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Employment

At Rock Region METRO, you will find a diverse workforce that reflects our community and a commitment to providing world-class transit service. We aim to recruit and hire a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. We value the ideas, enthusiasm and ambition that each person brings. We place no limits to what you can achieve at METRO.

We respect and value our employees because we know that we couldn’t do what we do without them. If you would like to work in an innovative and diverse organization and are looking for a challenging opportunity to make an impact, we want to talk to you. Rock Region METRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including career development; medical, vision and dental health insurance; life insurance; 457 deferred compensation retirement plan; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; and transit passes for employees and eligible dependents.

Assistant Director of Finance, EEO Officer
North Little Rock
Finance & Administration
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION:  

The purpose of this position is to process accounting information for Rock Region METRO. This is accomplished by utilizing governmental accounting principles and practices and adhering to Federal Transit Administration requirements to review information, including summarization, analysis, interpretation, and representation in different formats. This position supervises the grants accountant and provides backup for the Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for the yearly preparation of the budget document.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Maintains, reviews, and updates assets and liabilities on the general ledger by checking asset values, creating master records, and reconciling fixed assets.
  • Processes all accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and general ledger transactions.
  • Under direction of CFO plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the full-range of analysis and reporting activities including performing financial analysis and overall financial performance monitoring. Also included is the development and analysis of fare policy and future year financial forecasting.
  • Oversee the development and administration of external and internal reporting, including but not limited to NTD Reports, federal and triennial reviews, quarterly reporting, and monthly management reports.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.
  • Under direction of CFO plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the cash management, investment, financing and banking/operational programs of Rock Region while maintaining uniform system of accounts records as required by the Federal Transit Administration.
  • Under direction of CFO, maintains, reviews, and updates the annual budget report, capital financial budget, streetcar 20 year capital plan, and NTD annual report.
  • Supervises the Grants Accountant and is responsible for regular performance reviews. Also, assists in the development of federal financial reports, milestone progress reports, and annual competitive grant applications.
  • Monitor, review, and report on the ridership and usage characteristics of the University UPASS program. Also, responsible for distribution of reports to staff and local officials.
  • Implement, maintain, review, and update Rock Region’s Transit Asset Management Plan. Coordinate the plan with the local MPO and Highway Department.
  • Coordinates with department directors to adopt and review department goals and objectives.
  • Implement and supervise the Conway vanpool program. Responsible for all reporting requirements including compliance with federal laws, federal grant drawdowns, NTD reporting, and distribution of reports and data to local officials.
  • Designated as the DBE-Liaison Officer; gathers and reports statistical data, analyses DBE participation, and is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the DBE program plan.
  • Designated as the EEO Officer; prepares reports related to EEO complaints, develops guidelines for nondiscriminatory employment practices, investigates alleged violations of laws to document and correct discriminatory factors.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting.
  • Metro’s policies, procedures and functions.
  • Knowledge of the organizations and operations of administrative programs.
  • Laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and codes applicable to the functional areas.
  • Budget development and administration.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal financial regulations.
  • Highly developed communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of public financing strategies and techniques.   

​​​​​​SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Advanced word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software
  • Specialized software related to functional area.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees, and the general public in a team-oriented environment
  • Present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
  • Professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions
  • Gather assemble, analyze and evaluate financial information and make strategic analyses and financial projections.
  • Interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations impacting the Authority’s finances
  • Display willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions
  • Prioritize and plan work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans
  • Make comprehensive records and reports.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Handle difficult people and situations
  • Learn agency and department operating policies, procedures, systems, methods, and tasks

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Four (4) years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and meets the requirements to sit for the CPA examination.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional accounting experience or a    Master’s degree in accounting.
  • This position supervises the grants accountant.
  • Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. The assignment is usually reviewed upon completion.
  • Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
  • Position has fiscal responsibility under direction of the CFO. Assures that appropriate linkages exist between budget, funding limitations and service levels, to meet specific departmental and organizational goals. Monitors progress toward fiscal objectives and adjusts plans as necessary to reach them. Directs the preparation of agency financial statements and budget reports.
  • Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Starting salary based on qualifications and experience. Full package of benefits including: health, vision, dental, life, retirement, paid vacation, & paid sick leave.

Rock Region Metro is an equal employer, and considers all qualified candidates regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

METRO Streetcar Operator
North Little Rock
METRO Streetcar
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NOTE: IF YOU'VE APPLIED WITH IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AGAIN. THANK YOU.

A METRO Streetcar Operator operates a streetcar on an overhead electric power supply and travel across the Main Street Bridge over the Arkansas River to connect tourists, visitors, and locals to the cities major art and entertainment venues, restaurants, museums, parks, shops, libraries, and neighborhoods located in the downtowns. Streetcar operators provide information on historic sites, current economic revitalization efforts, community events, future expansion plans, and other news and facts from your vantage point on the heated and cooled streetcars.

This is a full-time position and the person selected to fill this position must be flexible in the hours of work and will be required to work weekends. Customer-friendly attitude is critical to this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operates streetcars in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner on a designated route within a defined time schedule. Directs and assists passengers in a safe and orderly fashion in boarding and deboarding. Provides assistance to people with disabilities and the elderly as required including operating platform wheelchair lifts.
  • Operates and communicate a two-way radio system as regulated by the FCC. Notifies central dispatch/and or METRO Streetcar Manager of deviations, overload, accidents or passenger incidents. Notify central dispatch/and or METRO Streetcar Manager of passengers’ medical or behavioral problems and vehicle mechanical or electrical trouble. Complete and submit written reports concerning passenger incidents, accidents and route deviations.
  • Responsible for the collection of appropriate fares. Distribute and collect transfers, tickets and coupons. Dispenses information to passengers as requested.
  • Advise passengers of rules and regulations when necessary.
  • Be able to describe attractions, history and cultured features to tourists in a pleasant manner. Drivers will ALWAYS need the ability to demonstrate a “customer-friendly attitude.”

Qualifications:

  • Must be High School Graduate or General Education Degree
  • Two to four years related work experience
  • Must be able to comprehend written & oral directions, bulletins, routes, fares, etc.
  • Excellent public relations skills, clear speaking voice.

Full package of benefits including health, dental, vision, 457(b) retirement, paid vacation & sick days.

Salary Range: Training/Starting $17.00 per hour

Paratransit Operator
North Little Rock
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Essential Functions
Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

QUALIFICATIONS
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Two years of driving experience required, with at least six months experience driving vans, or larger vehicles, in heavy traffic, preferred. A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class “B” with a Passenger endorsement is required to operate vehicles. Knowledge of the Paratransit requirements defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) preferred.

BASIC FUNCTIONS
• A Paratransit Bus Operator drives specially equipped Paratransit vans and vehicles over routes that may vary daily in order to effectively serve the transportation needs of people with disabilities, who are the Authority's Paratransit patrons.
• Provides curb-to-curb transportation in a courteous and efficient manner. Operate vehicles and perform all duties in accordance with the rules, regulations, and policies and consistent with the safety and welfare of the general public.
• Is responsible for safe operation of paratransit lifts and equipment and maintaining a reasonable schedule.
• Locate customer addresses through use of maps, directions and other aids.
• Pick up passengers at designated locations, discharge passengers at destination, collect fares, record time and miles and provide assistance in loading and securing passengers, when necessary.
• This position is also responsible for being a source of information for passengers as well as reporting traffic conditions and mechanical problems to appropriate departments.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass a physical examination, including drug / alcohol screen 
  • Must have a favorable job history and satisfactory references 
  • Employees must have the ability to arrive at work on time to permit maintenance of schedules
  • Must have the ability to read map coordinates for pick-ups’ given by dispatch.

Job Demands:
Physical and Mental Requirements:

This position requires working non-traditional and/or odd hours, split-shifts on various days of the week, including holidays. Work is primarily performed out of doors and on-board transit vehicles. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must: Regularly hear, sit, reach with hands and arms, and use leg/foot to reach or handle controls. Regularly exert physical effort. Finger and manual dexterity are regularly needed to drive non-power steering vehicles and to operate door and dispense transfers. Frequently talk, walk, and use hands to handle or feel objects or controls. Regularly required to stoop, bend, and twist at the waist, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, push or pull, and climb stairs. Possess visual acuity including distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Regularly be exposed to fumes, odors, and moderate noise. Have a high degree of memory and concentration.

Hours of Work: Variable shifts, 8 hours a day, 5 days of the week for 40 hours. Will include weekends.

Salary Range: Training/Starting $14.44 per hour, thereafter, the rates are in accordance with a Collective Agreement between the ATU Local 704 and Rock Region METRO.

Transit Bus Operator
North Little Rock
Operations
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POSITION  SUMMARY
Provides transportation needs of the community by driving a Fixed Route schedule. Operates bus in a safe and efficient manner. Provides Customer Service by informing passengers of other routes schedules, fares, and transfer information. Assist passengers with special needs.

Essential Functions Statements

  • Operate a city bus
  • Requires sitting for long periods while operating bus.
  • Must meet schedule demands of the particular route
  • Must assist passengers in wheel chairs by securing wheel chair while on the bus.
  • Provide passengers with general information of routes and schedules.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Accountability  - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy- Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Communication, Oral- Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Conflict Resolution -Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Customer Oriented- Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Empathetic- Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Honesty I Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous.
  • Reliability- The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others.
  • Responsible -Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Education : High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Experience :Minimum of one year of CDL driving experience
  • Certificates a Licenses: Class "B" CDL with P endorsement
  • Excellent Customer Service

Job Demands:
Physical and Mental Requirements:

This position requires working non-traditional and/or odd hours, split-shifts on various days of the week, including holidays. Work is primarily performed out of doors and on-board transit vehicles. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must: Regularly hear, sit, reach with hands and arms, and use leg/foot to reach or handle controls. Regularly exert physical effort. Finger and manual dexterity are regularly needed to drive non-power steering vehicles and to operate door and dispense transfers. Frequently talk, walk, and use hands to handle or feel objects or controls. Regularly required to stoop, bend, and twist at the waist, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, push or pull, and climb stairs. Possess visual acuity including distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Regularly be exposed to fumes, odors, and moderate noise. Have a high degree of memory and concentration. Must be able to work overtime as specified in the CBA.

Full package of benefits; health, dental, vision, life, deferred compensation, and paid vacation & sick time. Starting pay $16.16 per hour, thereafter, the rates are in accordance with union contract.

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Benefits

METRO offers its employees competitive salaries and an attractive benefit package which includes:

  • Growth potential
  • Medical, vision and dental health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 457 Deferred Compensation retirement plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave
  • In-house training opportunities
  • Transit passes for employees and/or eligible dependents

Instructions and Tips for Applying

To make your resume or application as effective as possible at METRO, the Human Resources Department offers the following suggestions:

• Always include specific dates of employment on your resume or application.
• Describe your work duties thoroughly and specifically.
• Be sure to include a reference to the position on your resume, cover letter or application so that it will be matched to the proper position.
• Clearly indicate contact information. Include your name, an address and phone number at which you can be reached. Also, please clearly indicate work phone numbers if you choose to include one.
• Only apply for posted positions.
• Fill out the application completely and legibly.

Submission Options

To apply for a posted vacancy, an applicant may submit a:

Submitting both an application and resume is not required. However, submitting both is encouraged, and if you are applying for an operator position, a Supplemental Questionnaire is required along with your resume and/or application. (The Supplemental Questionnaire is included in the online application process, or you may pick one up at the Rock Region METRO Administration Office, 901 Maple St., North Little Rock.) Once your resume, cover letter and/or application is prepared, please submit these items using one of the following options:

Drop off or mail your resume to Rock Region METRO, Human Resources Department, 901 Maple St., North Little Rock, AR 72114, fax your resume to 501-375-6812 or upload your resume and apply online. You may also email your resume to humanresources@rrmetro.org.

Drop off or Mail to:
Rock Region METRO
Human Resources Department
901 Maple St
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Fax: (501) 375-6812

Online: To apply online, email resume and/or completed application to humanresources@rrmetro.org or apply online.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
2018 Policy Statement

Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) management and staff pledge their continued support to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) program on equal employment opportunity (EEO) affecting employment practices, to include recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions as set forth under the requirements of Circular 4704.1A; revised on April 20, 2017.

METRO is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will administer its personnel policies and conduct its employment practices in a manner that results in treatment based on merit, experience and other work related criteria, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

METRO is further committed to undertake an affirmative action program, including recommended goals and timetables, to effectively advance program objectives.

METRO will not tolerate the harassing of any individuals with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Such conduct is cause for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Justin Avery, Assistant Director of Finance, serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the organization and has been delegated responsibility for developing and monitoring equal employment opportunity programs. However, management personnel at every level shares in the responsibility for promoting equal employment opportunity and ensuring requisite compliance. Officials, managers and supervisors will be evaluated on the efforts they expend to insure the success of the EEO program the same as their performance on other organizational goals.

Any applicant or employee who believes they have been subject to discrimination has the right to file a complaint with the EEO Officer and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission located at 820 S Louisiana Street #200 in Little Rock.

Successful achievement of EEO goals will provide benefits to recipients, subrecipients, and contractors through fuller utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.

Charles D. Frazier, Executive Director, Rock Region METRO

July 9, 2018

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