Transit Bus Operators

City of Harrisonburg   Harrisonburg, VA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on February 22, 2023
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Are you seeking a challenging yet rewarding full-time, benefits-eligible position that allows you to utilize your customer service and driving skills? If so, the Department of Public Transportation's Transit Bus Operator positions may be the right opportunity for you! The Public Transportation Department is seeking to fill full-time, benefits-eligible Transit Bus Operator positions. The role has a preferred hiring range of $16.60 - $17.10 per hour; however, an exact salary will be determined per City policy. Prior experience and a CDL is not required at the time of hire for this position as paid on-the-job training will be provided.

As a Transit Bus Operator, you will: Drive a transit bus; Pick up and deliver passengers; Collect fares; Operate a bus on a designated route for a daily schedule; Operate a two-way radio and report unusual traffic conditions, passenger emergencies, or other problems; Operate a mobility device lift and secure mobility devices; Obey all traffic laws and observe mandatory safety regulations for transit operations to ensure passenger safety.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and some experience operating busses or similar equipment. Candidates without previous experience operating busses or similar equipment are encouraged to apply as paid on-the-job training will be provided. Valid driver's license is required at time of application. Possession of or the ability to acquire an appropriate CDL valid in the Commonwealth of VA is required by the end of the paid, on-the-job classroom training for this position, or as deemed appropriate by the Department. Availability to work a minimum of 5 days per week Mondays - Saturdays, primarily for afternoon/evening shifts. Opportunities for additional shifts may be available. Click here to view the physical requirements of this position.

The ideal candidate should have: Thorough knowledge of traffic rules and regulations; The ability to operate buses and related equipment safely and efficiently; and The ability to remain alert and calm during periods of stress and be courteous to riders and the general public. Successful applicants for this position will be subject to the following screenings and must receive satisfactory results: DMV record check; FTA drug screen; FTA physical; and Criminal background check. This position is subject to alcohol and controlled substances testing as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This position may close at any time after 10 calendar days. (posted 02/16/2023) The City provides an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement (VRS & MissionSquare), life insurance, paid leave and holidays. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or veteran status. The City of Harrisonburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.