Transit Systems 2024-04-22 2024-05-27

Bus Operator

City of Greeley
Greeley, Colorado

Job ID: 155476
Job Status: Other

*Starting wage for Current CDL Class B-P2 Holders: $24.81 Hourly

Full Salary Range: $21.54 - $28.03 Hourly

Benefits: This position is benefits eligible. Please view our benefits guide here.

  • Are you looking for a local driving position where you get to be home every night?

    • No overnight shifts or being on the road for days and weeks at a time

  • Are you at least 19 years of age?
  • Do you enjoy meeting people and working in your community?
  • Are you looking for excellent benefits and a retirement plan?

    • We offer medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, Roth IRA/457/401(k) with a company match up to 6%, generous paid time off program, 13 paid holidays (holiday bank if required to work on a holiday), plus 1 personal day per year, employee clinic, wellness program, employee assistance, and a variety of optional voluntary programs like legal insurance and pet insurance
    • Part-time benefits if you work 20 hours or more consist of: dental, vision, hearing, employee clinic, employee assistance, and 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked

The City of Greeley is seeking full-time, ¾ time, and part-time experienced CDL drivers for our Greeley-Evans Transit program, who have a CDL with a Class B-P2 Passenger and Air Brake Endorsement.
  • Full time employees work between 35-39 hours per week
  • ¾ time employees work between 30-34 hours per week
  • Part-time employees can work up to 29 hours per week

Working for the City of Greeley means that you are working for your community. That's something that you can feel good about! And our employees do feel good - a recent employee survey showed that our employees are engaged and inspired, feel pride in their work, feel that the City is continuously improving and that they receive opportunities for career development.

This is a continuous posting that may be closed at any time.

Job Summary:
Under the general direction and supervision of the Mobility Manager, Mobility Operations Supervisor, Transit Route Supervisors, and dispatch performs a variety of tasks related to the safe transportation of passengers within the City of Greeley Mobility Services and Greeley Evans Transit (GET) service area, including responsibility for system wide policy adherence, on-time performance, safety compliance. Responsible for decision making including the most effective and efficient routing alternatives, to minimize service interruptions, and provide accurate verbal and written reports of events, accidents, and driver performance.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Must have a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holder with Class B-P2 passenger and air brake endorsements
  • Previous Bus Operator experience preferred.
  • MVR review required as part of the post offer pre-employment screening process.
  • Ability to pass and maintain DOT Physical Requirements.
  • Safety sensitive position requires mandatory and/or random drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Complete on-going GET bus driver training programs including updates on FTA, DOT, ADA Paratransit, and safety information.
  • Required to attend workshops such as train the trainer, diversity training, supervisor training, etc.
  • Must participate in Federal Transportation Administration FTA and Department of Transportation DOT mandated Drug & Alcohol testing programs.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and ability to adhere to Federal Transportation Administration (FTA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal communication skills and the ability to write and be able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict in the workplace and make decisions consistent with core values and departmental goals.
  • Work independently, follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Analyze situations accurately and make appropriate decisions and recommendations.
  • Familiar with Greeley Evans Transit (GET) routes and schedules.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Safe operation of vehicle with few or no at fault accidents.
  • Ability to read English and interpret traffic signs, schedules and posted memos. Ability to speak Spanish is beneficial.
  • Ability to perform under a variety of pressures to deal with distractions while driving.
  • Knowledge of streets, locations, restaurants, and hotels of the GET area.
  • Ability to get results from teamwork.
  • Ability to safely operate a bus under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to respond professionally to passenger requests/questions and all two-way radio communications.
  • Ability to be seated in a moving vehicle for extensive periods.
  • Exceptional knowledge of all routes and time points for the purpose of proof-reading passenger manifests, maps, and schedules.
  • Skilled in basic computer operations, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service under a variety of pressures.
  • Ability to complete special projects or training assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to speak Spanish as a Second language.
  • Passenger Safety and Sensitivity certification (PASS).

Essential Functions:
  • Functions as one of the regular route bus operators for daily Transit Department operations, completes daily forms, inspections and follows instructions both orally and in writing.
  • Monitors on-time performance at system time points, assists bus operators in the event of mechanical problems, route delays and passenger related problems and acts as a team member responsible for the completion and quality of projects, such as inspecting and maintaining bus stops, signs, shelters, benches, walk paths, passenger amenities, and auditing the accuracy of bus schedules, time point signs and operating documents.
  • Interprets and implements City and departmental safety policies and ensures procedures are adhered to in day-to-day operations.
  • Provides input to Route Supervisors and Managers with the scheduling of bus routes and route planning activities, prepares a variety of reports and maintains records relative to transit operations. Performs analytical tasks and compiles operational street and performance data for system wide service standards and performance indicators.
  • Responsible for safely and efficiently operating buses on designated routes during daily shift assignments throughout the Greeley Evans Transit (GET) community, maintaining a time schedule whenever possible without compromising safety.
  • Performs daily pre- and post-trip inspections of vehicles in accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) regulations and communicates safety concerns and maintenance needs both verbally and in writing to the Fleet department to ensure the maximum safety of vehicles during operation.
  • Performs basic to moderate vehicle maintenance daily, such as refueling of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) equipped vehicles, cleaning of interior and exterior vehicle spaces, sweeping/mopping vehicles interior, searching for lost articles, and cleaning windshield and windows as needed.
  • Provides accurate reports of accidents and public complaints involving transit vehicles and employees. Provides appropriate details for written Incident/Accident reports.
  • Prepares written Incident/Accident reports and reviews each report for completeness and accuracy.
  • Evaluates and recommends actions or programs for the reduction of potential risks of loss, damage or injury to employees or passengers.
  • Delivers superior customer service and functions as an ambassador for the City through professional and courteous interactions with coworkers, the public, and users of the transit system while adhering to all City and departmental safety policies and procedures. Demonstrates effective and respectful communication and interaction with other employees, supervisors, individuals from other organizations and passengers. Maintains a high standard in two-way radio communications, physical appearance, and dress and demonstrates a high level of attention to detail in performing tasks and projects. Provides information and directions for passengers, both on and off the bus, both verbally and by providing informational brochures, schedules, and maps.
  • Physically assists passengers boarding and unloading with different types of equipment, such as bicycles, luggage, wheelchairs, grocery bags etc., as requested and complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for transporting disabled passengers, such as announcing stops, offering assistance, securing wheelchairs, and equipment, etc.
  • In the event of an accident, vehicle break down, fire, or other emergency, ensures passenger safety and assists those needing assistance in evacuating the bus and securing the scene for safety and ensures that all accident reports and associated documentation are properly maintained.
  • Provides guidance and coaching to other operators and sets the example for other drivers through their actions, behavior, and with truthful, accurate, objective, factual, and professional written and verbal statements. Assists coworkers with instruction regarding proper operation of buses, answering questions and providing clarification of policies and procedures when warranted and appropriate. Recognizes the accomplishments of others and is engaged in providing positive feedback to others. Supports other operators by assisting in resolving problems or issues. Communicates, both verbally and in writing, with Route Supervisors and team members regarding policies, procedures, incidents, accidents, safety concerns, maintenance needs, and scheduling.
  • Progresses into the ability to assist with training new operators. Provides instruction on proper routing, policies, procedures, laws and regulations, and proper defensive driving techniques.
  • Proficient in the use and application of multiple transit technologies, including the manifest tablet, automated fare collections, automated voice locator (AVL) systems; destination signs; two-way radio systems; and can assist bus operator trainees in the correct use and procedures for proper use of such systems. Provides accurate verbal and written feedback to Route Supervisors and Team Leaders regarding system maintenance and improvement of transit technologies and systems.
  • Actively engaged in the cleanliness of bus garages, bus shelters, bus stops, storage areas, and facilities by assisting in cleaning activities. Identifying and remedying safety concerns on and off the bus such as sweeping off any snowy or icy entrance areas and bus stops.
  • Possesses excellent knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and has a demonstrated ability to perform duties associated with operating paratransit services including the safe transportation of passengers with disabilities, providing exceptional customer service while adhering to transit Department and City policies and procedures, performing auxiliary tasks with minimal supervision, and providing detailed, accurate, and objective written and verbal reports to dispatchers and supervisors.
  • Can be asked to perform other duties as assigned by Managers and Route Supervisors, including assisting with the training of new drivers, installation and maintenance of bus shelters, bus stops, signs, maps, public service announcements, miscellaneous non-driving tasks, such as bus and facility detailing, maintenance, and cleaning, operating special service assignments, paratransit service, or other non-driving tasks. Demonstrates the ability to plan ahead, proactively work towards resolving issues, and solving problems.
  • Able and willing to work day or evening shifts, weekends, holiday, and split shifts as assigned. Works a variety of assigned shifts including special service requests, training, and extra shifts during special events or in the event of operator shortage and fills in for absent operators as assigned or directed.
  • Able to adhere to the work requirements of seasonal service demands, including overtime and extra shift requirements, and limited availability of time off during peak service demands and special events.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand for extended periods, walk, talk, and hear and understand speech at normal levels.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, controls, or tools.
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; ability to ascend and descend steps. Ability to reach and turn body in all directions.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to see for the purpose of reading, observing passengers and operating a vehicle during day and nighttime conditions.
  • Work is performed primarily in office, vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions including extreme temperatures, and includes day, swing and night shifts.
  • The employee works near moving vehicles, machinery, & mechanical parts.
  • Work is performed inside a bus and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions including extreme temperatures day and/or night.
  • Periodic exposure to stressful situations including passenger questions, complaints and general transit operations and city information inquiries.
  • The noise level includes diesel engine noise, passenger noise and is usually normal to moderate.
  • Non-traditional working hours which include evenings and weekends.
  • Work includes day, swing, and night shifts.

EOE Statement: The City of Greeley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ADA Statement: We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at: [email protected] .

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings and employment eligibility verification. Pre-employment screenings include a drug test, a background and national sex offender search, a motor vehicle record search, and for some positions, a physical demands evaluation. For more information about City policies and practices during the recruitment process, including but not limited to EOE, Reasonable Accommodation, and pre-employment screenings, please visit our career page HERE.

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