About the Program:
The objective of the GCRTA Public Transit Development Program is to promote the career development and advancement of recent graduates and professionals through practical transit operations experience in the public sector. The program supports participants from internship through final placement in the extended rotational program. The projected start date for the internship is June 7, 2021.
The successful internship candidate will receive practical operations experience in the public sector by leading a meaningful project that adds direct value to the Authority. Each intern will gain skills in operations analytics, public speaking, performance management, and more. For those who successfully complete the 10-week internship, an opportunity to join the two-year Public Transit Development Program may present itself as the next career stop. The goal of both the internship and extended rotational program is to become a well-rounded leader within transit, by learning as much about the whole RTA operation as possible.
Opportunities for Success:
- Interaction with current managers, leaders, and stakeholders to complete meaningful and interesting projects;
- Presentation of status updates of projects on a bi-weekly basis to GCRTA’s Executive Management Team;
- Participation in networking, mentoring, and team-building; inter-departmental meetings and exposure to program Alumni; and
- Learning opportunities about the transit industry and its importance in providing a vital public service.
Other Skills Gained Include:
- Understanding union contracts
- Measuring outcomes of objective-based projects
- Project management and ownership of deliverables
- Leading meetings
- Exposure to Cleveland’s public involvement in transit
- Awareness of the political environment surrounding transit
- Understanding of RTA’s status as a valuable community partner
Previous Projects Include:
- Construction of Electronic Dashboards to Analyze Bus Operator Overtime
- Orchestration of Paratransit Services Common Location Handbook to Enhance Scheduling Efficiencies & Promote Operator Training
- Supervision of Vehicle Servicers
- Deployment of Pilot Program for Wi-Fi on Bus Coaches
- Fuel and Bulk Fluids Reporting
As our future PTD Intern, you are:
Educated. You must be: entering your senior year of undergraduate studies, attending graduate school, or a graduate from a bachelor- or graduate-level program in Operations Management, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Business, or a related field from an accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Bilingual abilities are a plus.
Committed. You have a desire to fulfill a paid ($17/hour), 10-week commitment to the Public Transit Development Program Internship and learn more about how a career in transit may be right for you.
About GCRTA: As the recipient of the gold-level award from The Partnership for Excellence (TPE) and the national APTA award for bus safety, we continue to be a well-recognized and high-performing public agency providing public transportation to the greater Cleveland area. We are proud to be one of northeast Ohio’s major employers with over 2,300 employees. Our service encompasses 460 square miles and we provide 45 million rides annually, which is between 150,000 to 200,000 rides on a typical weekday. GCRTA provides safe, reliable, clean, and courteous public transportation.
We offer a wide range of comprehensive benefits and programs to support the health and wellness of employees and family members, including health benefits and participation in the Ohio Public Employee Retirement System. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we encourage you to apply for this position and become a valued member of the GCRTA team!
Living in Cleveland: Cleveland is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, various universities, and world-class medical institutions. Cleveland is also home to food and cultural hubs, such as East 4th Street with renowned restaurants and entertainment (House of Blues and Pickwick & Frolic). All of these attractions can be accessed using GCRTA’s service, which is free for RTA employees.
The choice is yours: Are you ready to ride? Make the decision to join the largest public transit system in Northeast Ohio!
Next Steps: For this non-bargaining, non-exempt level position, the selection process will include one or more components to demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas. Exercises may include but are not limited to practical demonstrations, written communications, oral interviews, and/or presentations that will take place in a day-long session on a date to be determined.
All employees are required to pass a post-offer background check and drug screen that is job-related and consistent with business necessity.
All communications regarding your application will be sent through the iRecruitment site. You will receive an email from “Oracle Administrator (OR15)” firstname.lastname@example.org to let you know there has been a change to the status of your application or that you have received a communication regarding your application.
To check the status of your application: Log into the GCRTA iRecruitment site and look under the “Status” column.
To check your communications: Log into the GCRTA iRecruitment site, click on the icon below “Application Details” of the job posting, and click on the “Communications” tab to view communications.
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