Transit Systems 2021-11-15 2021-12-19


Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 136939


$15.01 Hourly Start Rate
$16.68 Hourly Top Rate

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker’s (IBEW) Employment Opportunity

Wages for new employees will be on tiered scale based on the candidate’s skills and experience as approved by management staff at the time of hire. New employees will begin at 90% of starting rate/tier for the first six months.

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The Regional Transit Authority gets people moving around New Orleans. Our transit services bring hard-working commuters to their jobs, students to their schools and fun seekers to entertainment, shopping areas and restaurants. We provide mobility to residents of the city as well as tourists, taking them to and from their hotels to historical neighborhoods and countless attractions. RTA’s system includes five streetcar lines, 34 bus routes, two ferry routes and paratransit services. Our passengers take more than 19 million rides every year.

REPORTS TO Assistant Manager, Maintenance


Performs general cleaning of buildings, furniture, equipment, and grounds.

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.

  • Performs mopping, sweeping, dusting, polishing of floors, walls, and disposing of trash.

  • Empties small dumpsters into large outside dumpsters.

  • Makes sure trash go into trash dumpsters and metals go into metal dumpsters.

  • Picks up reusable scrap for salvage and place into proper container.

  • Cleans bathrooms, dressing rooms, lunch rooms, and offices on a daily basis.

  • Notifies supervisor of needed repairs.

  • Performs other basic routine cleaning functions.

  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of RTA are carried out
  • Moves or assist in moving furniture or equipment.

  • Cleaning of charter specials as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Must be able to read labels and interpret written instructions.

  • Must be able to operate forklifts, floor scrubbing machines, floor polishing machines or any other machines that are required in doing custodial work.

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

High school diploma or G.E.D., required

Must have at least two (2) years paid experience in janitorial duties

  • A valid Louisiana Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

  • Must provide proof of being fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine before start date.

  • Must submit to criminal background check, the results of which must meet hiring criteria for the role.

  • Work is primarily performed indoors, but must go outdoors to dump trash and handle salvage.

  • Must be able to work in various environmental conditions.

  • Job requires stooping, bending, standing, kneeling, crawling, climbing, for an entire shift.

  • Must be able to perform work with diesel, oils, or cleaning solvents used by RTA.

This is a designated Safety Sensitive Position under RTA Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy [“Non-USDOT”]. Drug and Alcohol Testing is conducted under RTA testing authority in accordance with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations.

NORTA is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions are based on job-related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority. This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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