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ALLEN COUNTY RTA

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Bus Operator


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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3748374

Licenses/Certifications Required: Class B CDL

Desired Skills/Duties: SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor of designee, this position drives a bus to transport passengers over specified routes according to the time schedules. Must also drive LTV s used to operate the UpLift System for elderly or disabled passengers. Total weekly hours of 30 or more required for full time, less would be considered part time. JOB FUNCTIONS: Conducts bus safety check at the beginning of and during the shift to assure all safety equipment is in place and operational. Reports major mechanical problems immediately and minor problems at the end of the shift. Complies with all local, state, and federal laws relating to bus operation. Reports delays in maintaining route schedule, detours, and all accidents or injuries as soon as possible. Operates bus in a safe, reliable manner to provide a smooth, comfortable trip for bus passengers. Regulates heating air conditioning, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort. Answers inquiries regarding schedules, routes, transfer points, and street locations. Maintains order on the bus. Complies with safety rules and regulations. Assists disabled passengers onto both the fixed route buses and the UpLift System. Required to follow all federal laws in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Collects fares and prepares reports for each run or tripper worked that day. Prepares accident/incident reports at end of shift and forwards to Operation Supervisor. Performs other related duties as assigned by management. QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate or equivalent is required. Special training in the operation of diesel powered transit bus or heavy-duty trucks is desirable. Minimum of one-year experience driving large vehicles is preferred. Must have a valid Ohio CDL, Class B, including air brakes and passenger endorsement permit, we will train for CDL testing. Various training certifications will be required after hired. CPR and First Aide.

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