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Company: City of Greenville
Location: Greenville
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

BUS OPERATOR (PARATRANSIT) - 1121 Salary $33,841.60 - $49,920.00 Annually Location 100 W. McBee Street - Greenville, SC Job Type Full Time Department PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Job Number 00665 Division TRANSIT OPERATIONS Brief Description Job SummaryOperates a specialized bus with wheelchair lift to transport para-transit passengers in a safe, timely, and courteous manner through light to heavy city traffic in a safe manner and in accordance with city, county, state, and federal laws, as well as City rules and policies. Maintains a knowledge of the City of Greenville and outlying areas in the county. Properly secures passengers and adheres wheelchairs to the vehicle as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Conducts a pre- and post-trip inspection of the vehicle. Maintains accurate daily records reflecting passenger activity (i.e. name of passengers, late pick-ups, mileage for each passenger etc.). Collects accurate fares. Assists elderly passengers and passengers with disabilities in and out of the vehicle. Maintains, reviews, and updates daily schedules. Job Duties Essential Functions Operate Paratransit Bus: Operate a specialized bus with wheelchair lift/ramp to transport paratransit passengers in a safe, proficient manner. Comply with all city, county, state, and federal traffic rules, regulations, laws and procedures for the safe operations of a transit bus. Assist persons with disabilities onto and off the wheelchair lift, operate lift/ramp, and secure wheelchairs as required. Adhere to the Greenlink Operations Handbook. Ensure AVL system is logged in. Ensure driver area is clean at the end of each shift. Evacuate passengers in need during emergency situations. Assist in the training of new drivers as assigned. Actively participate in the reporting of safety issues and concerns that are observed during the course of essential job functions. 30%
Perform Customer Service: Provide information in a courteous manner to passengers regarding routes, schedules, transfers, and fares. Assist in boarding and alighting impaired passengers. Act as a front-line point of contact to ensure delivery of quality customer service. Ensure an adequate supply of transfers for the customers. 25%
Maintain Schedule and Assure Proper Fare Collection: Operate buses on a daily custom schedule in a manner that provides for maximum possible passenger safety while maintaining efficiency. Collect fares. Monitor the schedule for any changes and/or cancellations. Maintain accurate daily records reflecting passenger activity (i.e. name of passengers, late pick-ups, mileage for each passenger etc.). 25%
Monitor Physical Condition of Vehicle, Perform Inspections, and File Reports: Observe all vehicle conditions while driving including lights, mirrors, door, fare box, brake pressure, tire condition, heater, and/or air conditioner. Report any mechanical problem immediately. Comply with all state and local laws pertaining to the operation of the vehicle. Safely and efficiently operate equipment on buses, including fare boxes, wheelchair lifts, radio, and emergency equipment. Assure the cleanliness of the interior and seating area. Conduct and document a thorough pre-trip inspection of the vehicle prior to operation on a daily basis as per Greenlink and state regulations. Comply with all company safety rules and operate assigned vehicles. Complete post-trip inspection at the end of each shift. File necessary reports in case of an accident or incident with assigned vehicle or an injury to passengers and operators. Submit verbal and written reports on accidents or incidents required. Serve as a subject matter expert on Greenlinks Safety Committee as required. 20%
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Job Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Over one year of bus driving experience or completion of the City of Greenville Bus Operator in Training Program.
Preferred Qualifications Previous driving experience as a bus operator with a transit system, or as an over the road coach operator.
Driver`s License Requirements Valid South Carolina Class B CDL with air brake provision and passenger endorsement.
Performance RequirementsKnowledge of: The safe operation of a public transit bus, including complete familiarization with its systems and safety features. Traffic rules, regulations and laws and procedures for the safe operation of a transit bus, and the ability to operate a transit bus in a safe manner. Geography and roadways of an assigned route and of the entire municipality.
Ability to: Operate a motor vehicle safely. Operate vehicle radio, Mobile Data Terminal (MDT), AVL system, and fare collection systems. Operate and/or utilize all standard safety equipment installed in transit passenger vehicles, including; safety harnesses, restraints, and any other equipment required by federal, state, or local regulations. Conduct and document pre- and post-trip inspections. Read and understand maps and schedules. Read, understand and follow rules and regulations, vehicle operating procedures, vehicle laws, and written and oral instructions. Maintain effective working relationships and deal courteously and effectively with the public, fellow employees, and supervisors. Be able to work without immediate supervision in the field after completion of the initial training period. Prepare accident and incident reports. Maintain simple records and make basic math calculations. Operate a wheelchair ramp and assist passengers with disabilities. Handle confrontational passengers effectively. Be punctual and maintain regular, predictable attendance. Be available to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, holidays, working split shifts, and a reasonable amount of overtime. Working ConditionsPrimary Work Location: Shop, vehicle, and outdoors (roadways).
Protective Equipment Required: Seatbelt and safety vest.
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Constant exposure to fire hazards, communicable diseases, and physical danger or abuse. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards. Occasional exposure to chemical hazards and electrical hazards.
Physical Demands: Light strength demands include exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, 10 pounds frequently, or negligible amounts constantly AND/OR walking or standing to a significant degree. Continuously requires sitting, handling, vision, foot controls, balancing, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires kneeling and bending. Occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, crouching, and twisting.
Mental Demands: Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.
Americans with Disabilities Act ComplianceThe City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.
DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

    • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
    • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.RETIREMENT BENEFITS
      The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

      • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
      • Employee Service Awards
        • Worker`s Compensation
        • Deferred Compensation
        • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Agency City of Greenville (SC) Address 206 S. Main St

          Greenville, South Carolina, 29601 Phone 864-467-4530

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