Employment Opportunities


RMTD is accepting applications for the following position listed below:

Full Time Mechanic

Perform daily maintenance & repair work of fixed route buses, paratransit & service vehicles; repairs & service may be of a minor or major nature. Working knowledge of diesel engines, equipment repair & maintenance procedures necessary. Ability to do simple math calculations, follow directions & work w/min. supervision. Req. valid CDL (or ability to obtain, training provided), HS diploma or GED & 2 yrs. exp. or graduate of diesel training program. Starting wage $25.86 per hour with generous benefits. Second shift available, requires rotating weekend work.

RMTD has established the goal of 100% drug &alcohol free work place. No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/D/V


RMTD is seeking a qualified applicant to fill a Full Time position in the Paratransit Department as a Dispatch/Supervisor.  Qualified applicants will be responsible for assuring that each Paratransit passenger is picked up in a timely manner while minimizing the number of miles and hours each driver travels and reducing waiting times and in-vehicle travel time for those passengers.

Starting wage:  $15.50/hour

The essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Schedule Paratransit trips and make preliminary assignments to vehicles
  • Dispatch trips by transmitting trip information to drivers
  • Continuously monitor and update drivers’ locations
  • Continuously monitor and control the overall scheduling system
  • Handle all radio communications in a professional manner
  • Other related duties as required and assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Prior office experience including data entry
  • CDL eligible (training is provided)
  • Working knowledge of Windows and satisfactory typing skills
  • Valid drivers license with good and verifiable driving record
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time management, communication and organization skills
  • Ability to remain calm and execute good judgment in a hectic environment
  • Familiarity with Rockford and surrounding areas
  • Ability to multi-task

Shift:  To be determined, may include evenings or weekends

Physical Demands:

  • Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Requires the ability to listen, hear and speak over the phone and two-way radio system

RMTD has established the goal of 100% drug & alcohol free work place.  Only completed employment applications will be considered.  Download and mail completed application or drop off at 520 Mulberry St. Rockford, IL 61101 or fax to 815-490-5035.  No phone calls please.  EOE/M/F/D/V


Transport passengers in the greater Rockford region in a timely, courteous manner via paratransit vehicle.  Must be able to handle physical demands of job (job description available) and familiarity with the region. Max 64 hours every 2 weeks, must be available all hours of operation, 7 days a week.  CDL needed, not required prior to hire, ability to pass DOT physical. Paid training. Prior transportation experience preferred but not required.  Potential for future full-time. 

Training pay $13.32 per hour.  When training is completed, the Part Time pay is $16.39

Only completed employment applications will be considered.  Download and mail completed application or apply in person at 520 Mulberry St. Rockford, IL 61101 or fax to 815-490-5035.  No phone calls please. 


RMTD has established the goal of 100% drug & alcohol free work place.

Please click below to print out and complete the RMTD Job Application


NOTE:  RMTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Anyone interested in learning more about our policy should contact Lisa Brown, RMTD EEO Officer at lbrown@rmtd.org or click to review the document.  policy statement

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