Bus Operator Trainee-G10 (G23010)

Columbus Consolidated Government

Metra Transit, GA

Metra Transit, GA
30+ days ago


The following must be completed in order to be considered for a Bus Driver position:  Prepares the bus for safe operation; performs pre-trip inspection – performs safety prevention checklist daily- interior and exterior of the bus. Boards and inspects passengers. Drives bus and maintains route schedule; monitors farebox, passes, and identifications for the purpose of assuring accurate fare amounts. Operates essential equipment. Assists passengers with disabilities; operates a wheelchair lift; secures wheelchairs and passengers; assists passengers in distress; notifies the dispatcher of bus location and symptoms of passengers in distress. Perform duties required by the Office of Homeland Security, assisting customers in safe evacuation from the bus; observing, determining, and reporting activities, packages, and substances that are suspicious or out-of-place; ability to use a common-sense approach when faced with various emergency situations to ensure public/passenger safety and proper bus operation. Provides information and directional assistance. Accesses revenue readings for surveys; provides input on route adjustments. Operates a radio; reports accidents and emergency situations when en route; assists 911 by reporting inoperative traffic lights. Participates in random and mandatory drug and alcohol testing. Attends annual driver refresher training; attends courses in defensive driving as needed. Notifies dispatcher and obtains necessary repairs and maintenance work at each turn-around point; secures bus in case of accident or engine malfunction; directs traffic around the bus as needed. Opens the Transfer Center daily; checks employees as they come in; issues buses; handles incoming calls; provides information about routes; manages bus schedules; prepares mileage reports and surveys; maintains a log of daily activities; prepares requests for charters; sells swipe cards; drives charters for special tours. Performs the duties of the supervisor in his or her absence and needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Metra Transit, 814 Linwood Blvd, Columbus, Georgia
Agency: Transportation