Careers

Interested in making a career move that offers a flexible schedule, with an opportunity to provide world-class customer service to the community? We're always hiring drivers!

 Careers
Mar 5, 2024
10:00am - 1:00pm

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
5300 Riverdale Dr
Cleveland, OH 44135
United States

RTA will be in attendance to assist with the application,  and interview process for Bus Operators.

Mar 6, 2024
10:30am - 1:00pm

Huntington Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave East
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

RTA will be on-site to educate students about careers in the transportation industry. For more information, visit the event site.

Mar 6, 2024
2:00 - 6:00pm

Shaw High School
15320 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
United States

RTA will be on-site to educate students & parents about career opportunities within RTA

Mar 7, 2024
9:00am - 1:30pm

4401 Shriver Rd
Uniontown, OH 44685
United States

RTA will have a Public Safety booth seeking Transit Police and Ambassadors.  The event focuses on individuals in Healthcare, Marketing, Communications, Culinary, Hospitality, IT, and Public Safety.

Mar 7, 2024
3:00 - 5:00pm

8001 Brecksville Rd
Brecksville, OH 44141
United States

RTA will be in attendance to assist with the application,  and interview process for mechanics, laborers, and bus operators.

Mar 8, 2024
9:00am - 1:30pm

4401 Shriver Rd
Uniontown, OH 44685
United States

RTA will have a booth seeking skilled Mechanics and positions in Operations.  The event focuses on individuals in Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, HVAC, and Welding.

Mar 19, 2024
6:00 - 8:00pm

South Euclid Branch
1876 S Green Rd
South Euclid, OH 44121
United States

RTA will be in attendance to discuss career opportunities with our organization.

Mar 27, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm

Maple Heights Branch
5225 Library Lane
Maple Heights, OH 44137
United States

Connecting the Maple Heights neighborhood to jobs and awareness of career opportunities.

Mar 30, 2024
10:00am - 1:00pm

6705 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
United States

RTA will be on-site seeking candidates for career opportunities in the transportation industry.

Apr 3, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm

Fairview Park Branch
21255 Lorain Rd
Fairview Park, OH 44126
United States

RTA will be on-site seeking candidates in the Fairview Park area for career opportunities in the transportation industry.

Apr 5, 2024
10:00am - 9:00pm

One I-X Center Drive
I-X Center
Cleveland, OH 44135
United States

RTA is Connecting the Community to career opportunities in the transportation industry, specifically for those interested in the Skilled Trades.

Apr 6, 2024
9:00am - 9:00pm

One I-X Center Drive
I-X Center
Cleveland, OH 44135
United States

RTA is Connecting the Community to career opportunities in the transportation industry, specifically for those interested in the Skilled Trades.

Apr 7, 2024
9:00am - 6:00pm

One I-X Center Drive
I-X Center
Cleveland, OH 44135
United States

RTA is Connecting the Community to career opportunities in the transportation industry, specifically for those interested in the Skilled Trades.

Apr 11, 2024
6:00 - 8:00pm

Independence Branch
6361 Selig Drive
Independence, OH 44131
United States

RTA will be on-site to speak with individuals about career opportunities with RTA.

Apr 17, 2024
9:00 - 11:00am

1374 East 51st Street
Cleveland, OH 44103
United States

RTA will be onsite to discuss new opportunities for Mechanics.

Apr 18, 2024
6:00 - 8:00pm

Parma Heights Branch
6206 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130
United States

Connecting the Parma Heights neighborhood to jobs and awareness of career opportunities with RTA.

Apr 24, 2024
9:00am - 12:00pm

Holiday Inn Cleveland South
6001 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH 44131
United States

RTA will be participating in the Cleveland All Professions Career Fair to speak with individuals interested in careers for Bus Operator, Laborer, and Mechanic opportunities.

Apr 24, 2024
11:00am - 2:00pm

Warrensville Heights Branch
4415 Northfield Road
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
United States

RTA be on-site to speak with residents in the Warrensville Heights area about career opportunities with RTA.

Apr 25, 2024
8:30am - 2:30pm

Cleveland Heights High School
13263 Cedar Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118
United States

RTA will be on-site participating in the Cleveland Heights Consortium (including the school districts of Bedford, Cleveland Heights, Maple Heights, Shaker Heights, and Warrensville Heights High School) Jobs & Trades Fair to share information about various career pathways in the transportation

Apr 29, 2024
12:00 - 4:00pm

North Olmsted Branch
27403 Lorain Road
North Olmsted, OH 44070
United States

RTA will be in attendance to assist with the application process and discuss career opportunities with residents of the North Olmsted area.

Apr 30, 2024
12:00 - 4:00pm

Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH 44131
United States

RTA will be on-site to meet with high school students who plan to go straight into employment after graduation.

May 1, 2024
9:00am - 3:00pm

Magnet: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network
1800 E 63 St
Cleveland, OH 44116
United States

RTA will be on-site to participate in assisting CMSD students with interview practice.

May 2, 2024
12:00 - 4:00pm

Solon Community Center
3500 Portz Parkway
Solon, OH 44139
United States

RTA will be in attendance to share with individuals about the transportation industry and the career paths RTA offers.

May 16, 2024
5:30 - 7:00pm

7285 Old Oak Blvd
Polaris Career Center
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
United States

RTA will be onsite to participate in the Polaris annual Job Fair to introduce public transportation careers to the community.

We offer full-time (40+ hours) and part-time (30 hours) shifts. No CDL? Not a problem, we will train you!

Duties:

  • Operate any type of revenue vehicle for any regular, scheduled route or special service routes while observing route times, safety rules and regulations, and State and municipal traffic laws.

  • Provides exceptional customer service by responding to customer inquiries and assisting customers with various routing information.

  • Operates the fare collection equipment for customers boarding and exiting the revenue vehicle.

  • Calls stops to ensure customers are aware of stops along route.

  • Administers GCRTA policy and procedures in special circumstances (e.g., service interruption, emergencies, etc.).

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.

Qualifications:

  • GED or High School Diploma

  • Valid Ohio driver's license with a good driving record (not more than 2 points in the last 3 years)

  • At Least 3 years of driving a vehicle (personal auto included)

  • At least 2 years of strong customer service experience

Hourly Pay Rate:

 Bus or Rail Operator Hourly Rate
November 2023February 2024July 2024
Training (non-CDL)$17.00$17.00$17.00
Training (w/ permanent CDL)$20.00$20.00$20.00
First Year$25.45$25.96$26.48
Second Year$27.14$27.69$28.24
Third Year$30.54$31.15$31.77
Fourth Year$33.93$34.61$35.30

 

 Paratransit Operator Hourly Rate
November 2023February 2024July 2024
Training (non-CDL)$17.00$17.00$17.00
Training (w/ permanent CDL)$18.50$18.50$18.50
First Year$22.05$22.50$22.95
Second Year$23.75$24.23$24.71
Third Year$27.14$27.69$28.24
Fourth Year$30.54$31.15$31.77

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  • Performs outreach services to individuals experiencing mental health and/or housing insecurity issues by providing linkages to services provided by local organizations.
  • Makes mental health assessments and provides crisis counseling to the homeless community and individuals experiencing mental health related issues within the RTA system.
  • Provides short-term case management services as appropriate and makes direct referrals to other community services.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Police Department and public and private community-based organizations that provide mental health, crisis intervention, and homeless and supportive housing services.
  • Engage and establish relationships with the unsheltered community to provide supportive services in collaboration with behavioral health and social services organizations; advocates and collaborates with service providers to facilitate access to care with the goal of stabilization.
  • Works with management to perform outreach within the community and participate in community-violence reduction efforts including informational presentations
  • Assists in medical emergencies on GCRTA property by gathering information, providing logistical support, and/or providing first-aid as appropriate; summons medical response as necessary.
  • Participates in and successfully completes all required training, such as conflict resolution, security awareness, etc.
  • Provides various routine assistance to GCRTA personnel; gathers, maintains and retrieves records as directed; fills out forms and writes basic reports; enters data into appropriate computer database or application.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) professional verifiable experience in social work or related experience.
  • Two (2) years of (full-time equivalent) community service or similar experience which involved interacting and engaging with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Experience in homeless advocate programs, behavioral health support programs, or interacting and engaging with the homeless community and/or individuals experiencing complex mental health issues preferred.
  • Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

This position operates within the Transit Police Department.

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Serve in one of Cuyahoga County's Largest Law Enforcement Agencies Covering 458 square miles and 59 municipalities, GCTP is among Ohio's largest policing units.

Divisions:

  • Administrative (Communications, Records)
  • Patrol (Traffic, Crisis Intervention, Community Resource, Honor Guard)
  • Specialized Units (Detective, SWAT, Anti-terrorism, K-9)

Benefits Include:

  • Holidays, Vacation, Sick time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Ohio Public Employment Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation 
  • FOP Collective Bargaining
  • Annual Recertifications
  • 12-hr. Shifts  
     

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Works under the technical direction of a Grade 5 Equipment Maintainer in the repair of electrical and mechanical rail equipment; will perform one or more of the following functions:

  • conduct rail inspections,
  • diagnose and repair electrical rail equipment,
  • replace rail trucks,
  • repair other mechanical rail equipment,
  • rebuild rail equipment parts,
  • repair body damage on rail cars,
  • inspect and repair air conditioning and heating systems;

the incumbent in this position can be assigned to any of these duties according to need, and can be reassigned to a different functional area and/or shift at any time.  This position will promote a safe and secure atmosphere, follow all safety and security rules and perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have successfully completed technical courses covering mechanical and/or electrical principles and practices taken at the high school or post-high school level, or must have at least two (2) years experience in vehicle or heavy equipment maintenance and repair.  Applicants must have a valid Ohio driver license with four (4) points or less in the last three (3) years. Bilingual abilities are a plus.

 

Duties:

  • Responsible for all repairs of service vehicles, non-revenue vehicles and associated equipment.
  • Performs one or more of these functions: Engine Diagnosis, Engine Replacement, Engine and Small Parts Rebuilding, Transmission Replacement, Differential Replacement and/or Rebuild, Brake, Front End, Suspension/Steering Work, Transmission Rebuilding, General Maintenance.
  • This position can be assigned to any of these duties according to need and can be reassigned to a different functional area at any time.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature as may be required.
  • Must be able to work independently.

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is required.
  • Completion of a high school or post-high school Automotive/Diesel Technology or related program (as evidenced by diploma, degree, certificate, etc.) is also required.
  • One year of verifiable experience in an automotive or truck shop maintaining and repairing vehicle systems (e.g., engines, transmissions, brakes, and steering and suspension) may substitute for completion of an Automotive/Diesel Technology program.
  • A valid STATE OF OHIO COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL) Class “A” or “B” with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements OR A TEMPORARY CDL, Class “A” or “B" with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements is required, along with A GOOD DRIVING RECORD with no more than FOUR (4) POINTS in the past three years.
  • Candidates must successfully pass a written test, a performance test, and an interview. Candidates must score a minimum 70% or higher on both the written and performance tests, and must attain a minimum of 60% on the interview portion, to move forward in the process.

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Greater Cleveland RTA offers a wide range of comprehensive benefits and programs to support the health and wellness of its employees and their families. Benefits offered are: