Assists with employee incentives, orientation, and investigations as needed.
    • Maintains an understanding of BCRTA policies and procedures.
    • Collects, analyzes, updates, and distributes all HR records as needed including but not limited to position descriptions, evaluation documents, job postings, and governmental forms.
    • Attends outside training as needed.
    • Assists with hiring events, community involvement events and any other business organization that is associated with BCRTA as needed.
    • Communicates effectively with BCRTA personnel and contract partners to ensure efficient personnel functions and distribute required information.
    • Prioritizes communications and responses to provide superior customer service.
    • Creates efficient processes for tracking monthly HR statistics, compliance with EEOC, accident file audits, new hire onboarding, and the drug and alcohol program compliance. 
    • Assists management with special projects.

    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.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Must have the ability to work without supervision.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents.
    • Ability to analyze problems and recommend corrective course of action.
    • Ability to multitask in quick-paced environment with accuracy.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Work under frequent periods of stress.
    • Poise, tack, and diplomacy.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Sharepoint.
    • Exceptional ability to gather and interpret data, as well as improve HRIS processes Ability to collaborate, provide technical support, and train staff.
    • Proficiency in HRM software, such as JazzHR and Paycom.
    • Experience in documenting processes, as well as performing diagnostic tests and audits.
    • Ability to keep up with technical innovation and trends in HRIS Analysis.

    Experience:

    5 or more years of progressive experience in Human Resources Experience with developing standard work.

    Education:

    A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, HR management, business administration, or similar.

    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 purifies 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.

    Administrative Specialist

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

    Enjoy being a point person in an office environment?

    Savvy with technology?

    9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, exactly what you have been looking for?

    Look no further!

    Position Purpose and Objectives:

    The Administrative Specialist will act as the primary support person for all BCRTA administrative functions, including but not limited to the Executive Director, Human Resources and Finance.  The Administrative Specialist will be responsible for providing stakeholders and employees with excellent customer service and resolving problems while maintaining strict confidentiality of information at all times.  Duties include, but are not limited to communication, filing, typing and formatting, data tracking and entry, and office management responsibilities.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Takes non-operational phone calls and relays messages promptly.
    • Manages calendars and coordinates meetings for executive staff.
    • Acts as the Clerk of the Board of Trustees including taking minutes, preparing resolutions, assembling meeting materials and accurately documenting proceedings subject to legal requirements.
    • Provides other administrative support to the Board of Trustees as requested by the Executive Director.
    • Tracks and manages purchases of office supplies and other administrative materials.
    • Assists HR department with the support of existing employees and applicants.
    • Manages organizational access control subject to policy and direction of HR.
    • Tracks and manages purchases of uniforms.
    • Creates copies, materials, and files and organizes as needed.
    • Creates and distributes public communications as directed.
    • Enters and tracks HR data as required or requested.
    • Effectively maintains, secures and files confidential records.
    • Creates and distributes regular reports as required or directed.
    • Counts money and supports finance department fare collection processes.
    • Communicates kindly, tactfully and diplomatically with employees and stakeholders of all levels.
    • Plans, organizes, and executes internal and external events, including space, budgets, catering, setup and breakdown.
    • Maintains composure and acts thoughtfully under pressure.
    • Assists management with special projects.
    • Attends meetings or acts in the absence of finance or administrative personnel as directed.
    • Promotes a positive public image of BCRTA and exceeds customer expectations.

     

    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.

    Experience:

    • Business or office support
    • Meeting and Event Planning
    • Demonstrated ability and comfort to use technology to save time and improve efficiency

    Education:

    High School diploma required, Associate Degree in Business Administration or similar preferred.  Equivalent experience also acceptable.

    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.

    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.

    *Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

    Dispatcher - Full time

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

    Not a 9a - 5p person?

    Organized and detailed?

    Great personality?

    This may be exactly what you are looking for!

    The 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.

    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.  

    This position works Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., and every 3rd Saturday from 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  The week the Saturday is worked, the following weekend is a three day weekend with Friday off.

    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, cancellations 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 maintain 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 periods 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 an 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.

    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.

    *Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

     

    Dispatcher - Part time

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

    Looking for part-time employment?

    Are you a night owl?

    If you have Dispatch experience, we have a position for you!

    The 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.

    This position works Saturday, 7:30 p.m. - 3:30 a.m., and Sunday, 5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

    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, cancellations 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 maintain 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.

    Physical & Visual Activities:

    • Constant periods 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 an 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 dispatch or call center duties.

    Education:

    High School diploma required. 

    LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

    Valid Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana Driver License 

    Benefits: 
    14% Ohio Public Employee Retirement System Match, Paid Time Off Opportunities for advancement and professional development.

    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.

    *Hiring is through our main office in Hamilton, Ohio.

     

    Street Supervisor

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

    Great at solving problems?

    Not about the 9a - 5p schedule?

    Want to stretch your people skills?

    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.

    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.  

    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.

    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 QUALIFICATIONS:

    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.

    Planning & Special Projects Manager

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

    Do you want to be a part of a growing community?  Butler County is experiencing exciting developments that is creating great opportunities!  BCRTA is looking for a forward thinking individual with transit background to help us meet the demands of this growth. Does this sound like you?

    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.

    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.  

    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.

    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 QUALIFICATIONS:

    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.

    • CAD/AVL Administrator experience highly desired.
    • Optibus or similar scheduling platform user experience highly desired.

    Education

    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in 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.

    SafeRide - Night Shift Van Drivers

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

    Battling insomnia and looking for something to do? 

    A natural night owl?

    Tired of burning the midnight oil studying?

    Enjoy helping others?

    Looking for some extra cash?

    Love to drive?

    Have we got a deal for you!

    Butler County Regional Transit Authority is looking for someone just like you!  If you are at least 18 years old, have a good driving record, and like the idea of making some extra cash, we need YOU!  

    This position works out of 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 into the OPERS (Ohio Public Employee Retirement System) and you will accrue paid days off your first year!

    You will drive our minivans . You will  attend 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 offers generous paid time off, 14% retirement match in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), opportunities for advancement, and professional development. 

    TABC Board of Directors

    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.


     

    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.

    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

    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 you have past service credit in OPERS, we’ll recognize it and you’ll earn even more! An employee with no prior service credit that works 40 hours per week earns 29 days of PTO in their first year. Employees are also permitted to “sell” or cash out unused PTO annually in November.

    Medical Benefits

    BCRTA offers a robust medical benefits plan to full-time employees at an affordable monthly premium for everyone. Really affordable!

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

    Don’t need insurance? No problem! We offer an opt-out incentive for full-time employees who choose not to elect medical 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.

    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 allows to drive the larger class vehicles. Don’t have or want a CDL? That’s OK! We still need plenty of staff to drive our non-CDL minibuses and vans.

    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. Join us and recruit your own team! There is no limit on the number of times an employee can receive the bonus. Just make sure the applicant places the current employee’s name on the application.