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Working at MTD

Great people are our most important asset and are essential to fulfilling our mission. MTD is committed to our community and we are looking for people who share our passion for service and enhancing the mobility of our riders. Salary, wage, and benefit packages are designed to be competitive and attract and retain a highly qualified and motivated workforce.

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COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Full Time Position (Non-Exempt)
  • Hourly wage at $31.46 – $39.33 per hour ($65,447- $81,808 annual)
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance/family coverage
  • 401(k) Employer 10% contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Personal Days

POSITION OVERVIEW

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is seeking a Human Resources Professional. This is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Human Resources and Risk Manager. The ideal candidate will have expertise in support of a wide range of Human Resources functions and must have the ability to drive programs forward using excellent time management skills to function in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct supervision, while working cooperatively with department team members to meet deadlines and project timelines.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Human Resources Generalist works in support of planning, organizing, and achieving departmental objectives. Under general supervision, the Human Resources Generalist performs a full range of professional and confidential human resource duties as assigned, working independently and applying well-developed knowledge to human resources functions of routine to high-level complexity. Responsibilities also include maintaining effective relationships with employees, management, union representatives, and contract entities. All duties must be performed at the highest level of quality, with emphasis on providing exceptional customer service to internal and external customers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Oversee and facilitate concurrent compliance projects, such as personnel file and I-9 audits.
  • Develop and conduct recruitment and testing activities. Respond to inquiries regarding job openings and recruitment status, and assist in scheduling and coordinating interviews and preparing interview and onboarding packets.
  • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping (both paper and electronic) of all employment related-documents, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as internal policies and procedures.
  • Maintain confidential materials, records, files and other privileged information.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work independently using good judgment and discretion, and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Compile, review, analyze, and interpret application materials, employee records, testing and other selection methods and models, and related documentation.
  • Effectively handle multiple assignments and perform with speed and accuracy under time pressures and deadlines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities may be obtained through but not limited to:

  • Equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration and/or other related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years of full-time progressively responsible professional level in a human resources program.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and superior accuracy level.
  • Proven experience applying the principles and practices of supervision including leadership, team building, conflict resolution, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Demonstrated above-average proficiency in computer software programs, particularly Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly and concisely to various audiences, including internal customers, agency board of directors, outside vendors and the general public.
  • Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver’s license, with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Previous transit and/or public sector experience strongly desired.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process.

All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Full-position (non-exempt)
  • Hourly wage at $31.25-38.46 ($65,000-$80,000 annual)
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance/family coverage
  • 401(k) Employer 10% contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Personal Days

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the general supervision of the Planning and Marketing Manager, the Transit Planner I (Analyst) is responsible for research and data analysis, assisting with grant and report writing, and assisting with Planning Department functions.

  • Researches and tracks grant funding opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Assists with writing and research to develop competitive grant applications
  • Assists with writing of staff reports for Board of Directors meetings
  • Analyzes data from various sources including, but not limited to: ridership and farebox, on-time performance, internal and external survey results, transit signal priority data, trip run times, trip speeds.
  • Conducts regular Automated Passenger Counter (APC) validation and analysis of boarding and alighting data
  • Develops and maintains a dynamic bus stop facility database
  • Participates in short- and long-range planning efforts
  • Keeps up-to-date on the state-of-the-art transit planning topics and trends
  • Develops survey instruments for external and internal data collection
  • Develops a working knowledge of how to access data from the National Transit Database
  • Uses data analysis to help evaluate existing service and recommends changes, modifications or adjustment as needed to ensure on-time performance and address ridership demand
  • Assists in maintaining the District’s database files pertaining to ridership, revenue hours and revenue miles.  Maintain records of daily activities and by bid for FTA Triennial review and for historical needs of the District
  • Researches and prepares detailed and complex planning and scheduling reports on routes, cost and efficiency
  • Assists with facilitation of the public input process
  • Represents District at meetings with public agencies, civic organizations and at public hearings
  • Occasionally conduct transit surveys in the field during early morning, nights, and weekends as needed
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following are the minimum qualifications, which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position:

  • Combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the completion of High School; High School Diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, transportation planning, English, public policy, statistics, or related field OR any combination of education and experience to fulfill the duties of the position
  • Minimum of one (1) cumulative year relevant experience, preferably in a transit environment or urban planning
  • Public Agency experience is preferred.
  • Computer and software proficiency to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Suite. Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Experience with Clever Reports, Swiftly, SurveyMonkey, and farebox software a plus.
  • Knowledge of general transit planning principles
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong grasp of statistical and data analysis principles
  • Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Ability to synthesize easy-to-understand conclusions from large and complex data sets
  • Ability to develop and present information to large and small groups including the general public and governing bodies
  • Learn district policies and procedures; understand, interpret, and articulate laws, regulations, and policies governing transit operations.
  • Work well under pressure and complete assignments within tight deadlines
  • Communicate effectively and clearly in both oral and written form
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups. establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, as well as communicate professionally with board members, passengers, and public officials with courtesy, diplomacy, and tact.

DISCLAIMER

Position overview is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, department head or general manager.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process. All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

The process includes a job specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.

Applicants are invited to submit an online application at the link below.

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Part-Time Position (30 hours a week)
  • Hourly wage at $25.28 per hour
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance/family coverage
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Optional 457(b) supplemental retirement
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Evenings
  • Weekends

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Service Person is responsible for cleaning the exterior and interior of all MTD vehicles, fueling and vaulting the MTD vehicles, operating the bus wash, and maintaining maintenance equipment. Additionally, the Utility Person parks buses in the proper order, delivers and collects vehicles, maintains the District yard, and performs other duties as required.
Service Person is classified as a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transportation Administrative (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations. This is a part time position.

QUALIFICATIONS

A valid Class B driver license or the ability to obtain a Class B permit is required. Public Agency/Transit District experience is a plus; bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required. Other qualifications include the ability to comply with OSHA rules governing cleaning and hazardous waste products; wear protective equipment as provided by MTD; ability to learn district department policies and procedures; work well under pressure and complete assignments within tight deadlines; ability to communicate effectively and clearly in both oral and written form; excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude; demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, as well as communicate professionally with passengers and peers with courtesy, diplomacy and tact. A High School Diploma or GED OR any combination of education and experience to fulfill the duties of the position is required.

ABILITIES

In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Hearing and speaking sufficient to articulate and present information in person and telephone. Vision within normal range with or without correction; sitting or standing for extended periods of time, walking on uneven surfaces; uses hands to handle, feel and operate standard office equipment including work assigned computer, mental capability to use or apply analytical reasoning and concepts, read and interpret documents, Ability to push, pull, and carry a minimum of 50 pounds; observe and interpret people and situations, perform highly detailed on multiple concurrent tasks and work under intensive deadlines.

DEMONSTRATED DRIVING RECORD

You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called a “K-4” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV K-4 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.

DISCLAIMER

Position overview is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, department head or general manager.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process.

All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

EXAMINATION

The examination will include one or more of the following:

  • Application Review
  • Oral Interview

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

The process includes a job specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Hourly range at $34.73-$36.83 per hour
  • Night premium of $1.25 per hour after 6:00pm
  • Annual $1,100.00 tool allowance
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance/family coverage
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Optional 457(b) supplemental retirement
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) K-4 driving print out is required to be submitted for consideration.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under general supervision, performs complete mechanical repairs, maintenance, installation of equipment and servicing district buses and automobiles maintained by the district.

Mechanic is classified as a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transportation Administrative (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot engine in the fleet with updated equipment and data information systems available.
  • Proficiently remove and install engines, transmissions, rear axle units and all auxiliary units, including windows.
  • Diagnose and repair braking, steering mechanism, axle units, wheelchair lifts, hydraulic, heating, electrical, chassis, and suspension components.
  • Comprehend procedures, read electrical schematics, repair faults, cell and battery diagnostics and replacements.
  • Perform field or shop inspections of buses or district vehicles to determine repair needs/or estimate costs of repairs.
  • Conducts repairs of disabled buses or vehicles in the field, if and when possible.
  • Performs other related duties as needed or required.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following are the minimum qualifications, which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position:

  • Combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the completion of High School; High School Diploma or GED.
  • Course work in auto, truck and/or fleet mechanics. 3 recent years of experience as a mechanic in automotive; preferably in heavy equipment and fleet repair.
  • Knowledge of method, practices, materials and tools used in repair and maintenance of automotive and fleet equipment
  • Knowledge of various types of diesel powered and gasoline powered automotive drive trains.
  • Principals and techniques servicing air brakes, vehicular hydraulic and electrical systems.
  • Operate and test repair equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical principles and practices of automotive repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Operate desktop computer to obtain information on available parts and other work related information.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with fellow co-workers and the general public.
  • Abide by all rules and regulations outlined in employee handbook.
  • Valid Class B Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement or the ability to obtain one is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

ENVIRONMENT

Works with exposure to outdoor conditions in maintenance yard/garage environment. May be required to drive buses or district vehicles/equipment to various locations, such as, public city streets, maintenance, and facilities areas within conducting district business. Physical – Hearing and Speaking sufficient to articulate information in person, meetings, and telephone. Vision within normal range with or without correction; sitting, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, lying down, twisting, balancing, reaching, steering, neck, mobility. Ability to push, lift, carry, and pull up to 50 lbs. Manipulates hands, fingers, and wrists to handle, feel, grasp, or operate tools, parts, controls, and equipment; standing for extended periods of time, walking on uneven surfaces; uses hands to handle, feel and operate standard office equipment including work assigned computer, mental capability to use or apply analytical reasoning and concepts, read and interpret documents. Hazards – Exposure to traffic, fumes, dust, dirt, heights, noise, fumes, from oil, gas, diesel fuel, diesel, cleaning solvents.

DEMONSTRATED DRIVING RECORD

You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called a “K-4” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV K-4 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.

DISCLAIMER

Position overview is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, department head or general manager.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process. All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

EXAMINATION

The examination will include one or more of the following:

  • Application Review
  • Oral Interview
  • Job Knowledge Test

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

The process includes a job specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.

Applicants are invited to submit an online application at the link below.

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Hourly range at $25.79 to $32.32 per hour
  • Paid training
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance/family coverage
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Optional 457(b) supplemental retirement
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) K-4 driving print out is required to be submitted for consideration

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Bus Operator is responsible for the safe operation of a passenger bus on assigned routes and schedules. The position requires an individual with a courteous and positive attitude toward the public at all times. The Bus Operator must drive safely, answer questions about all MTD routes and schedules, ensure passengers deposit fares in the fare box, report any items that may be deficient using proper forms and procedures, and perform other duties as required.

Bus Operator is classified as a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transportation Administrative (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS

A valid Class B Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one is required. Other qualifications include considerable skill in operation of motor vehicles; knowledge of California Department of Motor Vehicles Rules and Regulations, operation of public passenger carrying vehicles; ability to establish and maintain effective courteous relations with public and work harmoniously with others; ability in preparing clear and concise reports. Graduation from high school or GED and minimum of three (3) years of safe driving is also required. Minimum 21 years of age.

ABILITIES

The physical demands of this position include prolonged sitting, driving, and steering, with occasional bending and stooping to assist disabled passengers, and must be able to lift, push, and pull at least 50 pounds.

DEMONSTRATED DRIVING RECORD

You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called a “K-4” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV K-4 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.

DISCLAIMER

Position overview is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by his/her supervisor, department head or general manager.

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to complete a written examination. Applicants with passing scores will be invited for an interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process.

All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

EXAMINATION

The examination will include one or more of the following:
· Application Review

· Written Test

· Oral Interview

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

The process includes a job-specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.

Applicants are invited to submit an online application at the link below.

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

How to apply

IN PERSON

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District
550 Olive Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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ONLINE

Use our online application portal.

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Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District has established a policy and practice of recruiting, hiring, training and promoting for all job classifications within MTD without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class or consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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