Ozark Regional Transit Employment Application

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Personal Information
Education and Training
High School or GED
College
Trade, Business, or Correspondence School
Trade, Business, or Correspondence School
Employment History

List former employer(s) below for the last 10 years, starting with the most recent employer. Include any gaps in your employment history.

Most Recent Employer
Employer
Employer
MVR and Background Check Agreement
License Information
Non Traffic Related Violations
References

List names and phone numbers of three business/work references that are not related to you and are not previous supervisors. If not applicable, list three school or personal references that are not related to you.

How does E-Verify Affect me as an Employee?

Ozark Regional Transit is requiring verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new employees (including U.S. citizens) within three days of hire.
Newly hired employees of ORT are required to complete the Form 1-9, and employees must provide ORT with documentation establishing both identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have established an electronic system called E-Verify to assist employers further in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly-hired employees. In short, through E-Verify, employers send information about you from your Form 1-9 to SSA and DHS to ensure that you are authorized to work in the United States and that you name, Social Security Number, date of birth, citizenship status, and any other non-citizen information you choose to provide your employer on the Form 1-9 match government records. Since ORT uses E-Verify, you as an employee have certain rights and responsibilities.

Know Your Rights - Quick List

  • ORT must post a notice informing employees of their use of E-Verify
  • E-Verify must be used for new hires only. It cannot be used to verify the employment eligibility of current employees.
  • E-Verify must be used for all ORT new hires regardless of national origin or citizenship status. It may not be used selectively.
  • E-Verify must be used only after hire and after completion of the Form 1-9. ORT may not pre-screen applicants through E-Verify.
  • If an employee receives an information mismatch from their Form 1-9 and SSA and DHS databases, ORT must promptly provide the employee with information about how to challenge the information mismatch, including a written notice generated by E-Verify.
  • If an employee decides to challenge the information mismatch ORT must provide the person with a referral letter issued by E-Verify that contains specific instructions and contact information.
  • ORT may not take any adverse action against an employee because he/she contests the information mismatch. This includes firing, suspending, withholding pay or training, or otherwise infringing upon his/her employment.
  • The employee must be given eight federal government work days to contact the appropriate federal agency to contest the information mismatch.
  • If an employee receives a SSA tentative non-confirmation (TNC), they have the option of visiting an SSA field office to update their record or if the employee is a naturalized citizen, the employee may choose to call USCIS directly to resolve the TNC. The phone number can be found on the SSA referral letter.

If you have any questions regarding this particular requirement, please contact the Operations Coordinator of ORT.

Statement of Policy - Equal Employment Opportunity

Ozark Regional Transit maintains that its mission is to provide a cost-effective, courteous, efficient and safe transit system to meet the transportation needs of Northwest Arkansas citizens, by furnishing knowledgeable management and qualified employees. Inherent within this mission is the assurance of equal employment opportunity. ORT  will require vendors, contractors, and sub-contractors not to discriminate in their hiring and employee promotion practices based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age or usability. ORT will effectively communicate its EEO program both internally and externally.

  1. ORT ensures equal employment opportunity through its system of personnel practices, including recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. These practices will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment on the grounds of age, color, race religion, sex national origin, disability or military status except where any of the above is bona fide occupational qualification.
  2. ORT is committed to undertake an affirmative action program, including goals and timetables, in order to overcome the effects of past discrimination on minorities and women.
  3. The responsibility of ensuring compliance and or implementation of ORT EEO program ultimately rest with Joel Gardner, Executive Director, but has been specifically assigned to ORT Operations Manager, Jason Lance.
  4. However, all management personnel share in this responsibility and all will have assigned specific tasks as it becomes necessary to assure compliance with our EEO program.
  5. All employees and all applicants for employment have the right to file complaints alleging discrimination with ORT EEO counselor, Gail Delancey. ORT EEO program and compliance is part of all new employees' orientation.
  6. All ORT management personnel involved in the interview, hiring and purchasing process will have the success of the EEO program as their goal and, once achieved, will strive to maintain that level of success. They will be evaluated on the success and ultimate maintenance of the EEO program.
  7. ORT is committed to the premise that successful achievement of EEO goals will provide benefits to ORT through fuller utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.
Conditions of Employment and Certifications

Thank you for your interest in working at Ozark Regional Transit. We appreciate the time and effort you put into completing this application.

ORT is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an Affirmative Action Plan. Furthermore, it is this company's policy not to refuse to hire a qualified individual with a disability because of that person's need for a reasonable accommodation as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

All employees at ORT are under an "employment at will" policy. As an employee, you are free to resign at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. At the same time, ORT reserves the same right to terminate employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, except as may be required by law. Moreover, this application does not constitute an agreement or contract for employment for any specified period or definite duration.

By checking the below box and submitting this application, you are giving ORT permission to contact and obtain information from all employers and educational institutions, and to otherwise verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application. By checking the below box and submitting this application, you are releasing liability from ORT and its representatives for seeking, gathering, and using such information and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. ORT expects the applicant to provide accurate information on this application. If the information is not accurate, is misrepresentative, or is omitted, then there will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate discharge from this organization, whenever it is discovered.

ORT is a drug-free workplace. Mandated testing is done under Federal Transit Administration regulations. Effective January 15, 2000, testing is also done under Arkansas Act 1552 of 1998.

By checking this box I am confirming the application was completed by me, and that all entries and information are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I agree that my misstatements or omission of material fact will cause forfeiture on my part of all rights to any employment with ORT. I further agree to resign immediately from the employ of this company should any one of my statements or answers on this application be found untrue, or should my past record, upon examination by ORT, prove unsatisfactory. I agree to all terms and conditions set forth in this application.

I represent and warrant that I have read and fully understand the foregoing and seek employment under these conditions. I verify that all information is accurate and I agree to the employment terms set forth by Ozark Regional Transit.

Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
8AM - 5PM
Phone
(479) 756 - 5901
Fax
(479) 756 - 2901
Administration Office
2423 E Robinson Ave
Springdale, AR 72764
Email
ortinformation@ozark.org