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Bus Operator

Posted: 09/12/2021

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Part time and Full time positions and both start at $16/hr. 

POSITION SUMMARY
Operate passenger coach over specified or demand responsive routes to transport people to and from their destination on time and in a safe and courteous manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Operate passenger coach over specified routes.
  • Pre-inspect coach to detect and report safety or maintenance problems.
  • Observe time schedules along specified route while picking up and discharging passengers.
  • Ensure receipt of proper fare and accept or issue passenger transfers.
  • Observe safe operating practices at all times.
  • Operate wheelchair lift as needed.
  • Answer passenger questions and requests, furnish accurate information, and appropriately deal with disorderly or unruly passengers.
  • Report mechanical defects, accidents, road hazards, personal or passenger injuries to dispatch or supervisor
  • Operate a two way radio as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education
  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)
Experience
  • Experience driving large vehicles preferred, but not required
  • Customer Service experience preferred
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Certificates & Licenses
  • Class B CDL with a passenger endorsement without air brake restriction or Passed CDL test

Other Requirements
  • Must be 21 years of age at time of hire
  • Less than 4 points on driving record
  • No driver’s license suspensions in last 7 years
  • Must pass background check, Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and Drug/Alcohol testing
  • Must pass Customer Service and Safety assessment
  • Excellent problem solving and customer service skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Physical Abilities
  • Walk short distances (F)
  • Sit for periods of time while driving route(C)
  • Handling/Fingering when necessary to operate the passenger coach (C)
  • Reach Outward with arms or legs for operation of the passenger coach (C)  Reach Above Shoulder when necessary to operate the passenger coach (O)
  • Climb stairs on and off bus (O)
  • Squat or Kneel to secure wheelchairs if/when necessary (F)
  • Bend to secure wheelchairs if/when necessary (F)  Push/Pull wheelchairs if/when necessary (O)
  • Stand (O)

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5+ hrs/day)
C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day) 

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