• 3 Sep 2021 1:30 PM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is seeking a Deputy Director to assist the Managing Director with the transit system’s work towards enhancing the quality of life in Milwaukee County through great public service. MCTS connects our community with essential transit services in an endeavor to achieve racial equity and become the healthiest County in Wisconsin. Deputy Director candidates will have detailed knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of operating a large urban transit system, along with a deep understanding of mass transit strategies and the role of operations-related performance metrics. The successful candidate will have an ability to communicate complex concepts about objectives and achievements for multiple audiences: employees, labor unions, transit passengers, elected officials, and other stakeholders. The ability to understand and influence political operatives in the furtherance of transit needs is also a must. The new Deputy Director will use their experience of leading teams through problem solving processes to analyze issues at MCTS and lead working groups from idea generation through concept assessment, plan development, and implementation consistent with established timelines. In addition, experience evaluating talent, holding staff accountable for performance, and evaluating whether the right person is in the right seat will contribute to organizational success. Finally, a demonstrable commitment to racial equity with respect to employees and engagement with community members will be a key to success for the individual candidate and MCTS. 




    Serves as a member of the Executive Team and provides support and coordination across all corporate departments. The Deputy Director has overall responsibility for Operations, Administration and Labor Relations.


    1. Ensure that MCTS services are safe, reliable and customer focused.
    2. Benchmark MCTS against transit industry trends and best practices.
    3. Establish and enhance relationships with MCTS Management, and employees/union.
    4. Support informed recommendations for Milwaukee County officials/administrators.
    5. Uphold the transit system’s mission, vision and values consistent with Milwaukee County’s Mission and Vision.
    6. Execute the annual business plan for transit and provide regular and timely reporting on plans, progress, issues, and results.
    7. Assist in establishing strategic direction for MCTS and refining short-term goals, objectives and priorities.
    8. Shape recommendations for policies and practices using key statistics, valid projections and appropriate fiscal estimates.
    9. Use performance measures and key statistics to encourage actions that produce positive trends, while seeking ways to mitigate negative trends.
    10. Foster innovation and provide support to ensure that new activities are tested, considered and implemented.
    11. Manage relationships with executives and department heads within the organization.
    12. Perform other duties as required.



    1. Ten (10) years of experience in Public Transit or similar government structure.
    2. Five (5) years supervisory experience required.



    1. Knowledge of principles, policies, and practices of large urban transit system operations.
    2. Knowledge of transit industry trends and best practices. 
    3. Knowledge of MCTS operations and policies.
    4. Knowledge of multi-faceted business operations.
    5. Knowledge of public policy and board relations principles.
    6. Knowledge of external environment, community, and the role of mass transit.
    7. Knowledge of key performance indicators, and operations-related performance metrics.
    8. Knowledge of best practices in management and governance.
    9. Knowledge of essential human resources management and best practices including team building and optimizing staff performance.
    10. Knowledge of labor relations principles and applicable labor agreements at MCTS.
    11. Skilled in computer operations and spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and related software.
    12. Ability to lead, manage and support senior-level executive staff.
    13. Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
    14. Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    15. Ability to lead a team through problem solving processes; capable of analyzing issues and leading a group from idea generation through concept assessment, plan development, and implementation consistent with timelines.
    16. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    17. Ability to present to others.
    18. Ability to understand and influence others including political operatives in the furtherance of transit needs and requirements
    19. Ability to communicate complex concepts about objectives and achievements to summarize overall system effectiveness measures for multiple audiences.
    20. Ability to understand the external environment/community
    21. Ability to take an organizational perspective and think strategically
    22. Ability to determine overall company goals.
    23. Ability to set organizational strategy.
    24. Ability to implement strategic plans
    25. Ability to implement large-scale policies and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements


    1. Work is frequently conducted in office or similar indoor environment relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Incumbent may sometimes be in the community, at a warehouse or in a shop environment and may sometimes be exposed to hostile or irate individuals.
    2. Physical requirements are those described as sedentary work, which includes exerting ten (10) pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently and/or constantly having to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.



    The above are general requirements that must be met for consideration.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of job qualifications or job duties. 
    A physical exam and Pre-Placement Functional Test may be administered prior to job award, allowing applicants to demonstrate their ability to the minimum requirements for this position.

    Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • 31 Aug 2021 11:49 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    We are looking for a driver in the Iron County Area for a route that starts in Hurley on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Shifts are approximately 8 hours every Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 8am. Drivers are responsible for a bus inspection, cleaning, fueling, cash handling and training sessions. Training to acquire a CDL with passenger endorsement is available for this position. Must have strong customer service skills and be extremely dependable. Agility is necessary during securement of wheelchair riders. Employees are subject to background checks and random drug and alcohol testing.

    Job Type: Part-time
    Pay: $11.00 - $12.00 per hour

    • Paid training
    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • No nights
    • No weekends
    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
    Hours per week:
    • 10-19
    • This Job Is:
    • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
    • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
    • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
    • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
    • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
    • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
    • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
    • Company's Facebook page:
    • https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=bay%20area%20rural%20transit

    • COVID-19 Precaution(s):
    • Remote interview process
    • Personal protective equipment provided or required
    • Temperature screenings
    • Social distancing guidelines in place
    • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

    To apply, download our application below or pick one up at our office at 2216 6th Street East, Ashland WI 54806
    Mail completed applications to: BART, PO Box 612, Ashland WI 54806
    Please contact Nick at Bay Area Rural Transit, with any questions - 715-682-9664 (toll free 844-682-9664)

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  • 31 Aug 2021 11:47 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)
    General Overview of Position

    Kenosha Transit is seeking bus drivers to work a part-time schedule driving middle and high school students on City shuttle buses during the public school year. Work is performed Monday through Friday. No work is scheduled during weekends, during the summer public school break, established school holidays or when students do not report (teacher workdays). Additional hours ("fill in work") at a higher pay rate may be available to part-time drivers during the school year and/or over established school breaks, but are not mandatory (unless required by Transit Management) nor are these hours guaranteed.

    Applicants can select any of these schedule options:

    Split Shift - Drivers are scheduled to work a split shift, Monday through Friday, for two (2) hours in the morning from 6:30am-8:30am and two (2) hours in the afternoon from 2:30pm-4:30pm (approximately 20 hours per week).

    Mornings Only - Drivers are scheduled to work two (2) hours in the morning from 6:30am-8:30am (approximately 10 hours per week).

    Afternoons Only - Drivers are scheduled to work two (2) hours in the afternoon from 2:30pm-4:30pm (approximately 10 hours per week).

    This position is represented by Local 998 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and is covered by a fair share agreement. This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants and will establish an eligibility list which will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill any other openings in this classification which occur in the next 12 months.

    Please note that City employees (including seasonal employees) may only be employed in one classification at any one given time. 

    Example of Duties & Responsibilities
    • Drives City bus on predetermined schedule (Monday through Friday during the established public school year of September through June).
    • Picks up and drops off riders from pre-determined locations.
    • Performs other related duties as required.
    • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
    • High school diploma, GED or HSED.
    • Valid, regular, "Class D" driver's license.
    What type of license do I need to drive a City bus?
    • You need a valid Class B commercial driver license (CDL) - or an instructional permit (CDLI).
    • Passenger ("P") endorsement - or a temporary permit.
    • Air brake endorsement - or a temporary permit. 
    • The City does not pay for you to obtain a CDLI or CDL.
    • If you permanently reside in another state and have a CDL from that state, you must possess interstate exemption status. This means your CDL allows you to drive across state lines. 
    • If you are a new Wisconsin resident and hold a valid CDL from another state, you must provide proof of license transfer upon hire. You cannot reside in one state and hold a CDL from another (or multiple) states. 
    • If you have a military license issued by a military facility that allowed you to operate a military commercial vehicle, you may be able to use this license to obtain a Wisconsin CDL.
    What if I don't have my CDL? 
    • WE PROVIDE PAID, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING WITH CERTIFIED DOT INSTRUCTORS to an applicant who has a CDL instructional permit (CDLI) with temporary "P" and air brake endorsements.
    • You will be disqualified from the application process if you do not have the CDL or permit (with the required endorsements or temporary permits) or are unable to obtain such prior to employment. 
    • You will need to reapply for the position once you hold the required licensing. 
    Training & Experience:
    • Previous work experience which involved driving duties or operating large vehicles is desired, but not required. 
    • Work experience dealing directly and successfully with the general public on a daily basis.
    Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of the safe operation of a passenger carrying vehicle.
    • Knowledge of the rules of the road applicable to large vehicles.
    • Skill in the safe operation of large vehicles.
    • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially.
    • Ability to work well with others, including co-workers, superiors, and the general public.
    • Ability to handle reasonably necessary stress.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Extended periods of sitting.
    • Manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination.
    Environmental Requirements:
    • Task requires that work be performed in adverse environmental conditions.
    Sensory Requirements:
    • Task requires color perception and discrimination.
    • Task requires sound perception and discrimination.
    • Task requires odor perception and discrimination.
    • Task requires depth perception and discrimination.
    • Task requires visual perception and discrimination.
    • Task requires oral communications ability.
    Method of Selection

    Offer of employment (after interview, review of driving record and criminal background check) will be contingent upon the results of a medical examination and verified negative test results for controlled substances. Employees are required to participate in the City's random drug and alcohol testing program.

    An applicant's education, training and experience will be analyzed. Written, oral and/or proficiency exams may be required to establish eligibility, and will be scheduled as needed. Appointment to the position will be in accordance with City policy, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, and labor agreement, if appropriate. The City of Kenosha reserves the right to further evaluate only those applicants who best meet the needs of the organization.

    A copy of the City of Kenosha's (Transit) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy and Program is attached. Please contact Human Resources at 262-653-4130 or e-mail humanresources@kenosha.org for additional information.

  • 31 Aug 2021 11:42 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    The City of La Crosse is currently accepting applications for full-time BUS DRIVERS to fill an immediate vacancy and to establish a candidate pool for filling future potential vacancies.  This position requires excellent human relations skills in serving a diverse customer base and must have great communication skills.  Successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with airbrakes and passenger endorsement, and possess a good driving record.   This position requires working various hours/shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays.  Candidates must be available to report to work within 30 minutes of being notified of changes to the schedule.  
    Starting wage for this non-exempt unionized position is $21.12 per hour.  The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical benefit plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, Roth IRA, life insurance, income continuation insurance, voluntary dental and vision plan, paid holidays, vacations and sick leave.  
    Candidates selected will be subject to a background check and post-offer/pre-employment drug screen, physical and physical capacity screen.  The City of La Crosse supports attaining a representative workforce and workplace equity.    


    Purpose of Position

    The purpose of positions in this classification is to provide transportation services to the public.
    Distinguishing Characteristics

    Incumbents operate transit utility vehicles, including buses, conforming with time constraints, in providing a unique, customized public transit service. Position requires a professional demeanor and excellent human relation skills to serve the public.  The work is performed under the supervision of the Transit Manager.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    The following duties are normal for this classification.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.
    Performs routine visual safety inspections on vehicle prior to taking the vehicle onto public roadways.
    Operates transit vehicles to transport passengers over established routes, according to set time schedules.  Must be able to adhere to a strict pre-planned route schedule.
    Monitors radio communications while on route to ensure safe and timely arrival and departure times.
    Provides public information to passengers concerning routes, schedules, transfer points, street locations, and how to use the transit system.
    Answers passenger inquiries.
    Regulates heating and cooling for passenger comfort.
    Maintains change fund.
    Receives fares and records money, tokens, and transfers received.
    Keeps route ticket to log mileage, tokens, and cash flow.
    Reports mechanical defects to immediate supervisor as soon as noticed.
    Provides special care and treatment to elderly and handicapped individuals.
    Assist wheelchair bound passengers in situations where bus ramp is inoperable.
    Performs all functions of the job in a courteous manner to provide optimal customer service to the public and passengers.
    Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule.
    Must be able to report to work promptly and on a regular basis.
    Must be able to take direction and work well with others.
    Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
    High school diploma or equivalent with prior responsible work experience.  Incumbents must possess excellent human relation skills.  Valid WI drivers license required.  Must possess CDL permit upon hire, and must be able to obtain a commercial driver's license with passenger endorsement within 14 days on the job; must be able to maintain CDL for employment.  Must be able to maintain a good driving record.  Knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving techniques.
    Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

    Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

    Ability to effectively communicate through the use of two-way communication devices.
    Ability to read and understand street maps and directions.
    Ability to administer safe workplace rules and procedures to fellow employees, along with the ability to identify occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work.
    Ability to maintain effective public relations.  Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with department personnel, general public and police department.
    Ability to explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards. Ability to follow specific instructions and respond to simple requests from others.
    Mathematical Ability
    Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide.
    Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability
    Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.
    Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria.
    Physical Requirements
    Ability to maintain correct operating speeds with the safety and speed regulations in conforming with time constraints.
    Ability to safely operate a large vehicle in traffic and close quarters.
    Ability to be seated in a vehicle for prolonged periods of time.
    Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training, such as operating transit utility equipment and vehicles.
    Ability to recognize and identify individual characteristics of colors, shapes, and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks.
    Ability to exert very moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.  Must be able to push/pull weight of manual wheelchair bound passenger.
    Environmental Adaptability
    Ability to work under conditions which require exposure to environmental factors such as odors and temperature variations and extremes. This exposure may cause some discomfort and presents a risk of injury.
    The City of La Crosse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


  • 31 Aug 2021 11:38 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)


           ATU Local 998


           Maintenance – Fond Du Lac Garage 


          $29.71 per hr. ($30.62/hr. second year rate)







    The “A” Mechanic diagnoses and repairs all transit Vehicles and service vehicles on the road and in the garage. This position utilizes extensive experience in all mechanical areas to make proper repairs and perform preventive maintenance within the respective time standards.


    • Repair all defects correctly on the following:
      • Engines
      • Transmissions
      • Differentials
      • Brakes and related mechanical components
      • Air systems and components
      • Fuel systems
      • Doors and door mechanisms
      • Heating and air conditioning systems
      • Minor body repairs
      • Wheelchair lift/ramp systems
    • Serve as lead person on all inspections.
    • Perform all road tests on all transit system vehicles.
    • Operate all types of snow removal equipment in yard and sidewalk areas.
    • Direct the work of lower classified employees.
    • Maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by MTS.
    • Perform other duties as assigned including any work as outlined for lower classifications.


    • Valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with “P” endorsement with no airbrake restrictions.
    • Must pass all required internal written and practical tests: Air Conditioning, Brakes and Chassis, Electrical, Engines and Transmissions; or current ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in the field of heavy-duty vehicle maintenance. ASE required certifications would be: Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Air Conditioning and Electrical/Electronic Systems.
    • Must possess a complete complement of personal tools required to perform this position.



    • Ability to use all required tools and equipment needed to perform all job-related tasks.
    • Ability to perform all required duties with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to meet and communicate effectively with people at all levels.
    • Must be punctual and alert.
    • Ability to exhibit good judgement and adaptability to various situations.
    • Ability to maintain records in a neat, accurate and legible manner.
    • Must be neatly dressed in Company uniform.



    • Must be able to wear OSHA approved safety glasses and hearing protection for an eight-hour shift.
    • Must be able to stand, stoop, reach to 82 inches in height, bend, twist and walk for an eight-hour shift.
    • Must be able to grasp with both hands, twist both wrists and use both arms to push, pull, hold and carry items for an eight-hour shift.
    • Must be able to lift and/or pull 75 lbs. from a standing position from the ground to shoulder height at a minimum of four times per hour for an eight-hour shift.
    • Must be able to lift and/or pull 54 lbs. from a standing position from shoulder height to above the head or a minimum height of 58 inches at a minimum of four times per hour for an eight-hour shift.
    • Must be able to see, with corrective lenses if necessary, to observe work and aid in hand/eye coordination.
    • Must be able to speak and hear (English language required) over either radio or closed communication systems.
    • Ability to work in an environment with dust, exhaust fumes, diesel fuel, oil, grease and various noise levels.
    • Ability to pass a physical with drug screen, including a PPFT (Pre-placement Functional Test) as it relates to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.




    The above are general requirements that must be met for consideration.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of job qualifications or job duties.  For more detailed job position information, please refer to the job description, which is available upon request from the Human Resources Department. 


    Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  


  • 31 Aug 2021 11:37 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    Union Status:                      Represented – ATU 998

    FLSA Status:                       Non-Exempt

    Department:                        Transportation

    Wage:                                   $20.77 ($22.75/hr. second year rate,

    $24.75/hr. third year rate, $26.49/hr. fourth year rate)


    Milwaukee County Transit System Bus Operators drive in a safe, efficient, and courteous manner while adhering to a pre-determined route and schedule. This position exhibits excellent customer services skills and allows passengers to board, travel and alight at scheduled stops.


    • Safely operate transit bus in strict compliance with Milwaukee County Transit System policies, guidelines, and procedures, as well as follow all Wisconsin and Federal traffic laws and regulations.
    • Collect fares according to existing fare structure, inspect bus passes and issue valid transfers in a professional, courteous manner.
    • Operate the radio, farebox and other systems within the bus in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    • Provide public timetables and accurate information to customers.
    • Call street locations, transfer points, major intersections, and other requested stops in compliance with ADA guidelines and Company policy.
    • Provide accessibility for disabled passengers to board and alight by properly operating all ramps and lifts and safely securing passengers in compliance with ADA guidelines and Company policy.
    • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills when interacting with all passengers.
    • Perform vehicle inspections before, during and after scheduled work assignments. This includes internal and external areas of the bus, reporting all defects on proper forms.
    • Monitor Special Bulletins and detours daily and make appropriate adjustments as needed.
    • Follow Company policy for handling lost articles including a visual inspection of the bus at the end of the line and at pull-in.
    • Complete accident and incident reports accurately and legibly, as necessary.
    • Complete fare box, passenger, and bus maintenance defect reports, as necessary.
    • Conduct self in an appropriate manner as a representative of Milwaukee County Transit System.
    • Perform other duties as required. 


    • Must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Must be able to work any hour of the day, any day of the week.
    • Must have a valid Class D Wisconsin driver’s license (non-probationary) for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application.
    • Valid CDL Class B License with “P” Endorsement with no Air Brake restriction (or valid CDL permit 14 days prior to start date or transfer date).  
    • No more than one (1) moving violation and four (4) points on Motor Vehicle Report during the three (3) years prior to date of application.  
    • No revocation or suspension of a driver’s license as a result of a moving violation during the three (3) years prior to date of application.  
    • No OWI’s (Operating While Intoxicated) during the five (5) years prior to date of application, and no more than one (1) OWI within the last fifteen (15) years prior to date of application.
    • Stable work history with excellent attendance and punctuality record.
    • Successful completion of preemployment testing.
    • Successfully complete the Bus Operator Training Program.



    • Ability to operate New Flyer and Gillig Buses.
    • Ability to effectively drive a bus, handle emergencies and use standard defensive driving techniques.
    • Ability to adapt to constantly changing operating environments.
    • Ability to work unusual hours, including split-shifts, weekends, holidays, early mornings, late nights, and overtime as required.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with passengers and staff.
    • Ability to deescalate situations when they arise on the bus.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and common sense when making quick decisions with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to read, write and speak loud, clear, understandable English.
    • Ability to read and understand maps and timetables which includes determining directions and following a mapped route.
    • Ability to keep a timely schedule while in service.
    • Knowledge of streets, current bus routes and stops.
    • Knowledge of Bus Operator rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of current fare structures, and the corresponding rules and regulations.
    • Ability to purchase and wear company uniform.



    • Ability to tolerate varying temperatures including heat, cold and precipitation while inspecting exterior of bus.
    • Ability to tolerate varying temperatures including excessive heat and cold while operating bus. 
    • Ability to climb stairs, reach above shoulder level, walk, bend, stoop, lift, push and pull without assistance.
    • Ability to operate pedals.
    • Ability to sit without discomfort for an extended period of time.
    • Ability to fit behind the steering wheel with adequate clearance. 
    • Ability to work in an environment with dust, exhaust fumes, diesel fuel, oil, grease, and various noise levels.
    • Physical requirements are those described light work exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.
    • Ability to pass a physical with drug screen, including a PPFT (Pre-placement Functional Test) as it relates to the physical requirements of the essential functions of the job.



    The above are general requirements that must be met for consideration.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of job qualifications or job duties.  For more detailed job position information, please refer to the job description, which is available upon request from the Human Resources Department. 


    Milwaukee County Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age; protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any other characteristic protected by law


  • 31 Aug 2021 11:33 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

    Metro Transit is now hiring!

    Monthly Training Classes 

    Applications will be accepted until the closing date, however the selection process will begin prior to the final closing date. All applications submitted by the closing date will be considered.

    Salary progression:
    • $45,540.14 - annual starting salary
    • $48,576.11 - after 6 months
    • $51,612.08 - after 18 months
    • $54,647.22 - after 30 months
    • $60,719.78 - after 42 months

    Metro Transit is now hiring for permanent part-time AND full-time transit operators.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We will train you on how to drive a bus. Excellent customer service is a must.

    “Providing good customer service came naturally, but driving the bus did not at first. Due to the outstanding training I received, and the support of co-workers and supervisors, I am very comfortable and confident driving the bus.” – Regina S., Metro Transit Operator for 3 years

    Why should you be a Transit Operator? Click here and here


    This is responsible work to transport passengers in the City of Madison and surrounding areas. Employees must exercise skill and judgment in operating transit vehicles in a safe, reliable and courteous manner. Work is performed under the direction of one or more Transit Operations Supervisors.

    Metro Transit will train new employees to get their Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Candidates are required to pass the written CDL learner's permit before their first day of employment with Metro Transit.

    There are full and part time positions available.

    Employees will serve a one (1) year probation period.  During the initial training period of four (4) to five (5) weeks, Transit Operators will be scheduled for approximately 40 hours per week. Following the training period, part-time Transit Operators will work 15-20 hours per week working split shifts to cover the open and closing hours of the Public Schools. Full-time Transit Operators will work 40 hours per week in a variety of shifts, and must be available to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.


    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
    • Operate a transit motorcoach vehicle to safely, reliably and courteously transport passengers in the City of Madison and surrounding areas. Adhere to adopted routes, schedules, and operating policies and procedures.
    • Assist passengers in getting on and off the bus. Safely operate ramp and assist in placement of wheelchairs or other similar mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities, including repositioning passenger seats, and secure wheelchairs/mobility assistance devices.
    • Identify safety or vehicle operations problems and report to supervisor or dispatcher for action. Report accidents, following applicable policies and procedures. Complete accident report forms.
    • Maintain effective passenger/customer relations. Answer questions and assist passengers as appropriate. Respond to a wide variety of operations and customer relations issues such as: medical emergencies, passengers who are lost or disoriented, emergency road conditions and other situations by taking action and/or notifying a supervisor or dispatcher. Inform passengers of ridership rules and regulations.
    • Program and operate a fare box. Issue transfers and honor passes in accordance with established procedures. Operate the numeric key pad on a mobile data terminal (MDT). Prepare reports and maintain records as requested.
    • Perform related work as required.
    Minimum Qualifications

    All applicants will be evaluated by the driving record standards listed below.  Depending on the number of candidates who pass the driving criteria, random selection may be used to move forward to interview.  There is no written exam for this recruitment.

    Applicant's Driving Record

    An applicant's driving record will be evaluated. If an applicant has held a driver's license in another state in the past five (5) years, the applicant is required provide a copy of his/her driving record abstract from that state.


    • Six (6) or more points against an applicant's Wisconsin driving license, or
    • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) conviction in the past five (5) years, or
    • One (1) Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) conviction against a driver's CDL, or
    • One (1) revocation in the last year, or
    • Four (4) or more moving violations within the last five (5) years; including at least one (1) moving violation in the last two (2) years.

    The successful candidate will possess the following:

    • Ability to apply the rules of the road and applicable laws. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Ability to maintain prescribed safety standards. Ability to exercise judgment in emergency situations. Ability to identify and report vehicle mechanical defects. 
    • Ability to interact appropriately and courteously with patrons and maintain effective passenger and public relations. Ability to work effectively with multicultural communities.
    • Ability to understand and communicate effectively in English. Ability to understand and follow written instructions, policies and procedures; including highway traffic signs/signals, and other official inquiries.  Ability to read maps/schedules and complete routine written reports/records.
    • Ability to maintain adequate attendance.

    Click here for a complete list of the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

    Special Requirements

    At the start of employment a Transit Operator must be at least 18 years of age, as required by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, have a safe driving record and have passed all job-related tests, including a pre-employment physical exam.

    Licensing Requirements:

    • Valid Class B Wisconsin Commercial Driver's License (CDL) OR
    • Valid Class B Wisconsin Commercial Driver's Learner's Permit (obtained at Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
    • Passenger Endorsement
    • No Airbrake Restriction

    All candidates will be required to pass the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Skills Test, administered by Metro Transit during training, as a condition of continued employment. Employees are responsible for maintaining a CDL with proper endorsements and no air brake restrictions.

    Click here to find study information and how to obtain the permit.

    Appropriate sections to study/exams to take:
    • B/C General Knowledge
    • Restrictions - Air Brakes
    • Endorsements - P (Transporting Passengers)

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to remain seated for four (4) hours at a time, and up to eight (8) hours with limited breaks to stretch.
    • Ability to exert strong pressure with legs and feet on heavy foot pedals almost continuously for acceleration and with great frequency for braking.
    • Ability to apply up to fifty (50) pounds of effort frequently for required tasks; including constantly pushing and pulling a heavy steering wheel.
    • Ability to reach high above their heads to change destination signs on assigned buses.
    • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, lift, and pull heavy objects in order to perform routine and emergency tasks, including to secure straps for wheelchairs on the bus.

    For a detailed explanation of the physical demands, please click here to view the classification specification online.

    Metro Transit has adopted the physical qualification standards provided in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the Federal Highway Administration. These standards permit the hiring of qualified individuals with disabilities, as required by the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Sec. 111.34(2)(c), Wisconsin Statutes.  The successful candidate must be able to pass the Metro physical with either a one-time 2-year certification or re-certifications for a 2-year period.

    * Payroll title for this position is Transit Operator


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