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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT TOPEKA METRO

 

PUBLIC TRANSIT BUS OPERATORS

 

Enjoy a rewarding career providing public transit service to our community! Topeka Metro is accepting applications for part-time and full-time Bus Operators to provide safe, professional, and courteous public transit service.

 

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including paid CDL training, free employee health insurance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, and KPERS retirement benefits. Full-time bus operators are guaranteed 40 hours per week.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Customer-oriented with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and communicate effectively and courteously.
  • Demonstrate a professional, pleasant, and helpful demeanor toward the public.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to memorize routes, transfer points, fare structures, and work with all bus technology.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and comply with safety and traffic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Reliable and flexible with the ability to work various shifts M-F and every Saturday.
  • Ability to obtain a KS CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements.
  • Steady work history with previous experience.
  • Must maintain an excellent driving record.
  • 21 years of age with a HS diploma/GED.        


Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post offer functional employment test, and DOT medical exam.

 

Download an application & characteristic survey and submit by mail, e-mail, or in person.

 

Topeka Metro

201 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS  66603

E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org

 

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Drug-Free Workplace and EOE.

 

First two-weeks of training:        $14.23/hr.

After two-weeks of training:       $17.79/hr.

6 months:                                      $18.90/hr.

12 months:                                    $20.02/hr.

18 months:                                    $21.12/hr.

24 months:                                    $22.24/hr.

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BUS SHELTER CUSTODIAN

 

This position is responsible for removing trash and cleaning all Topeka Metro bus shelters.


Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid
sick/vacation/holidays, and KPERS retirement benefits.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to work and drive company truck in inclement weather conditions.
• Must be able to perform daily assigned tasks independently without close supervision.
• Ability to work at the required pace to complete work within the scope of proper time standards.
• Ability to lift trash bags out of trash cans and load into back of truck.
• Valid KS Driver’s License with a good driving record.
• Previous custodial experience preferred.
• High school diploma/GED.


The current shift for this full-time position is M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and pays $14.29 per hour.


Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, and post offer
functional employment test.

 

Download an application & characteristic survey & submit by mail, email, fax or in  person. Applicatoins can be picked up or dropped off at either location.

 

Quincy Street Station

820 SE Quincy St.
Topeka, KS 66612

 

Topeka Metro Administrative office

201 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS  66603

 

E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org

 

FAX: (785) 233-3063

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

 

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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN IV

 

Topeka Metro is accepting applications for a full-time Maintenance Technician IV to perform entry-level inspections and routine maintenance as required on bus fleet vehicles and provide building and ground maintenance for all Topeka Metro properties.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and ability to perform service work including, but not limited to fueling, checking/replenishing fluid levels, tire pressures, chassis, and body.
  • Ability to perform facility and grounds maintenance including but not limited to mowing, snow removal, minor facility repairs and painting.
  • Ability to operate all equipment necessary for the completion of assigned duties.
  • Possess and maintain an inventory of hand tools necessary for the position.
  • Ability to obtain a Class B CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements. Paid training is provided.
  • Steady work history with mechanical experience.
  • HS diploma/GED.

The shift for this position is Tuesday-Friday 12:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. and Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. with pay of $20.58/hour. Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, and KPERS retirement. Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post offer functional employment test, and DOT medical exam.

 

Download an application & characteristic survey & submit to:

 

Topeka Metro

201 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS  66603

E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org

FAX: (785) 233-3063

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST (FT and PT)


General Purpose:

  • Provide information to the public regarding all transit services via telephone, e-mail, fax and in person by retrieving information from various sources including schedules, software, spreadsheets, and maps.
  • Sell fare media at the Quincy Street Station and prepare bank deposits.
  • Provide responsive phone and radio coverage.
  • Enter ride requests accurately for paratransit service and contract providers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to project a positive courteous, patient, and helpful customer service attitude when dealing with co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail, sometimes in stressful or adversarial situations.
  • Excellent oral, written, and personable telephone and radio communication skills.
  •  Ability to analyze critical situations and make prompt and effective decisions. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Topeka streets and locations.
  • Ability to read and understand maps and directions.
  • Experience using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook with the ability to learn scheduling software and other technology as needed.
  • Previous dispatch or customer service preferred.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
  • HS diploma/GED.

The full-time shift for this position is Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Part-time hours will vary Monday through Saturday. The starting pay for this position is $15/hour.


Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid-time-off (PTO), paid holidays, and KPERS retirement.


Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

 

Download an application & characteristic survey and submit by mail, e-mail, or in person. Applications can also be picked up at one of our locations:

  • Topeka Metro Administrative Office, 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS  66603

  • Quincy Street Station, 820 SE Quincy Street, Topeka, KS 66612

 

Email: resumes@topekametro.org

 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

Drug-Free Workplace and EOE.

 

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DISPATCH CLERK

General Purpose:

• Assist in the daily operation of transit services by scheduling, assigning, and dispatching bus operators.
• Coordinate radio traffic.
• Report service data and prepare required reports.
• Provide prompt, accurate, and courteous customer service for all transit services.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to clearly articulate services and information at the level of understanding of each recipient.
  • Ability to multitask effectively while maintaining a professional, courteous, patient, and helpful demeanor towards the public and staff.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively over a digital radio system.
  • Excellent knowledge of Topeka streets and locations.
  • Ability to read and understand maps and directions.
  • Experience using MS Excel, Word, and Outlook with the ability to learn scheduling software and other technology as needed.
  • Previous dispatch or customer service preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills and cash handling techniques.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.
  • HS diploma/GED.

The full-time shift for this position is Mon. 4:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. and Tue. – Fri. 4:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The starting pay for this position is $15/hour.

 

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid-time-off (PTO), paid holidays, and KPERS retirement.

 

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

 

Download an application & characteristic survey and submit to:

Topeka Metro
201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS  66603

Email: resumes@topekametro.org

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

Drug-Free Workplace and EOE.

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