General Manager

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority is seeking a General Manager to oversee all functions of the public transit agency with an annual operating budget of $10 million and 98 employees. The General Manager will provide overall leadership and management while adhering to the policies and directions of the Board of Directors, as well as all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Planning, Transportation, or related field preferred. A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Five (5) years of experience in a senior-management position is required. 
  • Candidate should demonstrate the ability to lead effectively and to direct subordinate management and support staff and develop public support for the agency.
  • Candidate should demonstrate experience in budget development and administration, grant application and administration, project planning and management, labor relations, and contract development.
  • Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills, and a valid driver’s license. Occasional travel may be required.

Salary Range:

$90,000 – $150,000

Download the complete job description here: General Manager Job Description.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to erin@hrpartnersks.com by April 19, 2019.

Topeka Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace. Download the Applicant Characteristic Survey here.


Bus Operators

Enjoy a rewarding career providing public transit service to our community!

Topeka Metro is accepting applications for full-time and part-time Bus Operators to provide safe, professional, and courteous public transit service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Customer oriented with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and communicate effectively and courteously.
  • Demonstrate a professional, pleasant and helpful demeanor towards the public.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to memorize routes, transfer points, and fare structures.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and comply with safety and traffic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Reliable and flexible with the ability to work various shifts Monday-Saturday.
  • Ability to obtain a KS CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements within two weeks of hire date.
  • Steady work history with previous experience.
  • Must maintain an excellent driving record.
  • 21 years of age with a HS diploma/GED.

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post offer functional employment test, and DOT medical exam.

Download the Bus Operator application & Applicant Characteristic Survey and submit by mail, e-mail, in person or fax:

Topeka Metro
201 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS  66603

E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org

Fax: (785) 233-3063

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

Full-time starting pay after two-weeks of training:       $15.76/hr.

                                                             6 months:  $16.80/hr.

                                                           12 months: $17.86/hr.

                                                          18 months:  $18.90/hr.

                                                           30 months: $21.00/hr.


Accountant

Topeka Metro is accepting resumes for a full-time Accountant to perform accounting and related fiscal management tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or 5 years accounting experience
  • Proficiency with accounting skills
  • Organizational skills and ability to complete multiple tasks
  • Experienced and proficient with Excel and Word
  • Ability to work well with a team and communicate effectively

Topeka Metro offers a great benefit package and is a KPERS employer. The hourly rate for this position is $18-$23 per hour, dependent upon experience. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Topeka Metro is a Drug-Free Workplace and EOE.

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and an Applicant Characteristic Survey to: 

Topeka Metro
201 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS  66603
E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org

Website for characteristic survey:  www.topekametro.org


Camp Metro Director and Counselors

Topeka Metro is currently seeking motivated, fun-loving college students or high school graduates to be Director and Counselors for Camp Metro this summer! This position offers up to twenty hours per week from April 2019 – August 2019.

Responsibilities include presenting “How-to-Ride” presentations to the public, coordinating bus schedules for community camps, as well as other child related activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Organizational and outreach skills
  • Experience, desire, and ability to work with children
  • Ability to teach and lead group activities
  • Good character, integrity, and adaptability
  • Possess enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma and some college
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work various hours Monday – Saturday

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

The Camp Metro Director position will be responsible for coordinating and organizing events and pays $14 per hour.

We have several positions for the Camp Metro Counselors. This position pays $12 per hour.

Download an Application & Applicant Characteristic Survey at topekametro.org and mail or drop off at:

Topeka Metro
201 N. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS  66603
or e-mail to tmiller@topekametro.org

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Drug Free Workplace and EOE.


Summer Marketing & Communications Intern

Topeka Metro is accepting resumes for a Marketing and Communications intern to assist with marketing, advertising, outreach activities and promotional programs to enhance ridership and community awareness.  We work with your university or school to help fulfill your internship requirements while providing real-world experience to apply your academic knowledge. Flexible hours to work around your schedule. Gain real-world experience that you can use in your future career.  Topeka Metro is a fun place to work!

 Responsibilities:

  • Assist with multi-media advertising campaigns, promotions, special events, community outreach and education
  • Assist with coordinating assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies
  • Assist with producing, publishing and distributing educational and promotional publications
  • Layout and writing for Rider’s Digest monthly newsletter and monthly employee newsletter
  • Provide proof reading and fact-finding assistance
  • May assist with photography or videography

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a college degree program related to marketing, journalism, public relations, communications or a similar field of study
  • Familiar with marketing, advertising or branding principles and techniques
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with co-workers
  • Dynamic written and verbal communication and ability to work with the public
  • Preference for AP style writing, although not required
  • Experience with social media promotion
  • Knowledge of all or some of the following: techniques in print, photography, or video and audio production
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite programs, as well as marketing software such as Constant Contact or MailChimp is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Valid Kansas driver’s license
  • Creativity and flexibility are a plus

Submit cover letter, resume, references, and Applicant Characteristic Survey to: 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603 or e-mail Keri Renner, Director of Marketing and Communications at krenner@topekametro.org.  Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  Drug-Free Workplace and EOE.