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Fixed Route Relief Supervisor
Requisition Code:18:47
Pay RangeStarting Wage:$6,010--Top of Range:$7,247/mo
Date Posted12/18/2018
Application DeadlineOpen Until Filled
Job Description
Directly supervise all fixed route transit service in cooperation with Dispatch and Field Support supervisors, to include on-street supervision of operators and contracted security officers, to ensure safe operation, schedule compliance, quality customer service, and system security. Perform all duties and responsibilities of a dispatcher and oversee bus dispatch and communications systems in a fast paced, multi-tasked work environment. Plan, schedule, and supervise daily work assignments of operators to ensure efficient utilization of personnel, facilities, transit coaches, and other agency resources. Respond to, investigate, document, and resolve incidents, accidents, customer comments, and personnel issues. Develop route detour information as necessary to ensure service delivery.This is a relief position designed to provide adequate staffing levels for Field Support and Dispatch supervision requirements as well as relief staffing in the absence of other Fixed Route Supervisors. The work schedule and regularly scheduled days off for this position are subject to change on a weekly basis.


The incumbent will apply technical and professional knowledge to a wide diversity of work activities involving a high degree of complexity while operating from established and well-known procedures. Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times.Work is performed independently with minimal supervision from the Base Operations Manager and the Field Operations Manager. Considerable judgment is expected to be exercised in the execution of duties.Supervision is exercised over operators to ensure safe and efficient transit service operations.Performance is measured through reports, conferences, and review of results achieved. Errors in judgment could have a major impact on public perception of transit services, efficient utilization of transit fleet, safety of passengers, and potential liability.Duties are performed in cooperation with Dispatch and Field Support Supervisors and strong teamwork is an essential component of success in the position. Individual is required to apply sound supervisory principles and techniques in carrying out his/her duties.

The following summarizes the essential or key responsibilities/attributes of the position the incumbent will be required to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:Provide staffing relief as required in the absence of other Fixed Route Supervisors.Provide leadership to facilitate effective and courteous communication between in-service operators, other Fixed Route Supervisors, and other operating and maintenance personnel through the use of dispatch system computers, consoles, and associated communications equipment.Supervise, mentor, and evaluate the performance of all operators. Commend, counsel, and discipline employees as appropriate and consistent with C-TRAN policies, operating procedures, and the labor agreement.Assign open work assignments in the most economical manner to standby, extra board, and off-duty operators consistent with the provisions of the labor agreement, C TRAN policies, guidelines, and standard operating procedures.Assign buses to routes, monitor vehicle availability, communicate mechanical concerns and problems to Maintenance staff, and manage vehicle substitution in the field when necessary.Monitor operation of buses and route performance with respect to operator performance, safe operation, and maintenance of schedule. Collect and analyze information gathered from observation, riding buses, surveying customers and operators, and monitoring customer comments. Develop proposals to correct schedule and service deficiencies.Provide on-site investigation of accidents and incidents consistent with technical training and risk management guidelines.Develop and implement route detours to maintain service delivery and provide associated information. Provide assistance prior to and during special events to include route design, development of paddles, and route profiles.Monitor reporting of operators at dispatch window and disseminate pertinent information regarding safety issues, detours, confidential memos and notices, and C TRAN policies and procedures.Manage emergency situations by directing the input of operators in the field, facilitating 911 responses, and coordinating responses of other Fixed Route Supervisors, contracted security, maintenance, and appropriate management personnel as necessary.Respond in a courteous and professional manner to inquiries from other C-TRAN departments, outside organizations, and the public. Provide information within scope of knowledge or refer to department head or appropriate person(s). Provide timely investigation and determination of customer comments.Provide positive public relations with customers, public, operators, elected union representatives, coworkers, and other C-TRAN personnel. Promote positive morale within the workplace.Prepare and maintain accurate, legible, concise, and understandable supervisory logs, reports, operating statistics, memos, etc.Assess incident reports and enforce the Washington State Unlawful Bus Conduct Code (RCW 9.91.025), City of Vancouver’s Transit Center Ordinance, and C-TRAN policies to include the exclusion of patrons who violate state law and C-TRAN rules and regulations.Effectively utilize technology and equipment related to the position, including radio equipment, CAD/AVL/MDT, computers, and digital voice and voice recording systems.Administer Drug and Alcohol Policy by providing notification, duty relief, and monitoring of operators for random and post-accident drug and alcohol tests.Routinely monitor and assess transit facilities for damage.


Assist operations planning staff in data collection necessary for facilities and/or service planning, including the collection and documentation of standing passengers, missed/delayed trips, tripper usage, operator/customer feedback, and bus stop, bench, and shelter location.

 Requires knowledge of the field of assignment sufficient to perform thoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibility as illustrated by example in the above job description. Requires at least three years’ applicable supervisory experience or education and experience sufficient to demonstrate competency and knowledge of the principles of modern supervisory practices.Operate bus in emergency as outlined in labor contract.Be on call to assist during adverse weather conditions, major special events, etc.Perform other related duties as assigned.Requires extensive public relations skills and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees, and the general public; maintain courteous and professional manner; and facilitate an atmosphere of teamwork, support and cooperation.Develop technical expertise in operating and assessing system problems for dispatch equipment and software support systems.Thoroughly understand and apply operators’ labor contract. Develop a working knowledge of labor contracts applicable to employees of other operations divisions.Proficiency in several job-specific training courses is required to be completed within a time frame specified by the Base Operations Manager. They include, but are not limited to C-TRAN Policies and Procedures, Department of Transportation (DOT) approved Collision Investigation Certification, Emergency Response, First Aid/CPR, C-TRAN Customer Service, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Sensitivity Training, Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing, Bloodborne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, Fare Policy, Diversity, and Harassment Prevention in the Workplace.Requires ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment.


Responsibilities of this position may result in frequent, abrupt, and unexpected changes in work assignments, goals, deadlines, and length and irregularity of work hours to complete assignments before or after the normal workday. Occasional exposure to adverse public relations conditions, such as health hazards presented by hostile citizens.

Regular, dependable attendance required.Must be able to work all shifts including holidays, weekends, nights, and irregular hours and be able to accommodate adjustments in work schedule, shift, and/or duty assignment (i.e. field duty) as needed to meet operational demands. The work schedule and regularly scheduled days off for this position are subject to change on a weekly basis.Must possess a valid driver’s license from the state of residence and maintain a good driving record. A Class B Commercial Driver’s License will be required within a specified time frame, determined by the manager, to maintain this position.Must be able to comply with C-TRAN’s nonsmoking policy and function in a nonsmoking work environment.Must pass an employment physical examination and drug test to be certified for the position and maintain a physical condition which, either with or without accommodation, allows completion of all essential duties.This is a safety sensitive position subject to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations.If selected for the position, documentation that you are a United States citizen or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States will be required to establish your identity and work authorization in accordance with the employer’s obligation under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.This position is covered under the provisions of an agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 757.If selected for this position, employment will be conditional pending completion of a criminal background investigation.