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Transportation Program Assistant
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 40 hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:04/10/2023
Hiring Range:$17.99 - $20.56 / hr
Job Responsibilities:


The Wood County Human Services Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments.


In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and an excellent benefits, including:

- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Wisconsin Retirement System
- 457 deferred compensation plan
- Vacation and Sick Time, start accruing on your first day!
- Holiday Pay
- Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
- Life Insurance
- Short/Long Term Disability
- Wellness Program
- Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program


The Wood County Human Services Department, has an opening for a Transportation Program Assistant.  The primary responsibilities are set forth below. The work is performed under the immediate direction of the Community Resources Supervisor with additional oversight.

The general function of this position is to coordinate and dispatch daily operations and participate in the development of new transportation services. 


1. Coordinate daily bus routes for bus drivers. Coordinate and schedule driver vacation coverage. Act as a liaison between drivers and drop off locations. 
2. Receive phone calls from the public regarding a variety of transportation assistance questions, assess client needs; determine eligibility and arrange for transportation services. Write and speak clearly and concisely to communicate program requirements.  
3. Treat customers and co-workers with respect and sensitivity.
4. Maintain records on ridership, repairs, maintenance, and daily receipts
5. Complete passenger’s reconciliation of their payments and bills.
6. Work with insurance providers to receive authorizations for ridership. 
7. Coordinate volunteer driver program. Match customer’s needs with available volunteer drivers.  Recruit and recertify volunteer drivers.
8. Complete monthly, semi-monthly and annual reports for transportation grants.
9. Coordinate transportation for community and social service providers, while providing consistent excellent customer service.
10. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.

1. Grant writing for funding of various transportation programs.
2. Make presentations to community groups of the services offered through the Transportation program.
3. Assist in development of annual transportation budget.
4. Provide backup coverage for the Community Resources Receptionist.
5. Any other duties as may be assigned. 



Job Qualifications:

Associate degree in Business, Communications, Human Services or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and work experience with four (4) years’ experience in a transportation or customer service field. The ability to work with diverse populations. Working knowledge of computers and basic word processing and learn any upgrades and changes that may occur. Ability to work under pressure, independently and attention to detail is required. Basic everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions and to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Reading, writing, adding, and subtracting is needed for maintaining and creating various reports, letters, and data entry. This position may require travel to and from off-campus sites. Individual may use personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation.

Basic office equipment used – telephone, calculator, copy machine, computer terminal, printing equipment, and FAX machine.