Bus Driver

City of Coralville

Under general supervision, operate city buses on assigned routes, collect fares; provide transit system information and other transit related information.


  1. Operate passenger buses over a system of routes.
  2. Operate according to time schedules.
  3. Collect fares.
  4. Issues and receives route transfer slips.
  5. Provides information to passengers concerning the transit route system, the city
  6. Street system, points of interest, public buildings, business locations, and specific route time schedules.
  7. Completes route trip sheets.
  8. Assumes responsibility for safe operation of coach and reports any malfunctions, defects, or accidents.
  9. Checks basic items, such as tires, water, and oil before taking bus on route.
  10. Performs routine maintenance checks during operation necessary to proper operation of bus.
  11. At the end of daily route, fills bus with fuel and logs gallons used if necessary.
  12. Completes daily records as requested by operations manager.
  13. Performs other related duties as requested by the operations manager.
  14. Trains new personnel in accordance with established training procedures.


  1. Education/Experience
  • Any combination equivalent to graduation from high school and one year experience in the operation of equipment comparable to a transit system bus.
  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of vehicle operation, methods, regulations, and laws. 
  • Ability to safely operate public transportation equipment. 
  • Ability to learn transit routes and to maintain route schedules. 
  • Ability to maintain effective public relations. 
  • Willingness to accept training in the areas of transit operations, procedures, planning and new techniques.
  1. License and/or Status
  • Possession of a valid chauffeur’s license as issued by the State of Iowa.


  • Ability to read, speak, write, hear and understand English to effectively communicate with citizens, City Council and employees by telephone, in written form or through face-to-face contact.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees and the public.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, climb and otherwise move about the job site for the performance of assigned duties.
  • Ability to operate department’s equipment including driving buses.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace or citizens encountered during work.
  • Possess the intellectual ability, judgement, stamina, and coordination necessary to normally complete daily assigned tasks within the workday.


Job ID: 74136

Posted 12 days ago

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