The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) plan to fill 100 Traffic Control Aide (TCA) positions as part of the Red Line South reconstruction project beginning in May of this year. The TCA hires start out as part-time employees, and earn a starting wage of $18.43 per hour.
The hires will serve as general traffic supervision, helping to facilitate shuttle buses, issues traffic citations, answers inquiries and the expanded supplemental bus service the CTA will be offering customers during the Red Line South reconstruction. Successful completion of a job training program is required after hire.
The 100 new TCA positions accompany the already 400 CTA bus driver hires in preparation for the $425 million investment in the Red Line on Chicago's South Side. The positions are not temporary; hires will be eligible for work following the completion of the Red Line rehabilitation.
The Red Line South project will also offer hundreds of job opportunities to tradespeople and apprentices in carpentry, electrical, ironwork, laborers, operators, plumbers and other areas.
The TCA positions are online now and will be posted through February 18, 2013.