Hill Country Transit District
Job Title: Rural Bus Driver
Department: Rural Operations
Reports To: Director of Rural Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Revision Date: January 1, 2015
Effective Date: April 22, 2014
Responsible for providing transportation services to all
individuals, including persons with disabilities, in a safe and
timely manner, and for properly operating and maintaining the
transit vehicle assigned. Responsible for complying with all Hill
Country Transit District (HCTD) policies and procedures and all
funding source regulations and requirements.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
1. Must be able to follow a daily demand response service
2. Complies with all routing and scheduling directives.
3. Performs pre-operation safety inspections; coordinates all major
vehicle servicing and repairs verbally and in writing as necessary
through the HCTD Fleet Services Manager.
4. Responsible for routine servicing of vehicle and fueling at
local service stations.
5. Maintains cleanliness and appearance of vehicle, both inside and
6. Maintains all required passenger and vehicle records.
7. Operates transit vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.
Practices safety at all times in performance of required
8. Operates other bus-related equipment to include wheelchair
lifts, ramps, phone, and computers.
9. Assists customers who require special assistance and persons
with disabilities as required by the American with Disabilities Act
(ADA), including the securement of mobility aids and physically
evacuates passengers in any emergency situation.
10. Provides information to the public regarding transportation
services and transit policy.
11. Provides information to Lead Driver and/or Director of Rural
Operations, and dispatch regarding route problems or traffic
12. Reports passenger problems to Lead Driver and/or Director of
Rural Operations for resolution.
13. Collects appropriate passenger fares.
14. Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the rules, regulations and standard operating
procedures for motor coach vehicles.
Ability to safely operate HCTD transit coaches and vehicles.
Ability to resolve customer complaints courteously and
Ability to work under stressful situations.
Ability to communicate effectively, and follow oral and written
Ability to prepare accurate records and reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with staff, other agencies and the general public using tact,
courtesy and good judgment.
Ability to perform all essential functions of a motor coach
operator on an emergency basis.
Ability to successfully complete all operator training programs as
required by HCTD, state and federal rules and regulations.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Duties are performed while sitting
for long periods of time in a motor vehicle. Duties also require
periodic standing to assist passengers. Employees may be exposed to
road hazards related to adverse weather conditions or vehicular
traffic. The employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne
particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate. Duties may be performed outside of normal working hours
at varying hours of the day, including weekends and holidays.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly
required to talk. Must have good hearing and sight, including good
depth perception, color vision, close vision, distant vision, and
the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to bend, stoop, twist,
turn, walk, climb, crouch, stand, and kneel. Moderate bending and
crouching may be required to assist passengers in boarding and
exiting the transit vehicle. Must be physically capable of
assisting passengers who use assistive walking devices, wheelchairs
or other special equipment. Must be able to frequently lift and/or
move up to 50 pounds. Must be willing and able to administer CPR
and first aid.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must be 21 years of age.
MUST have a valid Texas Drivers License class C or higher.
Regular attendance and reliability is critical to business
Available and willing to work varying shifts, hours and days as
assigned to include early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and
Must be willing and able to drive special transit vehicle,
minivans, or 15-passenger van.
Have no more than two (2) moving violations in the past 12
Must have reliable means of communication, i.e., home telephone,
Public bus driving experience highly desirable.
This position is classified as safety-sensitive and is required to
undergo and successfully pass pre-employment drug and/or alcohol
testing, criminal background check, driving record check, and
Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination prior to
appointment to position.
This job description is not intended
and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated
with this job.
The Hop is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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