Transit Driver

City of Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA Drivers & Transportation / Municipal & Government $17.63 to $24.43 hourly
Operates transit vehicles and provides mass transit services to the general public.
Works under general supervision from department management; exercises discretion in dealing with public, within prescribed and procedural guidelines.

Position Schedule: Monday-Saturday, 40 hours/week

Examples of Essential Duties:
  • 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.

Required Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of City geography, transit routes and of schedule policies and procedures established for the work system;
  • Skill in operation of transit vehicles through on?the?job training;
  • Skill in interpersonal relations with the general public and co-workers;
  • Ability to operate the following equipment and tools: transit vehicles, fareboxes, wheelchair lifts/ramps, global positioning equipment, two-way radios, etc.;
  • Ability to work under general supervision from department management: exercises discretion in dealing with public, within prescribed and procedural guidelines;
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in order to generate required reports;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Acceptable Experience and Training:
  • 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 air-brake endorsements within training period and valid Medical Examiners Certificate.

Job ID: 66000

Posted 6 days ago

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