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Douglas County  7063
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TRANSIT BUS DRIVER
Pay Range DRV

INTRODUCTION

This classification performs duties related to driving a van or cut-away bus on established routes, demand response service transporting individuals to various destinations, or perform contract transportation services.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES

(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Transport public, senior citizens and special needs individuals on designated routes.  Collect rider fees, maintain transportation records, and prepare and submit transportation reports, as required or requested.

2. Transport public, senior citizens and special needs individuals to and from medical, business, shopping, dining sites, and social service activities, providing assistance to passengers as necessary.  Collect rider fees, maintain transportation records, and prepare and submit transportation reports, as required or requested.

3. Transport individuals, including special needs persons, per service contracts, maintaining records and preparing and submitting reports, as required or requested.

4. Wash, clean, and fuel vans or buses, conducting daily safety pre-trips and post-trips (safety inspections and maintenance checks), reporting problems as requested or required.

5. Coordinate with co-workers, departmental and agency personnel in obtaining and providing information such as schedules, directions, and vehicle maintenance, as well as required or requested records and reports.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of:  Basic knowledge of vehicular safety and defensive driving. Ability to:  Communicate in both oral and written form; understanding the needs and concerns of the public, especially seniors and special needs persons, maintain records and prepare reports, work within established departmental policy and procedures and approved safety standards, mange time efficiently, courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, senior citizens, special needs individuals and the general public.

Education, Experience and Training:  Any combination of driving experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of the position.  At the time of appointment, must possess and maintain current and valid: (1) Oregon commercial driver's license (any class), with passenger endorsement; (2) medical card, in accordance with all applicable, local, state, and federal statues.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

This classification works with immediate supervision from the Program Coordinator who assigns work, sets goals and review work.  Work is performed in accordance with established guidelines and/or procedures.  Assignments are given with specific instructions or are routine so that few deviations from established practices are made without checking with supervisor.  Work is spot checked in progress or at completion. 

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures and DOT rules and regulations.  Written and oral guidelines are specific and closely followed.  Some driver discretion is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in a van or bus transporting the general public, including seniors and special needs persons, and may involve bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms and voice conversations, lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, and reaching.  A considerable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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