Part-Time Transit Operator
City of Murfreesboro, TN - Murfreesboro, TN

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DEFINITION : A part-time Transit Operator is responsible for providing safe, courteous, and on-time transportation to the general public in a variety of mass transit vehicles; must adhere to traffic regulations; collect fares, issue transfers; provide verbal information to the public regarding routes, schedules, and transfer points; communicate and interact with individuals of various backgrounds and abilities; and, communicate via radio and provide verbal and written reports. Punctuality and regular attendance are required in this position in order to provide dependable service to the public. The employee is under the immediate supervision of the Operations Supervisor and must be able to follow instructions which are detailed and specific. The employee is under the administrative supervision of the Operations Manager, Assistant Transportation Director and Transportation Director. All employees are responsible to the City Manager. This position is classified as Non-Exempt for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and as having a reasonably foreseeable occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. As Safety Sensitive, the employee is subject to pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident (incident), random, promotion and transfer, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB :

Operates transit vehicles to transport passengers over established routes according to set time schedules and collects appropriate fare.

Sits for extended periods of time, lifts or pulls up to forty (40) pounds, performs repetitive body movements to operate controls, works independently with a minimum of breaks, operates a transit vehicle in heavy traffic and in emergency or hazardous situations or conditions.

Performs routine Pre-Trip and Post-Trip safety inspections and associated documentation on assigned vehicle.

Provides safe and efficient vehicle operations for the purpose of transporting passengers.

Monitors radio communications while on route to ensure safe and timely arrival and departure times.

Cleans up vehicles used after completion of daily assignment or when determined necessary.

Regulates heating and cooling for passenger comfort.

Reports mechanical defects to immediate supervisor as soon as noticed.

Monitors pre-established fares and records money, tokens, and transfers received.

Provides public information to passengers concerning routes, schedules, and how to use the transit system.

Provides special care and treatment to elderly and individuals with handicaps.

Operates wheelchair lift equipment for passengers using mobility devices and/or those unable to use the stairs.

Assists in training of new personnel on equipment operations and procedures as needed.

Maintains clear and complete records and logs.

Completes clear and concise incident and accident reports.

Effectively responds to emergencies on and near the vehicle.

Performs all functions of the job in a courteous manner.

Renders first aid as necessary.

Work is typically performed while seated in a bus for extended periods of time; however, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and climbing stairs to enter and exit a ROVER bus is required on an intermittent basis.

ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED :

Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :

Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

High school diploma or GED equivalent required.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States of America.

Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screen.

Must possess and maintain an applicable Commercial Drivers License (CDL) for public passenger transport valid within the State of Tennessee.

Must possess and maintain a safe driving record. Failure to do so may result in discipline up to and including termination.

Satisfactory physical exam and police background check required as a condition of employment.

Must not have been convicted of, pleaded guilty to, entered a plea of nolo contendere to, or received judicial diversion for any:

sexual offense, or have been placed on a sex offender registry, regardless of the amount of time since the offense (Examples of sexual offenses include, but are not limited to, child molestation, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, prostitution, solicitation, indecent exposure.);

violent felony, regardless of the amount of time since the offense (Examples of violent felony offenses include, but are not limited to, murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, aggravated burglary.);

any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to theft, dishonesty, gambling, or embezzlement within the last ten (10) years;

felony offense relating to possession, manufacture, or sale of controlled substances, controlled substance analogues or drug paraphernalia within the last ten (10) years;

misdemeanor offense involving use, or possession of controlled substances, controlled substance analogues or drug paraphernalia or felony use of a controlled substance or controlled substance analogues within the past three (3) years; or,

misdemeanor offense involving DUI/DWI or alcohol within the past three (3) years.

Considerable knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the transit routes.

Ability to maintain correct operating speeds within the safety and speed regulations in conforming within time constraints.

Knowledge of defensive driving techniques.

Ability to read and understand street maps and directions.

Must possess current American Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid certifications or the ability to acquire same within six (6) months from date of hire. Failure to obtain the American Red Cross CPR and Standard First Aid certifications within twelve (12) months will result in termination.

Skill and ability to operate a large vehicle in traffic and close quarters.

Ability to effectively communicate through the use of two-way communication devices.

Ability to be seated in a vehicle for prolonged periods of time.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle under normal and adverse conditions while maintaining the ability to communicate and activate the equipment in the vehicle.

Ability to sit for extended periods of time, lift or pull up to forty (40) pounds, perform repetitive body movements to operate controls, work independently with a minimum of breaks, operate a transit vehicle in heavy traffic and in emergency or hazardous situations or conditions.

Complete knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work, along with the ability to administer safe workplace rules and procedures to fellow employees.

Ability to maintain effective public relations.

Ability to exercise independent judgment within the limits of the position.

Ability to establish and maintain effective, harmonious, cooperative, and productive working relationships with supervisors and other employees and to deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner some of whom may be irate or unreasonable.

Literacy in English with the ability to understand, communicate to others, and carry out oral and/or written instructions and follow posted schedules.

Ability to report to work on time and perform the duties of the position for an entire workday.

Ability to work all shifts and all days of the year, including holidays, resulting in irregular work schedules with some overtime required.

Ability to perform the functions of the job safely, without presenting any threat to oneself or others.

Maintain neat appearance and respectful manner.

Ability to learn and follow City policies and regulations.

Ability to maintain accurate time sheets and submit them to a designated supervisor in a timely manner.

Work is typically performed while seated in a bus for extended periods of time; however, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, and climbing stairs to enter and exit a ROVER bus is required on an intermittent basis.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

EQUIPMENT/JOB LOCATION :

The employee will operate or drive a variety of transit vehicles at the Transportation Department.

The part-time Transit Operator reports to work at the Transportation Department. Work will be performed throughout the City as the vehicle covers its assigned daily route and other duties.

The part-time Transit Operator occasionally works outside in weather conditions and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office or moderately loud while in the field.

All City facilities and vehicles are tobacco free.

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