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Bus Driver
Via Mobility Services
 
Job Location: Boulder, CO

Job Summary:

The HOP Vehicle Operator is responsible for safely operating and transporting passengers on a deviated fixed route. The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to, the functions outlined below.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Complete pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections as instructed by Operation Specialist or Professional Development Coordinator and maintain accurate documentation
  • Competently operate a passenger transportation vehicle. This includes managing spacing between other buses, staying on paddle and arriving at check points within specified parameters
  • Maintain good rapport with the general public, providing assistance as needed. Model "HOP Courtesy" in all interactions with passengers
  • Work collaboratively with dispatch, maintenance and operations support personnel to ensure smooth operation of HOP system
  • Appropriately utilize trained safety skills for riders with disabilities and/or special needs
  • Be responsible for proficiently and safely operating wheelchair lifts, tie-down systems, radios and special equipment on all HOP vehicles
  • Complete daily rider count sheets, complete incident reports, and other paperwork as required.
  • Use time clock consistently and complete time-off requests at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Gain and maintain proficiency at safely operating wheelchair lifts and effectively using all tie-down systems, radios, and all special equipment on Via vehicles
  • Responsible for cleanliness on both the inside and outside of the vehicle

Job Requirements:

  • Must maintain a valid DOT medical card
  • Must possess a valid Colorado State Commercial Driver License with a Passenger endorsement
  • Must possess and be able to maintain a clean Motor Vehicle Record
  • Must have knowledge of occupational hazards and safety practices and procedures
  • Must have a reliable work history with strong attendance and punctuality records
  • Must have a neat appearance and a sincere desire to work with all passengers and the general public
  • Must subscribe to a "team approach" of working with fellow HOP team members

Qualifications:

  • Sit in driver's seat for long periods of time
  • Use full range of sense of hearing including tone, pitch and volume when operating a transit vehicle, using two-way radio and assisting passengers and the public
  • Use full range of sense of speech, including annunciation and projection, when using the two-way radio and when interacting with passengers and the public
  • Use full range of sense of vision including depth perception, color vision and near/far acuity when operating a transit vehicle
  • Use hands and fingers (manual dexterity) for vehicle controls and the handling of paperwork
  • Stoop when performing vehicle inspections and securing wheelchairs
  • Crouch when performing vehicle inspections and securing wheelchairs
  • Kneel when performing vehicle inspections and securing wheelchairs
  • Bend at the knee, hip, and waist when operating vehicle, performing vehicle inspections and securing wheelchairs
  • Twist at the knee and waist when operating vehicle, performing vehicle inspections and securing wheelchairs
  • Reach forward, backward, upward and downward when operating vehicle, performing vehicle inspections and securing wheelchairs
  • Stand while performing vehicle inspections and assisting passengers and the public
  • Walk while performing vehicle inspections and assisting passengers and the public
  • Be subject to wet, cold and/or hot environmental conditions.
  • Be subject to a low risk of injury due to vehicle accident, mechanical failure, fire and/or explosion
  • Be subject to vehicle noise and vibration while operating a transit vehicle
  • Be subject to vehicle exhaust, fumes, odors and road dusts
  • Write reports in a coherent, legible manner
  • Collect fares as appropriate
  • Perform all tasks assigned when working as a floater, excluding those for which individuals may be physically unable
  • Be available to accept extra shifts on occasions when staffing levels require support
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