Transdev Dispatcher in Kent, Washington
Transdev, formerly Veolia Transportation, is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.
Schedules and dispatches transit drivers
Schedules and dispatches drivers
Answers calls from clients and schedule services
Maintains records, logs, and schedules of the calls received to schedule transit services, drivers dispatched, and customer cancellations or no-shows
Prepares reports on all activities occurring during their shifts.
Directs drivers through radio contact
Other duties as required.
Education, Licensing, and Certifications :
High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED, required
A valid Washing state driver's license is required
- One to two years of dispatch and/or customer service experience preferred
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Ability to organize logical and efficient schedules and routes and adapt to changes
Ability to read, comprehend and understand a map
Ability to read, understand, and interpret transit system operating rules, regulations, policies, phases and routes
Ability to assist handicapped passengers when needed
Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs
Strong written and oral communication skills
Clear speech and pleasant phone demeanor
Ability to use a multi-line phone system and handle multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers on all levels and be able to work well with diverse groups
Travel requirement (as a percent): <5% for occasional meetings
Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check
Must be able to maintain a DOT medical card
Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.
Majority of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities
Majority of work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer.
The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.
For more information please visit our website at www.transdevna.com/careers
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.
Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Drug free workplace
If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check
Requisition ID 2016-5605
Job Locations US - WA - Kent
US - WA - Kent
US - WA - Kent
Posted Date 12/1/2016
Position Category Customer Service/Call Center/Dispatch/Reservationist/Scheduler
Internal Code #TNA
Internal Reference 385
Internal Code 3 Ind1
Company/Division Transdev Services