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  • 11 Jun 2024 1:55 PM | 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! 

    Requirements: 

    • 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: $22.17 - $27.66 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits (including health  insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacation, and more). Application deadline: Open until  filled, with first review of applications on June 24, 2024. Application and complete job  description available at www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs.* 

    Interviews expected to take place Monday, June 28, 2024. Candidates will be notified  via email if selected to interview. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Recruitment Snapshot:  

    https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showdocument?id=45841&t=638536951221817205 

    *Don’t have a way to apply online? Contact us at (715) 839-4921 to schedule an appointment and we can  assist you!

  • 5 Jun 2024 1:35 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    MCTS LOGO

    Chief Financial Officer

    Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #539

    Monday, June 3, 2024

    Department: Finance

    FLSA Status: Exempt, Non-Represented

    Reports To: Managing Director

    Wage: $129,400 - $161,800

    JOB SUMMARY:

    This position provides executive oversight of the following departments: Finance, Procurement and Business Services. Responsible for overall strategic direction of agency in terms of financial activities and budgeting. Ensures proper financial controls are in place and that financial transactions support the overall business strategy while conforming with applicable laws and regulations including procurement regulations; ensures timely preparation of financial or regulatory reports according to internal controls and external requirements. Acts as Treasurer/Secretary of Transit Employees’ Pension Plan, ensuring compliance with regulations and proper program oversight.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Supervises and oversees the following key business areas: Customer Service, Cashiers, Fare Collection, Payroll, Accounting and Procurement.
    • Develops and administers annual organizational budget and revisions as requested.
    • Ensures accurate reporting of all company financial and statistical data, and completion of annual audits of financials, pension and OPEB plan.
    • Prepares and distributes weekly, monthly, and annual reports to management.
    • Ensures procurement system meets company needs, including compliance with FTA and Milwaukee County regulations as applicable, and that MCTS is meeting supply chain needs.
    • Monitors monthly financials including projections.
    • Ensures timely and accurate payment of employee and retiree payroll.
    • Manages fare collection system including changes, upgrades, processing of revenue, and reporting on results and trends.
    • Manages Business Services to ensure customer needs are being met and fare sales are being maximized. This includes oversight of call center, institutional sales, reception and reduced fare.
    • Oversees fuel futures program to ensure stability of fuel budget.
    • Completes financial reporting for Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (oversight agency) and Milwaukee County as requested, and coordinates exchange of financial and grant data between those agencies and other outside agencies.
    • Hires, trains, reviews and disciplines direct reports (3), and assists, trains and monitors indirect reports on same matters.
    • Creates business processes and systems.
    • Acts as a member of the Executive Team to motivate employees across the organization to actively engage in work, develop potential and create a positive work environment.
    • Oversees and monitors retirement systems including pension, OPEB and 457 plan. Attends Pension and OPEB Board meetings and ensures timely preparation of audit and actuarial reports for the Pension and OPEB plans.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required. In lieu of a degree, 9 years of experience in a similar financial executive management role with full responsibility for financials and management of multiple teams and direct reports will be accepted.
    • Nine (9) years of experience required in a related executive management role.
    • Experience with complex accounting software or ERP systems required. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics helpful.
    • Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Experience in public transportation or government structure preferred.
    • CPA preferred.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of FTA (Federal Transit Administration), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) laws and related public transit operations, trends and needs.
    • Knowledge of MCTS areas and departments.
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal government funding programs as they relate to public transit.
    • Demonstrated abilities in organizational and management practices relating to procurement, financial management, policy development, budgeting, and contract compliance.
    • Knowledge of call center operations and front office operations.
    • Skilled in financial principle application.
    • Skilled in procurement and contracting of services from outside vendors, including requests for proposals and implementation processes.
    • Ability to generate reports and documents through computer programs including budget not limited to accounting software, Excel spreadsheets, word processing, and PowerPoint.
    • Ability to manage large budgets ($150M+) and develop long term financial strategies for agency with multiple funding sources, and effectively communicate those strategies to peers and direct reports.
    • Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple stakeholders.
    • Ability to develop and execute company strategies to attain outcomes for set goals.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work independently.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

    • Work is frequently conducted in an office or similar indoor environment relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.
    • 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 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 May 2024 2:10 PM | 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!

    Requirements:

    • 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: $22.17 - $27.66 per hour, plus excellent fringe benefits (including health insurance, paid sick leave, paid vacation, and more). Application deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. Application and complete job description available at www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs.*

    Interviews expected to take place Monday, June 3, 2024. Candidates will be notified via email if selected to interview.

    Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Recruitment Snapshot: https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showdocument?id=45632&t=638515397604748157 

    *Don’t have a way to apply online? Contact us at (715) 839-4921 to schedule an appointment and we can assist you!

  • 15 May 2024 3:24 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Department/Division:       Executive

    Location:                           Administration Building

    FLSA Status:                     Exempt - Non-Represented

    Salary Range:                    $129,400 – $161,800

    The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is seeking a Chief Operations Officer (COO) to assist 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. COO 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. 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 demonstratable 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. 

     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Chief Operations Officer serves as a member of the Executive Team and provides support and coordination across the Transportation and Maintenance departments. The direct reports of this position include the Director of Transportation and the Director of Maintenance. The Chief Operations Officer provides strategic direction for these areas and ensures proper management staff and methods are in place to ensure company success. This position is expected to identify and implement new approaches, optimize organizational effectiveness, and improve performance, safety, and teamwork continuously and consistently with the organization’s mission, vision, and values. The Chief Operations Officer reports to the Vice President/Deputy Director.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Exercises broad management skills to ensure Company policy is complied with including proper interpretation of the Labor Agreements. 
    2. Provides guidance and direction to department directors with respect to attainment of corporate objectives and promotes coordination among all departments with respect to cross-jurisdictional matters.
    3. Establishes performance objectives for operational departments.
    4. Communicates corporate strategic alignment to operations personnel.
    5. Assists in creation, oversight, and monitoring of department budgets.
    6. Improves and changes organization from reactive to proactive culture.
    7. Develops, implements, and adjusts resources, training, data collection systems and procedures that support process improvement.
    8. Communicates operational efforts, processes and goals to leadership and elected officials.
    9. Acts as a member of the executive team to motivate employees across the organization to actively engage in work, develop potential and create a positive work environment.
    10. Works with all levels of organization to achieve corporate goals.
    11. Performs other duties as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in business, Public Administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Related work experience may be considered in lieu of the educational requirement.
    2. Five (5) years of experience required in a related management role.
    3. Experience in public transportation or similar government structure preferred.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    1. Knowledge of  FTA (Federal Transit Administration), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) laws and related public transit operations, trends and needs.
    1. Knowledge of MCTS areas and departments.
    1. Knowledge of local, state, and federal government funding programs as they relate to public transit.
    2. Knowledge of organizational and management practices relating to risk management, procurement, policy development, budgeting, contract compliance, information technology and staff development.
    3. Knowledge of financial principles.
    4. Skilled in computer operations and spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software.
    5. Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple stakeholders.
    6. Ability to develop and execute company strategies to attain outcomes for set goals.
    7. Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
    8. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    9. Ability to work independently.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

    1. Work is frequently conducted in an office or similar indoor environment or community or outdoor environment with occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts or fumes and airborne particles.
    2. Physical requirements are those described as sedentary work exerting 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently.

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

    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.

    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

  • 1 Apr 2024 2:23 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Salary

    $79,458.34 - $95,494.62 Annually

    Location 

    Madison, WI

    Job Type

    PERMANENT FULL TIME

    Job Number

    2024-00117

    Department

    Traffic Engineering Division

    Opening Date

    03/26/2024

    Closing Date

    4/29/2024 11:59 PM Central

    Comp. Group/Range

    18/10

    General Description

    The City of Madison Traffic Engineering Division is looking to hire a Traffic Signal Priority Engineer! This is intermediate-level, professional traffic engineering work involving responsibility for conducting a wide range of traffic studies, monitoring and optimization, data collection activities and designing projects or components of projects. This position will specifically perform engineering work in the field of traffic control signals for Signal Priority with an emphasis on Transit Signal Priority (TSP) within the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system (estimated 110 TSP signalized intersections post BRT construction out of a total of nearly 400 signalized intersections owned, operated, or maintained by the City of Madison) and potential expansion into other priority systems as well as streetlighting design and other public works projects. Work on assigned projects requires the exercise of independent technical and professional judgment and is performed under the supervision of a higher-level professional engineer. This position will serve as the primary contact for the public and other agencies for questions relating to Signal Priority timings and public works projects. The work is characterized by the application of theoretical professional engineering expertise and the attainment of procedural knowledge through on-the-job training and experience.


    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

    Traffic Signals 

    • Design, prepare, and review traffic signal plans (signal priority and non-signal priority) for various public works and private development projects using City, State and Federal standards; prepare final drawings and procure materials.
    • Design and establish City standards as they relate to traffic signals and traffic signal priority.
    • Design traffic signal specifications to be included with public works projects.
    • Represent agency at meetings relating to traffic signals, signal priority, and other work administered by the division. 
    • Perform traffic signal timing and signal priority evaluation and operation changes to facilitate safe and efficient movement of all users.
    • Perform periodical evaluation of traffic signal system effectiveness using: coordination settings, free operations, adaptive traffic signal systems, and signal priority systems as well as evaluating detection plan effectiveness and making recommendations for improvement.
    • Develop working knowledge and application of operation of signal priority programming, traffic signal controllers, and traffic signal networks.
    • Determine and collect data required for various types of projects, set up and oversee the planning of traffic studies and the collection of data; analyze data and make recommendations to higher level engineers based on the results of the studies. 
    • Monitor daily traffic patterns and bus delays via closed circuit camera systems and the CAD/AVL system (currently Clever Devices) and adjust signal systems as necessary including through the City’s centralized signal system (currently Econolite Centracs).
    • Determine traffic signal/street lighting assessment districts and special assessments, including drafting all necessary resolution language, and representing traffic engineering at the necessary public meetings.
    • Make signal priority adjustments as necessary for special events or street occupancy and street use permits.
    Streetlighting
    • Design, prepare, and review street lighting plans for various public works and private development projects using City, State and Federal standards; prepare final drawings and procure materials.
    • Design and establish City standards as they relate to street lighting.
    • Design streetlighting specifications to be included with public works projects.
    • Represent agency at meetings relating to street lighting.
    Fiber Optic Communications
    • Design, prepare, and review fiber optic plans using City, MUFN, State and Federal standards and prepare final drawings for various public works and private development projects. 
    • Design and establish City standards as they relate to fiber optic communications.
    • Design fiber optic specifications to be included with public works projects.
    Traffic Operations, Safety, Planning and Design
    • Assist in the design of the City’s traffic calming programs.
    • Assist in plan and specification preparation, material procurement and constructed related activities.
    • Assist in performing and coordinating construction, installation, and inspection.
    • Assist in design and maintenance of other electric field devices including, but not limited to: Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, Driver Feedback Boards, and School Zone flashers.
    Miscellaneous
    • Coordinate with public and private utilities to ensure constructability of all utilities within project.
    • Coordinate streetlighting, fiber optic, and traffic signal plans and provide traffic signal priority guidance with other sections within the Traffic Engineering Division as well as other City agencies and MUFN consortium. 
    • Attend ongoing weekly project meetings for major projects.
    • Provide information and answer contractor questions relating to street lighting. fiber optic, traffic signal, and signal priority plans and specifications during public works projects.
    • Provide estimates and quantities for public works and private projects.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Three (3) years of professional traffic engineering experience in the design and construction of public works projects.  

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in traffic, civil, transportation engineering, or a closely related field.  

    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. 
     

    Two (2) years of experience applying the following: 

    • Traffic engineering principles and practices.  
    • Civil and electrical engineering construction and design practices as they apply to the design, construction and operation of transportation and traffic control facilities.  
    • Operation of traffic signal controllers and traffic signal networks.  
    • Computer software applicable to the duties of the position, including computer assisted design processes and techniques.

    Familiarity with the following:

    • Statistics and math necessary to analyze traffic data. 

    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, and have the ability to:

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

    Special Requirements

    • Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.

    • Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in Wisconsin (or eligible for reciprocity) is not required, but desired.   

    • This position may be expected to attend meetings and provide presentations outside the normal work schedule, including evenings and weekends.


    Physical requirements:
    • Ability to make measurements in the field.
    • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time and perform work at computer terminal.
    *The payroll title for this position is Traffic Engineer 1. 

    Apply here!

  • 21 Mar 2024 1:48 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Starting Wage:           $34.11 per hour 1st year ($35.82 per hour 2nd year)

    Signing Bonus:          $3,500!! (Paid within the first year of service)*
    Shift:                           3rd Shift: 10:30 PM – 7:00 AM
    Status:                        Full-Time

    Union:                         ATU Local 998

    Department:               Maintenance - Garage

    FLSA:                          Non-Exempt

    Build a sustainable future with a Company that puts YOU in the driver’s seat of your career! The Milwaukee County Transit System is proud to have a diverse workforce that’s committed to connecting our community to jobs, education and life with essential transit services, while upholding our values of respect, integrity, excellence, equity, collaboration and innovation.  

    MCTS Mechanics will receive: 

    • Paid CDL Training
    • Weekly Pay
    • Shift Premiums
    • Service Increases
    • Employee Signing Bonus*
    • Employee Referral Bonuses*
    • Every other weekend off
    • Uniforms Provided
    • Annual Tool Allowance
    • Cost of Living Adjustments (C.O.L.A.)*
    • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days, Sick, Funeral leave and Jury Duty
    • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Insurance
    • Defined Pension Plan (Funded 70% by The Milwaukee County Transit System and 30% by employees)**
    • 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
    • Health and Wellness Incentives
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Company-Paid Life Insurance
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Eyewear and Gym Membership Reimbursement
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
    • Career Advancement Opportunities
    • Free bus rides for all MCTS active employees and retirees!

    JOB SUMMARY:

     

    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.


    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. 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
    2. Serve as lead person on all inspections.
    3. Perform all road tests on all transit system vehicles.
    4. Operate all types of snow removal equipment in yard and sidewalk areas.
    5. Direct the work of lower classified employees.
    6. Maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by MTS.
    7. Perform other duties as assigned including any work as outlined for lower classifications.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
    1. Must have a valid Class D Wisconsin Driver’s License (non-probationary) for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application.
    2. Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement and no Air Brake Restriction (or valid CDL permit 14 days prior to start date or transfer date). 
    3. Must pass all required internal written and practical tests: Air Conditioning, Brakes and Chassis, Electrical, Engines and Transmissions; Or possess current ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in the field of heavy-duty vehicle maintenance. ASE required certifications would include the following: Diesel Engines, Drive Train, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Air Conditioning and Electrical/Electronic Systems.
    4. Must possess a complete complement of personal tools required to perform this position.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

     

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

     

    MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK CONDITIONS:

     

    1. Must be able to wear OSHA approved safety glasses and hearing protection for an eight-hour shift.
    2. Must be able to stand, stoop, reach to 82 inches in height, bend, twist and walk for an eight-hour shift.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Must be able to see, with corrective lenses, if necessary, to observe work and aid in hand/eye coordination.
    7. Must be able to speak and hear (English language required) over either radio or closed communication systems.
    8. Ability to work in an environment with dust, exhaust fumes, diesel fuel, oil, grease and various noise levels.
    9. 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.

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

     

    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.                       

     

     

    * Restrictions may apply. Employee Referral Bonus Program applies to newly hired "A" Mechanics only.

    * Hourly wage rates reflected include 3rd shift premium.

    ** 2024 Pension Contribution Rate: 1.41% of employee wages.

    Apply here!

  • 21 Mar 2024 1:47 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Job Title:                           Part-Time Bus Operator (x5) 

    Status:                               Represented – ATU 998

    FLSA Status:                     Non-Exempt

    Department:                      Transportation

    Wage:                                 $23.29/hour 1st year (effective 4/1/2024:   $23.76/hour) $26.02/hour 2nd year rate,   $28.31/hour   3rd year rate, $30.29/hour 4th year   rate)

    JOB SUMMARY:

    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 service skills and allows passengers to board, travel and alight at scheduled stops.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. 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.
    2. Collect fares according to existing fare structure, inspect bus passes and issue valid transfers in a professional, courteous manner.
    3. Operate the radio, farebox and other systems within the bus in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    4. Provide public timetables and accurate information to customers.
    5. Call street locations, transfer points, major intersections, and other requested stops in compliance with ADA guidelines and Company policy.
    6. 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.
    7. Demonstrate excellent customer service skills when interacting with all passengers.
    8. 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.
    9. Monitor Special Bulletins and detours daily and make appropriate adjustments as needed.
    10. Follow Company policy for handling lost articles including a visual inspection of the bus at the end of the line and at pull-in.
    11. Complete accident and incident reports accurately and legibly, as necessary.
    12. Complete fare box, passenger, and bus maintenance defect reports, as necessary.
    13. Conduct self in an appropriate manner as a representative of Milwaukee County Transit System.
    14. Perform other duties as required.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
    2. Must be able to work any hour of the day, weekends, and holidays only.
    3. Must have a valid Class D Wisconsin driver’s license (non-probationary) for at least one (1) year prior to the date of application.
    4. 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).
    5. Must be available continuously during the 5 - 7 week Bus Operator Training Program and able to work day or night shift hours.
    6. No more than six (6) points on the Motor Vehicle Report during the three (3) years prior to date of application.
    7. 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.
    8. 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. No more than two (2) on the entire driving record.
    9. Stable work history with excellent attendance and punctuality record.
    10. Successfully complete the Bus Operator Training Program.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    1. Ability to operate New Flyer and Gillig Buses.
    1. Ability to effectively drive a bus, handle emergencies and use standard defensive driving techniques.
    2. Ability to adapt to constantly changing operating environments.
    3. Ability to work unusual hours, including split shifts, weekends, holidays, early mornings, late nights, and up to 10 hours per day when required.
    4. Excellent customer service skills.
    5. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with passengers and staff.
    1. Ability to de-escalate situations when they arise on the bus.
    1. Ability to exercise good judgment and common sense when making quick decisions with minimal supervision.
    2. Ability to read, write and speak loud, clear, understandable English.
    3. Ability to read and understand maps and timetables which includes determining directions and following a mapped route.
    4. Ability to keep a timely schedule while in service.
    5. Knowledge of streets, current bus routes and stops.
    6. Knowledge of Bus Operator rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    7. Knowledge of current fare structures, and the corresponding rules and regulations.
    8. Ability to purchase and wear company uniform.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

    1. Ability to tolerate varying temperatures including heat, cold and precipitation while inspecting exterior of bus.
    2. Ability to tolerate varying temperatures including excessive heat and cold while operating bus. 
    3. Ability to climb stairs, reach above shoulder level, walk, bend, stoop, lift, push and pull without assistance.
    4. Ability to operate pedals.
    5. Ability to sit without discomfort for an extended period of time.
    6. Ability to fit behind the steering wheel with adequate clearance.
    7. Ability to work in an environment with dust, exhaust fumes, diesel fuel, oil, grease, and various noise levels.
    8. Physical requirements are those described light work exerting up to twenty-five pounds of force occasionally, up to ten pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.
    9. 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.

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

     

    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.

    Apply here!

  • 21 Mar 2024 1:45 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Department/Division:            Maintenance - Garage

    Shift:                                     3rd Shift: 8:30 PM to 7:00 AM - Wednesday thru Saturday

    Location:                               Fond Du Lac Garage

    FLSA Status:                         Exempt - Non-Represented

    Salary Range:                       $72,700 - $90,900

    Build a strong, sustainable future with a Company that puts YOU in the driver’s seat of your career! The Milwaukee County Transit System offers rewarding jobs, providing essential transit services throughout our community. We take pride in having a diverse workforce that’s committed to maintaining respect, integrity, excellence, equity, collaboration and innovation.

    MCTS Employees receive:

    • Paid CDL Training
    • Weekly Pay
    • Shift Premiums
    • Service Increases
    • $3,500 Employee Signing Bonus
    • $3,500 Employee Referral Bonuses (No Limit)
    • Every other weekend off
    • Uniforms Provided
    • Annual Tool Allowance
    • Cost of Living Adjustments (C.O.L.A.)*
    • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days, Sick, Funeral leave and Jury Duty
    • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Insurance
    • Defined Pension Plan (Funded 70% by The Milwaukee County Transit System and 30% by employees)**
    • 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
    • Health and Wellness Incentives
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Company-Paid Life Insurance
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Eyewear and Gym Membership Reimbursement
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
    • Career Advancement Opportunities
    • Free bus rides for all MCTS active employees and retirees!

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Supervises day-to-day garage operations at assigned location to ensure efficient and timely maintenance, repair, nightly parking and pull out of all buses.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Provides effective garage supervision while maintaining a high level of garage production; Monitors timeliness and completion of all garage functions.
    2. Ensures the completion and accuracy of all maintenance records and documents, including daily reports, timecards, and accident reports etc.
    3. Provides training, advice, direction and guidance to all maintenance staff with emphasis on new hires.
    4. Performs inspections to ensure all buses are clean, safe, reliable and ready for their morning routes.
    5. Enforces company policies and procedures and issue disciplines as needed.
    6. Ensures building and grounds are clean, tidy and all vital functions and equipment are working properly.
    7. Creates work orders as needed for building repairs.
    8. Investigates accidents and enters reporting data.
    9. Performs other duties as required.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Associate's Degree in Automotive Maintenance, Business Administration, or related field required. Experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement.
    2. Five (5) years’ experience as a bus mechanic required.
    3. Diagnostic software experience required.
    4. Valid Class D Wisconsin Driver’s License (non-probationary) required.
    5. Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License or CDL permit with Passenger Endorsement and no Air Brake Restriction.
    6. One (1) year supervisory experience required.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    1. Knowledge of diesel engines, systems and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.
    2. Knowledge of DOT (Department of Transportation and FTA (Federal Transit Administration.
    3. Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
    4. Knowledge of union contract and policies.
    5. Knowledge of building construction and electrical fixtures.
    6. Knowledge of diesel engines and other heavy, duty components.
    7. Knowledge of union contracts.
    8. Skilled in computer operations and spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and related software.
    9. Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple stakeholders.
    10. Ability to supervise/lead others.
    11. Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
    12. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    13. Ability to work independently.
    14. Ability to pass pre-employment skill assessment tests.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

    1. Work is frequently conducted in an office, shop, construction or warehouse site environment with frequent exposure to hostile or irate individuals, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals or substances, and loud noises.
    2. Physical requirements are those described as light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.

     

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

    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!

  • 21 Mar 2024 1:44 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Department/Division:            Maintenance - Garage

    Shift:                                     2nd Shift: 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM - Wednesday thru Saturday

    Location:                               Fond Du Lac Garage

    FLSA Status:                         Exempt - Non-Represented

    Salary Range:                       $72,700 - $90,900 

     

    Build a strong, sustainable future with a Company that puts YOU in the driver’s seat of your career! The Milwaukee County Transit System offers rewarding jobs, providing essential transit services throughout our community. We take pride in having a diverse workforce that’s committed to maintaining respect, integrity, excellence, equity, collaboration and innovation.

    MCTS Employees receive:

    • Paid CDL Training
    • Weekly Pay
    • Shift Premiums
    • Service Increases
    • $3,500 Employee Signing Bonus
    • $3,500 Employee Referral Bonuses (No Limit)
    • Every other weekend off
    • Uniforms Provided
    • Annual Tool Allowance
    • Cost of Living Adjustments (C.O.L.A.)*
    • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Personal Days, Sick, Funeral leave and Jury Duty
    • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Insurance
    • Defined Pension Plan (Funded 70% by The Milwaukee County Transit System and 30% by employees)**
    • 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan
    • Health and Wellness Incentives
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Company-Paid Life Insurance
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Eyewear and Gym Membership Reimbursement
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
    • Career Advancement Opportunities
    • Free bus rides for all MCTS active employees and retirees!

    JOB SUMMARY:

     

    Supervises day-to-day garage operations at assigned location to ensure efficient and timely maintenance, repair, nightly parking and pull out of all buses.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

     

    1. Provides effective garage supervision while maintaining a high level of garage production; Monitors timeliness and completion of all garage functions.
    2. Ensures the completion and accuracy of all maintenance records and documents, including daily reports, timecards, and accident reports etc.
    3. Provides training, advice, direction and guidance to all maintenance staff with emphasis on new hires.
    4. Performs inspections to ensure all buses are clean, safe, reliable and ready for their morning routes.
    5. Enforces company policies and procedures and issue disciplines as needed.
    6. Ensures building and grounds are clean, tidy and all vital functions and equipment are working properly.
    7. Creates work orders as needed for building repairs.
    8. Investigates accidents and enters reporting data.
    9. Performs other duties as required.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    1. Associate's Degree in Automotive Maintenance, Business Administration, or related field required. Experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement.
    2. Five (5) years’ experience as a bus mechanic required.
    3. Diagnostic software experience required.
    4. Valid Class D Wisconsin Driver’s License (non-probationary) required.
    5. Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License or CDL permit with Passenger Endorsement and no Air Brake Restriction.
    6. One (1) year supervisory experience required.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

     

    1. Knowledge of diesel engines, systems and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.
    2. Knowledge of DOT (Department of Transportation and FTA (Federal Transit Administration.
    3. Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
    4. Knowledge of union contract and policies.
    5. Knowledge of building construction and electrical fixtures.
    6. Knowledge of diesel engines and other heavy, duty components.
    7. Knowledge of union contracts.
    8. Skilled in computer operations and spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and related software.
    9. Ability to manage conflict and balance competing interests from multiple stakeholders.
    10. Ability to supervise/lead others.
    11. Ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
    12. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    13. Ability to work independently.
    14. Ability to pass pre-employment skill assessment tests.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

     

    1. Work is frequently conducted in an office, shop, construction or warehouse site environment with frequent exposure to hostile or irate individuals, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic chemicals or substances, and loud noises.
    2. Physical requirements are those described as light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects.

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

     

    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.

  • 21 Mar 2024 1:41 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Department/Division:           Risk Management

    Location:                              Administration

    FLSA Status:                        Exempt - Non-Represented

    Salary Range:                      $77,600 – 97,033

    JOB SUMMARY:

    Manage worker’s compensation, return-to-work and general liability claim programs for MCTS.  Serve as liaison between MCTS and third-party administrators to ensure accurate, timely and effective resolution of claims.  Evaluates and makes recommendations on insurance coverage and workplace safety programs.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Reviews and investigates all employee injuries, incidents and accidents and works with supervisors and committees to determine causal factors. Coordinate with Workers Compensation administrators of possible issues and lost time.
    2. Coordinates all activities of the MCTS Transitional Duty Program (TDP) by developing policies, procedures and identification of transitional work assignments. Provides training, support, oversight and communication and conducts orientation for new employees entering Transitional Duty Program.
    3. Manage direct reports in accordance with departmental and Company goals and policies.
    4. Monitor, update, and facilitate continuous communication with injured employees, supervisor and transitional work site to ensure program success. 
    5. Assists the Company and the broker with excess liability insurance program.  Assist with recommending coverages in relation to claim exposures and trends. Communicates with carriers on all claim matters as necessary.
    6. Analyzes workers’ compensation and liability claim data supplied by TPA’s; Make recommendations for mitigating losses, prepare reports for MCTS Departments and Executives.   Routinely audits claims for best practices, contract terms and compliance with state statutes.
    7. Assists and supports Safety Assurance Committee to ensure accuracy of risk-related metrics like accidents, incidents, injuries, and near-misses.  Ensures Agency Safety Plan accurately represents policies and practices and assists Director in Agency Safety Plan Implementation.
    8. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Associate's Degree in Automotive Maintenance, Business Administration, or Five (5) years of recent work experience in property, auto liability and worker’s compensation claims adjusting required.
    2. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in risk management, Business Management or a closely related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
    3. Three (3) years of supervisory experience is preferred.
    4. Claims adjusting certification preferred.

    NOTE: Equivalent combinations of education and professional work experience may also be considered.

    1. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license at time of appointment and throughout employment

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    1. Knowledge and experience with Wisconsin public entity liability and workers compensation act and the principles and best practices of claim standards.
    2. Knowledge of the methods and practices of loss trending, loss control, risk forecasting, risk transfer, risk financing, risk assessment, and analysis.
    3. Must have an intermediate knowledge of all related computer and software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and Risk Management Information Systems (RMIS).
    4. Able to read, analyze, and interpret safety rules, regulations, scientific or technical journals, government regulations, legal documents, and insurance policies.
    5. Knowledge of workplace safety best practices, OSHA regs, internal work rules, analytical skills, report writing skills.
    6. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw conclusions and ability to maintain sensitive or confidential information partnered with strong critical thinking skills.
    7. Good written, interpersonal & negotiation skills.  Be able to explain and gather information, answer queries, or assist internal and/or external stakeholders. Must have the ability to build trust with employee’s external partners with the ability to persuade others.
    8. Must have a strong sense of discretion, urgency, and professionalism with ability to multitask while working independently.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

    1. Work is frequently conducted in an office or similar indoor environment. Work may sometimes be located outdoors, in a street location, at a construction site, in the community or in a vehicle.
    2. Physical requirements are those described as sedentary work exerting 20 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently.

     

    DISCLAIMER STATEMENT:

    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.

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