Transit Dispatcher job vacancy in City of Clovis, CA, (Clovis, CA)

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Job Details
Company Name :
City of Clovis, CA
Company Location :
Clovis, CA
Job Position :
Transit Dispatcher
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :


Under general supervision, perform customer service and dispatch duties; plan, schedule, oversee, and keep records for the demand response and/or fixed route transit services; administer Americans with Disability Act (ADA) related transit requests; coordinate and audit transit vehicle maintenance; and perform other duties as assigned.


Positions in this class work under general supervision, perform operational coordination and administration of transit operation involving transit vehicles, passengers and drivers, provide customer service information on Clovis Transit Services. Incumbents must maintain an awareness of client needs and demands for service, availability of resources, and efficient coordination to provide high levels of service. Positions in this class perform work which has a moderate degree of variation and allows or requires a range of choice in the application of defined methods or procedures. After receiving training, incumbents work with moderate independence in making decisions in accordance with established practices and are expected to exercise good judgment without constant supervision, referring to the supervisor those matters which do not conform to established practices. Work performance is reviewed periodically for consistency and quality.

Examples of Duties

Schedule ride appointments and requests for return trips; assign drivers according to trip manifest; dispatch trip requests to the appropriate drivers via two-way radio, electronic device or both; prepare and maintain daily driver/dispatch log; provide customer service information on Clovis Transit Services; assist in the preparation of local, state and federal operational reports; assist in the preparation of division deposits; assist with transit audits; issue and certify certification applications for the ADA; maintain ADA ridership file; follow up on drivers’ vehicle maintenance reports; coordinate transit vehicle service and repairs with City Fleet Maintenance Shop to maintain the vehicle maintenance schedule and ensure necessary vehicles for transit operations; review and maintain transit vehicle work orders, driver logs and vehicle inspection reports to meet audit requirements; audit transit vehicle work orders; appropriately follow standard procedures in the event of a vehicle accident or breakdown or an employee injury; and perform related work as required.

Typical Qualifications


Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record.


High school diploma or equivalent


A minimum of six (6) months of dispatching and record keeping experience.
Experience Desirable:

Experience in specialized transportation.

Shift ending hours may be minimally reduced due to workload and demand;
May be requested to fill-in occasionally on weekend day shifts.

Knowledge of:

Basic computer operation;
Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment;
Telecommunication equipment operation used in transit operations;
Basic mathematics;
Clovis arterial streets and main points of interest;
Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
Ability to:

Communicate effectively and professionally, orally, in writing, and electronically in a clear, comprehensive manner;
Efficiently coordinate vehicles, drivers, and passengers;
Receive and give information over the telephone, telephone head-set, and two-way radio;
Operate a two-way radio;
Dispatch calls to drivers in an efficient manner;
Communicate with citizens effectively, including those with oral and auditory disabilities;
Maintain an organized work area;
Organize and maintain records;
Collect general ridership information;
Maintain vehicle and ridership records necessary for compliance with transit regulations;
Operate modern office equipment including a computer and related software;
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
Work independently;
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work including working well with others in a team environment.

Supplemental Information



Medium work lifting, carrying and/or pushing 50 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Other physical requirements include: sitting for long periods of time, bending, stooping, reaching, standing, and walking;
Hearing sufficient to correspond with drivers and client needs in person and utilizing a telephone, telephone head-set, and two-way radio.


Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Clovis employment application and supplemental questionnaire, no later than
4:30 p.m. on November 23, 2022, to the City of Clovis Personnel Office. Applications must be submitted online at For additional questions you may contact Personnel at (559) 324-2725. Brief resumes are welcome as a supplement to the City’s standard application form; however,
the application form and supplemental questionnaire must be filled out completely to be considered. You may attach your resume at the time of application submission to the attachment section of the application form or submit by mail, fax, or hand delivery by the deadline date and time. A resume only may not be submitted in lieu of a completed employment application to be considered.
Applicants may not attach any additional documents that are not required to their application or submit any other documents by mail, fax, or hand delivery. Reasonable accommodation, when needed, for otherwise qualified candidates with disabilities, must be requested in writing and faxed to (559) 324-2865 at the time of application submission. Applicants will receive notification regarding the status of their application by email or phone once all applications have been processed and reviewed.

Applicants must meet each qualification for the position at the time of application submission. All applications will be reviewed based on the necessary employment standards for the position. Selection shall be made from those applicants who submit a complete employment application, supplemental questionnaire, meet the position requirements, receive a passing score on an initial application screening and receive a qualifying score on an oral interview, weighted 100%.
As determined by the City and at the City’s expense, successful candidates shall be required to complete and pass a medical examination, a drug/alcohol screen and a background investigation. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and a good driving record will be required prior to hire. Proof of citizenship or eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required at the time of hire.

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