Part-Time Transit Driver
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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Performs intermediate semiskilled work transporting passengers to their destinations by safe operation of a Mass Transit Bus or Paratransit Van; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Transportation Supervisor.

Essential Job Functions*:

Ability to perform light to moderate lifting up to 50 lbs.; Ability to sit for long periods of time; Must be physically able to push wheelchair and occupant, if necessary. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, and vibration.

Operates a Transit Bus on a fixed route and schedule; Operates a Paratransit vehicle to transport disabled persons to their destination; Assists disabled passengers on and off vehicle; Collects fares for passengers transported; Maintains records of number of passengers transported; Maintains record of tokens sold and fares collected; Provides information to passengers as to routes and schedules; Performs other reasonable duties as assigned; Reports to work on assigned duty schedule.

Typical Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of traffic rules and regulations; General knowledge of the methods, procedures and requirements of operating a passenger bus; Ability to operate large transit buses; Ability to communicate information to persons with disabilities; Ability to provide physical assistance to passengers with disabilities, if necessary; Ability to remain alert and calm during periods of stress; Ability to operate Mass Transit Bus and Paratransit vehicle during inclement weather; Ability to keep simple records and make reports.

Education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and some experience in operating large vehicles; Ability to read and write and understand warning labels and symbols.

Special License and Certificates:

Possession of or ability to obtain commercial drivers license within six (6) weeks of employment.