Part-Time County Bus Operator

Position Title: Part-Time Vehicle Operator (Driver)
Department: Operations
FLSA: Non-Exempt Pay: Hourly
Category: Safety Sensitive
Revisions Date: 3/05
Reports to Manager: Assistant Operations

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Safely operates transit buses, paratransit vehicles and vans (hereafter referred to as “bus” or “buses”) to transport passengers according to a fixed or variable route schedule in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations and employer’s policies, procedures, and guidelines. Promotes positive image of PARTA by providing safe, reliable, and customer-oriented service. Performs work safely; follows safety work rules, guidelines and procedures and exercises maximum care and good judgment to prevent injury and accidents from occurring. Performs work safely; follows safety work rules, guidelines and procedures and exercises maximum care and good judgment to prevent injury and accidents from occurring.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Completion of secondary education (High School or GED).
  2. 18 years of age and two years verifiable driving experience.
  3. Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License with no more than 2 points.
  4. Successful completion of post-offer Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination including drug screen.
  5. Successful completion of previous employment verification and criminal background investigation.
  6. Remain insurable under the employer’s vehicle insurance plan.
  7. Experience that demonstrates possession of or ability to acquire the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of: traffic laws, safe driving practices; employer policies and procedures; and the Portage County area.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A) Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License with no more than two points required at time of hire.
  2. B) Successful completion of previous employment verification and criminal background investigation.
  3. C) Successful completion of post-offer Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination including drug screen prior to hire is required. In addition, the employee must continue to meet driver fitness standards, as determined by periodic DOT medical examination.
  4. D) Successful completion of requirements to obtain Class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger endorsement upon Employer’s offer to train.

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor Physical Demands Strength Rating, this is considered Medium Work – exerting 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Work shifts vary from day to night and operate seven days a week, including weekends and holidays and may include split or varied shifts. The employee will be required to wear employer-issued uniforms. The employee will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment and is required to comply with the employer’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

PARTA has established the goal of 100 percent drug and alcohol free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing and may be subject to further urine and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment.

“PARTA does not discriminate in provision of services or employment because of handicap/disability, race, color, creed, national origin, sex or age.”

Complete job description available at PARTA offices at 2000 Summit Rd., Kent, OH