This position is a full-time, extra board position with every Sunday and a second floating day off per week. This is a Union position. Work schedules (bids) are selected based on seniority. Salary: $19.65 per hour This position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2021. Primary Objective of Position The Dispatcher is responsible for Fixed Route and Dial-a-Ride customer service, and Operator and passenger scheduling. The Dispatcher serves as the primary contact to answer customer requests for information by phone, online or in person. Es sential Functions of the Position Essential duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or logical to the position. - Responsible for providing customer service to Metro Bus passengers and staff - Operate two-way radio to communicate with Bus Operators and support staff - Notify Street Supervisors of situations requiring attention - Provide transit service and information to Fixed Route passengers and the general public at the Transit Center - Verify and load cash drawer - Sell fair media and tickets and accurately record all sales - Provide transit service and information to Dial-a-Ride passengers at the Call Center - Receive Dial-a-Ride customer calls - Schedule passenger rides within Operator shifts - Utilize computerized scheduling shoftware to schedule rides and answer customer inquiries. - Receive and document customer comments and complaints - Notify Operations Manager of dispatch scheduling errors or concerns - Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains respectful working relationships with coworkers and customers in carrying out job functions - Performs all job duties in compliance with safety guidelines and with an ongoing awareness of safety practices - Knows and follows safety rules and guidelines as well as sound work and safety practices in order to accomplish the job objectives and avoid injury or loss - Wears proper protective equipment when policy requires or conditions indicate a need exists and utilizes proper body mechanics and ergonomics while performing work - When potentially unsafe conditions are observed, makes efforts to avoid or correct them if they are controllable and draws them to the attention of the responsible supervisor or safety representative in a timely manner - Performs other duties and activities as assigned Minimum Qualifications The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and one (1) year experience in driver or fleet dispatching, customer service or equivalent combination of education and experience Knowledge, skills and abilities required include: Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with co‑workers, subordinates, and the general public and to handle all types of situations Ability to diffuse situations/conversations that have escalated beyond normal limits Ability to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions and complete written reports Must be able to read and speak English fluently. Bilingual a plus Must have a high level of proficiency using computers Ability to gain detailed geographic knowledge of the St. Cloud Metropolitan area including the Northstar Highway 10 corridor and downtown Minneapolis Availability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, early morning and late nights Interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange and or convey information, receive work direction, and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees, committees and groups; and Desirable Qualifications - Technical or Community College, business college or two (2) years post-secondary education Physical Demands and Working Environment - This position is predominately in a an office environment requiring long periods of sitting and/or standing - Utilizes computer, phone and two-way radio along with other office equipment on a regular basis - Will require minimal travel outside of Metro Bus facilities. Will primarily utilize a Metro Bus vehicle for travel This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change. Metro Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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