Bus Driver (Full/Part-Time)


JOB REQUIREMENTS: This position is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of a city bus. Work involves safety inspection of bus prior to
use, transporting citizens to and from designated bus stops, collection
of fares, and daily record keeping. Work is performed under the general
supervision of the Transit Operations Supervisors. Essential Job
Functions: Drives City buses; boards and discharges passengers,
including wheelchair passengers, at designated bus stops; collects fares
from passengers; answers questions and gives directions. Performs
routine safety inspections on vehicle prior to taking bus onto public
roadway and at end of shift. Maintains effective radio communications
while on route to ensure safe and timely arrivals and departures and
transfers. Records ridership information and logs daily fare
accumulation. Checks bulletin board, daily assignment board, and is up
to date on route information, schedule changes, detour information,
weather conditions, etc. Maintains regular punctual and predictable
attendance, works overtime and extra hours as required. Other Job
Functions: Distributes printed informational materials to passengers.
Monitors and maintains the interior and exterior condition of the
considerable experience in the operation of buses and related equipment
supplemented by experience in public relations activities or any
equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the
following knowledge, abilities and skills: Considerable knowledge of
defensive driving techniques. Knowledge in the basic mechanical
operation of buses and other vehicular equipment. Knowledge in the use
and operation of radio communications systems. Ability to drive a bus
safely and on schedule in all weather conditions. Ability to read and
understand street maps and directions. Ability to cope with stress, make
independent decisions and exercise sound judgment in stressful or
emergency situations and follow time tables. Ability to withstand local
weather conditions. Ability to pass the pre-employment physical and drug
screen. Ability to maintain effective relationships with other employees
and the public and to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful
manner. Ability to comply with the City Drug and Alcohol Policy. Ability
to effectively deal with ADA service requirements in a safe, effective
manner. Reliability in attendance and promptness in reporting to work.
Possess and maintain a valid Wisconsin Class B Commercial Drivers
License (CDL) with the P endorsement and a Federal Medical Card.