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Are you interested in becoming a DISPATCHER? Now is your chance! Get PAID to do what you love! 

*Valid Driver's License Required*

First Transit is looking for Dispatchers in Olathe, Kansas. Our dispatchers are an integral part of daily operations. Dispatchers assure all routes are filled as assigned and bus operators are provided with timely instructions and responses to requests for operational information throughout the day.  This position also responds to customer and team inquiries. We hire individuals who make safety and customer service their top priorities.  If you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed, First Transit is looking for you!

That is exactly why our employees say this is the “love-what-you-do” line of work!


Our Dispatchers Will Enjoy:

  • $21.00/ HR
  • Team-oriented Environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package with paid holidays & vacation, medical, vision, and dental coverage, and 401(k) savings plan.

Our Dispatchers are responsible for:

  • Responds to customer inquiries and needs in a timely manner. Serves as intake person for customer complaints/commendations and sells bus passes
  • Resolves problems by working with carrier dispatchers
  • Processes route openings, insertions, extensions and issue resolutions
  • Authorizes trips outside of Transit services when necessary
  • Schedules alternative rides for passengers
  • Uses computer system to retrieve scheduled information.  Uses reference material to quickly and accurately determine the best method to assist client.
  • Provides excellent customer service to passengers
  • Completes a variety of daily reports and clerical duties
  • Provides bus schedule information to phone and walk-in customers
  • Answers and directs business calls to appropriate personnel

To qualify as a Dispatcher, you’ll need:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; Associates or Baccalaureate preferred
  • Valid Driver's License Required
  • Customer Service and/or Call-Center experience required
  • Knowledge of basic and multi-task computer operation in a Windows environment
  • Ability to proficiently operate a computer with a speed of no less than 35 keystrokes per minute
  • Ability to communicate clearly in the English language
  • Ability to utilize a standard business telephone system for communication
  • Must satisfactorily complete two-week training program.
  • BILINGUAL- Ability to speak Spanish and/or Russian fluently a plus
  • Ability to accept job responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent phone demeanor and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact with interdepartmental personnel
  • Positive attitude and sensitivity in dealing with disabled customers
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, judgment and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to perceive, react and communicate positively to needs of colleagues and customers.
  • Meets all Qualifications and Job Requirements and understands all Role and Responsibilities
  • Professional corporate experience and professional demeanor
  • Has customer service experience
  • The candidate can be a college student or semi-retiree or retiree
  • The candidate must have at least 1-2 years experience in the full-time workforce

First for a Reason   


We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.   

Diversity & Inclusion  

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.  

Professional Advancement  

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.  

Extensive Training  

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.  

Community Service & Impact  

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others.  

Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

First Transit keeps people moving and communities prospering- That’s why we need amazing people like YOU to APPLY NOW!   

First Transit has been purchased by Transdev and will be the employer for this job posting. We are the leading integrator and operator of multiple modes of transportation. With a combined presence in 43 US states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, we have lots of opportunities for growth! You can find additional job opportunities and locations directly at

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.

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55838 - Johnson County, Lenexa,KS
1701 W Old 56 Highway, Olathe, Kansas, United States, 66061
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    First Transit
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