This is skilled work in the operation of medium duty transit buses on fixed routes. Work involves responsibility for driving a medium duty shuttle bus on a fixed route, and transporting passengers in a safe, courteous and professional manner. Work also involves responsibility for conducting daily vehicle inspections, collecting fares from customers and providing information, and performing basic record keeping duties. Work is performed under general supervision once the route and operating procedures are learned. Work is reviewed by a supervisor through conferences, reports and observation of work in progress. Operates a medium duty, shuttle bus on a fixed route, transporting passengers in a safe, courteous and professional manner; adheres closely to time schedule; collects fares from customers and maintains ridership records; provides information to passengers such as other route schedules, stop locations, fare schedules, and directions to public buildings, hospitals and other places of interest; provides assistance to disabled passengers; issues transfers. Remains physically and mentally alert to traffic and driving conditions; drives defensively; maintains order on the bus, interacts with unruly riders including those under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Conducts pre-trip inspection of the vehicle at the beginning of the shift and post-trip inspection of the vehicle at the close of the shift to ensure that the vehicle is operational and functioning properly; checks fluid levels and adds fuel, oil and water as needed. Fills out logs and survey forms, prepares maintenance reports. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Keeps interior of bus clean and free of trash; replaces burned out light bulbs; performs minor maintenance duties; serves on committees to evaluate routes and schedules; drives for special events and community activities; performs related work as required.
Physical and Environmental Factors:
Work requires sitting for long periods of time in a confined vehicle. Work also requires occasional walking, standing, bending, climbing stairs, and lifting light objects. Work requires physical dexterity in the frequent use of hand-to-eye coordination and manipulative skills using
fingers, limbs and body in the operation of buses and other vehicles. Work is performed outside in operating a passenger bus on a fixed route. Work exposes the employee to potential traffic hazards and to inclement weather when driving. Employee is occasionally subject to potential physical hazards from unruly passengers.