Salary: $20.27 - $24.63 Hourly USD
The Coach Operator (Bus Driver) is under supervision, operates buses on an assigned fixed route while boarding and discharging passengers atdesignated bus stops on a strict schedule. In a public transportation setting maintains a safe and orderly environmentwhile providing a high level of customer service. This position requires working various hours, split shifts, evenings,weekends, overtime and holidays.
Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Responsible for the safety of all passengers while boarding, riding, and departing from the bus.
Completes pre-trip safety inspection of exterior of Coach, noticing its general condition and looking for damage and leaks. Checking in the engine compartment for condition of belts, hoses, wiring and fluid levels. Checks condition of tires, tread, wheel walls, etc. Conducts an interior safety inspection, checking the drivers compartment for condition of controls such as steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals, gauges, horn, wipers, lights, mirrors, etc. Conducts air brake system tests, wheelchair lift operation, emergency equipment conditions, seats, securements, etc. Completes the necessary inspection forms as required by law.
Drives bus over an assigned route in accordance with a time schedule, or may be assigned to Dial-A-Ride service for elderly and disabled. Operates the bus working odd hours, split shifts, holidays and weekends to conform with assigned schedules.
Collects and records fares and issues transfers; provides routine information to the public regarding bus routes and schedules.
Prepares reports of ridership, and accidents; prepares special reports as requested; turns in lost property found on or near City equipment or the Transit System office.
Operates two-way mobile bus radio in accordance with established operating rules and procedures.
May assist in the training of other Coach Operators; may perform dispatcher duties on a relief basis.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: Under general supervision, skillfully operates a transit buson regularly assigned schedules, routes and special trips. Picks up and discharges passengers at bus stops; assistspassengers as necessary; maintains continual, courteous and effective public relations. Responsible for safety of allpassengers while boarding, riding, and departing from the bus. Completes pre-trip safety inspection of exterior andinterior of bus, completes necessary inspection forms as required. Operates bus over an assigned fixed route inaccordance with time schedule. Collects and records fares and issues transfers; provides routine information to thepublic regarding bus routes and schedules. Prepares reports of ridership and accidents. Operates two-way mobilebus radio in accordance with established operating rules and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Federal and State laws as they relate to Commercial Drivers; state and local traffic laws and speed limits; provisions of the California Motor Vehicle code; safe driving practices, bus equipment, such as air brake system, and features of the bus. Emergency and accident handling procedures, fare policies, working with the public.
Ability to: prepare accurate reports and meet the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact; work independently; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Education and/or Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. Example combinations include:
Graduation from high school or equivalent and twelve (12)months experience, within the last three years, in the safe operation of a bus; good driving record. Must be at least21 years of age by filing deadline. Ability to speak Spanish is desirable.
License Requirements: A copy of the following documents must be presented at the time of applying:
• A valid California, Class A or B, driver's license, with Passenger Endorsement
• A current Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Driver Record also known as K4 Activity print-out (obtained within last 30 days prior to filing deadline).
Employmentas an On-Call Coach Operator (Bus Driver) is contingent upon satisfactorily passing a complete Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examination and City of Norwalk Post-Offer Physical Examination which includes a drug screen to comply with the City of Norwalk's Drug Free workplace policy. This position is subject to the DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations. A background check will be conducted. Ability to pass a visual acuity test and recognize colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.
Apply online at http://www.norwalkca.gov/city-hall/departments/human-resources . Employment application must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicant must be specific in describing qualifications for this position on application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Faxed materials or postmarks will not be accepted. Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Candidates with qualifications that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuation in the selection process. The selection process will include an oral interview and other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.The class may be utilized in various City departments.
The City provides preference to military veterans under consideration for initial employment. To claim veteran's preference an applicant must submit their most recentDD214form. An eligible veteran is one who has served in the United States armed forces and who has received an honorable discharge.
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Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Department of Human Resources at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled examination/interview date. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
The City of Norwalk, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices.