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Lead Community Outreach Specialist

Sacramento, California 95816
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  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

SALARY: $24.79 - $34.70 Hourly


OPENING DATE: 11/08/22

CLOSING DATE: 11/21/22 11:59 PM

RECRUITMENT TYPE: Internal/External





DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.


About the Position:


The purpose of this position is to enhance SacRT’s customer service and outreach programs by communicating directly to customers on-board SacRT vehicles and facilities, and at events throughout SacRT’s service area. The Community Outreach Specialist is an important part of the marketing and communication efforts for the District. They are self-motivated individuals who are responsible for engaging with others in order to promote SacRT’s brand and services in both physical and virtual settings. Another important role of this position is to gather rider information through a variety of modes, including surveys, that will be used to improve SacRT’s service and the rider experience.




The Lead Community Outreach Specialist is a working lead that will perform the same job functions as the Community Outreach Specialists while in the field, with the following additional responsibilities leading the Community Outreach Specialist team: scheduling work assignments, ensuring timely attendance, assisting with set up/take down, providing necessary guidance and resources, acting as liaison between department staff and community event coordinators, responding and assisting to challenging circumstances, and communicating information to department management.





This is a general listing of job functions and does not represent a complete listing of the position’s responsibilities.


  • Rides different bus routes and trains to hand out promotional/marketing materials to inform riders about a service change, new campaign, and/or promotion.
  • Communicates with riders onboard transit, stations, and/or stops to informs riders about SacRT services and initiatives.
  • Holds pop-up events at light rail stations and transit centers.
  • Set up, staff and breakdown the SacRT tent, table and materials at different events across the region to promote SacRT.
  • Assists with different SacRT events, planned and unplanned activities impacting service to help riders navigate the system.
  • Provides SacRT outreach at bus stops and light rail stations, providing a visible presence to assist passengers with various wayfinding matters, including guidance related to SacRT’s system, directions, boarding and ridership processes, purchasing tickets through the specialized automated fare vending system, including both fare vending machines and SacRT’s specialized mobile fare app, and other advocacy/assistance related to SacRT transit services.
  • Participates in videos to promote SacRT.
  • Maintains a courteous and friendly demeanor during all interactions.
  • Keeps a tally of interactions with riders each day and at each event.
  • Assists with conducting surveys in coordination with the Marketing and Planning departments.
  • Helps organize swag and materials in the Marketing department, helps organize pocket timetables, and delivers marketing materials to different locations.


Lead (additional job functions):

The Lead Community Outreach Specialist is a working lead. In addition to performing all of the Essential Functions listed above for the Community Outreach Specialist, the Lead will also be responsible for:


  • Arrange and notify Community Outreach Specialists of weekly and daily schedules
  • Monitor event attendance and task completion of Community Outreach Specialists
  • Notify department management of all resource needs and supervision matters
  • Provide Community Outreach Specialists with resources for events
  • Assist with necessary on-the-job training
  • Act as liaison with community event leads, and manage in field work assignment changes




A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. SacRT reserves the right to determine the equivalences of education and experience.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).


Experience: One (1) year of customer service experience.


Leads Additional Qualifications: Three (3) years of customer service experience. Lead/Supervision experience preferred.


Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California driver’s license


Candidates must submit an official DMV printout at time of application, dated November 8, 2022, or thereafter, in order to be considered. DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. As a result of the current COVID-19 State of Emergency, SacRT will accept online DMV printouts until further notice.





The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application and supplemental questionnaire is required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at our website at www.sacrt.com.


A completed employment application, proof of education and official DMV printout, as outlined above, must be submitted online no later than Monday, November 28, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. SacRT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.


SacRT has a stand alone pension plan which is not part of, nor does it have reciprocity with CalPERS.


SacRT is an Equal Opportunity EOE Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.


This position falls under the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit.

Posted: 2022-11-09 Expires: 2022-12-10

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