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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W7814

TRANSIT OPERATIONS AGENT

NATURE OF WORK

This is specialized operations work involving a considerable amount of public contact in the dynamic environment of the county-owned public transit agency involving either fixed route or paratransit services.

Work involves ensuring a safe, efficient and secure environment for passengers, mass transit personnel, vehicles, equipment and transit facilities according to established county/transit policies/procedures and Federal Transit Administration regulations. Duties include working rotating shifts and assignments, including holidays and weekends. Work requires routine and emergency communications with transit users, emergency offices/departments, social service and health care agencies, vendor/service providers, transit radio dispatch and operations, federal, state, local government and other agencies. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed for compliance within established standards.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Maintains awareness of operational and road conditions and responds to the needs of public transit users to ensure the expeditious transition of movement and mobility.

Monitors and assists in proper operation of specific areas in transit facilities, including terminals, transfer points, bus stops and amenities to ensure compliance with established rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and vendor/service provider contractual requirements.

Assists with ensuring the proper control of patrons and vehicles; logs in and controls the return of articles left in transit vehicles and facilities, according to established procedures.

Monitors the automatic vehicle locator system to determine vehicle locations, adherence to timetable, need for detours and real time information for passengers.

Provides information, direction and assistance regarding the use of Mass Transit fixed route or paratransit services and vendor/service providers.

Collects and records information for statistical data on compliments/complaints, emergency situations and incidents relating to safety and security as well as various operational activities.

Prepares balance sheets for bus pass cash sales;   sells bus passes; manages Lost and Found.

Accommodates mail orders for timetables, paratransit applications, maps, brochures; prepares application for ADA eligibility.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Some knowledge of a modern mass transit environment.

Some knowledge of modern customer service or communications center practices, procedures and equipment.

Some knowledge and familiarization with geography of the county and fixed routes and/or paratransit services.

Ability to collect information and maintain records, reports and inventory.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and electronically.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity,  disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

Skill in the use of a personal computer to enter and retrieve information.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Successful completion of job related tests. Six (6) months experience in public transit operations, customer service or sales desired.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec Estab./Revised:  E 10/1998    R 05/2012


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