Transit Operator--Fixed Route--Entry Level

Chapel Hill Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 3 months ago

Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

We will train you! No experience necessary!

Starting Pay: $14.70 (without CDL); $15.08 (with CDL)

  • We have a limited number of full time positions available.

  • We have program support (pon benefited) positions available too!

Chapel Hill Transit has an exciting opportunity for energetic committed and mission-driven individuals. We are seeing to hire Transit Operators--no experience necessary! We will train you with the skills you need to safety operate transit vehicles that transport over 7 million passengers each year. Our Transit Operators consistently receive praise for their helpful and courteous service to our community! Our service is free to its riders.

The purpose of this position is to transport customers to and from their destinations, assist them on and off the vehicle, and safely securing mobility aids in the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. This is accomplished by assuming responsibility for the safety of CHT customers and equipment and performing routine vehicle inspections to ensure proper operations.

The Town of Chapel Hill offers a generous benefit package including a pension plan and 401K, employer paid health insurance with $250.00 deductible; life insurance, short and long term disability insurance; low cost dental insurance; onsite free health clinic, onsite free fitness center, and much more!

Essential Functions:

Safely operates transit vehicles to pick up and transport customers while adhering to transit vehicle route schedule and maintaining a pleasant and courteous manner

Completes familiarization with system and safety features; geography and roadways of an assigned route and of the entire service area; traffic rules, regulations and laws, and transfer points

Provides information on bus services to customers

Receives and transmits two-way radio messages involving accidents, incidents, emergencies, criminal activities, or other authorized CHT business utilizing judgment and discretion to ensure customer and individual safety

Performs vehicle operations at varying hours of day and night. Will work outside regular business hours as required by service demands

Writes reports and completes forms as required, may prepare detailed written reports concerning accidents incidents, breakdowns and mechanical defects, as required at the end of their shift

Performs other duties as required

Supervision Exercised


Physical Demands

The work is typically performed in a vehicle and outdoors. The employee uses equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity and assist customers regularly with mobility impairment including but not limited to pushing wheelchairs, lifting some light or heavy weight objects.

Work Environment

The work is typically performed in a vehicle and outdoors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state, and town traffic and safety rules and regulations

  • the geography and road system of the town and Transit coverage area.

  • Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words

  • Perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

  • Write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses

  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our value of RESPECT


High school diploma or equivalency or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties.




Possession of or the ability to readily obtain a Class B CDL with P (Passenger Endorsement) issued by the State of North Carolina. In addition, must have NC CDL Class B permit prior to the beginning of training.

Revised: October 1, 2013

Supplemental Information:

This classification has been designated as Safety Sensitive and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

This classification has been designated as "driving essential."

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