Bus Operator (Part-Time)

Escambia County Pensacola , FL 32501

Posted 2 days ago

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

"This a part-time position with a minimum of 20 working hours per week."


Drives and maintains the appearance of the interior of the bus. Provides safe, reliable, and efficient transportation.

During training, the salary is minimum wage of $8.46 hourly. Upon completion of department training, the hourly wage will increase to $14.75.

This is a "mandatory-testing" position that requires Drug Testing.

Examples of Duties: Drives one of several different coach/buses or company non-revenue vehicles in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the contracted service area within a daily assigned time schedule.

Maintains a strong attendance record.

Performs pre/post trip vehicle inspections as required.

Possess a functional knowledge of the demographics of the service area.

Stops at designated points to load and/or unload passengers.

May assist in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids and is required to properly secure wheelchairs and scooters.

Notifies dispatch of deviations, overload, accidents, passenger incidents, medical/behavioral problems, or bus mechanical/electrical trouble.

Assures that fares are deposited into the fare box and dispenses information.

Advises passengers of rules and regulations when necessary.

Completes and submits written reports concerning passengers and all accidents.

Operates on-board computer fare boxes and destination signs.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience:

High School Diploma or Equivalent (G.E.D.)

Age Requirement:

Must be 21 years of age at the time of employment

Licensing Requirements:

Must possess a Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL) with air brakes and passenger endorsements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;

Safe driving practices;

Providing customer service;

Caring for and operating buses and vehicles and applicable equipment;

Ability to verbally communicate with passengers and dispatchers/road supervisors including use of a 2-way radio and PA system;

Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, and intense noises.

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