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Driver (PT & FT)

Posted: 11/24/2021

Job Summary:

The Local Transit Bus Driver will transport people by bus on regularly scheduled bus routes throughout the city. 
 
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Follows a planned bus route, making stops to pick up or drop off passengers.
  • Collects fares and answers questions about the bus route.
  • Communicates with the dispatcher via two-way radio during the route; provides updates to the dispatcher and reports emergencies, traffic patterns, or accidents.
  • Assists passengers on and off the bus when help is needed.
  • Visually inspects the bus before beginning the day’s assigned route.
  • Reports any mechanical issues with the bus such as brakes, steering, or other issues.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to operate a bus safely.
  • Knowledge of motor vehicle laws.
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance and the ability to diagnose mechanical problems.
  • Time management skills.
 

Education and Experience:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid commercial driver’s license. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must pass a drug screening and a background check.
  • Prolonged periods of operating the bus.
  • Must be able to assist passengers when needed.
  • Load and securing of wheelchairs.

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