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Transit Driver

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, IA

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Transit Driver

Cedar Rapids is a vibrant urban hometown – a beacon for people and businesses that are invested in building a greater community now and for the next generation”.

The City of Cedar Rapids, IA is currently recruiting for a Transit Driver.
The salary range for this position starts at $35,692.80.00 annually. 
The City of Cedar Rapids welcomes diversity in all forms including; race, gender, background, and thought. The City strives for a workforce that reflects the community we serve!
Details on the required qualifications including the complete job description for this position can be found at our website:
Some Examples of Essential Work:
  • Operates transit vehicles on prescribed bus routes and schedules;
  • Operates transit vehicles in a safe manner to avoid preventable accidents and incidents;
  • Collects, counts and records fares and operates the farebox in accordance with department policy;
  • Acknowledges complaints from the public;
  • Prepares daily record sheets;
  • Assists or accommodates passengers in accordance with ADA regulations and department policy, including proper operation of the wheelchair lift/ramp, proper securement of passengers with wheelchairs, calling out stops, etc.;
  • Conducts pre-trip inspections and procedures such as wiping off seats, adjusting mirrors, and checking for bus defects or potential safety hazards according to department policy;
  • Conducts post-trip inspections such as checking for lost and found items, closing windows, picking up trash, and fueling the bus according to department policy;
  • Answers questions from the riding public about schedules, routes and fares;
  • Reports accidents or incidents according to department policy;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;
  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
  • Performs related work as required.
Specific qualifications include: 
  • Experience in driving buses, trucks or large vehicles on a prescribed route basis, including public contact. Experience working with the general public preferred; and
  • Training period determined by management.
Required Special Qualifications:

  • Must obtain valid Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with passenger and airbrake endorsements within training period and valid Medical Examiners Certificate.
The City of Cedar Rapids offers a supervisory training curriculum and professional development courses throughout the year. We believe in upward mobility for our employees and the diversity and size of our organization provides opportunities for advancement.
We offer a generous benefits package that includes: free employee dental care and low cost family dental care, low cost health and prescription coverage, flexible benefits plans, 11 paid holidays, a comprehensive wellness program with free annual screenings for you and your spouse, an IPERS retirement package, deferred compensation, flexible leave and tuition reimbursement.

For more information on what it is like to experience life in Cedar Rapids or the Corridor area visit or

Visit our website to apply through our “Employment Opportunities” page:

Applications accepted until 4:00p.m. March 16, 2018.

Pre-employment drug screen required.

Assistance provided to disabled individuals upon request

Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Instructions:

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Posted 03/02/18

Job ID: 63470