Transit Operator - Part Time
City of Davenport, IA - Davenport, IA

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Under general supervision performs work of moderate difficulty operating motor passenger coaches; and performs related work as required.

Examples Of Duties:

Operates various makes and models of motor passenger coaches: drives the coach safely through heavy traffic over designated routes in accordance with time schedules; picks up and discharges passengers; ascertains that correct fare is deposited in the fare box; issues and receives transfers; transports small children to and from school; insures safe and prompt arrival at passenger destination. Polices and maintains order on the bus: maintains good public relations by answering inquiries and directing passengers as to routes and transfers; attends to special boarding and seating requirements of the elderly and handicapped. Maintains records and completes reports: reports driving hazards to the office or supervisor; completes trip sheets as to fare box readings; completes reports on coach and equipment defects; prepares accident reports.. Inspects coach for condition of passenger area and functioning of safety devices: cleans windows and dusts seats as needed; checks for adequate supplies of transfer tapes, emergency transfers, schedules, and other items needed. Operates charter trips when required; responds to early morning and emergency calls.


The equivalent of six months of successful work experience in the operation of a vehicle on public thoroughfares. Must pass a physical examination as prescribed by the city and the Department of Transportation. Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License issued by the State of Iowa and maintain throughout duration of employment. Driver License record will be closely scrutinized.

Knowledge and Skills:

Good knowledge of: municipal street locations and transit routes. state and city traffic regulations, signs and signals. transit department policies and procedures regarding fares, schedules and passenger boarding. bus operations and routine service requirements. Considerable skill in: communicating tactfully and factually with passengers in response to questions and concerning behavior. Working skill in: safe operation of public passenger coaches. completing reports on fare box readings, accidents, and mechanical difficulties. reading and following simple instructions.