City of Amarillo

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Bus Drivers

City of Amarillo
Amarillo, TX Full-time
Posted on October 5, 2018

The City of Amarillo is actively seeking Full-time Bus Drivers to join our fleet.

The City of Amarillo Bus Driver is responsible for providing public transportation to the citizens of Amarillo. The Bus Driver transports person within the city limits of Amarillo west of Lakeside.

 City of Amarillo offers excellent benefits including

  • $15.48 per hour
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
  • Life Insurance
  • Much More!

Minimum Requirements for this position:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience operating a vehicle in excess of 30’ in length is preferred
  • Class B Texas Commercial Driver’s License is required. Must be able to obtain a P (passenger) endorsement
  • Candidate must be able to pass a standard DOT physical

The Bus Driver is responsible for:

  • Must follow an established route according to a prearranged time schedule
  • Understand the basic operational aspects of a large motor vehicle
  • Capable of understanding and interpreting the functions of all gauges and switches on the control panel in order to detect mechanical problems
  • Maintain contact with dispatchers and other operators via a two-way radio
  • Responsible for coordinating with other operators and dispatchers the needs of transferring passengers
  • Must have the ability to make sound decisions under stress and think clearly during emergency situations
  • Must be able to effectively deal with personal danger that may include exposure to angry, violent or dangerous persons
  • Required to respond to persons with disability requests in a polite manner
  • Ability to leave his or her seat in order to operate the wheelchair lift and securement devices
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population on persons
  • Each operator must be capable of understanding and willing to use each type of wheelchair life and securement device
  • Operators must understand the fixed route structure and have the perception needed to make sound observations and decisions
  • Responsible for completing a daily pre-operational vehicle check
  • Maintain a clean vehicle during their shift and store all securement devices after use to prevent loss or breakage
  • Responsible for driving a vehicle in accordance with traffic laws
  • Must drive a vehicle that will prevent any chargeable accidents, incidents or passengers injuries
  • Exhibit a cooperative attitude and promote teamwork with co-workers
  • Required to wear a uniform and comply with the shoe, hair and beard policy

Essential Job Functions:

  • Required to drive in all weather conditions
  • Must be capable of sitting for extended periods of time and operate assigned equipment
  • Must be able to lift items weighing in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation physical and report to work drug and alcohol free
  • Must also be able to read, write, hear and verbally communicate
  • Must be able to stand and walk on different types of surfaces and sit in a driver’s seat for extended periods of time

Work Hours:

  • Will work 6:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. Days off during the week will vary
  • Must report to work on time, report all absences in a timely manner and have no unexcused absences