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Transit Operator At City of Glendale, AZ

Location: Glendale, Arizona

Job Description

Description

THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL MULTIPLE REGULAR (30-HOUR) AND TEMPORARY (30 TO 40-HOUR) POSITIONS.

Provides transportation services to citizens.

Essential Functions

  • Operates a Dial-A-Ride or fixed route bus transporting passengers from one location to another as directed by the base radio dispatcher or a mobile data terminal.
  • Completes a daily safety vehicle check including oil, fuel and fluid levels, lifts, doors, etc., and records such on the maintenance checklist; reports malfunctions as necessary; cleans and fuels vehicle.
  • Assists passengers, including the elderly and handicapped, in boarding and exiting the bus as necessary.
  • Operates the wheelchair lift for riders unable to use the stairs.
  • Transports passenger equipment including oxygen tanks, wheelchairs and bicycles. Secures equipment to various tie-down systems. Also assists with loading and unloading of packages.
  • Operates two-way radio system and a mobile data terminal to update dispatcher and receive instructions as to future stop locations for either loading or departing passengers.
  • Collects fares from passengers and accurately completes corresponding paperwork for each fare.
  • Provides information regarding Dial-A-Ride services valley wide, fixed route bus information, ADA transportation service and other transportation options. Explains and issues ADA service and discount card applications.
  • Logs all stops on log sheet, prepares accident reports and various reports required by federal regulations.
  • May respond to medical situations and administer first aid in emergency situations.
  • Trains new employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements

One year experience in the operation of a transit bus or passenger van. Experience working with elderly and disabled persons preferred.
Knowledge of:
Basic first aid procedures
Traffic laws and safety requirements involved in the operation of a public transit bus
The geography and street layout of the City of Glendale and of the valley-wide transit service
The operation of several types of passenger buses, lifts, safety equipment and various types of vehicle fueling systems
Ability to:
Assist persons with disabilities
Provide courteous customer service to the public at all times
Follow oral and written instructions
Operate a two-way radio system
Operate a mobile data entry system
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City employees and the public
Maintain clear and accurate records, logs and reports
Determine the best route to travel from one location to another and provide estimate times for arrival
Effectively respond to emergencies on and around the bus
Any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, is qualifying.
Special Requirements
Must obtain a valid Arizona Class C Commercial Driver's license with Passenger endorsement within 45 days of hire.
Weekend, evening and call back duty required.
Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy.

Physical Requirements

Requires heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds, pushing, climbing and crouching while assisting and securing passengers and equipment.