Bus Operator

Looking for a career with room to grow? Join the team at TRI MET. Provide safe, reliable, courteous, and efficient bus transportation service for residents and visitors in the TriMet service area.  Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Perform related duties as required.Essential Functions 1.  Prepare bus for operation by performing pre-trip safety inspection.  Monitor the ongoing condition of the vehicle during operation. 2.  Operate a bus on specified route(s) according to established time schedules.  Follow District rules and policies, obey traffic laws, and remain knowledgeable regarding any changes in same. 3.  Develop and practice defensive driving skills to prevent vehicle or passenger accidents.  In the event of an accident or emergency, assist passengers to assure their safety. 4.  Monitor and initiate two-way radio calls, reporting any unusual conditions such as accidents, passenger incidents or traffic problems promptly. 5.  Provide accurate information to customers regarding fares, routes, schedules and operating rules.  Announce major streets, transfer points, and points of interest as required.  Maintain courteous and professional demeanor with customers at all times. 6.  Assist disabled passengers with boarding and exiting the bus.  Secure wheelchair clamps or safety belts as may be required. 7.  Provide verbal and written reports to District supervisors and management regarding route, safety, schedule, fare, and operational problems or concerns. 8.  Assist in the instruction of student operators for route orientation and further development of the student's operating skills. 9.  Prepare required paperwork, such as lost and found tags, accident/incident reports, and bus defect reports Position Requirements High school diploma or equivalent. Possess a valid and active driver's license for the past three (3) years. Ability to secure Oregon or Washington CDL Class "B" license with "P" endorsement and no Air Brake restriction. Safe driving record meeting the established criteria: Traffic Violations/Accidents Serious violations, which appear on the driving record, will disqualify an applicant from consideration for a period of ten (10) years. Less serious violations will disqualify an applicant from consideration if they occurred in the last three (3) years. Suspensions A suspended driver's license for longer than three months (90 days) in the past three (3) years will disqualify an applicant from consideration. Ability to pass the required post-offer job-related physical and drug screen for this position. OregonLive.com. Keywords: Bus Driver, Location: Portland, OR - 97214
Full time
Portland, Oregon 97214, US