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Employment Opportunities

The following is a list of current job openings at CDTA. To apply for a specific job listed, please click the "Apply Now" link to apply online.

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Director of Risk Management

Do you have a passion for keeping people and property safe and secure? Do you have previous experience in security or loss control management? If you answered yes, we may have a position for you.

CDTA has an immediate opening for a Director of Risk Management. This position will report directly to the VP of Administration & Finance and focus solely on the security of our organization including our facilities, property, employees and customers.

This role will be responsible for areas such as assessing, creating and implementing security plans, emergency response programs and working with local law enforcement to be able to execute all plans. You will be constantly identifying security issues and providing possible resolutions.

Along with the security of CDTA, this position will handle our Workers’ Compensation program. This includes investigations, case management, hearing attendance, reporting and making recommendations for program improvement.

We are looking for a talented and passionate individual with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field and who has a minimum of five years’ experience as a security or loss control manager. Transportation experience is preferred.

This position requires of combination of office and in field work and the ability to be on call. Frequent travel between divisions and rail facilities will be required.

CDTA is committed to providing a highly motivating work environment by offering the opportunity to be a part of an innovative team that is a leader in the transit industry. We offer a wide range of benefits including excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, paid vacation, sick and personal time, NYS Pension and Deferred Compensation options.

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon director_risk_management_3-26-18_revised.pdf

IT Project Coordinator

CDTA is looking for a full time IT Project Coordinator who loves being in a fast paced and customer service oriented environment.  This individual will work primarily in our Maintenance Department on systems relating to onboard cameras, mobile radios, GPS, Infotainment Systems and Destination Data technology.

This position performs a full range of technical roles which include planning, coordinating, supervising and managing activities relating to activities from project specification and procurement through implementation and QA.

Work involves coordinating all aspects of approved CDTA projects, managing the work of technicians assigned to the project, communicating with all levels of management and educating end users.  May be asked to manage simultaneous projects of varying duration, complexity and breadth.  The successful individual must have excellent independent judgement, problem solving and facilitation skills.  This is not a desk job so applicants must be ready and willing to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.

Experience required includes project, work and resource management skills as well as IT Systems Administration.  Will manage the infrastructure business continuity/disaster recovery requirements which include following CDTA information security policies, risk assessment, testing and restoration procedures.  Must be well versed in data analysis procedures and tools as well as possess excellent communication and writing skills.  A minimum of five years’ experience performing these functions as well as an applicable bachelors/master’s degree in IT are needed.

CDTA offers a comprehensive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO and NYS Retirement System pension plan. We are a company that values diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Job Description PDF: application/pdf icon its_manager_job_description.pdf

Service Technicians (Bus Cleaner)

CDTA is seeking full time Service Technicians (Bus Cleaners) to maintain transit buses in the Capital District. This includes cleaning and servicing our vehicles as well as maintenance of our physical locations. CDTA offers a paid training program and an excellent benefits package. Complete benefits package includes: Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance, earned Vacation Leave, Paid Holidays, Pension Plan and Potential Attendance Bonus earned at top rate.

Starting salaries of $14.85 hr, with increase potential to $19.80 in 18 months with ability to achieve quarterly attendance bonus of $400.00 at top rate.

To Qualify:

  • Valid NYS “Class B” PERMIT OR LICENSE with good driving record, (With ability to pass road test), with full Passenger endorsement & no restrictions on Air Brakes .
  • A minimum of 3 years “Class D”” auto driving experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED is REQUIRED
  • Ability to pass medical examination and Federal drug test
  • Must be able to work additional hours and varied days including weekends & holidays. Flexibility is a must!!!
  • We offer a paid training program, job stability, opportunity for advancement after training, and an excellent benefits package.

This is a Union environment in association with the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1321

 

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Rick Vines - (518)437-8385

Bus Operator Positions

Do you enjoy driving and working with the public? If so CDTA could be the employer of choice for you!

To Qualify:

  • Valid NYS Class B PERMIT OR LICENSE with good driving record, with full Passenger endorsement & no restrictions on Air Brakes
  • A minimum of 5 years Class D auto driving experience.
  • Clean background check
  • NO DWI, DWAI, DUI, DUAI, within last 10 years
  • NO more than 5 pts on license
  • Ability to pass 19A medical examination and Federal drug test
  • Excellent Customer Service skills are a must
  • Must be able to work additional hours and varied days including weekends & holidays. Flexibility is a must!!!
  • Guaranteed 2 days off each week

    We offer a paid training program, job stability, opportunity for FT advancement after training, and an excellent benefits package.

    A complete benefits package including: Health, vision, dental and life insurance, earned vacation leave, paid holidays, pension plan and attendance bonus program.

    Starting salaries of $17.33 hr, with an increase potential to $24.71 in 18 months and ability to achieve quarterly attendance bonus.

    APPLICATIONS CAN BE FILLED OUT AT WWW.CDTA.ORG UNDER "EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES"

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Rick Vines - (518)437-8385

 

Experienced Technicians (Mechanic)

Are you motivated, dependable and searching for a company with stability and career growth? If so, CDTA could be the employer for you!!!

To qualify, we are looking for candidates with:

  • 3 years mechanic experience (bus and or truck preferred) and/or a two-year technical degree in mechanics.

  • Experience in the following areas is preferred: Electronic control engines, transmissions, disc & air brake systems, electrical, computer diagnostics, independent suspensions and HVAC.

  • Must own set of tools

  • Must pass our mechanical aptitude test.

  • Valid NYS “Class D” driver’s license with good record, “Class B” License or Permit, with full Passenger endorsement & no restrictions on Air Brakes.

  • A minimum of 3 years “Class D” auto driving experience.

  • High School Diploma or GED REQUIRED

  • Ability to pass medical examination and Federal drug test

  • Must be able to work additional hours and varied days including weekends & holidays. Flexibility is a must!!!

  • We offer a paid training program, job stability, opportunity for advancement after training, and an excellent benefits package.

Starting salaries of $24.94 hr, ability to achieve quarterly attendance bonus of $400.00

It is the policy of the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CDTA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. EEO Officer - Rick Vines - (518)437-8385