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TitleLead Bus Driver - 773 (INTERNAL POSTING)DepartmentPublic
WorksJob Code02503FLSA StatusNon-ExemptUnion Code/AffiliationLocal 773DivisionTRANSITJob
Dispatch buses, direct transit drivers, and perform semi-skilled work operating a passenger bus or van on assigned routes and/or on a demand-response system in order to safely transport customers to their destinations in a safe and timely manner.
Essential Job Functions
Perform dispatching duties and direct drivers to maintain routes on schedule, keeping in radio contact with drivers to avoid delays and problems.
Assist with scheduling drivers; approve breaks and verify time points. Adjust bus schedules in the event of a route change or detour.
Answer phones and respond to public inquiries and complaints. Provide directions and information about bus schedules, facilities, and operations; assist customers with a variety of needs.
Perform routine walk-around inspection on bus before accepting passengers; report any defects to dispatcher on duty and fill out a vehicle defect form.
Safely operate passenger bus on assigned route, adhering promptly to time schedule; safely operate a minibus or van on a demand-response basis.
Ensure proper fares are deposited, accept proper passes, and issue transfer tickets.
Prepare/record basic reports on money collected, trip deviation, mechanical malfunction of buses and equipment, accidents, incidents, passenger tallies, destinations, and pickups of demand-response system.
Ancillary Job Functions
Operate two-way radio system to communicate with dispatchers and drivers.
Provide passenger assistance, including operation of wheelchair lift and securing devices as well as assistance to visually impaired passengers and others with varying disabilities. Assist with boarding/deboarding, transfers from seat to seat, and package handling.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
MUST BE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum of one year relevant experience.
Class B CDL with airbrake endorsement, passenger endorsement, and DOT medical certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position
Considerable knowledge of motor vehicle laws, ordinances, and safe driving practices.
Knowledge of streets and locations within the City of Columbia.
Ability to provide guidance and training to others.
Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations, to write clearly and legibly, and to prepare basic records and/or reports.
Ability to count money and make change.
Demonstrated mature, responsible attitude in dealing tactfully and congenially with customers.
Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and the general public.
Considerable ability to communicate effectively and to follow both oral and written instructions.
Ability to lend assistance to passengers with disabilities, including providing lifting/moving assistance for passengers boarding/deboarding buses.
Work Environment Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job
May be exposed to wet/humid conditions, inclement outdoor weather, vibration, airborne particles/fumes, potentially hazardous bodily fluids, loud noise levels, or moving mechanical parts.
Frequently required to work in hazardous traffic conditions.
Exposed to moderate noise levels.
Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
Must be able to sit, drive, and maneuver long-wheel-based vehicles and small buses/vans for extended periods of time.
Regularly required to talk and listen.
Must be able to grasp, push, stand, walk, drive, reach with hands/arms, stoop/kneel/crouch/crawl, climb/balance, move up and down from/to sitting position on the floor, and operate mechanical equipment.
Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement.
Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, precise hand-eye coordination, and ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds.
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.Hours/DaysSupervision
GradeA8Number of Positions Available1Deadline to Apply04/26/2018Open
Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicants
MUST BE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE. This is to establish a Eligibility Roster only.
Notice to ApplicantsIndividuals
needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.7235
TTY: 711 (MO RELAY)
THE CITY OF COLUMBIA IS A MERIT, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: MALE / FEMALE
THE CITY OF COLUMBIA REQUIRES PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING
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