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Transit Bus Operator - Mass Transit

Company: Escambia County
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Close Date: September 30, 2022

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus (Contract Required)

$15.04/HR after completion of training

$16.93/hr after 25 mths

$19.84/hr after 37 mths


This class drives and maintains the appearance of the interior of the bus and provides safe, reliable, and efficient transportation.

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

This position is open/continuous. This designation indicates we accept applications for this position all year round and eligible applications are valid for six months.


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


Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:

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

Must be 21 years of age at the time of employment

Licenses and Certifications:

Must possess a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brakes and passenger endorsements

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):

occupational hazards and safety precautions

safe driving practices

providing customer service

caring for and operating buses and vehicles and applicable equipment

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

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


County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, finger and hand dexterity as well as 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.

Possess excellent or corrected vision to allow operator to have the ability to read and comprehend written material. Must have good depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision, and color perception as is required to drive a motorized vehicle.

Possess a full range of sense of hearing, including tone, pitch, and volume when operating transit vehicle, using 2-way radio, and assisting passengers and public.

Must have good manual dexterity in order to perform the basic functions of the MDT keypad. Required to reach, grasp, and use multiple objects which include but are not limited to: a 2-way radio, door control, PA microphone, steering wheel, wheelchair lift control, and bus door control.

Required to sit while operating vehicle approximately 75% of the work day. The remaining 25% of the day will require the operator to move both in the internal and exterior perimeters of the bus, including a pre-trip inspection of the vehicle by walking around and through the vehicle.

Benefits/Compensation Package:

* Medical / Dental / Vision plans
* Prescription coverage
* Employee health clinic
* Employee fitness centers
* Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
* Deferred Compensation Plan
* Flexible Spending Account(s)
* Employee Assistance Program
* Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
* Group Life Insurance

Keywords: Escambia County, Pensacola , Transit Bus Operator - Mass Transit, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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