Fixed Route Driver (part-time / on-call)
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; grant-funded; no-benefits; part-time / on-call coverage; varying shifts between 5 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Monday - Saturday

This position is responsible for operating a transit-type bus or other TransIT vehicle to transport the general public, including persons with disabilities. Supervision is received from the Operations Supervisor and/or the Operations Manager.

Examples of Work:
  • Transport customers within approximately a 100-mile radius on deviated and fixed route assignments
  • Collect fares and tickets from passengers as appropriate
  • Assist passengers in boarding and departing the vehicle when necessary and assist them with parcels or other items
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections
  • Wash, clean and fuel the assigned vehicle and perform minor maintenance functions
  • Record and report needed repairs to supervisors
  • Record and report mileage and ridership
  • Maintain a daily activity trip summary and other related reports
  • Collect survey data as needed
  • Participate in job-related training and seminars
  • Serve on staff committees
  • Provide occasional office assistance
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Possession of a valid Maryland class A or class B commercial driver's license (CDL) with passenger endorsement and airbrake endorsement, or an equivalent license from another state – copy of current driving record is required at time of interview
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Frederick County Employee Driving Permit
  • Ability to satisfy all Department of Transportation requirements as they apply to periodic physical examinations and licensing standards
  • Ability and willingness to learn First Aid, CPR and other job-related skills, and to maintain current certifications
  • Knowledge of Maryland state and local traffic laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of roads and communities in the Frederick County area, and able to effectively read maps and follow directions
  • Accurate math and clerical skills, with the ability to properly complete mileage and vehicle use reports and other departmental record-keeping
  • Effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including the ability to effectively use telephone and utilize two-way radio communications in compliance with FCC regulations, ability to accurately follow written and spoken instructions and ability to effectively convey information to passengers
  • Ability and willingness to learn to operate all fleet vehicles
  • Ability and willingness to work in varied driving conditions, as long as the weather has not caused service to be suspended
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public
  • Physical requirements include the ability to assist persons as they board and depart the vehicle, to secure wheelchairs on board, and to perform general vehicle maintenance
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR :
  • Driving experience transporting passengers

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Available for varied working hours as needed
  • This position is subject to post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return to duty and random drug and alcohol testing
  • This position is considered "essential," therefore, the employee is expected, when directed, to report to work in the event of a weather emergency (or other circumstances) when County offices are closed.
  • Shift premium applies after 5 p.m. (additional $.62 per hour)
  • The grant that funds this position will determine the duration of this position

EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):

1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) One or more interviews
3) A behind-the-wheel driving exam
4) Related skills test(s)
5) A pre-employment physical examination, drug test and alcohol test
6) Satisfactory background investigation

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