We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Part Time Bus Drivers

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA), a mid-size public transportation entity, is now hiring. JATA is accepting applications for the position of Part-Time Bus Drivers. Minimum qualifications: Possess, or ability to obtain, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake and passenger endorsements, ability to interact professionally with the general public, ability to read, speak and write English at a level necessary to perform the duties of the position, be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen, possess a good driving record, and be at least 21 years of age.


(Commercial Office Cleaning) (Evening Employee) (JATA)

JACKSON AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY JANITORIAL DUTIES ( Evening Employee) The following list details general cleaning duties that are expected of the janitorial service. Additional tasks may be requested from time to time (i.e. floor stripping and waxing). Additional duties shall be agreed upon by Authority officials and the janitorial duties prior to services being rendered. Any additional duties performed shall be given additional time to complete the task. The Authority shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies required to perform the required duties. Questions regarding the cleaning requirements should be directed to the Facilities Manager. I. General Duties: A. Dusting: Tables, desks, file cabinets, windowsills, radiators should be done daily. Walls, pictures on walls, and ceilings must be dusted as required to remove dust webs. B. Waste Baskets: All wastebaskets are to be emptied and fresh liners put in daily. All garbage collected needs to be dumped in the garbage bins outside daily. C. Furniture/Blinds: Fabric covered furniture should be vacuumed once per week. Blinds should be dusted once per week. D. Rest Rooms: Stools, urinals, sinks, floors and mirrors, must be cleaned daily. Paper products, personal needs and soap dispensers are to be kept stocked daily. II. Specific Duties: A. Floors: 1. Carpeted Areas: Vacuumed and spot cleaned daily. Shampooed as needed 2. Tiled Areas: Drivers lounge, hallways, Maintenance Office’s should be dust mopped daily and wet-mopped daily. B. Walls: 1. Front Offices: Spot clean as necessary to maintain appearance. 2. Rest Rooms: Walls of all rest rooms should be cleaned weekly, including stalls and showers. C. Office Break Room: Clean counters, tables and sink daily. Wash dishes, cups, coffee pots and silverware daily. JATA will provide cleaning supplies which must be maintained in sanitary condition. D. Windows: The inside & outside of all windows are to be cleaned a minimum of once per quarter. High traffic area windows (front door) should be cleaned daily. E. Drivers Lounge: Wipe down all tables daily. Floor swept and mopped daily. F. Deneka Building Bathroom: Clean Sink and Toilets Daily. Mop Bathroom floor 1-2 per week. COVID-19 RELATED DUTIES: Due to COVID-19 the following Highly Touched Areas will be disinfected daily: • Door Knobs, door handles • Counter tops • Tables • Bathrooms • *During some seasons you may be required to clean/wipe down the interior of the buses while parked to help stop spread of daily germs due to COVID-19 • All other duties as assigned

Full-Time Dispatcher position

Full-time Dispatcher The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is seeking qualified individuals to fill the position of Reserve-A-Ride dispatcher. This is a full-time position. The applicant will coordinate transportation services between JATA and individuals or organizations in Jackson. Candidates must possess a knowledge of the Jackson area, have excellent customer service skills, be self-motivated and organized, have a working knowledge of Microsoft software, experience working with senior adults and people with disabilities, have a valid Michigan driver’s license and the ability to pass a MDOT physical and drug test. Applications are available at www.mijata.org or at the JATA office located at 2350 E. High Street between the hours of 8AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday.


Rides-to-Wellness Part-Time Drivers

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is accepting applications for the position of a Part-Time Drivers The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is looking for drivers to transport clients in a comfortable, safe, and timely manner to medical related appointments within the city of Jackson. To qualify for this job you must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a chauffeurs license and an excellent driving record. The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is looking for drivers to transport clients in a comfortable, safe, and timely manner to medical related appointments within the city of Jackson. To qualify for this job you must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a chauffeurs license and an excellent driving record. A polite, friendly and professional disposition is essential as you will be dealing directly with the clients. Vehicles are provided by the Jackson Area Transportation Authority. Applicants must be able to pass a MDOT physical and drug screen.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each principal responsibility to the satisfaction of JATA management. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their principal job duties: Knowledge of transportation and community resources or willingness to learn. Ability to be creative, flexible, self-motivated, organized, and be customer service oriented. Excellent computer skills; working knowledge of Microsoft software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Dependability and punctuality. Exceptional organization skills; must be detail oriented and able to multitask. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent customer service and people skills. Familiar with state and federal funding parameters and requirements. Ability to think independently, make decisions, and act on those decisions.


Mechanic

Essential Job Qualifications: - Must have functional use of arms, legs, hands and fingers. - High school graduate or equivalent. - Must possess or have the ability to obtain a class A Commercial Drivers license- air brake, passenger and tow truck endorsements. - Must be able to qualify for employment by successfully passing a D.O.T. physical and drug screen. - Must have a minimum of one year formal mechanics training or three years experience as a mechanic working in an organized shop. - Experience working on busses or trucks preferred. - Possess or have the ability to obtain Michigan State Mechanic certification up to and including Master Heavy Duty Truck Mechanic - (A.S. E. certification recognized). - Ability to fill out necessary paperwork/input information into computer after work is completed - Must possess minimum tools set as determined by JATA. - Must be willing to learn and do Auto Body Repairs. - Must be able to be able to operate a forklift and obtain a forklift license General Duties: - Perform P.M. inspections on company vehicles. - Accomplish all minor and major repairs on company vehicles and equipment. - Road service calls. - Mount & Dismount Tires - Vehicle subsystem repair and rebuild.(engine, trans., generator, starter, A.C. etc..) - Bus, truck, car and equipment surface preparation and repainting. - Brake drum and rotor refinishing. - Snow removal, Main facility and transfer center. - Open or close maintenance area. - Other duties as assigned.

Utility Worker

The Jackson Area Transportation Authority (JATA) is currently looking to fill the position of Utility Worker. Applicants must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a Class B with Passenger Endorsement CDL license, have a good driving record, and be able to pass a DOT physical and drug test. Applications are also available at the JATA Main Facility, located at 2350 E. High St., Jackson, MI 49203, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. JATA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Jackson Area Transportation Authority is made up of many different employees - all with their own important role and responsibility. If you would like to be contacted for any future employment consideration, provide us with some information about yourself. We can not guarantee you will be contacted directly when positions become available but we will keep you information on file.

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