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Dispatcher - San Francisco, CA

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Job Description


Transdev, formerly Veolia Transportation, is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

Assist in the efficient and timely planning, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring of all vehicle movements in accordance with contractual obligations and company policies and procedures. Communicate clearly, professionally and in a timely manner with company employees. Represent the company to its customers and the public in a professional and courteous manner.

Beginning wages of $24.00/hour


  • Reviews manifests provided; schedules and dispatches drivers
  • Accurately enter information into Trapeze and VDS, or designated software, as instructed
  • Fill open runs or make driver or trip reassignments to ensure timely service
  • Manages On Time Performance by maintaining awareness of open runs and upcoming late trips; making adjustments as necessary
  • Maintains records, logs, and schedules of the calls received to schedule transit services, drivers dispatched, fare collection, and customer cancellations or no-shows
  • Accurately prepares reports on all activities occurring during their shifts or as requested
  • Directs drivers through radio contact; follow procedures upon drivers’ reports of incidents
  • Follows rules and regulations of the Company; follows instructions of management and supervisors
  • Adheres to all regulations related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Provides transit information to passengers as needed; providing friendly, professional customer service interaction; answers calls from clients and schedule services
  • Handles passengers’ personal property left on vehicles in accordance to Lost and Found procedures
  • Properly record driver absences, late arrivals, early departures
  • Perform trip editing and/or VDS editing if assigned
  • Communicates with Scheduling, Reservations, Operations to ensure service provision
  • Maintains confidentiality of passenger’s information
  • Perform dispatch window and/or clerical functions as relief
  • Other duties as required.


Education, Licensing, and Certifications :

  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED, required

Experience :

  • Two years of dispatch and/or customer service experience required.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Ability to type 50+ WPM, Typing certification required at time of interview.
  • Ability to organize logical and efficient schedules and routes and adapt to changes
  • Ability to read, comprehend and understand a map
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret transit system operating rules, regulations, policies, phases and routes
  • Ability to assist handicapped passengers when needed
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Clear speech and pleasant phone demeanor
  • Ability to use a multi-line phone system and handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers on all levels and be able to work well with diverse groups
  • Bi-Lingual preferred.
  • Travel requirement (as a percent): <5% for occasional meetings

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check
  • Must be able to maintain a DOT medical card

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.
  • Majority of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities
  • Majority of work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer.
  • The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.

For more information please visit our website at www.transdevna.com/careers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

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.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster: www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Job Locations US-CA-Brisbane

Posted Date 2 months ago (6/4/2020 4:35 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-12824

Position Category Customer Service/Call Center/Dispatch/Reservationist/Scheduler

Internal Code #TNA

Internal Reference 514

Internal Code 3 Ind1

Company/Division Transdev Services

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