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CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT TOPEKA METRO

 

 

DISPATCH CLERK

Enjoy a rewarding career providing public transit customer service to our community and employees. Topeka Metro is seeking candidates for a full-time Dispatcher to schedule daily operator assignments, book paratransit trips, and provide bus route & service information to the public via phone, e-mail, and in person.

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.

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including free employee health insurance, paid-time-off (PTO), paid holidays, and KPERS retirement. Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

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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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 at topekametro.org 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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