Transdev Dispatcher in Kent, Washington

Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED, required

  • A valid Washing state driver's license is required

Experience :

  • 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

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check

  • Must be able to maintain a DOT medical card

Physical Requirements:

  • 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