Transit Driver

City of Cedar Rapids

Job Reference #: TR004- 11/16/2021


  • New Hire: $19.26 
  • 5 months: $22.71 
  • 1 year: $24.46 
  • 2 years: $26.70

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: Could be scheduled anytime Monday-Friday 4:45am-8:00pm and Saturday 7:45am-5:50pm; adding up to 40 hours regularly scheduled.

Position will be advertised until filled. 
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids. 

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:

  • Three years driving experience required;
  • Experience driving buses or large vehicles preferred;
  • Customer service experience preferred

Required Special Qualifications:

  • Must possess valid U.S. Driver’s License
  • Must obtain valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) with passenger and airbrake endorsements within training period and valid Medical Examiners Certificate.

Job ID: 77867

Posted 13 days ago

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