Drive a bus or other transit vehicle in passenger service over designated routes in accordance with time schedules or dispatcher instructions.|
When assigned, transport passengers on field trips and to special events.
Assist passengers in entering and leaving the vehicle, as necessary; load and secure wheelchairs.
Assist passengers with schedule, route and direction information.
When applicable, make sure safety belts are properly fastened.
Observe behavior of passengers and maintain order as necessary.
Render emergency aid to passengers, when necessary.
Conduct safety inspections of transit vehicle prior to operation in accordance with Department of Motor Vehicles and other applicable standards.
Perform minor maintenance, repair and cleaning work on transit vehicles; fuel vehicles and check fluids.
Collect fares, sell tickets, count passengers and keep records of bus operation.
Operate a two-way radio.
Install and remove tire chains, when necessary.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience: One year of responsible paid driving experience involving the carrying of passengers or six months of training as a Bus Driver I in a Placer County transit system.
Training: Successful completion of the experience requirement is proof of sufficient training for this class.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid Class B driver's license with air brake and passenger endorsements.
Possession of valid CPR and First Aid certificates will be required and presented at the time of the departmental interview.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Principles of good customer service.
Vehicle maintenance practices and techniques used in making minor repairs.
California Vehicle Code applicable to the operation of vehicles for the transportation of passengers.
Applicable Placer County policies and regulations.
Emergency procedures; elements of first aid and CPR.
Relate well to passengers and maintain order among passengers, when necessary.
Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
On a continuous basis, know and understand bus driving activities and observe safety rules.
Intermittently analyze driving conditions; identify safety hazards; and remember how to operate a bus.
Intermittently sit while driving a bus; stand and walk while performing routine maintenance on a bus; regularly lift very heavy weight.
Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Drive a transit vehicle safely and efficiently.
Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
Provide CPR and first aid.
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