Transit Operator (p/t)
City of Brownsville - Brownsville, TX

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS: Drives a City bus or other revenue or non-revenue vehicle on an assigned route transporting passengers in a safe, timely manner, exerting due car

e for the driving, riding and walking public.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:
Drives an assigned City revenue vehicle or other vehicle over various routes, at various times and under diverse conditions.
Conducts pre and post trip inspections of vehicles, correctly reporting any problems.
Ensures that proper fares are paid and accounted for.
Prepares and routes all required reports and information.
Assists passengers as necessary.
Performs other related work as required.

INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
DATA INVOLVEMENT:
Requires comparing or inspecting items against a standard.

PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT:
Requires serving others such as passengers and fellow coworkers; attending to their requests and exchanging information with them.

INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires handling or using machines, tools, or equipment that requires moderate instructions and experience such as two way radios, vehicles, buses, etc.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS
REASONING REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing semi-skilled work involving set procedures, but with frequent problems.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing basic addition and subtraction, such as making change or measuring.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires reading simple sentences, instructions, or work orders; writing simple sentences and completing simple job forms and incident reports; speaking simple sentences using basic grammar.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Requires performing manual or technical tasks requiring a wide range of procedures with intensive understanding of a restricted field, or complete familiarity with the functions of a unit or small division of an operating agency; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Requires being responsible for guiding others, requiring a few decisions affecting a few coworkers; works in a stable environment with clear and uncomplicated written/ oral instructions, but with some variations from the routine.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
35' Gillig Phantom Bus Chance Trolley Replica Ford Econoline Van

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION:
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
High School diploma or equivalent, six months experience in a related field preferred, or any combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
Class B Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement and satisfactory motor vehicle record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of safe operation of all types of vehicles.
Knowledge of City ordinances relating to passenger vehicle service.
Knowledge of City streets and geography.
Knowledge of standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.
Knowledge of record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
Ability to operate vehicle in congested areas in all types of climatic conditions.
Ability to deal with the public tactfully and courteously.
Ability to communicate in English (Written and Conversational) and Spanish (Conversational Only).
Ability to exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Duties are usually performed seated while driving a vehicle. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking. Working time may require irregular hours and shift times.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires over three months and up to and including six months.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time, exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerance or limits of accuracy.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:
The job risks exposure to dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/ or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/ or noxious odors, traffic, mobbing machinery, and electrical shock.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking and depth perception.

ADA COMPLIANCE
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

BENEFITS:
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including sick and annual leave.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application and resume may be submitted online at http://cob.applicantpro.com
Equal Opportunity, Reasonable Accommodation Employer
If you need an accommodation, please call
(956) 548-6037 or (TDD) 1-800-RELAY TX
Email: hr@cob.us

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