Substitute Bus Driver
City of Loveland, CO - Loveland, CO

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Transports City of Loveland residents, which includes seniors, persons with disabilities, general public, and students in a skillful, caring, responsible and safe manner.

Our Position:

Safely transporting passengers either in transit or paratransit vehicles. Assuring that all passengers are treated in a respectful, friendly manner, while encouraging a safe environment. Daily performs pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections and records the results on the Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) and communicates any vehicle deficiency to the Operations Supervisor.

May include special assignments when needed.

Our Candidate:

Must possess the following abilities: make sound judgments and exhibit patience when dealing with stressful situations; follow instructions and communications in both oral and written form; communicate in a positive, friendly and professional manner with passengers, staff and the general public; technical ability to safely operate all COLT transit vehicles, operate controls, pedals, levers and switches found on transit vehicles, read gauge and assess the safe operational condition of vehicles; transport passengers to predetermined fixed route stops and scheduled paratransit locations; assist passengers in getting on and off transit vehicles; ability to safely operate a wheelchair lift; complete daily tasks including inspection of vehicles to verify that the vehicle is functioning properly; make recommendations on vehicle maintenance as required; operate a two-way radio and use proper radio communications.

Education and/or experience :
Passenger Assistance Techniques, including sensitivity training for persons with disabilities, drug and alcohol awareness and defensive driving desired. Previous experience related to transporting passengers and/or working with the
disabled is highly desirable.

Licensure and/or certifications :
Must possess a valid Class B Commercial driver's license with P2 passenger and air brake endorsement. Must posess current DOT medical certification. Must be able to acquire certification in CPR and First Aid within the first 90 days of employment.

Working Environment and Required Background Checks:

Performs duties primarily inside the vehicles and could remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time. Requires stopping of vehicles frequently, often in heavy traffic. Often required to assist handicapped passengers to enter and depart vehicles by using a lift or ramp system. Must posses the physical strength and stamina to push, pull and assist non ambulatory passengers on and off vehicles. Vision to perform functions such as operate buses on streets/roads while complying with all traffic regulations and laws. Hearing and speech to communicate positively with passengers, dispatcher, and office staff. Able to effectively respond to dispatched information over a two-way radio. Manual dexterity to coordinate the limbs simultaneously to operate controls, pedals, levers and switches on all City of Loveland transit vehicles. Ability to pull, push, stoop, kneel, reach, and position passengers in wheelchairs that may weigh as much as 300 pounds and work up to 10 hours consecutively with limited breaks.

Material and equipment directly used :
Transit vehicles; various wheelchair devices; two-way radio; cell phone; maps

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment. Selection process will comply with DOT regulations including post-offer drug screening and previous employer safety performance request.

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