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Job Description:  This is a skilled clerical position that performs, or serves as back-up, for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, ticket revenue auditing, ticket sales, and other miscellaneous financial, administrative, and customer service tasks within the finance and accounting department in Michigan City, Indiana.   The accounting and backup payroll clerk prepares accounts receivable billing invoices and reports. The successful candidate must be comfortable working with the public through ticket sales and customer service as well as contacting individuals for collection of unpaid invoices. The clerk prepares and distributes required journal entries, spreadsheets, and reports. The clerk must be able to perform any necessary data processing – to include input or output from the computer and related software. While the primary work location is Michigan City, Indiana, travel may be required for training or emergency clerical coverage at Chicago or South Bend.  Click HERE for the full position announcement.

Days and hours of work:  The days assigned are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a half hour unpaid lunch.  Hours may vary when assigned to or filling in on other positions.  Mandatory overtime on weekends or holidays may be necessary at times. 

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must meet the following qualifications:

-           High school degree. NICTD prefers candidates with associate, bachelor, or graduate degrees with major in accounting, finance, marketing, or other business administration specialty.

-           Twelve (12) or more semester hours of college level academic study with grade of “C” or better in accounting or equivalent relevant accounting experience.

-           Touch typist with a forty (40) words per minute proficiency as scored in a standardized keyboarding examination administered by the District.

-          Must read and write clearly and fluently in English so as to understand and follow appropriate rules and regulations.  Ability to speak and understand Spanish, Polish, or other languages relevant to NICTD’s five county service area is helpful but not required.

 -          Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or relevant financial software.

-           Pass a post-offer physical examination, including drug and alcohol tests.  Must be able to fulfill the position’s essential functions. Hired applicants are also subject to on-duty drug and alcohol testing per NICTD policy.

-           As this work involves entrustment with public funds, all offers are subject to satisfactory post-offer driving, credit, and criminal record evaluations.   

Salary & Benefits:  Applicants start at 75% to 85% of full hourly rate depending on qualifications and then increase 5% per year until eligible for full hourly rate of $23.14.  Excellent health, dental, disability, vision, and pension benefit plans.

Applicant Instructions

Click HERE to fill out the on-line employment application on or before 9 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021.  You may upload a resume (with or without a cover letter) during the on-line application process.  While not required, NICTD encourages applicants to complete the on-line application and upload a resume with a cover letter.  Persons experiencing difficulties with the on-line application process may contact Shelly Winn at shelly.winn@nictd.com or (219-874-4221, ext 253) for assistance.  Qualified applicants will be notified if selected or declined for a typing test and/or interview. NICTD does not accept late applications, requests for interviews, or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes.  This is a rolling application process.  Apply early for your best chance at consideration.  The District reserves the option to remove this posting prior to the stated deadline.

Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted.  The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials.  Persons who desire to assure deliveries of their requests for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. 

IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS:  If you are a current employee, or if you have previously applied on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn at shelly.winn@ nictd.com or (219-874-4221, ext 253) to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application.

 

 

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EMERGENCY HIRE ANNOUNCEMENT

Full Time Patrol Officer

NICTD intends to hire full time Patrol Offices to proactively serve and protect the passengers, employees, and infrastructure of the South Shore Line commuter railroad service. This is an emergency hire to fill unanticipated vacancies from early retirements.  As Indiana’s only municipal transit police department, NICTD Transit Police are responsible for the safety and security of approximately 3.6 million passengers annually and a 90 mile rail system that extends from the South Bend Regional Airport to downtown Chicago. Police headquarters are located in East Chicago, Indiana. Officers have bi-state law enforcement authority for Indiana and Illinois. Note: All candidates, irrespective of military or civilian experience, must also possess a current Police Officer Certification in good standing from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. This means that a candidate must be a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, or other Indiana approved law enforcement academy. Click HERE for the complete position description and details on how to apply.

Important note: Persons who previously applied in response to the notice posted in April 2021 remain under active consideration. There is no need to re-apply at this time.

Qualified officers are encouraged to apply at their earliest opportunity.

Position Requirements:  

Mandatory: The successful candidate must have at least two (2) years of recent prior law enforcement service with at least one (1) year of recent actual patrol service. Military veteran candidates not meeting this civilian experience requirement may substitute relevant military police experience for civilian experience. However, all candidates, irrespective of military or civilian experience, must also possess a current Police Officer Certification in good standing from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board.

Preferred: Skills preferred, but not required, include:

(a)        Community policing.

(b)       Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and law enforcement record management systems.

(c)        Fluency in a foreign language.

(d)       Transportation Security Administration training from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

(e)        Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively in highly stressful conditions.

(f)        Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills; ability to work with fellow employees and passengers, and other parties in the general public.

(g)        Valid driver’s license with a safe and insurable driving record.

(h)       Willingness to work varied shift hours, varied days off, holidays, and extended hours as may be needed to respond to operational circumstances.

(i)         Superior record concerning safety attitude, attendance, and work performance.

(j)         Ability to multi-task among competing short term priorities while maintaining a pleasant disposition.

(k)        Must successfully pass a post-offer employment physical and background investigation including, but not limited to, drug, alcohol, and psychological evaluations.

(l)         Successful candidates who receive offers must complete a one (1) year probationary period so as to confirm their stated skills and appropriate demeanor for a police officer.

(m)      Candidate must be vaccinated from COVID-19 illness or in the process of completing vaccinations at time of interview.

 Schedule: This work has varying schedules that include night, weekend, and holiday assignments. Mandatory overtime may be required consistent with the needs of the District. Schedules under normal circumstances are seven 12 hour shifts per two week pay period plus varying amounts of overtime depending on officer availability and the needs of the service. While not frequent, patrol officers may need to respond on short notice to operational exigencies or as directed by the Chief of Police. More information on the specifics regarding availability can be obtained during the interview process.

Supervision: The position reports to the Chief of Police.

Salary and Benefits: Full time patrol officers receive:

- $62,433 is the current annual salary based on a forty (40) hours of service work week. Hourly overtime rates apply when scheduled above forty (40) hours per week to meet the needs of the service for special events or other mandatory overtime.

- Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund (not 1977 Police and Fire Fund).

- Social Security.

- Supplemental pension plan after one year of service in an amount equal to eight (8) percent of their annual scheduled salary, paid in installments quarterly in arrears. There is no matching requirement to receive this benefit.

- Vacation (Three weeks annually from date of hire to 10 years of service. Four weeks annually from 10 years to 20 years of service. Five weeks annually after 20 years.).

- Holidays (police receive compensation for 11 holidays a year).

- Health club partial reimbursement and clothing allowance.

- Continuing education reimbursement.

- Health, dental and life insurance for the officer, spouse, and dependents. Officer contribution for self and family can be as low as $0 per month depending on the officer’s participation in voluntary wellness program initiatives.

- Take home squad car program (personal use not permitted)

Details are available during the interview process. Relocation benefits are not available.

How To Apply:

Important note: Persons who previously applied in response to the notice posted in April 2021 remain under active consideration. There is no need to re-apply at this time.

Submit a written resume outlining training, experience, and work history to: NICTD Police Patrol Officer Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in this assignment and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. Your resume and cover letter must be received at 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN, 46360, no later than 1 p.m., on Monday, June 14, 2021.   You may send the documents by mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or e-mail to: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. Phone calls and walk-ins expressing interest are not acceptable. The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered mail or e-mails. Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. This is an emergency hire to fill unanticipated vacancies from early retirements.  Apply early; the District reserves the option to close the application period before the stated deadline in the event that satisfactory candidates are identified and selected for employment.

Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, NICTD Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223, if you have questions about this specific opportunity or notice. Do not use this number for questions or information on other posted positions or opportunities.    

Part Time Patrol Officer

NICTD intends to hire part time patrol officers to pro-actively serve and protect the passengers, employees, and infrastructure of the South Shore Line commuter railroad service. As Indiana’s only municipal transit police department, NICTD Transit Police are responsible for the safety and security of approximately 3.6 million passengers annually and a 90 mile rail system that extends from the South Bend Regional Airport to downtown Chicago. Police headquarters are located in East Chicago, Indiana. Officers have bi-state law enforcement authority for Indiana and Illinois.

Qualifications: NICTD welcomes and values diversity among its employees. All qualified officers irrespective of race, creed, national origin, or gender are actively encouraged to consider service as a NICTD patrol officer. To be considered for this opportunity, officers must have at least two (2) years of recent prior law enforcement service with at least one (1) year of recent actual patrol service. Military veterans not meeting this civilian experience requirement may substitute relevant military police experience for civilian experience. However, all applicants, irrespective of military or civilian experience, must also possess a current Police Officer Certification in good standing from the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. This means that a candidate must be a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, or other Indiana approved law enforcement academy. Click HERE for the full position description, including mandatory and preferred position qualification requirements.

Schedule: This work has varying schedules that include night, weekend, and holiday assignments. Schedules under normal circumstances are four (4) to twelve (12) hour shifts depending on officer availability and the needs of the service. While not frequent, patrol officers may be requested to respond on short notice to operational exigencies or as directed by the Chief of Police. More information on the specifics regarding availability can be obtained during the interview process.

Salary and Benefits: Part time patrol officers receive $35.00 per hour, less appropriate taxes as well as a uniform allowance. Details are available during the interview process.

How To Apply:   Submit a written resume outlining training, experience, and work history to: NICTD Police Part Time Patrol Officer Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Avenue, Michigan City, IN 46360.   A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in this assignment and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. This is a rolling application process.   Apply early for best consideration. NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity at any time and without advance notice.  You may send the documents by mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or e-mail to: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. Phone calls and walk-ins expressing interest are not acceptable. The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered mail or e-mails. Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail.

Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, NICTD Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext. 223, if you have questions about this specific opportunity or notice. Do not use this number for questions or information on other posted positions or opportunities.    

Railroad Terminal Weekend Shift Supervisor (Railroad /Transit Experience Preferred)

NICTD intends to hire a railroad terminal weekend shift supervisor to oversee the Mechanical Department employees working on weekends at its Michigan City Shops. This opportunity allows a highly motivated individual to use his or her well-developed skills in railroad mechanical operations, industrial maintenance, teamwork, communication, technical knowledge, and practical thought to meet NICTD’s requirements for safe, reliable, and cost effective rail fleet maintenance.  Click HERE for the full position description.

Description of Duties:

  • Overall pro-active supervision of a weekend shift, as well as coverage up to and including forty (40) hours per week, on associated vacancies occurring on other morning, afternoon, or overnight shifts at the Michigan City Railroad Car Shops, Michigan City Railroad Terminal, and other locations as operationally required.  Persons supervised my include, but are not limited to, shop carmen, terminal carmen, car cleaners, electricians, and machinists. Ensures compliance with operating rules, safety rules, environmental regulations, work responsibilities, operational requirements, and other policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Assigns work to craft personnel based on required level of skill. Uses good judgment in prioritizing and rebalancing scheduled and unscheduled work assignments. Rearranges work assignments and employee allocations when necessary to address unexpected service disruptions, emergent weather conditions, personnel circumstances, or unanticipated urgent repairs.
  • Manages subordinates’ times on tasks and quality of work performed. Takes corrective action and instructs employees in timely and proper duty performance.
  • Manages employee attendance and work coverage. Actively reports and progresses through counseling and discipline no-shows, unexcused absences, tardy arrivals, and unapproved early quits.
  • Provides on-site managerial response to situational emergencies and incidents. Coordinates first aid, ensures follow-on care, notifies supervision, and fully investigates personal injury and property damage incidents.
  • Leads by example. Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements:  The following skills will be considered in the selection of candidates for interviews:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in supervision of industrial maintenance or railroad/transit vehicle fleet maintenance. Railroad or rail transit experience is preferred but supervision of heavy industry or other forms of transportation is acceptable. Exception: Will accept less supervisory experience if the candidate has an associates or bachelors degree with major in electrical, mechanical, or industrial maintenance topics.
  • Demonstrated record of successful project or shift management (accomplishing goals within time and budget) is essential.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, maintenance, and electrical issues that occur within a locomotive fleet, vehicle fleet, or heavy industry. Demonstrated on-floor interest in troubleshooting and assisting shop personnel with fleet maintenance or manufacturing system issues.
  • Experience with federal regulations, union agreements, operating rules, policies and other guidance applicable to an equipment maintenance facility.
  • Able to multi-task among competing short term priorities while maintaining a pleasant disposition.
  • Superior communication and listening skills; able to write objective, fact-based memos and reports.
  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record. Reliable transportation to and from Michigan City, Indiana, in all types of weather.
  • Willing to work indoors and outdoors; occasionally varied shift hours, occasionally varied days off, some holidays if operationally necessary and extended hours based on the needs of the service. Participates in weekend duty supervisor rotation.
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and computer skills is required. Preference for candidates with experience in the application of fleet management, payroll, timekeeping, benchmarking and productivity measurement/analysis software.
  • Superior safety, attendance, and work service records.
  • Able to climb on and under rail cars and locomotives.

Information in NICTD personnel and attendance files may be considered as a factor in the selection process. Selection is also subject to satisfactory results from a physical examination (including drug and alcohol screening tests) and a background evaluation (including criminal and trust-related criteria).


Salary and Benefits: Salary ranges from $55K to $66K. Salary will be set based on the candidate’s skills, experience, and consistent with pay structure for others in comparable assignments. Health care, dental care, vacation, holidays, supplemental pension plan, Railroad Retirement Board benefits, and comp time are some of the benefits available. Credit for time served in other railroad employment, including approved military leaves, will be applied in determining vacation day entitlements. Relocation benefits are potentially available.


How To Apply:   Submit a written resume outlining education, training, experience, and work history. A cover letter outlining the reasons why you are interested in working as a Railroad Terminal Weekend Shift Supervisor and why you believe you are best qualified is encouraged but not required. The mail or hand-delivery address is: Mechanical Department Shift Supervisor Opportunity, Attn: Director – HR&LR, 601 North Roeske Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360.   The e-mail delivery address is: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com. Your resume and cover letter must be received no later than 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 30, 2021.   Late letters and/or resumes will not be accepted. Phone calls and walk-ins requesting consideration or expressing interest are not accepted. The District assumes no responsibility for late or undelivered materials. Persons who desire to assure delivery of their request for consideration are encouraged to hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. Apply early for best chance at consideration; the District reserves the option to close this position prior to the stated application deadline.


Questions: Contact Bjarne Henderson, Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, at (219) 874-4221, ext 223.                                                                        

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NICTD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class, assuming the individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.  

NICTD’s complete EEO Policy Statement is available upon request to the District’s EEO Officer, Ms. Laura Harrington, at (219) 874-4221, ext 219; e-mail:    laura.harrington@nictd.com.