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Welcome to the Grant Transit Authority

Grant Transit Authority is a Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA) serving Grant County, WA. The mission of Grant Transit Authority is to provide safe, high quality & cost efficient public transportation, vanpool & dial-a-ride services which will enhance the mobility and quality of life for our citizens and promote a healthy economy and positive image for our growing communities. 

GTA offers a deviated fixed-route system, with complementary paratransit service for those individuals who have a disability which makes it impossible for them to access or use the deviated fixed-route system.

 

Job Opportunities:

Transit Coordinator

**Closes March 31, 2015 at 4:00pm**

Position Overview

This position coordinates and oversees the daily operations of all agency transportation services including fixed route and route-deviated services and is empowered to make decisions to maintain safe, reliable and relevant daily transit service; monitors service and operator performance; prepares daily work and bus assignments; assists with preparation of run-cuts; investigates accidents and incidents; plans, organizes and conducts Coach Operator training and other agency training as needed; reviews and evaluates service performance and recommends route, schedule and bus stop plans, amenities and modifications; provides leadership and guidance to Coach Operators in performing assigned duties successfully and in compliance with agency policies and guidelines; facilitates interpretation of rules and policies, training, dispatch and resolving operational and customer relations problems and is responsible for promoting a positive, fun and rewarding work environment; promotes and maintains positive communications within the agency; and other duties as assigned. Work requires the ability to resolve conflicts, multi-task and deal effectively throughout the organization to assure efforts are properly directed toward achieving common agency goals.

 

Individual must have knowledge of public transportation equipment and operation practices; transit routes, amenities and Grant County road/street system; public transportation operators’ methods, policies and procedures; record-keeping practices and procedures; scheduling system and procedures; office administrative practices and procedures, strong interpersonal relations skills; and occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to area(s) of work. This is a safety sensitive position, subject to Federal Transportation Association (FTA) drug and alcohol testing requirements. Individuals will be required to cross-train in other functional areas, and must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Education, Experience, Licensing and Special Requirements
• High School diploma and/or equivalent, with at least one (1) year of work experience as a transportation operator, dispatcher, or other relevant transit operations position, which provided: a broad knowledge of operational policies and procedures; good performance and work history; and relevant leadership and decision-making skills.
• Current and valid Washington State driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
• Successfully pass pre-employment criminal background reports and drug and alcohol screening.
• Minimum of five (5) years licensed driving experience, with no moving traffic violations within the past three (3) years and no involvement in any at-fault traffic accidents within the past five (5) years. Past data evidenced within a current driving abstract. Abstract dated no more than one month prior to applications date must be provided by applicant.
• Current and valid Class B CDL, with Passenger and Air Brake endorsement. Individuals meeting all other qualifications may receive extended training to acquire CDL within a specified period, as needed and approved.
• Must maintain a current driver’s license and all required endorsements, and maintain an acceptable driving record level throughout employment, which will be monitored by periodic reviews of Motor Vehicle driving profile.
• Successfully pass physical examinations as required for CDL and overall driving fitness.
• Successfully pass pre-employment criminal background reports and drug and alcohol screening.


Excellent benefits package available. Interested applicants must submit resume and completed GTA application, in person or via mail, to: BBSI (Barrett Business Services, Inc.) 1550 S. Pilgrim Street Suite B, Moses Lake Washington 98837. Application available at www.gta-ride.com. Application materials must be received by March 31, 2015 at 4:00pm. Serious applicants only please, no phone inquiries.

 

GTA is currently accepting applications for the position of COACH OPERATOR. Below is an employment application as well as a background form. Please fill out these applications and turn them into BBSI.

Employment Application

Release Authorization Form

If you have any questions, please contact BBSI at 765-4408.

 

GTA Board Members:

  • Mayor Kathy Bohnet, Chair -- Wilson Creek
  • Councilman Bruce Reim, Vice Chair -- Ephrata
  • Councilwoman Anita Paulsson, Director-- Coulee City
  • Councilman Bradley Parrish, Director-- Electric City
  • Councilman John Hillman, Director -- Soap Lake
  • Councilman Jason Avila, Director-- Moses Lake
  • Councilwoman Darla Haworth , Director -- Warden
  • Commissioner Carolann Swartz, Director -- Grant County Commissioner
  • Councilman Manuel Guerrero, Director -- Quincy

Grant Transit Authority board meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at Grant Transit Authority, 8392 Westover Blvd NE, Moses Lake, at 6:30 p.m.

 

GTA POLICIES

Title VI Policy                                       Title VI Complaint Form

Title VI Policy Spanish                         Title VI Complaint Form Spanish

Customer Complaint Policy                 

 

GTA Intergovernmental Agreements

National IPA Agreement

              Office Depot Contract

                         Solicitation, Florida

              Grainger Contract

                         Solicitation, Tucson, AZ

WSTIP Interlocal Agreement 2014

WSTIP Mutual Aid Interlocal Agreement

DEM Agreement

 

Grant Transit Authority is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin.


 

Grant Transit Authority
and People For People,
working together

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PO Box 510 / 8392 W Westover Blvd
Moses Lake, WA 98837
509-754-1075   1-888-482-2877
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