Transit Systems 2021-11-15 2021-12-03

Paratransit Operator

Company: New Orleans Regional Transit Authority View more listings
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 136940


$13.89 (while in training)
$21.23 Hourly (after successful completion of training)

CLOSING DATE: 12/3/2021

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Employment Opportunity

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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.

Transit Supervisor


Operate a LIFT Van unit according to established safety and defensive standards, RTA performance codes, and the traffic laws of the State of Louisiana.

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.

  • Safely operates a passenger vehicle over a route as outlined by the Manifest.

  • Treat all LIFT passengers in a courteous, safe, and respectful manner by providing excellent customer service.

  • Communicates via radio with LIFT dispatcher all information relative to passenger.

  • Reports all unusual incidents and accidents.

  • Completes the daily manifest (or schedule) sheet and other attached reports with pertinent information.

  • Prepares reports regarding incidents, accidents, and vehicle defects in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Maintains a run/route in accordance with the manifest.

  • Monitors the fare box and reports fare irregularities to the LIFT dispatcher.

  • Properly operates the wheelchair lift device and accurately perform tie down procedures.

  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of RTA are carried out
  • Represent the RTA in litigation involving accidents and incidents.

  • Attend training sessions and other meetings as required.

  • Performs other job related duties in keeping with the goals and objectives of RTA.

  • Must be able to operate a transit vehicle in a safe and defensive manner.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Must have the ability to compute basic arithmetic, and tell time accurately.

  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

High school diploma or G.E.D., college or vocational and/or technical training is preferred.

Previous driving experience preferred.

  • Must obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a "P" endorsement issued by the State of Louisiana.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • 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 performed in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to work a shift that spans twenty four (24) hours. May be required to operate a LIFT transit vehicle up to fifteen (15) hours and fifty nine (59) minutes. Must be able to assist a wheelchair passenger onto the LIFT vehicle with the assistance of mechanical wheelchair lift devise. Must be able to board and alight transit vehicle and sit for long periods of time in a seat fastened with a seat belt.

This is a designated Safety Sensitive Position covered under USDOT (Federal Transit Administration [FTA] Regulations). Drug and Alcohol Testing is conducted using 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.

Transit Job Listing - Paratransit Operator