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Accounting Specialist (Accounts Payable)

Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Finance

SUMMARY:

The position performs a variety of accounting work such as accounts payable/receivable, pass sales entry, basic account reconciliations, data entry and report generation, cash collections and Journal Entries. The position reports to the CFO or his designee.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
  • Sort and distribute incoming mail• Process 3 way P.O. matching invoices, up to 100 plus line items
  • Prioritize invoices according to cash discount potential and payment terms
  • Process check requests
  • Audit and process credit card bills
  • Match invoices to checks, obtain all signatures for checks and distribute checks accordingly• 1099 maintenance
  • Respond to all vendor inquiries
  • Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies• Assist in month end closing
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Assist with other projects as needed

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or G.E.D required; AA preferred in accounting/finance/business administration. Three (3) years of directly related experience desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3+ years of Accounts Payable experience
  • High school diploma required, college courses in accounting preferred
  • Must have strong work ethics
  • Must be well organized
  • Must be able to follow standard filing procedures
  • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable• Proficient in Excel and Word, mainframe computer experience a plus
  • Ability to type proficiently
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and district procedures
  • Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
  • Ability to perform mathematical computations such as percentages, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division quickly and accurately

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of basic finance and accounting principles
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills
  • PC literate, intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research
  • Ability to learn computer software associated with position
  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently
  • 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
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards

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.
This job is usually performed in a normal office environment. Must be physically able to lift and carry 20-25 lbs. infrequently.

Bus Operator Trainee

Position Type: Part-Time/Full-Time
Reports To: Operations
FLSA Status: — Non Exempt
Department: Operations

SUMMARY:

This position is a limited duration training position in which the employee is taught the knowledge and skills necessary to become a fixed bus operator.

After successful completion of the training, the employee will know how to transport, safely and expediently, passengers on District buses.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Learns to be responsible for the safe transportation of passengers.
  • Learns to and aids in the loading and unloading process of passengers needing assistance in boarding.
  • Learns how to and performs daily pre and post-trip inspections of the bus in accordance with applicable regulations and District guidelines.
  • Learns how to complete daily post-trip inspections, including checking the condition of the bus.
  • Learns how to and maintains the cleanliness of the bus interiors.
  • Learns how to communicate routine, urgent and emergency situations.
  • Attends all meetings and training sessions including all in service and driver meetings, first aid and CPR classes that are required by the District.
  • Responsible for learning all District rules, policies and procedures.
  • Learns how to verify route times to maintain the accuracy of the schedulers’ assignments.
  • Learns how to provide information to the scheduler and dispatcher for updating maps and routes.
  • Learns how to report accidents and/or incidents and follow District procedures in accordance with the accident reporting procedure.
  • Learns how to deal with passengers and the public with courtesy and patience.
  • Learns how to assist impaired passengers in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act.
  • Learns how to load and secure up to two (2) wheelchair scooters.
  • Learns how to assist Paratransit passengers at pick-up and drop-off points.
  • Learn how to deal with emergency situations.
  • Monitors cleanliness of bus interior.
  • Learns how to perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Ability to work under pressure; ability to multi-task.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and strong conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be a self-starter.
  • 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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 performed in all weather conditions.

It may include the need to be able to lift up to 100 lbs. infrequently.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS: 

High school diploma or G.E.D. required; two to four years’ customer service experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.

OTHER CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Must have valid CDL Class “B” permit with (P) Passenger Endorsement and Airbrakes upon hire.  Must be able to obtain license within sixty (60) days of hire.

Fleet Maintenance Technician

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

SUMMARY:

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  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

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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.

OTHER CERTIFICATES/LICENSES

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 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.

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.
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.

Payroll Specialist -- Accounts Receivable Technician

Position Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Finance

SUMMARY:

The position is responsible for the preparation and processing of Bi-Weekly payroll for the District Employees. Work includes payroll, accounts receivable, pass sales entry, basic account reconciliations, data entry and all fringe benefits. The position reports to the CFO of his designee.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Handles all payroll related work, including but not limited to: processing of all benefit requests; maintaining employee payroll deductions; preparing and distributing payments; inputting employee payroll hours into MCSJ, and all other related payroll items.
  • Posts journal entries for payroll deductions and payroll taxes.
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of biweekly payroll for over all employees; review and ensure accuracy of approved timesheets; track and deduct all garnishments and other special payroll deductions.
  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between payroll, human resources, budget and other departments to ensure proper flow and maintenance of employee data (including preparation/distribution of detailed reports, e.g. gross payroll, hours, overtime, leave balances, head count, and retirement contribution reports)
  • Handle the administration of the electronic timekeeping system. Setup each employee, valid programs for each employee's charges, and adherence to FLSA; monitor submissions of approved timesheets, ensure valid data transfers to/from payroll service
  • Establish/maintain employee records; ensure that employee changes are entered correctly and made on a timely basis; review changes for proper authorization and adherence to LAMTD policy including compliance with federal/state/local regulations
  • Responsible for Accounts Receivable to ensure timely and accurate billings and payments for the District Accounting transactions with customers
  • Maintain up-to-date billing system
  • Generate and send out invoices
  • Follow up on, collect and allocate payments
  • Carry out billing, collection and reporting activities according to specific deadlines
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Monitor customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments and other irregularities
  • Research and resolve payment discrepancies
  • Generate age analysis reports
  • Review AR aging to ensure compliance for 30,60 and 90 days
  • Maintain accounts receivable customer files and records
  • Follow established procedures for processing receipts, cash etc.
  • Process credit card payments
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Investigate and resolve customer queries
  • Process adjustments
  • Develop a recovery system and initiate collection efforts
  • Communicate with customers via phone, email, mail and or personally
  • Assist with month-end closing
  • Collect data and prepare monthly ledger reports

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or G.E.D required; AA preferred in accounting/finance/business administration. Three (3) years of directly related payroll experience desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the specific requirements may be substituted.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Knowledge of basic finance and accounting principles Strong
  • Knowledge of basic finance and accounting principles Strongverbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • PC literate, intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Internet research.Ability to learn computer software associated with position.
  • Must be a self-starter; able to work independently.
  • 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.
  • Uses sound, independent judgment in daily work activities and exercises discretion; has strong ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable
  • Knowledge of office administration and procedures
  • Knowledge of general bookkeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of general accounting principals
  • Proficient in relevant computer software
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements
  • 1-3 years accounts receivable and general accounting experience

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.

This job is usually performed in a normal office environment. Must be physically able to lift and carry 20-25 lbs. infrequently.

Transportation Coordinator

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

SUMMARY:

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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

• 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.

PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED
Bilingual

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.


DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

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.


OFFICIAL APPLICATION

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.

BENEFITS

  • 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

 
HOLIDAYS

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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