Dispatch & Scheduling Manager

General Managers / Asst General Managers / Ops Managers Medford, MA


About Transdev: Cities, counties, airports, companies, and universities across the U.S. contract with Transdev to operate their transportation systems, maintain their vehicle and fleets, and deliver on mobility solutions. Transdev U.S. employs a team of 32,000 across 400 locations while maintaining more than 17,000 vehicles.  
Part of a global company, Transdev is a leader in mobility with operations in 19 countries, proudly operated by 110,000 team members from around the world. As an operator and global integrator of mobility, we are driven by our purpose. Transdev – the mobility company – empowers the freedom to move every day thank to safe, reliable, and innovative solutions that serve the common good. Find out more at www.TransdevNA.com or watch an overview video at https://youtu.be/ilO5cv0G4mQ  
The Dispatch and Scheduling Manager will oversee the scheduling and dispatching operations. This includes ensuring that efficient vehicle and driver schedules are created that enable service providers to provide all required trips with productivity and on-time performance meeting or exceeding the MBTA standards and ADA regulations. It also includes managing scheduled runs on the day of service and responding to same-day rider communications, such as the status of trips and same-day changes. The Dispatch and Scheduling Manager reports to the General Manager and supervises all staff in scheduling and dispatching, including schedulers and dispatchers. 

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the dispatch and scheduling department of the call center.    
  • Ensuring appropriate staffing levels to effectively meet demand.    
  • Working with the Service Analysis & Planning Manager and the General Manager to review and assess overall operations and implement revised or innovative changes as needed (including continuous run schedule optimization).    
  • Coordinating and communicating regularly with the MBTA.    
  • Establishing and meeting standards for employee performance.    
  • Conducting regular management meetings with staff.    
  • Identifying and investigating all performance issues.    
  • Training and supervising staff as needed beyond compulsory training / onboarding curriculum.    
  • Working with the Service Analysis & Planning Manager to accurately manage and forecast staffing and capacity needs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.    
  • Working with the Quality Manager to help evaluate and track the quality of service provided by schedulers and dispatchers.    
  • Participating in periodic evaluations of scheduling parameters (system speeds, dwell time settings, etc.).    
  • Reviewing customer complaint data and working with the Quality Assurance Manager to make adjustments in staffing and processing, as needed.    
Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required:    
  • Minimum of two years’ experience managing dispatch or scheduling staff.    
  • 5 years of dispatch experience may be considered a substitute, as the MBTA’s discretion, for prior dispatch and scheduling management experience.    
  • In-depth understanding of ADA paratransit regulations and requirements.    
  • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams.    
  • Thorough knowledge of both ADA paratransit scheduling and dispatching.    
  • Proficiency with Routematch (scheduling and dispatching software).    
  • Proficiency with SQL preferred.    
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.    
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills.    
Education, Licensing, and Certifications:    
  • High school diploma or equivalent, such as GED, required.    
Pre-employment Requirements:    
  • Must submit to drug testing and a criminal background check.   
 Physical Requirements:    
  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed.    
  • 100% of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well-ventilated facilities.    
  • Work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer.    
  • The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen.   
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request. 
Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 
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If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in U.S. without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check. 
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