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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
BUS OPERATOR - 0419 Salary

$32,177.60 - $46,654.40 Annually



Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





12/20/2019 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Description

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS - See details below.

Brief Description of the Job
Operate a bus through light to heavy City traffic, for the purpose of carrying passengers in a safe manner and in accordance with the City, County, State, and Federal laws, as well as City rules and policies. Collect fare, assist ADA passengers as needed while safely performing operation procedures. Monitor bus, weather conditions, and safety of passengers.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Operate Transit Bus (30%): Operate Transit Bus/Cutaway Bus in a safe, proficient manner by applying brakes, starting and stopping engine. Ensure all City, County, State, and Federal laws are adhered to. Assist persons with disabilities onto and off the wheelchair lift, operate ADA lift/ramp; secure ADA 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.

Perform Customer Service (25%): Provide information in a courteous manner to passengers regarding routes, schedules, transfers, and fares. Make public address announcements in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Act as a front-line point of contact to ensure delivery of quality customer service. Ensure an adequate supply of transfers for the customers.

Maintain Schedule and Assure Proper Fare Collection (25%): Operate the buses on a schedule route in a manner that provides for the maximum possible safety to passengers while maintaining the scheduled time points. Effectively utilize paddles, manifests and other information, to follow routes and meet time points. Coordinate detour, accident and incident information to radio dispatch, and respond to instructions given. Operate GFI Fare boxes to assure proper collection of fares including full-ride, tickets, passes, half-fares, and special service fares.

Monitor Physical Condition of Vehicle, Perform Inspections, and File Reports (20%): Observe all conditions of vehicle 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.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Job Requirements
Formal Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Experience: Over one year of bus driving experience or an equivalent combination of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job is required. Previous driving experience as a bus operator with a transit system, or as an over the road coach operator is preferred.

Driver`s License Required: Class B CDL South Carolina license with passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction.

Certifications and Other Requirements: CDL Medical Examiners Certificate.

Physical Demands
Overall Strength 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.

Physical Demands: Continuously requires sitting, handling, vision, foot controls, balancing, hearing, and talking. Frequently requires kneeling and bending. Occasionally requires standing, walking, reaching, crouching, and twisting. Rarely requires lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, and climbing.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Vehicle, radio, Mobile Data Terminal (MDT), and fare box.

Computer Equipment and Software: None.

Working Conditions
Overall Working Conditions: Satisfactory: Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.

Environmental Factors: Daily exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards

Health and Safety: 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. Rare exposure to explosives.

Primary Work Location: Shop, Vehicle, and Outdoors (Roadways).

Protective Equipment Required: Seatbelt and safety vest.

Non-Physical 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.

Details of $1,000 Sign-on Bonus

  • Applicants will not be eligible to receive the signing bonus until they have successfully completed the hiring process.
  • The first $500 of the bonus will be paid over the first (3) pay periods following the applicant`s date of hire: $200 in the first pay period, $150 in the second pay period, and $150 in the third pay period. The second $500 will be paid on the applicants one-year anniversary
  • No more than $1,000 will be given to an applicant in a one-year timeframe.
  • Bonus is subject to state and federal taxes.
  • Applicants who have already applied and been selected will not qualify.
  • This incentive applies to new employees only.

How To Apply:
Please fill out our Online Application by clicking the Apply button below:

Our office hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday - Friday.

The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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