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Company Name :- City of Amarillo
Position Name :- Bus Driver/Van Operator
Company Location :- City of Amarillo, TX
Job Category :- Jobs in Amarillo
Full Job Description :-
Bus Driver/Van Operator
$15.00-$16.00 hr., depending on license status
Will work 6:00am to 7:00pm Monday thru Saturday. Days off during the week will vary. Must report to work on time, report all absences in a timely manner and have no unexcused absences.
This position is responsible for providing public transportation to the citizens of Amarillo, transporting persons within the city limits of Amarillo west of Lakeside. The position may also be required to perform other duties as assigned by management or dispatcher and is responsible for maintaining a harmonious working environment, through cooperation with coworkers, management, and dispatch.
Drives vehicle, in accordance with all traffic laws, in a manner that will prevent any chargeable accidents, incidents or passengers’ injuries.
Safely operates vehicle in all types of weather and road conditions.
Understands and applies pertinent laws and rules that regulate the operation of commercial motor vehicles.
Follows a predefined Fixed Route pattern; board and alight passengers at bus stops; follow a posted time schedule without running early at the bus stops to ensure on time performance; and observes passengers as they pay their fares or places the passenger’s fare into the fare box if assistance is needed.
Issue day passes for passengers and register passenger types on a counter; provide passengers with accurate route information including but not limited to trip planning, transfer locations, and schedule information.
Safely operates a commercial motor vehicle, understands, and interprets the functions of all gauges and switches on the control panel to detect mechanical problems, and report issues immediately to dispatch so that repairs and maintenance can be performed in a timely manner.
Maintains contact with dispatchers and other operators via a two-way radio, coordinates the needs of the passengers with other operators and dispatchers.
Performs relief and other duties as assigned by management or dispatcher including but not limited to helping in the dispatch office, completing paperwork, cleaning assigned vehicles as needed, and assisting in the smooth operation of the Transit department.
Must understand and apply the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations as they apply to public transportation; responds to persons with disabilities requests in a polite manner, leave his or her seat in order to operate the wheelchair lift and securement devices, and provides limited assistance to persons with disabilities such as sighted guide for a visually impaired person, assisting a person on and off the wheelchair lift, securing a person’s wheelchair, operating the wheelchair lift and announcing a designated stop upon request.
Completes a daily pre-operational vehicle check which includes but is not limited to cycling the wheelchair lift, note any defects in equipment such as brakes, tires, wipers, lights, etc. and check for body damage, reporting all vehicle defects in a timely manner.
Reports all vehicle or equipment defects to Dispatch or a supervisor in a timely manner.
Communicates any equipment failure with passengers and explain their options.
Maintains a clean vehicle, fuels their vehicle daily and stores all securement devices after use to prevent an accident, loss, or breakage.
Understands and applies Transit Department’s policies and procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to work independently in the absence of supervisory personnel.
Ability to make sound decisions under stress and think clearly in emergency situations.
Ability to effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to angry, ill, or violent persons.
Ability to safely drive in extreme weather conditions.
Ability to drive all Transit Department Vehicles.
Ability to operate vehicles in excess of 28’ in length.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to operate computers and other basic office equipment.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population of persons.
Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to respond with tact in every situation.
Knowledge of Transit Department policies and procedures.
Proficient in the use of each type of wheelchair lift and securement device.
Requires a High School Diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of three years of driving experience. Must have a valid drivers license and obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with a P endorsement or willing to achieve your CDL with proper endorsements within one (1) year of employment. The Operator must be able to pass a standard Department of Transportation (DOT) physical.
The City may consider all related education and/or experience in determining an applicant’s minimum qualifications and starting salary.
Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The employee must also walk, stoop, stand, crawl, sit, hear, crouch, feel, grasp, handle, reach, pull, push, speak, and see. Also requires the ability to make rational decisions and perform repetitive motions.
Special Instructions Summary
The City of Amarillo is home to approximately 200,000 people. We service 1,042 mile of streets, 2,018 acres of parks, 63,683 solid waste residential customers, 194,545 transit passengers.
A job at the City of Amarillo is personally rewarding, here you can bring your talent, your ability, your sense of responsibility and your sense of personal pride knowing that you can make a difference.
As an employee of the City of Amarillo you are contributing to the success of your city, and you are helping the community you live in. The parks in Amarillo, the roads your drive on, the emergency personnel who keep you safe all have one thing in common, we serve the citizens of Amarillo.
Working for the City of Amarillo is inherently meaningful because the work we do is related to building and improving our community. Public service is where talented people come to serve together and make a difference and we look forward to showing you how rewarding a career in public service can be.
The City of Amarillo is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or protected veteran status, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law.
The City of Amarillo provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case by case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at
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