Transit Operator

City Of Brownsville Brownsville , TX 78526

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

THE OPPORTUNITY: The City of Brownsville is in a transformative period driven by significant public and private investments such as the expansion of the Brownsville-South Padre Island Airport Terminal, creation of a New Space City, the Port of Brownsville, Downtown Revitalization, and quality of life enhancements.

The ideal candidate for Transit Operator aspires to be a model of innovation, inclusion, and empowerment who enables bold people and ideas to thrive. A Transit Operator will be a participatory leader: a results-oriented, relationship-building, self-aware team player who also possesses high integrity and politeness, and who foster trust by building relationships with tolerance, patience, and support to provide the best value in service of the citizens of Brownsville.

The Transit Operator operates a transit bus on specified fixed and paratransit routes with prescribed time schedules. The employee is responsible for providing safe, dependable, and on-time transportation services to the public in a courteous and friendly manner. The transit operator must strictly adhere to all applicable state and local traffic laws, regulations, safety rules, policies, and procedures to ensure the well-being of all passengers.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Trust

  • Ethical

  • Responsible

  • Safety Acumen

  • Self-Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Flexible

  • Self-Awareness

  • Critical Thinking

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Safely operates a public transit bus in all types of weather, traffic, emergency situations or conditions. The job may include morning, evening, weekend, holiday, split, or other work schedules.

  • Thoroughly inspects and performs pre-trip and post-trip daily on bus and equipment inspections; reporting all bus mechanical defects, needed repairs, and body damage upon daily inspection.

  • Comply with all State and local traffic laws; Departmental policies, safety rules, and procedures.

  • Report hazardous and dangerous conditions along bus routes, at passenger stops, vandalism, and graffiti in buses or bus stops, including incidents/accidents immediately.

  • Documents accidents and incidents in detail on necessary forms.

  • Drives bus safely strictly adhering to time schedules and not deviating or making stops without proper authorization.

  • Provides friendly customer service, information about public transit schedules, routes, fares, and other City services using tact and diplomacy, communicating professionally and responsibly.

  • Provides passenger assistance as needed.

  • Checks for proper passenger identification cards to ensure that appropriate fares are deposited into the farebox system.

  • Operates wheelchair lift/ramp and assists passengers as needed in boarding and alighting in a safe manner.

  • Announce points of interest and major street intersections.

  • Operates a two-way radio or other communication devices.

  • Responsible for the removal, replacement, and carrying the fare box for vault deposit.

  • Maintains a professional, clean and well-groomed appearance.

  • Maintains interior of a transit bus in a clean and neat appearance.

  • May be required to assist in transit operator training programs.

  • Must be familiar and able to operate a computer.

  • Performs other related work as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

  • Requires High School diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Preferred a minimum of 6 months of work related experience.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:

  • Class B Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement and satisfactory motor vehicle record.

  • Medical Certificate (FMCSA).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:

Ability to exert up to 35-50 lbs. of force occasionally or a negligible amount of energy frequently to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Duties are usually perform seated while driving a vehicle. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Working time may require irregular hours and shift times.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

The City of Brownsville requires all employees to successfully pass a Drug & Alcohol examination and a Background Check.

ADA COMPLIANCE:

The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

BENEFITS:

The City of Brownsville participates in a generous retirement plan with retirement opportunities available at 5 or 20 years of continuous service. The City has an exceptional employee and family medical and dental insurance plan. Employees may also contribute to deferred compensation plans from Nationwide or VALIC or supplemental insurance plans from AFLAC and Colonial Life. Full time employees have the opportunity to accumulate 10 sick days and 10 annual days per year. Additionally, the City of Brownsville observes 12 holidays annually.

EEO STATEMENT:

The City of Brownsville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time to develop our employees. This description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prohibit or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

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Transit Operator

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