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At Metro Bus, we are always looking for friendly and professional people to help us drive our business. We employ more than 130 dedicated team members who provide our community with safe, reliable and friendly public transportation service. Opportunities include drivers for Fixed Route and Dial-a-Ride services, customer service representatives, operations, maintenance and administrative support.

If you are interested in pursuing career at Metro Bus, contact Human Resources by phone at 320.529.4498 or email our Human Resources Department through our online form on the Contact page.

BENEFITS

Part-Time Employees

  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Contributes to Retirement Pension Plan

Part-time employees have the opportunity to go full-time when positions become available.

Additional Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Employer-Paid Family Health Insurance (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Employer Contributes to Retirement Pension Plan
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance (Union Employees)
  • Paid Holidays

Optional Employee-Paid Benefits for Part-Time and Full-Time Employees

  • Flex Spending Account
  • Minnesota State Deferred Compensation Plan

Director of Finance

Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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Employment type: Full-time, exempt, regular, and non-union

Starting Annual Salary Range: $86,460-95,992

Full Salary Range: $88,460-126,123 annual salary (11-Step Progression)

Hours: 40-45 hours a week

Position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

To apply, submit a Metro Bus job application, resume and cover letter to shesse@stcloudmtc.com by 4:30 PM, February 28, 2021. Preference given to individuals who apply by the posted deadline.

Download Job Application from left column or application can be sent by calling 320.529.4498.

Job Description

Reports to Chief Executive Officer

Primary Objective of Position

The Director of Finance is responsible for highly complex financial administration of federal, state and local funded transit grant programs, including grant application, compliance management and mandated reporting. The Director of Finance administers the preparation of the annual budget, purchasing, capital and operations, planning and revenue monitoring and is responsible for accounting, revenue and statistics, debt, investments, payroll, financial analysis and performance reporting. The Director of Finance is responsible for the oversight of procurement and accounting.

The Director of Finance is the designated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Officer.

Essential Functions of the Position

Essential duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or logical to the position.

  • Management and Supervision of Staff
    • Manage employee performance; provide coaching and mentoring, address performance concerns and issue discipline as appropriate
    • Manage Finance and Procurement Staff in daily responsibilities in the areas of procurement, accounting and finance
      • Monitor employee compliance with established department and agency procedures, policies, rules, regulations and schedules
    • Maintain a visible presence in support of Finance and Procurement department functions
    • Assist the Human Resource and Training and Safety department in
      • Screening, interviewing and hiring regular Administration staff and/or interns
      • Planning and preparation of training and remedial programs for new and present Administration staff
    • Assist the Chief Administration Officer (CAO) with negotiation, interpretation and administration of the terms and conditions of collective bargaining agreements
    • Communicate and collaborate with management staff to review and address employee comments, concerns and/or complaints regarding Finance and Procurement processes, procedures and/or resources
  • Finance and Accounting
    • Develop, implement and maintain financial policies and procedures. Monitor and review federal and state legislative proposals for potential financial impacts on the Commission.
    • Ensure proper controls over fare collections and fare boxes. Oversee sales and distribution of fares, third party outlets and regional fares
    • Oversight of accounts payable, revenue collection, and payroll and in all purchasing activities, including proposals and bids, insurance coverage, operational and capital purchasing, parts procurement, cycle counting procedures and monitoring of capital asset program
    • Develop the annual budget, multi-year budget forecasts, and financial reports
    • Responsible for the annual audit process. Prepare and review audit work papers, reconciliations, and applicable reporting requirements.  Liaison to the independent audit firm
    • Responsible for all investments, ensuring compliance with investment regulations and requirements
    • Responsible for all debt transactions.  Oversee capital financing transactions, including the issuance, management and administration of revenue bonds, and federal and state grants.
    • Advise and present to senior management and the Board of Commissioners on all financial aspects. Research, analyze, and interpret financial data to provide financial and compliance recommendations
    • Responsible for all regulatory reporting, ensuring all requirements are met and reports to federal, state, and other agencies are accurate, clear, complete and comprehensive. Administers Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program ensuring compliance
    • Responsible for performance reporting, revenue, and federal, state and local transit grant reporting, ensuring all compliance and mandates are being met
    • Direct all grant preparation and administration. Responsible for requesting reimbursement and grant close-outs
    • Coordinate with the senior staff on development of Capital Improvement Program (CIP), State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), and annual State Public Transit Assistance Program application
  • Oversight of procurement; including negotiations, monitoring, and management of Metro Bus contracts, utilizing principles and practices of public purchasing and bidding and principles and practices of contract development
  • Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains respectful working relationships with coworkers and customers in carrying out job functions
  • Performs all job duties in compliance with safety guidelines and with an ongoing awareness of safety practices
    • Knows and follows safety rules and guidelines as well as sound work and safety practices in order to accomplish the job objectives and avoid injury or loss
    • Wears proper protective equipment when policy requires or conditions indicate a need exists and utilizes proper body mechanics and ergonomics while performing work
    • When potentially unsafe conditions are observed, makes efforts to avoid or correct them if they are controllable and draws them to the attention of the responsible supervisor or safety representative in a timely manner
  • Performs other duties and activities as assigned
Minimum Qualifications

The job requires a four (4) year degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or related field of study and seven (7) years of financial management experience including experience in public sector budgeting and five (5) years of management and supervision experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required include:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental budget preparation, administration and forecasting
  • Considerable knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles including Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements and MN unit of government budgeting and financial administration; and applicable federal, state and local laws regulating financial management
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of financial analysis, cash flow modeling, economics, and reporting
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external relationships and able to deal tactfully and courteously with coworkers, customers and clients
  • Employ good judgment and make sound decisions in accordance with established procedures and policies. Ability to interpret and explain policies and procedures
  • Ability to interpret and work efficiently from written and oral instructions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of critical records and information
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be able to read and speak English well enough to interpret and explain policies and procedures and effectively communicate with team members. Bilingual a plus
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to exchange and or convey information, receive work direction, and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees, committees and groups and to diffuse situations/conversations that have escalated beyond normal limits
Desirable Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or CPA
  • Public Transit experience
Physical Demands and Working Environment
  • This position is predominately in an office environment requiring extended periods of sitting
  • Utilizes personal computer, phone and other office equipment on a regular basis
  • Will require limited travel outside of the office. Will primarily utilize a Metro Bus vehicle for travel

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.

Metro Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Dial-a-Ride Operator

Now accepting applications for full-time positions. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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Starting Salary: $18.81
Full Salary Range: $18.81-$23.88 (11-step progression)

This professional driving position includes a high level of customer contact. Dial-a-Ride is for people who have disabilities and their traveling companions. It is door-through-door service and requires an extra hands-on approach to serving our customers. You will not drive a set route, but rather follow a schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs.

To apply, submit a Metro Bus job application to recruitment@stcloudmtc.com. Position will remain open until filled.
Download the job application from left column or application can be sent by calling 320.529.4498.

Qualifications:

  1. CDL with passenger endorsement to drive vehicles equipped with airbrakes preferred; Proof of Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
  2. Must be safety-minded and enjoy people
  3. Schedule depends on bid
Job Description
NATURE OF WORK

Work involves the operation of a public transit bus in the transportation of persons according to a fixed route timetable. Must be able to handle stressful situations related to the managing of passengers and emergency situations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK
  1. Abide by safety management practices set forth by the company.
  2. Obey all applicable traffic laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Operate a large transit vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic.
  4. Collects fares, load and unload passengers at determined and undetermined stops.
  5. Courteously give clear and detailed information to passengers in response to questions.
  6. Tactfully maintain order in the vehicle during normal and emergency situations.
  7. Complete clear and detailed written reports.
  8. Act in a manner to promote a positive public image to patrons, motorists, and the general public.
  9. Perform other related work as required.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or equivalent. General knowledge of vehicle operations, motor vehicle laws and safe driving practices. Ability or trainable to handle a large transit vehicle following a schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs. Must be a proper representative through good public relations and common courtesy at all times.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Good physical condition. Possession of a valid Minnesota commercial motor vehicle license with air brake and passenger transportation endorsements. Above average motor vehicle record and driving skills. Good communications skills. Availability to work flexible work schedules including, morning, afternoon, night, split shifts and weekends.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Excellent salary and benefits for full-time employees.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.

Metro Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Fixed Route Operator

Now accepting applications for full-time and part-time positions. Applicants will be contacted if selected for an interview.
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Starting Salary: $18.81
Full Salary Range: $18.81-$23.88 (11-step progression)

This professional driving position includes a high level of customer contact. Most of your day is spent sitting behind the wheel driving, greeting and assisting customers. You drive along set routes, most of which hub from the Transit Center in downtown, St. Cloud.

To apply, submit a Metro Bus job application to recruitment@stcloudmtc.com. Position will remain open until filled.
Download the job application from left column or application can be sent by calling 320.529.4498.

Qualifications:

  1. CDL with passenger endorsement to drive vehicles equipped with airbrakes preferred; Proof of Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)
  2. Must be safety-minded and enjoy people
  3. Schedule depends on bid
Job Description
NATURE OF WORK

Work involves the operation of a public transit bus in the transportation of persons according to a fixed route timetable. Must be able to handle stressful situations related to the managing of passengers and emergency situations.

EXAMPLES OF WORK
  1. Abide by safety management practices set forth by the company.
  2. Obey all applicable traffic laws, rules and regulations.
  3. Operate a large transit vehicle in moderate to heavy traffic.
  4. Collects fares, load and unload passengers at determined and undetermined stops.
  5. Courteously give clear and detailed information to passengers in response to questions.
  6. Tactfully maintain order in the vehicle during normal and emergency situations.
  7. Complete clear and detailed written reports.
  8. Act in a manner to promote a positive public image to patrons, motorists, and the general public.
  9. Perform other related work as required.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or equivalent. General knowledge of vehicle operations, motor vehicle laws and safe driving practices. Ability or trainable to handle a large transit vehicle following a fixed route structure. Must be a proper representative through good public relations and common courtesy at all times.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Good physical condition. Possession of a valid Minnesota commercial motor vehicle license with air brake and passenger transportation endorsements. Above average motor vehicle record and driving skills. Good communications skills. Availability to work flexible work schedules including, morning, afternoon, night, split shifts and weekends.

COMPENSATION PACKAGE

Excellent salary and benefits for full-time employees. Some benefits apply for part-time positions.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job change.

Metro Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

VETERANS PREFERENCE

Veterans preference is awarded to qualified veterans and spouses of deceased or disabled veterans and is added to application materials. Veterans preference is awarded subject to the provisions of Minnesota Statues 197.455. You must supply a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy 4). Disabled veterans must also supply a Summary of Benefits Letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or an equivalent letter from a service retirement board.

Spouses applying for preference must supply their marriage certificate, the veteran’s DD214 and a Summary of Benefits Letter from USDVAFL or death certificate. All required documentation must be received no later than 4:30 PM on the posted closing date.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Metro Bus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, familial status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or local human rights commission activity which does not preclude the performance of essential functions of the job, with reasonable accommodation(s) provided as necessary.

Metro Bus does not tolerate any form of unlawful harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, familial status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or local human rights commission activity. Such unlawful interference with the ability of Metro Bus employees to perform their expected job duties is not tolerated.

JOB APPLICATION

The employment application is a PDF form that you can download and fill-in. Employment applications can be submitted in person at any of our 3 locations or the completed application can also be mailed or faxed to: Metro Bus, Attention: Human Resources, 665 Franklin Avenue NE, St. Cloud, MN 56304

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