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Bus Operator, Transit

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
City of Wichita
Physical Address
455 N Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Job Description

This is responsible work that involves transporting people from one location to another in the safest manner possible by means of a bus. The position reports to an Operations Supervisor.

Starting pay: $13.5766 per hour

Work hours will be determined upon completion of training. New full time operators are guaranteed 80 hours per pay period, and can expect to work overtime. Schedule will be hours between 4:30 a.m. and 12 a.m.

Examples of Work Performed:

•Operates the bus in the safest manner.

•Ensures that correct fare is collected.

•Assists passengers with disabilities with securing wheelchairs with the proper restraint procedure.

•Keeps records related to bus operation as required.

•These examples are not intended to be all inclusive. Other job-related duties may be assigned as needed.

Requirements of Work:

•Ability to read, speak, and write the English language sufficiently to communicate with the general public, to understand traffic signs and signals in the English language, to respond to official inquiries, and to make entries on reports and records in a clear and legible manner.

•Knowledge of and ability to work with the four basic functions of mathematics.

•Ability to read maps, understand and maintain time points and schedules.

•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other employees, representatives of other organizations, officials, and the public.

•Ability to answer questions regarding other routes and services.

•Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

•Ability to exercise sound judgment in emergencies and other unusual situations.

•Knowledge of the geography of the city and names and locations of streets.

•Ability to: grip and perform other hand and foot motions necessary to safely operate a bus; to bend, kneel turn, twist and squat repetitively for short, sustained periods; to lift , push and/or pull a minimum of 50 pounds on level surfaces or ramps; to tolerate airborne nuisances associated with bus operation, including exhaust fumes and dust; to work and maintain safe operation during inclement weather conditions; and to perform repetitive squats and sustained 30-second squats.

•Valid Kansas commercial driver’s license (CDL) class A or class B (passenger & air brake endorsements preferred).

Required Experience and Training:

High school diploma or equivalent, plus two years commercial driving experience with an unrestricted Class A or B driver’s license and two years customer service experience is required. An equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.

This position is represented by Teamsters Local 795 and includes Teamsters pension.

This position may require pre-employment testing at any or all of the following: Workforce Center, City of Wichita Human Resources department or the Transit department.

This is a safety-sensitive position that requires the most recent two-year Drug and Alcohol testing records and accident records.

It is the declared policy and practice of the City of Wichita to extend equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons in all occupations and all levels of occupation without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability or other non-merit factors, except in cases of bona fide occupational qualifications. The City of Wichita does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

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