Public Transit Dispatch and Operations Coordinator


November 21, 2022


(This is a competitive class position.) 


Toni Roser, Interim Director of Public Transportation
1 Danny Circle, Kingston, New York 12401 


Public Transit Dispatch and Operations Coordinator / Provisional / Full-Time / Benefited


Ulster County Area Transit


$29.32 / hour (Grade 14)


December 14, 2022
(When such a vacancy is announced, employees who wish to be considered shall be allowed to file appropriate notice within ten (10) working days following the announcement of the vacancy.)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for supervising the dispatch and operations functions of the Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) public transportation system.  The system provides bus transportation for county residents to and from rural sites not served by private carriers.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the administrative head of UCAT with substantial leeway allowed for exercising independent judgment in the details of the work.  Supervision is exercised over drivers, dispatchers, trainers and other non-administrative staff.  Does related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the geography of the county; good knowledge of driving safety practices, traffic laws and regulations; working knowledge of GIS functions in the management of a fleet of vehicles; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to operate radio equipment; ability to operate a bus with a capacity of more than sixteen (16) passengers; ability to maintain records; ability to prepare reports of a narrative and statistical nature; ability to get along with others; tact, courtesy, physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A. Completion of sixty (60) semester credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and three (3) years of experience in the supervision of personnel in an agency involving the operation of a fleet of vehicles in a public transit or school bus environment, all of which must have included the supervision of others; OR
B. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of experience as a bus driver, dispatcher, or supervisor in an agency involved in the operation of a fleet of vehicles, two (2) years of which must have included the supervision of others; OR
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in A and B above.
Special Requirement: At the time of appointment candidates must be in possession of a valid New York State CDL Class B License with passenger and air brake endorsements and be eligible for certification as a DOT Accident Investigator, with possession of certification required within six (6) months of date of appointment.
Special Note: In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) 49CFR40, all prospective employees will undergo drug/alcohol testing prior to appointment and will undergo random drug/alcohol testing during the course of employment.
Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.