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BUS OPERATOR
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

 

 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
BUS OPERATOR - 0721 Salary

$16.27 - $24.00 Hourly


Location

100 W. McBee Street - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION



Job Number

00590


Division

TRANSIT OPERATIONS






Closing

12/31/2021 11:59 PM Eastern




Brief Description

The City is offering a $1,000 Sign-On Bonus for Bus Operators. See details in the full job posting at http://jobs.greenvillesc.gov.


Job Summary
Operates a bus through light to heavy city traffic, for the purpose of carrying passengers in a safe manner and in accordance with city, county, state, and federal laws, as well as City rules and policies. Collects fare, assists passengers with disabilities as needed while safely performing operation procedures. Monitors bus, weather conditions, and safety of passengers.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Operate Transit Bus: Operate transit bus/cutaway bus in a safe, proficient manner by applying brakes, starting and stopping engine. Comply with all city, county, state, and federal traffic rules regulations, laws and procedures for the safe operation of a transit bus. Assist persons with disabilities onto and off the wheelchair lift, operate lift/ramp, and secure wheelchairs as required. Adhere to the Greenlink Operations Handbook. Ensure AVL system is logged in. Ensure driver area is clean at the end of each shift. Evacuate passengers in need during emergency situations. Assist in the training of new drivers as assigned. Actively participate in the reporting of safety issues and concerns that are observed during the course of essential job functions. 30%

Perform Customer Service: Provide information in a courteous manner to passengers regarding routes, schedules, transfers, and fares. Make public address announcements in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Act as a front-line point of contact to ensure delivery of quality customer service. Ensure an adequate supply of transfers for the customers. 25%

Maintain Schedule and Assure Proper Fare Collection: Operate the buses on a schedule route in a manner that provides for the maximum possible safety to passengers while maintaining the scheduled time points. Effectively utilize paddles, manifests and other information, to follow routes and meet time points. Coordinate detour, accident and incident information to radio dispatch, and respond to instructions given. Operate GFI Fare boxes to assure proper collection of fares including full-ride, tickets, passes, half-fares, and special service fares. 25%

Monitor Physical Condition of Vehicle, Perform Inspections, and File Reports: Observe all conditions of vehicle while driving including lights, mirrors, door, fare box, brake pressure, tire condition, heater, and/or air conditioner. Report any mechanical problem immediately. Comply with all state and local laws pertaining to the operation of the vehicle. Safely and efficiently operate equipment on buses, including fare boxes, wheelchair lifts, radio, and emergency equipment. Assure the cleanliness of the interior and seating area. Conduct and document a thorough pre-trip inspection of the vehicle prior to operation on a daily basis as per Greenlink and state regulations. Comply with all company safety rules and operate assigned vehicles. Complete post-trip inspection at the end of each shift. File necessary reports in case of an accident or incident with assigned vehicle or an injury to passengers and operators. Submit verbal and written reports on accidents or incidents required. Serve as a subject matter expert on Greenlinks Safety Committee as required. 20%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over one year of bus driving experience or completion of the City of Greenville Bus Operator in Training Program.


Preferred Qualifications
Previous driving experience as a bus operator with a transit system, or as an over the road coach operator.


Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class B CDL with air brake provision and passenger endorsement.


Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
The safe operation of a public transit bus, including complete familiarization with its systems and safety features.
Traffic rules, regulations and laws and procedures for the safe operation of a transit bus, and the ability to operate a transit bus in a safe manner.
Geography and roadways of an assigned route and of the entire municipality.

Ability to:
Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Operate vehicle radio, Mobile Data Terminal (MDT), AVL system, and fare collection systems.
Operate and/or utilize all standard safety equipment installed in transit passenger vehicles, including; safety harnesses, restraints, and any other equipment required by federal, state, or local regulations.
Conduct and document pre and post trip inspections.
Read and understand maps and schedules.
Read, understand and follow rules and regulations, vehicle operating procedures, vehicle laws, and written and oral instructions.
Maintain effective working relationships and deal courteously and effectively with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors.
Be able to work without immediate supervision in the field after completion of the initial training period.
Prepare accident and incident reports.
Maintain simple records and make basic math calculations.
Operate a wheelchair ramp and assist passengers with disabilities.
Handle confrontational passengers effectively.
Be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance.
Be available to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, holidays, working split shifts, and a reasonable amount of overtime.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Shop, vehicle, and outdoors (roadways).

Protective Equipment Required: Seatbelt and safety vest.


Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Constant exposure to fire hazards, communicable diseases, and physical danger or abuse. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards. Occasional exposure to chemical hazards and electrical hazards.


Physical Demands: Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree. Continuously requires sitting, handling, vision, foot controls, balancing, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires kneeling and bending. Occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, crouching, and twisting.


Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.


Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.

HEALTH INSURANCE

The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
RETIREMENT BENEFITS
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


Agency
City of Greenville (SC)

Address
206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601

Phone
864-467-4530

Website
https://jobs.greenvillesc.gov





 

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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.

 

 
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