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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$32,177.60 - $46,654.40 Annually


100 W. McBee Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number





4/9/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Brief Description

The City is offering a $1,000 Sign-On Bonus for Bus Operators. See details in the full job posting at

Brief Description of the Job
Operates 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 the 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 ADA regulation. 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 (30%): Operate a specialized bus with wheelchair lift/ramp to transport paratransit passengers in a safe, proficient manner. 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. Actively participate in the reporting of safety issues and concerns that are observed during the course of essential job functions.

Perform Customer Service (25%): 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.

Maintain Schedule and Assure Proper Fare Collection (25%): 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.).

Monitor Physical Condition of Vehicle, Perform Inspections, and File Reports (20%): 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 Greenlink`s Safety Committee as required.

Perform other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Over one year of bus driving experience or completion of the City of Greenville Bus Operator in Training Program 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 and air brake endorsement.

Certifications and Other Requirements: CDL Medical Examiners Certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work requires a comprehensive practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and the ability to conceptualize and develop new or improved procedures, techniques or ideas appropriate to the work environment. Work product primarily affects processeses and program/functional areas within the department.

Reading: Intermediate Level: Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.

Math: Intermediate Level: Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.

Writing: Intermediate Level: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, summaries, meeting minutes, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.

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

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Shop, vehicle, and outdoors (roadways).

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.

Protective Equipment Required: Seatbelt and safety vest.

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.

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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