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Omnitrans Employee of the Year 2017

Employee of the Quarter John Steffon (left) is presented with his award by CEO/General Manager P. Scott Graham (right) and Board of Directors Chair Ron Dailey (center) at February’s board meeting.

As he prepares for retirement in just a few months, East Valley Transportation Manager John Steffon is definitely going out on a high note as Omnitrans recognizes him as the Employee of the Year for 2017!

Throughout the last year, John played a crucial role in keeping Omnitrans operations flowing smoothly during a time when numerous management positions were vacant in his department. John postponed his retirement as he took on duties of the West Valley Transportation Manager, East Valley Assistant Transportation Manager, and Dispatch Supervisor in addition to his own.

During this time, the operations department was able to increase our part-time driver roster to ensure that bus service needs were met for our community and to prevent our current coach operators from working overtime on their days off. John was instrumental to these efforts and the successful onboarding of new drivers as he managed many of the day-to-day functions of the department.

“Time management was tough,” admits John. “Some of your own work has to take a backseat to what really needs to be done then and there. This was the biggest challenge – trying to keep everything up to date from attendance, to handling all ATM duties, making sure all dispatch supervisor duties were being handled, and covering at West Valley if we needed to handle any disciplinary issues.”

Although John looks forward to retiring soon, he remains fully committed to our mission of connecting our community while he is still here. “It’s coming to an end and it’ll be time to move on in a few months. Omnitrans has been very good to me, and I come here every day with a smile on my face.”

Congratulations, John! Your dedication to your employees and to our passengers is valued and appreciated.

Omnitrans offers more than just a job

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HR Clerk Lourdes Sandoval

Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Omnitrans offers a variety of rewarding positions, from management to marketing, operations to planning, procurement and more. As a leading employer in the San Bernardino Valley, we offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits including:

  • PERS Retirement Plan
  • Credit Unions
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Health & Dental Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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Mark Crosby, Security & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Did you know that Omnitrans has its own Toastmasters club? The Rolling Thunder Toastmasters club was chartered in 2011 to encourage employees  to enhance their communication and leadership skills. Its members have successfully competed in both district and national competitions. It’s proven to be a dynamic way for people in the agency to get to know each other while  polishing their public speaking abilities at the same time.

Employees also have the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Action Program (LAP). During this 6-month program, each participant works on a project of their choosing, with the potential to improve a process or generate significant savings for Omnitrans. The participants thoroughly research their projects and present their findings to the executive leadership team for possible implementation. This year, the combined projects have the potential to save the agency more than $2 million per year!

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Ross Hrinko, Safety & Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Omnitrans is committed to supporting the health of its employees. The agency sponsors an employee Wellness Program, an annual health fair and a monthly Wellness Minute newsletter. Many staff members have formed daily walking groups and take advantage of the free, on-premises gym. Last year, one employee shared the story of how a Wellness Fair health screening led her to discover she had diabetes, high blood pressure, and a benign tumor in the frontal lobe of her brain. It inspired her to switch to a healthier lifestyle and start a friendly weight loss competition with her friends at work.

If you’d like to learn more about Omnitrans and open job positions, please visit  the Careers page on our website. There, you can also opt in to receive job notifications by email.  If you’re a qualified applicant with a great work ethic and positive outlook, searching for a long term career, we’d love to hear from you.

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The Omnitrans Finance Department