MADISON, CITY OF (WI) invites applications for the position of: Metro Transit Maintenance General Supervisor*

26 Oct 2021 9:23 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)
SALARY: $34.43 - $41.37 Hourly
$2,754.15 - $3,309.93 Biweekly
$5,967.33 - $7,171.52 Monthly
$71,607.90 - $86,058.18 Annually

COMP. GROUP/RANGE: 44/10
 
JOB TYPE: PERMANENT FULL TIME
 
DEPARTMENT: Metro Transit
 
OPENING DATE: 10/26/21
 
CLOSING DATE: 11/15/21 11:59 PM
 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Come join the Metro Maintenance Team!

This is an exciting time for Metro Transit, adding electric buses to the fleet and implementing a network redesign and Bus Rapid Transit. Apply to be part of moving Madison!

Salary progression:
$71,607.90 - annual starting salary
$74,826.70 - after 6 months
$78,279.76 - after 18 months
$82,171.96 - after 30 months
$86,058.18 - after 42 months

This is responsible supervisory work in managing the daily operations of the Transit Unit, both directly and through supervisors. This work involves directing and monitoring the activities of Maintenance Supervisors to assure that the maintenance and repair of transit vehicles (and associated technologies) occurs in accordance with general instructions and procedures established by the Transit Maintenance Manager. This work involves providing guidance, support, and oversight to designated staff, and in administration of delegated programmatic activities. Work requires judgment and discretion in response to maintenance issues and staff management, with only unusual or more challenging issues referred to the Maintenance Manager. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Transit Maintenance Manager. 

IMPORTANT: THERE ARE SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS ON THIS POSTING. YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR ESSAYS IN THE ATTACHMENT SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.  

**APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT YOUR ESSAYS WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ELIMINATED FROM CONSIDERATION.**

To view the questions, click on the supplemental questions tab OR view the bottom section of the job bulletin.

PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE OF DIVERSE GENDERS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, supervise, schedule, direct and control the activities of supervisors and employees engaged in the maintenance, cleaning, servicing, and repair of transit vehicles
  • Investigate grievances, conduct misconduct hearings, determine and assess disciplinary actions
  • Develop supervisory and leadership skills of Maintenance Supervisors
  • Train apprentice mechanics and evaluate progress. Instruct new personnel in operating policies and procedures
  • Maintain records and prepare reports. Participate in the maintenance of records regarding vehicle usage, preventive maintenance, warranties, and related activities
  • Project management for Maintenance Unit short and long term project implementations
  • Represent the Maintenance unit on internal and external committees involving such matters as City Special Events, Health and Safety, labor/management issues, etc. 
  • Perform related work as required
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four (4) years of heavy equipment experience with an ASE Master Technician or related certification, AND
  • Two (2) years of experience leading or supervising a team or group and managing projects.
-OR-
  • Associate's Degree in a related field such as diesel technology, alternative fuel technology, automotive engineering or mechanical engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of heavy equipment experience, AND
  • Two (2) years of supervisory/leadwork and project management experience.
-OR-
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field such as diesel technology, alternative fuel technology, automotive engineering or mechanical engineering may be substituted for two (2) years of heavy equipment experience, AND
  • Two (2) years of supervisory/leadwork and project management experience.
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

Four (4) years of experience applying the following:
  • Materials, methods and techniques commonly used in transit vehicle maintenance, including tools and equipment used in the adjustment, repair, lubrication and cleaning of bus engines, chassis and electrical systems
  • Theory and operations of diesel-powered internal combustion engines
  • Principles and methods of preventative maintenance for mass transit equipment
Two (2) years of experience applying the following:
  • Supervisory principles, practices and procedures
  • Hazards related to the work and methods of promoting appropriate safety programs and procedures
  • Computer software applicable to the duties of the position (e.g., Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel)
The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors. Therefore successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively work with multicultural communities. 

For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please see the class specification online.
 
 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Special Licensing Requirement upon beginning employment:

  • 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

The selected candidate will be required to pass the written tests and have the permit on the first day of employment. The selected candidate must pass the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Skills Test, administered by Metro Transit, 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)
The selected candidate will be expected to pass a pre-employment physical.
In order to support the safety, health, and wellbeing of our employees and the public we serve, the City of Madison is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine or get tested for COVID-19 weekly, except where a reasonable medical or religious accommodation can be granted. Upon hire you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination in the form of your vaccination card or through immunization records.  

Physical Requirements:
The employee will be expected to attend meetings and provide presentations outside the normal work schedule, including evenings and weekends. The incumbent will also be expected to respond to emergency situations which may require travel throughout the City on bus routes. Otherwise, work is performed in an office environment, but the incumbent is expected to physically access all areas of the large Metro Transit facility, including buildings at multiple locations.

*Payroll title for this position is Transit Maintenance General Supervisor

 
THE CITY OF MADISON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FUNCTIONING UNDER AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN. WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE OF COLOR, WOMEN AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY TO APPLY.
It is your responsibility to list all related jobs, correct dates of employment, average number of hours worked per week, etc. Be sure to place the complete job title on your application. If you wish to provide additional or supplemental information, please provide a resume in addition to the formal application. If you are still employed please indicate this. Failure to provide accurate and complete information may result in you not being considered for this position.

All applicants are notified by email of the status of their application in each selection process. Those applicants invited to exams will receive an email notice of the date, time, and location. Alternate exam dates/times are not available except in the case of an emergency. Emergency situations are reviewed on an individual basis. Conflicting work hours are not considered an emergency. Exams are job specific and are developed based on the duties to be performed and the criteria listed under the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities section of the job announcement . Exam results are generally available within 2 weeks of the exam, and will be emailed or may be accessed through your NEOGOV account. Due to the volume of exams given by our office, exam scores are not available via telephone.

As an employer, the City of Madison places a strong emphasis on customer service and strives to provide a working environment where: Engagement and equity are supported; Diversity and differing opinions are valued; Teamwork and open and honest communication are encouraged; Meeting customer needs through quality service is a common goal; Creativity is encouraged; Continuous learning and improvement is fostered. Come be a part of the team!
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/jobs

215 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
MMB Rm 261
MADISON, WI 53703
(608) 266-4615

hr@cityofmadison.com
Position #2021-00272
METRO TRANSIT MAINTENANCE GENERAL SUPERVISOR*
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Metro Transit Maintenance General Supervisor* Supplemental Questionnaire
 
  1. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY--YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION. You can answer the questions using a word processing program and attach as a .docx or .pdf file. You must attach the document in the "Attachments" section of the application or you will not receive further consideration for this position. Your responses will be evaluated on your writing ability including: spelling, grammar and your ability to express your thoughts in a logical fashion. By checking this box, you acknowledge the above and understand that your response is required and failure to attach your essay response will immediately eliminate you from consideration.
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* 2. Describe a time when you were involved with implementing a complex project. Describe your role, the steps you took to implement the project, and the outcome. By checking this box, you acknowledge that your response to this question is required and must be submitted as an attachment in the attachment section of the application with a maximum length of two (2) pages.
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* 3. Describe a time when you had a miscommunication with a co-worker or employee. How did you address this and what was the outcome? By checking this box, you acknowledge that your response to this question is required and must be submitted as an attachment in the attachment section of the application with a maximum length of one (1) page.
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