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Open Positions

Customer Service & Dispatcher

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

Position Purpose and Objectives:

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 dispatch team.  The dispatcher will handle all incoming radio and telephone communication including advising vehicle operators and handling client inquiries including scheduling trips. 

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operates base radio console equipment, transmitting and receiving routine and emergency messages from bus operators.
  • Enforces professional radio conduct as outlined by BCRTA policies and procedures.
  • Takes customer calls for information on transit services and schedules requested trips.
  • Stays familiarized with pricing of trips and area covered by BCRTA services.
  • Prepares daily bus operator manifests, manages communication of changes, additions, cancellation during service.
  • Advises vehicle operators on standard operating procedures during emergencies and under unforeseen circumstances.
  • Operates data terminals for input and management of information pertaining to daily public transit operations and general services in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Maintains accurate, statistical operating data.
  • Understands the importance of contracts and subcontracting out trips to other providers.
  • Reports driver call-offs and other operator issues to the Operations Manager.
  • Manages daily route schedules for maximum efficiency, adjusts as necessary.
  • Prioritizes incoming communications and responses to provide superior customer service.
  • Maintains composure and acts thoughtfully under pressure.
  • 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.

 

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:

None.


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: One year experience as a public transit vehicle operator or equivalent

 

Education:  High School diploma required. 

 

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:  Valid Ohio driver's license

Benefits

  • Paid Time Off
  • 14% Public Employee Retirement System Match
  • Flexible Scheduling

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

Mechanic

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

BCRTA is looking for experienced service technicians to join our workforce.  5+ weeks of vacation, 14% retirement match, limited weekends and NO national holidays!  Do you have experience with trucks, buses or RVs?  We want to talk to you!  Need a CDL?  We'll train!  Diesel engine experience 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 commutate with BCRTA management
  • Work calmly and clearly 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 driver's license

Bus Driver - No CDL Required

Location: Hamilton, OH Department: Operations Type: Part 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 provide opportunities for advancement, paid time off and generous retirement match.  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 20 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)

 

Bus Driver - Fixed Route

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

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

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 provide opportunities for advancement, paid time off and generous retirement match.  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 20 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Sign-On Bonus & Employee Referral Program

Employees will receive a $250 sign-on bonus when they are released from the BCRTA training program. Employees in good standing are eligible to receive a 2nd  $250 bonus plus 16 hours of PTO 90 days after being released from training.

BCRTA also 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.

Reduced Hour Vehicle Operators

Applicants that want to work 28 hours or less per week can apply for a reduced hour vehicle operator position.  These positions are scheduled according to the days that the applicant is available to work, but will be scheduled during the peak hours of BCRTA service.