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Transportation Coordinator

Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Call Center Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Operations Support Services


This position requires positive customer service skills while dealing with consistent radio and phone work while at the same time, performing various dispatch and clerical duties such as faxing, copying, filing and compiling research. Successful employees in the call center demonstrate high standards of excellence, hard work/dedication/professionalism, respect, adaptability, dependability, patience and team work.

1. Responds to incoming calls and other forms of communication that require action to complete a transportation opportunity.
2. Forecasts client’s needs and proactively works to address questions, issues and concerns.
3. Responds to complex inquiries from clients in order to provide or clarify information on departmental services, procedures and policies.
4. Ensure all booked trips are checked daily for accuracy.
5. Provides centralized point of contact for daily movement of buses within the County.
6. Responsible for monitoring the Compute-aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Locating (CAD/AVL) System.
7. Responsible for coordinating communications by radio.
8. Adjusts assignments weekly and daily as required.
9. Assigns Extra Board Operators to unfilled dut-; schedules.
10. Dispatches “paper” trips if necessary.
11. Responsible for Operator and vehicle assignments.
12. Responsible for monitoring Operator reports and end-of-day turn in.
13. Responsible for following District, Local, State, and Federal rules, policies and procedures for public transit operators.
14. Responsible for general clerical duties.
15. Keeps Control Center/Operations staff apprised of any escalated service issues.
16. Prepares and maintains log sheets.
17. Communicate to management personnel any issues that impede the efficient operation of the call center.
18. Attend department/district meetings and trainings.
19. Participates in community outreach events, workshops and presentations.
20. Process ADA, Intake and Transportation Disadvantage applications.
21. Other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or G.E.D. required; one (1) year of customer service, dispatching, or related duties. Computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office required. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted. Trapeze and previous dispatch experience preferred.

• Must be able to read, understand, and communicate in English.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• PC literate, basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Research, and dispatching software.
• Ability to do basic math.
• Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
• Consistent in attendance and stable work history.
• Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with management, internal staff and external vendors.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, various County and City employees, customers and the general public.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT and PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Transportation Coordinator must be able to work in an environment that may be crowded or noisy, where work can be repetitive or stressful, with little time between calls.
Employee will be sitting for long periods of time, operating a computer, radio and phone, using repetitive movement requiring manual dexterity and fine motor skills. Employee is frequently required to talk, walk and sit. Employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and infrequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


Fleet Maintenance Technician

Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Shop Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Fleet Maintenance


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in servicing, lubricating, repairing and maintaining heavy duty diesel and gasoline vehicles for a public transit system. This position is classified as safety sensitive.


  1. Responsible for a highly standardized maintenance program which includes tire repair, lubrication, repair, and maintenance on heavy duty diesel public transit vehicles.
  2. Maintains routine records of activities performed and materials used.
  3. Performs complex diagnosis on heavy duty diesel vehicles and presents recommended repairs and performs authorized repairs.
  4. Makes visual inspections of transit vehicles for accident damage, broken glass and burned out lights.
  5. Reports damage, defects or malfunctioning parts to proper authority.
  6. Changes tires in the garage and, when necessary, on the road.
  7. Preps bus for service in the shop including, but not limited to road testing, washing engines, setting on floor lifts, and jack stands.
  8. Cleans garage and parking areas and performs other related cleaning, sweeping, mopping or dusting duties.
  9. Operates service truck and fork lift.
  10. Other duties as assigned


High School diploma or G.E.D. required; three (3) to five (5) years of experience servicing and repairing heavy duty diesel equipment. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.
Must have an assortment of general and specialized tools specific to heavy duty diesel repair.


Must possess a CDL/Class B license or provide proof of passing the General Knowledge Test for the CDL.

Must be able to obtain a CDL with P (passenger) endorsement license and air brakes testing within 90 days of employment. Must be maintained in good standing while employed with the District.


  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records of work performed and materials used.
  • Must be available to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Must be able to understand, read and communicate in English.
  • PC literate, basic skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research.
  • Ability to do basic math.
  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers, various County and City employees, customers, and the general public.
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of the location, nomenclature, and function of complex parts of heavy duty diesel transit equipment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with the materials, methods and equipment typically used in heavy duty diesel maintenance repair and service.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of the utilization of diagnostic methods and procedures necessary to repair and maintain heavy duty diesel engines and ancillary equipment.


The work environment and physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
This job is sometimes performed in essentially an outdoor environment, subject to extremes of both hot and cold weather and wet conditions. Employee must be able to work outside on a daily basis. This position is exposed to various chemical and gas/diesel fumes on a daily basis.
Must be physically able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a daily basis.

Supervisor of Service Island

Position Type: Part-Time
Reports To: Maintenance Director
FLSA Status: —-
Department: Maintenance


This position is responsible for supervising the refueling, servicing and cleaning of Fixed Route Buses, Para Transit Buses and Support Vehicles in a fast-paced environment. This position requires shift work including evenings and Saturdays.


• Ensure that all vehicles are refueled.
• Ensure each vehicle has the engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant and other fluid level checked. Vehicle must also be checked for leaks and brought to the garage for repair if leaks are found.
• Ensure tires are checked for air and tread conditions.
• Ensure the interior and exterior of buses and support vehicles are cleaned.
• Ensure vehicle are Swept and mopped buses.
• Ensure seats are cleaned off.
• Ensure trash is removed from buses and support vehicles.
• Ensure windows are cleaned inside buses and support vehicles and the grab rails and dash boards are wiped down.
• Ensure buses are washed and parked safely.
• Ensure wheel cleaning and engine washing is completed as needed.
• Ensure fare box vaulting, probing and refill of media cards is completed.
• Assigns work and completes work orders and other required written and electronic forms.
• Operates buses and support vehicles on District property and public roadways.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of cleaning and refueling operations.
• Ability to drive and park a bus.
• Ability to complete Work Orders, Fuel Cards and/or other required paperwork or electronic data entry forms.
• Ability to work with chemicals and follow applicable MSDS guidelines.
• Ability to operate upholstery cleaning machine.
• Ability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays.
• Ability to pass a DOT physical and drug screen.
• Ability to maintain a Florida CDL Class “B” license with airbrakes and a passenger endorsement.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, the public and those doing business with Citrus Connection.
• Ability to read, understand and interpret operations and service manuals.
• Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The functions of this position are primarily performed outdoors under varying weather conditions with exposure to various fuels and other chemical agents. Must be able to work with commercial cleaners and toxic materials. Requires the stamina and ability to stand, supervise and assist with the work if necessary in all weather conditions; bend, stoop, walk, run, scrub, push, stretch, kneel and lift 50 lbs. Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking and color perception; dexterity in operating equipment.


• Must have previous supervisory experience.
• Must have or be able to acquire a current and valid Florida CDL Class “B” license with airbrakes and a passenger endorsement.*
• Must successfully pass the Citrus Connection CDL Defensive Driving Course.
• Must pass a DOT Medical Exame.
• High School diploma or GED preferred.

A CDL permit may be accepted if candidate demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and ability to effectively perform the functions of this position (must possess CDL license prior to completion of probationary period.)


Citrus Connection is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As a member of the Citrus Connection Team, you’ll find an environment that celebrates diversity and welcomes the open exchange of ideas and individual perspectives. We are proud to offer an attractive salary along with a generous benefits package designed to support you while addressing work/life balance issues.

Thank you for your interest in Citrus Connection.


The Citrus Connection is a Drug Free Workplace (“DFWP) and is committed to providing a safe, efficient, and productive work environment for all employees, to help ensure a safe and healthful working environment.


To be considered for employment, the employment application must be completed in its entirety, signed in the application Acknowledgement section, and the position for which you are applying, specified.

Please review our current job openings. If your qualifications match the minimum requirements of any of our openings, please fill out the employment application (you must use Internet Explorer). You can also print it, email it to Recruiting@ridecitrus.com or drop it off at our location at: 1212 George Jenkins Blvd ~ Lakeland, FL 33815.

Applications are screened by the Human Resources Department. Applicants that meet the minimum requirements will be forwarded to the Hiring Manager for review and consideration for interviews. The Hiring Manager will only contact the most qualified applicants.


  • Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Company-Paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for Employees
  • Voluntary Insurance (AFLAC)
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Uniforms for select personnel


Full time regular employees receive the following paid days off:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Citrus Connection operates in accordance with Title VII. Click here for more information.

The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer (“EOE”) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Employment opportunities include all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, inter-departmental transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. No person shall be excluded from participating in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in employment under any project, program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the federal transit laws.

The overall goal of the District is to have, in its employ, individuals within its workforce that reflect each segment of the various demographical backgrounds that make up the Lakeland urban area. This goal is extended to having members of the various ethnic backgrounds in various positions, such as supervisory, professional, and clerical and service delivery positions.

As part of the EEO (“Equal Employment Opportunity”) Program, the District will make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and current employees and strongly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of law. We are committed to providing a fair and respectful work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination.

It is important to the District that each employee who joins our team be qualified to perform job duties set forth in the job description. All applicants are recruited and selected based on transferable skills, knowledge, previous work experience, and the minimum educational level for the specific position that is required for successful job performance. We are proud to offer equal employment opportunities, and we embrace the diversity that makes up our family of employees.

The District is a government agency, operating under the Federal Transit Administration and Florida Department of Transportation’s employment rules, laws, guidelines, policies, and regulations. Every safety-sensitive applicant’s background will be carefully reviewed to ensure the safety of all workers and the general public. Each applicant applying for a safety-sensitive position is required to complete and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test and Department of Transportation (“DOT”) Physical. All non safety-sensitive applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.


Steven Schaible, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
EEO & Human Resources Director
Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.,
Lakeland, FL 33815
Phone: (863) 327-1308
E-mail: sschaible@ridecitrus.com

Federal Transit Administration
230 Peachtree St. N.W., Suite 800,
Atlanta, GA 30303
Attention: Region IV Civil Rights Officer
Phone: (404) 865-5620