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  • 30 Nov 2023 12:19 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Transportation Coordinator

    Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1400

    Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.

    Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, Community Reintegration Center, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

    Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

    We are searching for Changemakers to come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

    Closing Date: December 21st, 2023 or upon receipt of 50 applicant submissions


    Transportation Coordinator

    Department of Health and Human Services

    Position Description: The Transportation Coordinator will assist Milwaukee County residents, particularly residents with disabilities, veterans, and older adults, to access and navigate available public transportation options. This position will serve as the transportation resource expert within the Department of Health & Human Services including managing programs, budgets, contracts, and assets as well as documenting all transportation services. The Transportation Coordinator will maintain an online directory of transportation options, transportation policies, write grants, advocate for available, affordable, sustainable transportation options, and represent DHHS on local, state, and regional transportation advisory groups, as well as serving as the DHHS liaison with the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation.

    Position Duties:

    • Promote, enhance, and facilitate access to available, affordable, and accessible transportation services, as well as help residents with disabilities, older adults, veterans, and low-income residents navigate publicly funded transportation options within Milwaukee County. Develop new ways to remove transportation barriers to services, supports, healthcare, food, jobs, and recreation. Support the development of new transportation options and pursue funding including grant opportunities and the braiding of current funding resources to enhance the availability of transportation options, including travel between adjoining counties.
    • Staff an interagency transportation advisory council in coordination with the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation, including representatives from transportation providers, county departments, and mobility managers in surrounding counties to coordinate area transportation services and insure optimum transportation opportunities for residents. Serve as a liaison on transportation issues for DHHS leadership with MCDOT, MCTS, DAS, and SEWRPC.
    • Maintain an understanding of current laws, programs, policies, and procedures related to transportation including how these programs directly affect services to older adults, veterans, and residents with disabilities. Monitor policy and legislative developments and educate leaders, County Commissions, and Advisory Councils on the impacts to residents. Develop policy positions, testimony, and comments on federal, state, and local legislation. Represent Milwaukee County on state and regional transportation committees and task forces including the NEMT Transportation Advisory Council, GCPD Transportation Committee, WisDOT Non-Driver Task Force, and regional Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers.
    • Meet with vendor representatives and manage existing transportation services and contracts, including the Older Adult Transportation Service (OATS), Volunteer Driver Program, and center specific transportation programs. Update the OATS Rider Guide. Supervise Administrative Assistant regarding program enrollment, data collection, and responses to rider complaints. Develop program guidelines and transportation options responsive to need. Work collaboratively with MCDOT and MCTS in coordinating existing transportation services. Review monthly reports (programmatic and fiscal) from transportation vendors and submit required federal and state grant reports. Compile and report service data and use to improve services.
    • Provide educational materials, technical expertise, and training to the Aging and Disability Resource Center staff related to transportation issues, programs, and options. Explore creation of one-step transportation call center with MCTS and regional partners to disseminate information on all travel modes and to manage eligibility requirements for residents. 
    • Coordinates transportation needs assessment among residents for the Area Aging Plan, ADRC plan, Disabilities Services Division plan, and Milwaukee County comprehensive transportation coordination plan.
    • Develop training, educational programs, and materials for County residents, including older adults, veterans, and people with disabilities regarding public and alternative transportation options available in their communities. Maintain a comprehensive directory of transportation options in Milwaukee County. In collaboration with Mobility Managers at MCTS provide public forums and informational programs on transportation options for residents.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Education & Years of Experience Required:

    • Must be a current resident of the State of Wisconsin
    • Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver license.
    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Public Administration, Urban Planning, Economics or in a closely related field is required. Master’s degree is preferred.
    • At least one (1) year work experience in transportation coordination, administering public policy, or in a social work service coordination role.
    • Intermediate knowledge in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Intermediate experience with data management and online interface systems
    • Intermediate experience with Logistics/GIS software systems
    • Basic experience with Grant/Case Management systems
    • Ability to lift/carry up to 10lbs and push/pull up to 15lbs as needed.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals, scientific/technical journals and procedures, government regulations, financial and legal documents. Perform within difficult or complex working conditions or situations not easily evaluated; decisions require considerable judgment, initiative, and ingenuity in areas where there is little precedent. Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others; demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to working with and engaging a variety of different people and stakeholders; knowledge of community resources in the area of health and social services and the ability to utilize them effectively; attention to detail, accuracy, and excellent organization skills while working in a team environment; ability to build community partnerships within diverse communities; excellent verbal and written communication skills including, proofing, grammar, spelling, text editing, and writing; ability to communicate with the large and small groups including presentation skills in a public forum; must have the ability to liaise with individuals from both public and private organizations.

    NOTE: This ORIGINAL APPLICATION is open to qualified residents of the State of Wisconsin at the time of application. Candidates need to submit a full account of their training and experience (i.e., by submitting an up-to-date resume or by fully completing the application) during the application process and may also be asked to take additional written or performance tests as part of the selection process.


    Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discriminationharassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

    Apply here!

  • 16 Nov 2023 1:04 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    The City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is a beautiful and thriving community of 44,678 located at the foot of  Lake Winnebago. Fond du Lac is a great place to live and work and its recreational opportunities are  second-to-none. In addition, Fond du Lac is only an hour away from Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison  and all those communities have to offer.  

    The City of Fond du Lac is accepting submissions for the position of Assistant Transit Manager. This full time position reports directly to the Transit Manager and will provide a variety of support tasks to the  Transit Manager, including overseeing all Transit operations in the absence of the Transit Manager. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    Works with the Transit Manager to determine the goals and needs of the division to meet  requirements established by the City Council and Administration; implements programs and  solutions necessary to attain these goals. 

    Exemplify and convey all relevant City, Department, Division, and Office goals and direction to  employees to ensure that service delivery and performance meet expected levels of safety,  customer satisfaction, and completeness; ensures that all activities and requirements are performed  on time and to established standards 

    Accountability for annual federal database reporting. (National Transit Database)  Assist Transit Manager with reports and projects including state, federal, and capital improvements.  These reports include but are not limited to federal triennials, safety system management, and  Public Transit Agency Safety Plan.  

    Assist the Transit Manager with the administration and oversight of transit service contracts and  special fare programs; supervises administration of off-site and commercial sales of transit fare  media through community and institutional outlets. 

    Provide excellent customer service via phone, email, and in-person to include addressing customer  complaints in a timely and appropriate manner and relaying calls/referring callers as appropriate Ensure driver attendance each day and perform dispatching duties for fixed route operations. Supervise fixed route operations and provide leadership to drivers. 

    Maintain driver scheduling and time off requests.  

    Handle off-hour radio and telephone communication such as filling shifts due to illness and being on call after normal business/office hours. 

    Assist Transit Manager with employee training. 

    Physically respond to accidents involving transit vehicles.  

    Assist the Transit Manager with the administration of employee labor contracts, including hearing  and processing of employee complaints and grievances 

    Perform other special projects and duties as assigned or required during regular and non-business  hours 


    • Bachelor’s degree is required; or any combination of education and experience providing equivalent  knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
    • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience is preferred. 
    • Have and maintain a valid state-issued driver’s license; a good driving record is required. Knowledge of general office procedures and practices including experience in Microsoft Word,  Excel, Outlook – ability to learn additional computer programs as needed 
    • Superior oral and written communications skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working  relationships with city officials, fellow employees and the public 
    • Ability to perform assigned duties with minimum supervision 
    • Ability to act independently and confidently in situations of stress 
    • Knowledge of Public Transportation Operations is preferred, with additional training or experience in  FTA compliant procurement practices a plus.

    Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefit package including health, life, dental, and vision insurance;  long-term disability; 457 and Roth retirement plans; and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.  This continues to be one of the best-funded public employee retirement systems in the country. The  financial strength of the WRS is attributable to its unique plan design, funding discipline, strong governance,  and the effective investment strategies of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Relocation and  Educational Assistance is also available.

    Paid Time Off: We offer a generous paid time off package including compensatory time in lieu of overtime,  9 standard holidays, 5 floating holidays, sick leave (8 hours/month); and vacation based on longevity. 

    Salary Range: 

    We offer a competitive compensation package ($27.92 - $31.91/hour) based upon knowledge, skills, and  abilities with potential to receive additional step increases based on meeting and/or exceeding  goals/expectations; annual COLA and step increases pending City Council approval of budgets; and future  promotional opportunities in alignment with succession and career path. 

    If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, please submit a City application found at, or a detailed resume and cover letter describing your interest  and experience as it relates directly to this position to Jackie Braatz.  

    Submissions reviewed upon receipt. 

     Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 1 Nov 2023 11:14 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Where customer service skills, service to your community, and a fulfilling job intersect – Eau Claire Transit! We are currently hiring for a full-time Bus Operator! This position includes driving city-wide bus routes while maintaining the schedule and obeying traffic laws, providing information to customers regarding the Transit System, tracking passenger count data, and more!


    • Able to work Saturdays and flexible hours on weekdays and weeknights
    • Great customer service skills
    • Good driving record
    • Maintain a positive attitude
    • Possess or obtain and maintain a valid Class B CDL with no air brake restrictions and P endorsement.
      • Our Transit Division will provide CDL training, if needed!

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A High School Diploma or equivalent (GED, etc.)

    Wage Range: $21.90 - $27.31 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits (including health insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacation, and more). Application deadline: Open until filled, with the first review of applications on November 6, 2023. Application and complete job description available at

    Interviews expected to take place November 11, 2023. Candidates will be notified via email if selected to interview.

    Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Recruitment Snapshot:

  • 26 Oct 2023 12:43 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Organization: City of Wausau Metro Ride Department

    Position: Transit Director

    Link to Apply:

    Deadline: November 18, 2023


    The Transit Director leads and manages the City’s Metro Ride fixed-route bus system available to the general public, and paratransit service. The Director oversees a budget of over $3.7 million and an authorized staff of 32.50.


    Candidates should have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, as outlined below:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, transportation or closely related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience that brings the knowledge, abilities, skills and leadership to the delivery of contemporary public transportation services;
    • Seven – 10 years of progressively responsible transportation administrative experience, with supervisory experience preferred; and
    • The ability to attain and maintain a Class B CDL w/ air brake and passenger endorsement.
    • A collaborative and communicative approach to work; a record in maintaining collegial working relationships in a unionized environment is ideal.
    • Strong managerial and leadership skills.
    • A record of experience that demonstrates the ability to see the "big picture" of how public transportation can dovetail into and enhance the region’s overall community development goals.
    Find more information here: TransitDirector2023.pdf
  • 20 Oct 2023 12:35 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst

    Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #389

    Department: Information Technology

    FLSA Status: Exempt, Non-Represented

    Annual Salary Range: $70,262 - $82,558


    The Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst help drive critical business decisions by analyzing metrics and designing reports. They communicate these results to managers and often provide suggestions based on their findings. The Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst assists will take on advanced reporting needs and assist departments with the development of desktop dashboards for reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). The position assists department staff with developing new reports, learning basic and advanced features of the BI tool and conducts training classes periodically to improve all departments reporting skills. This position also makes tables available to departments for reporting, runs necessary jobs to keep data current and assists in creating data dictionaries for cloud based system APIs.


    Performs administrative functions of Tableau to assure available data is ready for reporting.

    Creates and publishes advanced reports and dashboards on a project basis; gathering specifications, designing reports / dashboards, and offering suggestions for enhancements.

    Coordinates with departments to test reports for accuracy and intent.

    Supports departments in the development, editing and enhancement of their own reports and dashboards.

    Provides necessary training to departments to allow users to create their own reports and dashboards.

    Ensures programming and reporting activities are well-defined and remain within scope. Takes initiative in working with internal staff to redirect when necessary.

    Reviews, monitors, and analyzes department reporting efforts.

    Utilizes technology to better measure, monitor and communicate KPI’s to key MCTS staff and stakeholders and works in conjunction with IT staff to ensure adequate business processes are in place to capture key performance data.

    Coordinates internal involvement with industry bus benchmarking group (ABBG) to ensure accurate reporting, timely responses and dissemination of best practices and industry updates.

    Contributes expertise to the development and delivery of performance management documents, policies and procedures.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, planning, programming or relevant field. Extensive work experience may be accepted in lieu of degree requirements.

    Minimum of five (5) years’ experience analyzing data.

    Minimum of three (3) years’ experience using Business intelligence reporting tools.

    Minimum of two (2) years’ experience using Tableau software.

    High degree of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to integrate technology in the workplace.

    Experience working within public transportation preferred.


    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated competency to interact with people at all levels of the organization.

    Highly developed organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize data and connections between Key Performance Indicators and goals.

    Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work with minimal supervision and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

    Knowledge of desktop dashboards, report writing software or similar programs.

    Proficient in Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word and Power Point, and experience with reporting tools such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI and/or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

    Knowledge of data mining methods and “big data” reporting.

    Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders, as well as to work effectively as a team member in a diverse environment.

    Ability to train users with limited experience in reporting tools.


    Work is frequently conducted an office or similar indoor environment relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Incumbent is sometimes located in an outdoor, vehicle, warehouse or shop environment.

    Physical requirements are those described as sedentary work exerting 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently.


    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

    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.

    Apply Here

  • 20 Oct 2023 12:33 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Payroll Manager

    Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #385

    Department/Division: Finance – Payroll Division

    Location: Administration

    FLSA Status: Exempt - Non-Represented

    Salary Range: $76,882 – 92,259


    Manages the day-to-day operations of the payroll department which includes but is not limited to; supervising, hiring, and training payroll staff and performing payroll functions in support of three different pay groups. The payroll manager is responsible for ensuring accurate calculation of wages, tax withholdings, and company deductions for non-represented employees and represented employees in accordance with two distinctive collective bargaining agreements (CBA). This will involve working with Human Resources, Finance, Executive, Union Officials, Managers, Ceridian Dayforce and regulatory agencies.


    Process weekly and biweekly payrolls for 1,000+ employees, monthly payroll for 1,300+ retirees and issue corresponding reports for payroll distribution.

    Monitor and resolve all federal and state tax filing and payments on corresponding websites and within Ceridian Tax Services.

    Investigate and respond appropriately to direct deposit returns and changes.

    Supervise daily payroll operations including timesheet reviews, operator hour imports, and responding to inquiries.

    Maintain the payroll, pay and punch policies, pay group properties, entitlement rules, pay codes, earning and deduction codes and be the functional lead in Ceridian Dayforce’s payroll, timesheet, scheduling and tax modules.

    Accurately interpret the CBA’s and other company policies as they pertain to payroll and entitlements.

    Process FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) against paid time off for all employees.

    Report quarterly and monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

    Coordinate with the Finance department on monthly bank reconciliations and payroll accounting transactions.

    Complete year-end processing and reconciling W-2s, 1099-Rs and year-end totals.

    Continuously improve and update payroll policies and procedures and stay abreast of labor and tax law changes as well as Ceridian Dayforce system updates.

    Perform other duties as required.


    Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting with three (3) years of payroll management experience preferred.

    Associate's Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting required with a minimum of four (4) years of progressive payroll-specific experience of which two (2) years were in a supervisory lead capacity required (Related Payroll experience and demonstrated career progression may be considered in lieu of degree requirement).

    Experience processing payroll in union environment strongly preferred.

    May be required to work through Winter and New Year holidays for year-end.


    Knowledge of payroll management and administration, payroll law and payroll practices and procedures.

    Knowledge of Ceridian Dayforce, Oracle and Hastus systems and Excel program.

    Knowledge of Federal and State garnishment and wage assignment laws.

    Knowledge of applicable union contracts and MCTS operations and policies.

    Strong skills in computer operations, spreadsheet, word processing, and payroll calculations.

    Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

    Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.

    Ability to work independently while understanding the bigger picture.

    Ability to multi-task under pressure in a strict deadline driven environment.

    Have the fortitude to withstand and defuse disagreements in pay and always stay true within the boundaries of the company’s policies, CBA and governing laws.


    Work is frequently conducted in an office or similar indoor environment relatively free from unpleasant conditions or hazards.

    Physical requirements are those described are those described as sedentary work exerting 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently.


    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

    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.

    Apply Here

  • 4 Oct 2023 3:53 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Transit Finance Manager description image



    $95,225.26 - $114,653.50 Annually


    Madison, WI

    Job Type


    Job Number



    Metro Transit

    Opening Date


    Closing Date

    10/16/2023 11:59 PM Central

    Comp. Group/Range


    The Opportunity 

    The City of Madison Metro Transit is seeking a qualified Finance Manager to manage the financial and fiscal operations of Metro Transit. The position is responsible for preparing the capital and operating budgets; developing fiscal controls and systems; overseeing payroll and purchasing; including supervising use of the City's finance-specific software; coordinating the integration of grant funding into financial systems; and preparing related analysis and recommendations.  

    As a member of the Senior Management Team at Metro, members are expected to:

    • Support and promote collaborative efforts to achieve mission requirements.
    • Infuse racial equity goals, principles, and tools, into all aspects of Metro Transit operations.
    • Promote teamwork.
    • Communicate openly and candidly.
    • Participate fully in discussions.
    • Employ techniques for problem solving and decision making.

    Employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an affirmative action plan. We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, trans, nonbinary, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply!

    Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

    Develop and administer Metro Transit's accounting operations, including systems and procedures, financial reporting and budgeting, and capital asset accounting:

    • Recommend policy changes and implement revisions to established accounting procedures.
    • Process and interpret data in reports and financial statements.
    • Conduct or coordinate internal audits of records and systems used for internal control.
    • Prepare monthly financial reports for management, other government agencies and City oversight committees.      
    • Reconcile general ledger balances and activity to ensure accuracy.
    • Compare actual results to budget and prior year and analyze discrepancies.
    • Review accounting systems and identify, develop and lead execution of improvements.
    • Administer or oversee administration of local and capital grant funding, regulations and reporting for large contracts and projects in collaboration with Capital Project Manager.
    • Prepare for the year-end audit, prepare the annual financial statements and financial portions of National Transit Database (NTD) report and assist the independent auditors in their review.
    • Administer partner contracts and coordinate with partner entities, follow and monitor related regulations.
    • Act as liaison between Metro and other government agencies for fiscal, budget and related operations. 
    • Attend periodic City oversight meetings, such as the Finance Committee and the Transit and Parking Commission, and provide analysis and answer questions related to Metro activities.

    Research and develop information for the preparation of capital and operating budgets: 

    • Prepare financial forecasts to plan for future year expenditures. 
    • Work to monitor and integrate grant funds into financial operations and systems.
    • Review and summarize budget requests and assist management in developing budget item justifications and related information. Coordinate budgetary process with the City Finance Department.
    • Administer the annual capital and operating budget process.
    • Prepare reports to submit to management to analyze budget requests.
    • Coordinate with management to modify or create policies around agency expenditures and purchasing.
    • Analyze and report on available grant funding to identify potential impacts on current and future budgets.

    Supervise and assign work to professional, administrative and technical staff:

    • Hire in accordance with equitable hiring goals and recommendations and using the equitable hiring tool. 
    • Evaluate and train staff and deal with disciplinary and employee grievance issues, as necessary.
    • Meet regularly with all Finance staff to review workloads, processes, etc.
    • Assist the managers of the payroll, procurement and grants management functions and help to identify issues and analyze performance.
    • Supervise the accounts receivable and billing, accounts payable, pass sales and cash processing functions.
    • Provide leadership, mentoring and training to all Finance staff.
    • Prepare specialty analyses and incidental financial reporting.
    • Other related duties as assigned.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or a related field, AND two (2) years in a financial project management capacity with leadership and supervision duties.


    • Associate's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field AND four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting and financial related activities, which includes two (2) years in a financial project management capacity with leadership and supervision duties.


    • Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting and financial related activities which includes two (2) years in a financial project management capacity with leadership and supervision duties.

    If an applicant does not possess the experience listed above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience: 

    Six (6) years experience in applying the following:

    • The principles of business management and public administration including operational analysis, and purchasing methods and procedures.
    • Governmental budget, financial auditing and accounting theories, principles and practices.
    • Information system technology and its application to financial and operational management information systems.
    • Federal program accounting procedures and regulations.
    • The full range of supervisory principles and practices, labor relations and personnel management.

    The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors. Therefore, successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with multicultural communities.

    For a complete list of the knowledge, skills and abilities, please view the Transit Finance Manager class specification.

    Special Requirements

    The employee will occasionally be expected to attend meetings and provide presentations outside the normal work schedule, including evenings and weekends.

    Physical Requirements:
    Work is primarily sedentary in nature, working with telephone and computer on a regular basis.

    Ability to meet the travel needs of the position.

    This position is primarily in-office.


    The City of Madison offers excellent pay and benefits for employees. City Ordinances, handbooks, and labor contracts provide specifics; the description here is not to be considered a binding statement but offers an informal summary.


    The City of Madison strives to pay competitive wages. View the current salary schedules for pay for all classifications. Employees receive increases based on tenure with the City. 


    The City offers a competitive benefits package, including a generous leave package, a variety of insurance options, and non-traditional benefits such as optional pet insurance, a bus pass for all employees, and the possibility of flexible work schedules. A brief summary of benefits is listed below. Please visit our website for more information.


    Vacation is earned upon starting employment and can be used after completion of probation. The general vacation schedule is below.

    After 1 year     5 work days of vacation
    After 2 years  10 days
    After 7 years  15 days
    After 12 years 20 days
    After 19 years 25 days
    After 27 years 27 days

    Employees earn 5 personal days in addition to vacation.

    Employees receive eight official paid holidays (New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day), as well as 1 paid leave day (the Friday after Thanksgiving).

    Employees also earn 13 sick days annually that may accrue to a total of 150 days.


    The City of Madison participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System through the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds.


    The City of Madison offers a variety of optional insurance programs including:

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Income Continuation Insurance (for short and long-term disability)
    • Long Term Care Insurance

    Other Benefits

    The City offers numerous other benefits and programs for employees, including:

    •457(b) deferred compensation plans
    •Employee Assistance Program
    •Bus Pass on Madison Metro
    •Flexible Work Schedules
    •Employer-paid Training

  • 4 Oct 2023 3:46 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Looking for part time hours with benefits (including health insurance, paid sick leave,  paid vacation, and more)? Look no further, the City of Eau Claire Transit Division is  currently hiring for part-time Bus Operators! Don’t have your CDL - no problem! We will  train you! This position includes driving city-wide bus routes while maintaining the  schedule and obeying traffic laws, providing information to customers regarding the  Transit System, tracking passenger count data, and more! 


    • Work approximately 20 hours per week 
    • Great customer service skills 
    • Good driving record 
    • Maintain a positive attitude 
    • Possess or obtain (within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Class B CDL with  no air brake restrictions and P endorsement.
      • Our Transit Division will provide CDL training, if needed! 

    Preferred Qualifications:  

    A High School Diploma or equivalent (GED, etc.) 

    Schedule: We offer the ability to pick your own schedule (out of the available shifts)! Transit’s hours of operations are Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 11:56 p.m. and  Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:56 p.m. There is also the opportunity to go full-time in the  future as openings occur! 

    Wage range: $18.65 to $23.25 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits. Application  deadline: Open until filled, with first review of applications October 16, 2023.  Application and complete job description available at  

    Interviews expected to take place Friday, October 20, 2023. Candidates will be notified  via email if selected to interview. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Recruitment Snapshot:

  • 14 Sep 2023 10:32 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Join the excitement at the 2023 Joint Conference by Wisconsin and Minnesota Transit Associations in La Crosse, WI, from October 23-25! Three action-packed days for transit professionals:

    • Connect with vendors and exhibitors
    • Dive into two intensive training sessions on Monday
    • Stay informed with essential updates for your system
    • Choose from 15+ breakout sessions
    • Explore national and regional transit topics
    • Hop aboard a La Crosse Trolley Tour on Tuesday afternoon. Don't miss out!

    Register today:

    Become an exhibitor today:

  • 10 Aug 2023 2:10 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Summary of Job

    Under general direction, this position plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and manages the staff and activities of the Transit Operations Division; manages the day-to-day delivery of public transportation services for fixed route, on-demand, paratransit and microtransit services; manages the effective use of Division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides complex and responsible support to Deputy Community Development Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

    The duties described below are indicative of what a Transit Operations Manager might be asked to perform. Other duties may be assigned.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Essential Duties are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.

    1. Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, and activities of transit operations, including the day-to-day delivery of public transportation services for fixed route, on-demand, para-transit, and microtransit services.
    2. Responsible for ensuring the effective and safe operation and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and facilities including bus stop signs and shelters.
    3. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Division; recommends within Division policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
    4. Contributes to the development, administration, and oversight of the Division budget; determines funding needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; ensures compliance with budgeted funding as requested.
    5. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities and makes recommendations for improvement.
    6. Negotiates, administers, monitors and interprets contracts with vendors and outside consultants.
    7. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates Transit personnel; works with employees to correct deficiencies; recommends, implements, and overseas discipline and termination procedures.
    8. Assists with opening and closing supervisor duties when needed; provides route coverage during periods of staff shortages.
    9. Manages and oversees fixed route operator scheduling, timekeeping, and Transit related software.
    10. Assists in preparation and presentation of staff and agenda reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services, as assigned; may present reports to various commissions, committees, and boards.
    11. Assists with development of a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.
    12. Serves as a liaison for assigned functions with other Departments, Divisions, and outside agencies; provides staff support to commissions, committees, and task forces, as necessary.
    13. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in public transportation service delivery and planning; researches emerging products and enhancements and their applicability to the needs of the community and Beloit Transit System.
    14. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval.
    15. Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action.
    16. Directs the establishment and maintenance of working and official Division files.
    17. Ensures compliance with mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols, including civil rights, OSHA, and ADA.
    18. Other duties, as assigned.


    In evaluating candidates for this position, the City may consider a combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.


    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in business, planning, transportation or a related field is preferred.
    3. Five to seven years of progressively responsible supervisory experience with experience in oversight and/or supervision of public transit or other transportation scheduling.
    4. Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.


    1. A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements for operation of a transit vehicle and satisfactory driving record.
    2. Ability to obtain certification or successfully complete training provided by industry partners, such as insurance carriers, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, National Transit Institute, Federal Transit Administration, Transportation Safety Institute, etc.

    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for continuation of employment and are considered essential for the successful performance of this position.

    1. Thorough knowledge of the full range of supervisory principles and practices and personnel management.
    2. Thorough knowledge of and ability to use computer software applicable to the duties of the position.
    3. Thorough knowledge of related occupational hazards and safety precautions and requirements.
    4. Ability to plan, direct, assign, oversee, and evaluate the work of a moderately large team.
    5. Ability to maintain time, cost, and other pertinent records and to prepare statistical reports including budgetary analysis
    6. Ability to facilitate a team atmosphere throughout the Division.
    7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the general public.
    8. Ability to obtain industry-related certifications in transit planning, accident investigation, and operations supervision.
    9. Ability to provide truthful, forthright, and complete information when voluntarily answering questions or providing information or when compelled to answer questions or providing information.
    10. Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.


    1. Ability to make decisions in all types of situations, while exercising sound judgment, particularly during emergency conditions.
    2. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with elected and appointed officials, staff, other government agencies, service and community organizations, private businesses, and the general public.


    1. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    2. Ability to follow oral and written directions.
    3. Ability to communicate effectively with elected officials, staff, and the public.


    1. Ability to perform basic math skills including functions like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    2. Ability to perform basic analysis including development of statistics and budgetary analysis.
    3. Ability to develop and manage municipal budgets and accounts with an understanding of municipal and fund accounting.


    1. Computer and peripheral equipment.
    2. Computer software programs, including word processing, spreadsheet, publication and presentation software as well as software used in the Beloit Transit System.
    3. Standard office equipment, including printers, telephone, fax machine, calculator and copy machine.
    4. The tools and equipment required of bus drivers when acting in the capacity of a bus driver.


    The physical demands and work environment described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, as well as push, pull, or lift objects.
    2. This position is exposed to repetitive activities including performing the same physically demanding activity multiple times.
    3. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.


    1. Indoor/outdoor environment subject to changing temperatures and weather conditions.
    2. May be exposed to heights, loud noises, fumes, dust, dirt, oil/grease, pollen and other odors.
    3. Work in direct contact with the public and other city staff.
    4. Ready to drive a bus when called upon.
    5. Working with or around machinery with moving parts.
    6. There is frequently a time pressure place on this position including rushed jobs, urgent deadlines and other similar time pressures.
    7. Frequently works in an environment with distractions including telephone calls, visits from members of the public and other employees and disturbances.
    8. Occasionally deals with unpleasant social situations including the necessity of dealing with an irate or disturbed individual.
    9. The schedule for this position may involve some work in the evenings and weekends.

    Other Requirements


    In an effort to provide for continuity of government under Chapter 323 of the Wisconsin Statutes and § 1.11 of the City of Beloit Code of General Ordinances, this position may be required to provide support for the City of Beloit Emergency Operation Center or other City departments during declared states of emergency. This may require an altered work schedule or duties during the declared emergency.

    This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or other working conditions associated with this job position. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job, work schedule and/or require that other or different tasks be performed at its discretion or as circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workloads, rushed jobs, or technological developments).

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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