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Dispatcher - Full Time

First Student - Fairfield, CT

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Posted on 07/10/24 (Ref: CTWSopqmAY)

Dispatcher - Fairfield, CT - First Student

First for a reason
First Student is the largest school transportation provider in North America with more than a century of experience providing safe and reliable transportation. We work with 1,250 school districts in 39 states and 8 Canadian provinces carrying approximately five million students in 21,000 schools daily.

At First Student, our Dispatchers are a constant reflection of our companys commitment to safety and customer service. The Dispatcher is responsible for dispatching all buses, ensuring on-time performance of routes, and counseling drivers and monitors on front line. At First Student, we are proud to offer: Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence across North America Positive and rewarding work environment Dispatcher Responsibilities: Oversees all routes and scheduling of buses Counsels and coaches drivers and monitors Handles heavy phone and radio traffic Takes all scheduling and driver complaints, report to Operations Supervisor/Contract Manager Serves as primary communication liaison with major contracted customer May handle charter reservations, billing, or driver payroll Provides solutions to drop-off and pick-up problems Handle back-up driver duties or perform miscellaneous clerical duties as needed Completes assignment of special projects Assists with supervision of day-to-day operations Dispatcher Experience and Skills Required: 3-5 years experience High school diploma or equivalent Basic knowledge of radio dispatch equipment Excellent communication and customer service skills Ability to deliver under time constraints and deadlines Previous terminal operations, dispatch, or driver experience Computer literate Subject to DOT drug testing and physical. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason. First Students commitment to putting our customers first, dedication to safety, and an ambition to deliver dependable transportation makes for a working environment youll love. As a huge company with 120,000 staff and over 2.5 billion customers worldwide, youll also enjoy security, a brilliant future, and excellent training. Apply today to join our team! We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all."

In the state of Washington, all technician and driving positions, including but not limited to van drivers and any other position requiring employees to drive a company-owned vehicle, are considered safety-sensitive and are therefore subject to drug and alcohol testing, including cannabis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance, and any other fair chance law. Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards Ordinance Poster is at this link or upon request https://www.phila.gov/media/20210423160847/Fair-Chance-Hiring-law-poster.pdf.
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