Transit Bus/Van Driver (PT)
City of Kingsport, TN - Kingsport, TN

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General Statement of Duties

Under general direction, transports passengers to and from various destinations within defined areas of Kingsport.

Essential Functions

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Examples of Work: (Illustrative Only)

  • Drives bus/van on designated route within city limits of Kingsport to pick up and deliver passenger to specific destination stops;
  • Assists elderly and special needs passengers onto and debarking from vehicle and enforces and ensures adherence with city safety methods and policies;
  • Assists passengers with required safety restraints during trip; contact appropriate party(s) of unusual/problem situations for assistance.
  • Collects fares and transfer tokens;
  • Maintains communication with the dispatcher using 2-way radios;
  • Maintains scheduled route and trips as directed by dispatcher;
  • Announces time and transfer points over bus intercom;
  • Ensures safety of bus and passenger while on route;
  • Complete incident and accident report forms as necessary.
  • May operate wheelchair lift and tie downs as requested.
  • Promotes a positive image of KATS and the City of Kingsport by fostering positive public relations;
  • Provide passengers with schedule and route information.
  • Completes daily log sheets of route times, passenger counts, and fare types to provide statistical information on route usage;
  • Accepts fare payments both currency and voucher, completes daily records of total discounted fares;
  • Greets all passengers upon entry and exit; picks up and delivers disabled passengers within specified route variances upon request.
  • Performs routine maintenance of vehicle (i.e.; checks oil, transmission fluid level, belts, and radiator);
  • Daily, performs physical and visual vehicle inspections including exterior lights and tires for proper operating conditions, and radio for proper operation;
  • Cleans interior and exterior; decorates vehicle according to type of festivity for identification of city and event(s).
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of the streets, locations and addresses found within the City of Kingsport; Knowledge of the various bus/van schedules and routes provided to the public by the city; Knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, and regulations of the City of Kingsport; Skill in the proper operation of assigned vehicle; Skill in performing routine preventative maintenance of the vehicle; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective and friendly working relationships with members of the public and other city department personnel; Skill in safely operating a multiple passenger vehicle in varying climate and road conditions; Skill in performing basic arithmetic calculations; Ability to use and understand the workings of a vehicle mobile data unit.

Acceptable Experience and Training

High school graduate or GED plus experience equivalent to one year commercial driving or similar experience. Applicant must possess a valid Tennessee/Virginia driver’s license, Class C, with the passenger endorsements.


Physical Requirements

Task involves some physical effort, i.e. some standing and walking, or frequent light lifting (5-10 lbs.); manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body in the operation of shop and office equipment; may involve extended periods of sitting at a typewriter or keyboard.

Environmental Requirements

Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes).

Sensory Requirements

Task requires sound perception and discrimination; tasks require visual perception and discrimination; tasks require oral communication ability.

Reasonable Accommodation(s)

Reasonable accommodation(s) if needed will be provided for the employee to perform the required job with adequate strength, dexterity, coordination and visual acuity and in a manner that does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.

Submit completed applications to TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development at 1140 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN 37660 by open until filled. EOE Hourly rate $10.93

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