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Full-time Transit Driver

at City of Cedar Rapids in Cedar Rapids, IA

$34,736.00 - $48,131.20 Annually
Transit Garage 450 1st Street SE, IA

Job Type
City Manager's Office
Job Number
5/19/2017 4:00 PM Central

Schedule: As assigned, including weekends, evenings.

Operates transit vehicles and provides mass transit services to the general public.

Works under general supervision from department management; exercises discretion in dealing with public, within prescribed and procedural guidelines.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
Operates transit vehicles on prescribed bus routes and schedules;
Operates transit vehicles in a safe manner to avoid preventable accidents and incidents;
Collects, counts and records fares and operates the farebox in accordance with department policy;
Acknowledges complaints from the public;
Prepares daily record sheets;
Assists or accommodates passengers in accordance with ADA regulations and department policy, including proper operation of the wheelchair lift/ramp, proper securement of passengers with wheelchairs, calling out stops, etc.;
Conducts pre-trip inspections and procedures such as wiping off seats, adjusting mirrors, and checking for bus defects or potential safety hazards according to department policy;
Conducts post-trip inspections such as checking for lost and found items, closing windows, picking up trash, and fueling the bus according to department policy;
Answers questions from the riding public about schedules, routes and fares;
Reports accidents or incidents according to department policy;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;
Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
Performs related work as required.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Knowledge of City geography, transit routes and of schedule policies and procedures established for the work system;
Skill in operation of transit vehicles through on?the?job training;
Skill in interpersonal relations with the general public and co-workers;
Ability to operate the following equipment and tools: transit vehicles, fareboxes, wheelchair lifts/ramps, global positioning equipment, two-way radios, etc.;
Ability to work under general supervision from department management: exercises discretion in dealing with public, within prescribed and procedural guidelines;
Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in order to generate required reports;
Ability to work cooperatively and to maintain effective working relationships to accomplish job responsibilities;
Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;
Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Supplemental information
Experience in driving buses, trucks or large vehicles on a prescribed route basis, including public contact. Experience working with the general public preferred; and
Training period determined by management.
City of Cedar Rapids
101 First Street SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52402.

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