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  • 13 Mar 2024 1:19 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Come join the Metro team! It is an exciting time at Metro as we implement bus rapid transit (BRT), articulated buses, and transition to an electric fleet.

    Vehicle and Charging Integration Engineer 1 or 2* description image

    The Transit Engineer 1 or 2 position includes a combination of project management and leadership responsibilities for short-term and long-term projects as well as day to day operational technical support.   This employee will monitor and direct activities of consultants, contractors, and manufacturers while managing activities of their own projects, planning and design functions. This employee will also provide real time data and reports as requested by Metro Transit Management. This position reports to the Transit Chief Maintenance Officer. 

    Employees may be eligible for loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
     
    The successful candidate will be hired as a Transit Engineer 1 or 2 level based on qualifications, and the level will be determined at the time of hire. Starting salary for the Transit Engineer 1 is $79,433.64. Starting salary for the Transit Engineer 2 is $86,834.28. 

    Progression to a Transit Engineer 2 is not automatic but is dependent upon the employee taking on additional duties and responsibilities, as well as the independent application of professional judgment.

    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

    Transit Engineer 1

    Program Management

    • Manage programs, including but not limited to, battery electric buses, charging systems, on-bus technology and safety systems for Metro Transit
    • Research new technologies, evaluate impact and make recommendations. Analyze existing propulsion systems, evaluate impact and make recommendations.
    • Research supporting needs for fleet technology, evaluate impact and make recommendations. Research Fleet Technology integration and recommendations. 
    • Take part in preproduction meetings to verify that the vendors understand the specification and agrees to follow them.
    • Create or help to create milestones for vendors to accomplish to ensure that projects stay on track. 
    • Ensure that buses and systems are delivered as specified. Ensure that implementation processes are followed and adjusted to better support the mission.
    • Stays current with Electric Vehicle market trends and maintenance needs. Helps develop activities and strategies, including approaches to changing out fleet.
    • Lead the design, development, testing, and deployment of EV charging systems, including chargers, switchboards, and other related infrastructure. 
     
    Electric Vehicle Network Management
    • Work with vendors to ensure that Depot and On-route chargers work as designed. Work with the garages and transportation to ensure that Depot and On-route chargers are operated correctly
    • Conduct failure analysis and recommend improvements. Compare energy cost by propulsion
    • Collaborate with internal and external teams to execute testing, troubleshooting, commissioning, and operationalizing new Electric Vehicle equipment.
    • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve issues impacting the Electric charging network.
    • Quickly, effectively, and candidly frame-up and escalate business risks/opportunities to senior leadership.
       
     Develop Reports
    • Develop and maintain models to ensure vehicle range, energy consumption and emissions profiles meet the goals of Metro Transit
    • Provide plain language descriptions of transit-specific language so strategic plans and ‘definitions of success’ like performance measures are easily understood by staff and public alike
    • Draft reports and public messages for website to describe strategic planning efforts, high-level descriptions of progress
    • Write monthly summaries that highlight best examples of progress for internal communication.
    Perform related work as assigned.

    Transit Engineer 2

    • All the duties of Transit Engineer 1 with a higher degree of judgment, discretion, and initiative.
    • Manage the interface with utilities, coordinating energy supply requirement, and ensure adherence to all regulatory standards.
    • Oversee the development of electrical schematics, diagrams, and layouts related to charging infrastructure, promoting seamless integration with mechanical and software systems. 
    • Prepare and review/modify contract scopes of work, review proposals, recommend contract execution and administer contracts.
    • Provide quality assurance and quality control oversight for contracts.
    • Develop technical specifications, testing programs, procedures, and standards for Metro Transit's advanced bus technology project activities. 
    Perform related work as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical or other related engineering field
    • Three (3) years of experience with vehicle design or manufacturing, high-voltage electrical systems or charging systems, advanced vehicle technology systems, or related field
    • One (1) year of which needs to include project management and computer experience related to the duties
    OR
    • Associate's degree in automotive technology, engineering technology or related field
    • Five (5) years of experience with vehicle design or manufacturing, high-voltage electrical systems or charging systems, advanced vehicle technology systems, or related field
    • One (1) year of which needs to include project management and computer experience related to the duties
    OR 

    • Seven (7) years of experience with vehicle design or manufacturing, high-voltage electrical systems or charging systems, advanced vehicle technology systems, or related field
    • One (1) year of which needs to include project task management and computer experience related to the duties

    Special Requirements

    Possession of a valid drivers license

    Work in this position is primarily performed in an office environment. However, the employee will be expected to physically access all areas of the Metro Transit facilities, board a variety of buses, and traverse construction sites.

    Employees may be expected to work or attend meetings during the evening or on weekends as necessary and occasionally travel. This employee will work on-site. It is not a remote employment position. 

    *Payroll title for this position is Transit Engineer 1 or 2

    Apply here!

  • 1 Mar 2024 12:34 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Transit Maintenance Manager description image


    The City of Madison Metro Transit is looking for a Transit Maintenance Manager. This is a responsible administrative, supervisory and technical position that directs the personnel activities and functions of the Maintenance Unit (both directly and through supervisors.) Under the general supervision of the Chief Maintenance Officer and in coordination with other Maintenance Managers, the employee must exercise considerable judgment in providing for the planning, procurement, maintenance, servicing, and repair of transit vehicles and mechanical equipment, the buildings and grounds, facilities, and the transit system. Specific program management includes training, safety & security, collective bargaining agreement(s), performance and progressive discipline, diesel and all-electric vehicles, bus shelters, diagnostics and warranty, and new construction or renovation of facilities.

    The Transit Maintenance Managers must also be change leaders in the organization, maintain multiple facilities, and manage staff assigned at multiple locations and in the field.

    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

    • Foster a culture of civility, inclusivity, respect, and collaboration. Lead Maintenance Unit staff and floor meetings. 
    • Review performance, monitor work levels, and develop skills of supervisory staff. Counsel employees. 
    • Ensure consistent application of policies and contractual provisions by supervisors.
    • Develop performance standards and conduct performance reviews of front line employees, assign work, train, and coordinate with other managers. 
    • Administer hiring procedures. 
    • Resolve grievances and address personnel concerns.
    • Conduct misconduct hearings and determine disciplinary action, discipline employees. Participate/testify in arbitration hearings and/or trials as needed to represent City’s position. Determine interpretation of Labor Contract language for unit. Maintain and monitor DOT “Public Abstract Request System” (PARS).
    • Manage organization wide administrative functions. Plan, evaluate, and coordinate new or renovated facilities and infrastructure projects. Participate in and/or coordinate the development and implementation of departmental policies (new or revised.)
    • Access the overall impact of departmental policies and procedures to ensure their consistent application and implementation.  Coordinate the needs or requests of other units within the organization that impact the Maintenance Unit. Prepare and present maintenance related analyses and reports to Metro leadership. 
    • Analyze procedures and processes using an equity perspective to remove barriers and increase inclusion related to racial equity and social justice.
    • Monitor and coordinate on-going development of Unit safety and training programs through supervisory positions and staff in the maintenance, parts and building and grounds units including apprenticeship program development and the public transportation agency safety plan. 
    • Monitor and coordinate the maintenance of vehicle records, parts records and building and grounds records and computerized information management system including transit asset management tracking. 
    • Oversee vehicle warranty administration. Oversee parts procurements and staff in the Parts Department.  Monitor and review stocking levels and authorize purchases. Monitor trends in work quality, fleet readiness, trouble calls, spare ratios, held buses, energy efficiency, and hazards.
    • Develop and implement departmental policies. Represent Maintenance Unit in Labor Contract Negotiations (prepare Maintenance Unit proposal.). Represent Maintenance Unit in Labor Management Team Meetings (Grievances). Review and update existing policies. Develop new policies as required. Monitor adherence to department policies.  Coordinate impact of department policies with other departments. Work with the Metro Department Equity Team to identify equity goals and implement strategies.
    • Provide technical support functions. Provide technical expertise and trouble shooting in equipment diagnostics and repair. Prepare, revise, and update Technical Specifications for coaches. Negotiate procurement, oversee manufacture, and represent City in pre-production meetings.     
    • Prepare equipment technical specifications. Coordinate technical vendor support. Review and evaluate new products and equipment technologies in the industry.
    • Maintain knowledge of current products and problems associated with current products (changes, updates, recalls, etc.)  Develop program for all electric buses and support vehicles.
    • Perform related work as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Four (4) years of progressively responsible vehicle maintenance experience (or related heavy equipment), and administrative duties relating to vehicle maintenance. A degree or certificate in Diesel Maintenance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.  At least two (2) years of experience must be as a supervisor with leadership responsibility. Transit experience preferred.

    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 experience in applying the following:

    • Mechanical, electrical, heating and air conditioning maintenance and repair principles, and practices applicable to vehicles or related heavy equipment.
    • Related management principles and practices.
    • Computer and ability to use computer programs, spreadsheets and data bases applicable to the duties of the position.

    Two (2) years experience in applying the following:

    • Principles and practices related to alternative fuel vehicles.
    • Full range of supervisory principles and practices, change management and personnel management.

    Familiarity with the following:

    • Applicable facility and grounds maintenance principles and practices.
    • Construction or project management principles and practices.

    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

    Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.

    Physical Requirements:

    Work in this position is primarily performed in an office environment. However, the employee will be expected to physically access all areas of the Metro Transit facilities, including storage and equipment rooms on second floor maintenance areas only accessible by stairs. The employee should also have the physical ability to bend, stoop, and reach overhead in order to access areas on the buses. Employees will be expected to sit or stand for extended periods of time.

    Employees may be expected to work or attend meetings during the evening or on weekends as necessary.


    This employee will work on-site. It is not a remote employment position.

    Apply here!

  • 5 Feb 2024 3:34 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Transit Assistant Schedule Planner description image

    Would you like to help make Metro run? It is an exciting time at Metro Transit with the implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT), new fare technology, and transitioning to an electric fleet. Join the team as the Transit Assistant Schedule Planner.

    This is responsible technical and administrative support work assisting the Transit Schedule Planner involving the collection, entry, summary, and analysis of transit data. This position has primary responsibility for scheduling and coordinating school year service for the Madison Metropolitan School District, as well as developing driver assignments for that service. This position includes significant clerical duties. The work is performed under the general direction of the Transit Schedule Planner. 

    IMPORTANT: THERE ARE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THIS POSTING. YOU MUST ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION.

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

    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

    Data Collection and Analysis

    • Collect passenger counts and related data
    • Edit ridership data in relevant databases
    • Collect data such as arrival times, boardings, alightings, etc. 
    • Interview drivers and passengers as needed and enter survey data by computer
    • Collect field and office data relative to peak load, route performance detours, service requests, etc. Prepare related reports as necessary.
    • Coordinate collection and analysis of data for scheduling and management requests. 
    • Develop reporting systems. 

    Scheduling Activities

    • Develop and implement changes to school routes
    • Assemble schedule into driver assignments
    • Schedule "extra board" weekly pick in accordance with labor contract provisions
    • Design, post and monitor the weekly pick information
    • Recommend route detours and alternative routes and/or comment on proposed plans

    Coordination Activities

    • Incorporate driver and rider complaints/suggestions into decision-making
    • Provide supervisors with information about changes and problems
    • Participate on teams and attend meetings involving transit planning and operations

    Additional Duties

    • Provide assistance to Transit Schedule Planner in operating/maintaining computerized schedule and driver assignment programs
    • Develop alternate routes, run times and calculate or determine actual mileage
    • Coordinate driving and timing of new routes
    • Assist with on-going and special scheduling projects/activities
    • Collect and report operational data relative to safety, maintenance, finance, personnel and other aspects of transit operators
    • Perform and/or assist with field surveys and planning studies
    • Ride with operators to time routes
    • Assist with or design and post and monitor general pick information
    • Track and report charter bus exceptions

    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Two (2) years of experience in transportation, logistics, scheduling, employee scheduling, data, statistics or related experience; which includes computer experience related to the position (spreadsheet and/or scheduling software experience).

    -OR-

    A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Technology, Math, Statistics, Urban Planning, Applied Engineering, Logistics or related field can be substituted for the experience.

    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.

    Special Requirements

    Ability to meet the travel requirements of the position.
     
    Physical Requirements:
     
    This employee will be expected to spend a majority of time in an office operating a computer and telephone. This employee will be required to travel to various locations in the City of Madison to attend meetings, to check bus routes, and to conduct passenger counts. 

    This position is an on-site position, not a telework position.

    There are certain times of year when vacation cannot be approved due to contractually related deadlines. 

    Apply here!

  • 28 Dec 2023 8:50 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1400

    Tuesday, December 26, 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: January 9th, 2024 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.

    APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF FILING APPLICATION

    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 discrimination, harassment 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 

  • 18 Dec 2023 4:09 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)


    BUS OPERATOR (FULL-TIME) 

    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 the first review of applications on January 2, 2024. Application and complete  job description available at www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs

    Interviews expected to take place Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Candidates will be notified  via email if selected to interview. 

    Equal Opportunity Employer. 

    Recruitment Snapshot:  

    https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showdocument?id=44330&t=638381453173914467



  • 13 Dec 2023 3:10 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    10320 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, USA Req #1370

     Tuesday, December 5, 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!

    Highway GIS Supervisor

    Department: Department of Transportation – Highway Maintenance

    Full-time

    Annual Salary Range: $74,776.00 - $89,024.00/yr

     Closing Date: 12/18/2023 or upon receiving 50 applications. 

    Job Summary

    Under the General Direction of the Highway Project Manager, the ideal candidate will have a strong background managing and working with City Works asset management software. The primary functions of the Highway GIS Supervisor are to: Lead all of our asset maintenance and management efforts via City Works. Coordinate & update asset condition reports, oversee the construction of metadata for all geospatial data and data attributes in compliance with the content standards for digital geographic geospatial metadata. Present reports created and developed by Highway GIS Team for Geographic Information System (GIS) projects, demonstrations, and exhibitions for both internal and external groups. Coordinate response to provide routine support services. Investigate a broad complex of unplanned errors and outages, apply technical and analytical skills to acquire and install fixes and workarounds as required to maintain a stable, reliable, and accessible GIS environment. Provide technical configuration support through database and server control to maintain businesses processes. In addition, this position will supervise the GIS Analyst and GIS Tech.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Supervise, schedule, prioritize, assign, and direct the work of the Highway GIS team.
    • Assess Highway Geographic Information System (GIS) needs and plan.
    • Coordinate an automated records information system for the creation and maintenance of core Milwaukee County Department of Transportation Highway GIS datasets.
    • Research, formulate and recommend GIS technical standards.
    • Perform the analysis of land information projects.
    • Recommend and manage the design, development, and implementation of County, State, and shared assets within MCDOT Highways’ maintenance areas.
    • Conduct the management of data creation and maintenance.
    • Update, correct, validate, and verify core MCDOT GIS and Cityworks data. 
    • Plan, recommend, and coordinate City Works’ upgrades and monitor and maintain infrastructure elements.
    • Oversee maintenance posting to the enterprise transportation database, including a variety of GIS assets located within MCDOT maintenance areas.
    • Present and create reports and presentations developed for Geographic Information.
    • Provide system and user support.
    • Coordinate response to provide routine support services.
    • Collaborate on county wide GIS projects and Division and Department Specific Projects.
    • Provide assistance and expertise on county wide GIS projects, which include inserting new data and updating other existing field data, such as mowing maps, stormwater sewer systems, etc.
    • Use of Equipment, Tools and Machinery – Operate vehicles, personal computer, GIS based equipment such as trimbles.

    Required Education, License/Certification and Experiences

    • Current residency within the State of Wisconsin upon application required
    • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License required and must be maintained throughout incumbency
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Computer Science or closely related field required.
    • At least one (1) year or more work experience in GIS, Database Admin or Project Management required.
    • At least three (3) years or more work experience in Project Management preferred.
    • At least one (1) year or more of work experience in a Supervisory or Management role preferred.
    • Advanced knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets required.
    • Advanced knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) required.
    • Intermediate knowledge of CityWorks required.
    • Basic knowledge of DayForce, Crystal Reports, and Infor preferred.

    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.

    APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF FILING APPLICATION

    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.

  • 8 Dec 2023 11:45 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

    Transit Finance Manager description image

    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!

    **There are questions included on this application about experience related to specific types of professional experience. Depending on how many qualified applicants there are, these may be used to determine who will move forward in the hiring process. Answers of "no" or "no experience" will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.** 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.

    -OR-

    • 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.

    -OR-

    • 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.

    *Stated salary will receive a 4% wage increase effective December 24, 2023. 

  • 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.

    APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF FILING APPLICATION

    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 

    Requirements  

    • 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. https://www.fdl.wi.gov/hr/employee-resources/benefits/

    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  https://www.fdl.wi.gov/hr/job-opportunities/, 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!

    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: $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 www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs.

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

    Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Recruitment Snapshot:

    https://www.eauclairewi.gov/home/showdocument?id=43740&t=638340053371214424


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