Transit Vehicle Operator Ukiah/Inland Mendocino County

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MENDOCINO TRANSIT AUTHORITY – Job Description – Transit Vehicle OperatorCLASSIFICATION: TRANSIT VEHICLE OPERATORDEPARTMENT: TRANSPORTATIONPOSITION: NON-EXEMPT, SAFETY SENSITIVEUNION AFFILIATION: TEAMSTERS LOCAL 665$19.61 to $25.03 per hour after completion of training.CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY:Under the general direction of the Operations Supervisor and the direction of a Dispatcher, a Transit Vehicle Operator drives transit vehicles as assigned. A Transit Vehicle Operator will operate; heavy-duty, medium-duty, or small buses along a fixed route while adhering to a timetable or operate a paratransit bus providing curb-to-curb (dial-a-ride) service. Transit Vehicle Operators will collect fares, sell passes and provide information and assistance to passengers.ESSENTIAL DUTIES:1. Operate heavy-duty and medium-duty buses, small buses, and paratransit buses in a professional manner to ensure that passengers experience a safe and comfortable ride.2. Operate heavy-duty, medium-duty, and small buses along defined fixed-routes within the timeframe of the assigned route’s printed schedule.3. Operate paratransit buses within specific service areas, primarily providing disabled and senior citizen passengers with curb-to-curb (dial-a-ride) transportation.4. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of all MTA Transit Operations policies and procedures.5. Respond to passenger requests for information about MTA services in a professional manner.6. Assist, in a safe and professional manner, disabled or senior citizen passengers in boarding and disembarking from vehicles, including safe securement of passengers in wheelchairs.7. Record and submit passenger data, odometer mileage, travel-time, fares, and ticket sales transactions on MTA forms in a concise and legible appearance.8. Calculate and collect correct fares and the sale of tickets and punch passes.9. Conduct thorough pre-trip and post-trip vehicle safety inspections, accurately recording the findings on MTA forms.10. Report and record all physical damage, malfunctions, and suspected mechanical problems to maintenance personnel on MTA forms in a concise and legible appearance.11. Fuel and sweep vehicles as needed in accordance with established procedures.12. Prepare accident and incident reports in an accurate and legible manner on appropriate forms; interview passengers or witnesses to obtain needed information.13. Operate a two-way radio using proper radio communication procedure to communicate with Transportation Supervisors, other Transit Vehicle Operators, and Dispatchers.14. Report all safety hazards and “MTA Personnel Policies” violations promptly to a Dispatcher or Transportation Supervisor.15. Perform other related duties as assigned.WAGES:$19.61 to $25.03 per hour per hour after completion of training.$18.00 per hour during training of approximately 8 to 10 weeks.MTA provides for a regular annual salary step progression.SELECTION PROCESS:A completed MTA employment application must be submitted to MTA along with the following:1. A current copy or your driving record from DMV;2. Resume: (optional) Submit applications online or to MTA at 241 Plant Road, Ukiah.Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled by email. All drivers are required to have a physical examination and a pre-employment drug test in accordance with federal DOT rules and regulations, positive test results will be reason to disqualify applications from hiring, and a LiveScan fingerprinting and criminal background check.This position will remain open until filled.LOCATION AND HOURS:LOCATION: Ukiah and WillitsHOURS: Hours can run from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. including weekends and holidays, for shifts as required.PROBATIONARY PERIOD:Regular full-time status is subject to successful completion of an eight-month probationary period.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:Mendocino Transit Authority prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal and/or state law. Mendocino Transit Authority conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulationsUNION AFFILIATION:All full-time and part-time Transit Vehicle Operators belong to the Teamsters Local 665 Union.FURTHER DETAILS:MTA provides paid training.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:1. Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and procedures applicable to driving public transit vehicles.2. Knowledge of California Highway Patrol and Department of Motor Vehicles regulations governing the safety and operation of public transit vehicles.3. Ability to read maps and knowledge of geographical area, fare zones, routes, schedules, bus stops, and transfer points.4. Ability to interact with the general public and an ability to use courtesy, tact, and good judgment and ability to maintain a calm, diplomatic, and tactful attitude in dealing with difficult situations.5. Ability to react to emergencies by following established procedures and remaining calm and self-assured.6. Ability to cooperatively work with others, be respectful of co-workers, promote teamwork, work communicate constructively and effectively with Transportation Supervisors, Dispatchers, and other Transit Vehicle Operators.7. Knowledge of proper two-way radio etiquette, and ability to communicate with supervisors, dispatchers, and other Transit Vehicle Operators using a two-way radio and cellular device.8. Ability to interpret oral and written communications and accurately and legibly complete reports in English.9. Knowledge of MTA Operating Policies and Procedures, and ability to implement policies in a calm and professional manner.10. Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance routines, and the ability to detect and report obvious or suspected mechanical and maintenance problems on the vehicles.11. Ability to perform simple addition and subtraction, calculate correct fares, and calculate correct change when selling punch passes and tickets.12. Ability to communicate with an Operations Manager and Operations Supervisor.QUALIFICATIONS:1. Possession of a California Class C Commercial Drivers License (CDL). After training the required Endorsements (passenger and air brake) and any other licenses required to operate heavy-duty, medium-duty, small buses, and paratransit buses.2. Successful completion of a California Department of Transportation Class B Drivers Physical DMV Class B licensing requirements.3. Minimum six years of legal and safe driving records.4. Possession of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.5. Ability to successfully pass all pre-employment testing: Criminal background check, DOT drug and alcohol testing, DMV Physical, 10-year license review.Show more

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