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Part-Time Transit Operator

at City of Murfreesboro

Pay: up to $16.32/hour
$16.32 - $
Posted: 10/22/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2527499
Categories: Customer Service
Keywords: service

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Transit Operators, full and part-time are responsible for providing safe, courteous, and on-time transportation to the general public in a variety of mass transit vehicles; must adhere to traffic regulations; collect fares, issue transfers; provide verbal information to the public regarding routes, schedules, and transfer points; communicate and interact with individuals of various backgrounds and abilities; and, communicate via radio and provide verbal and written reports.  Punctuality and regular attendance are required in this position in order to provide dependable service to the public.
As Safety Sensitive, the employee is subject to pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident (incident), random, promotion and transfer, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. 

Essential Functions:
Operates transit vehicles to transport passengers over established routes according to set time schedules.
Collect fares, issues transfers; provides verbal information to the public regarding routes, schedules, and transfer points.
Monitors radio communication while on route to ensure safe and timely arrival and departure times.
Conducts routine pre-trip and post-trip safety inspections and associated documentation on assigned vehicle.
Cleans assigned vehicle after completion of daily assignment or as necessary.
Regulates heating and cooling for passenger comfort.
Completes incident and accident reports.
Reports mechanical defects to immediate supervisor.
Monitors pre-established fares and records money, tokens, and transfers received.
Provides special care to elderly and individuals with disabilities; operates wheelchair lift equipment for passengers using mobility devices and those unable to use the stairs.

Additional Duties:

Attends meetings and training functions as assigned.

Performs other work as assigned.

Physical Demands:

Performs light work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves repetitive operation of mass transit vehicle.  Sits for extended periods of time, lifts or pulls up to forty (40) pounds, performs repetitive body movements to operate controls, works independently with a minimum of breaks, operates a transit vehicle in heavy traffic and in emergency or hazardous situations or conditions.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent.

Special Certifications and Licenses:

Must possess a Class B CDL driver's license valid for public transportation in the State of Tennessee.
Must attend and successfully pass City sponsored CPR and Standard First Aid certification classes.

Note:  Some positions in this classification may require that candidates pass a PHysical Ability Test designed to verify specific strength/endurance requirements.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

The City of Murfreesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the City of Murfreesboro to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.