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Bus Driver

Company: RATP Dev
Location: Santa Maria
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Under general supervision, operates a variety of transit vehicles such as Diesel, Gas, and Electric Transit Buses, Cutaways, and light vehicles; transports passengers along a specific route and makes designated stops as required; accepts fares, issues transfers, gives general directional information; and performs related duties as required.Employees in this class, upon completion of the RATP Dev USA/TAPCO Training Program, are assigned to operate various types of transit equipment for RATP Dev USA and the Santa Maria Regional Transit. Transit Operators are expected to operate equipment according to rules, regulations, and procedures relative to safety and good service, including shuttling transit equipment. In addition, incumbents have responsibility for the preparation of reports relating to accidents and other occurrences involving the general public and RATP Dev USA/SMRT.EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES1. Conducts pre-operational inspection of the transit vehicle, in accordance with federal and state laws and departmental regulations, to ensure it is functioning properly.2. Inspects the passenger compartment of the vehicle to ensure it is free from hazards (such as spills, loose handrails and stanchions, defective seats, etc.) and that the video camera lenses are not obscured.3. Safely navigates the vehicle through traffic along assigned routes, under various environmental conditions, in accordance with traffic laws and departmental regulations.4. Operates the disability access lifts to assist people in wheelchairs onto the vehicle and properly secures their wheelchairs when they are on the vehicle.5. Collects fares from passengers and issues transfers; checks passenger transfers, fast passes, and electronic passes to ensure they are valid.6. Uses vehicle's intercom system to communicate instructions to passengers and to call out vehicle stops and transfer points.7. Responds to customers' questions regarding routes, directions, fares and transfers.8. Conducts a post-operational inspection of the outside of the vehicle to detect defects and body damage, broken windows, and graffiti.9. Contacts Central Control regarding various emergencies such as medical emergencies, vehicle malfunctions, vehicle evacuations etc. and/or circumstances that may affect service such as heavy traffic, road hazards, road obstructions etc.10. Completes accident, incident and/or miscellaneous reports to document unusual occurrences.11. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of: traffic laws, regulations, and procedures (including the rules of the road, right of way, etc); departmental rules and regulations; how to safely operate various transit vehicles; procedures used to secure various transit vehicles.Skill in: safely driving various transit vehicles in heavy traffic and under various environmental conditions (such as rain, nightfall, and fog); using mirrors to view objects behind and to the sides of the driver; operating wheelchair lift platforms.Ability to: effectively communicate with passengers, including interacting with irate and agitated people; effectively communicate and interact with Supervisors, co-workers, Dispatch, SMRT officials, and emergency personnel; read and understand written materials (such as training materials, departmental rules, DMV Handbook, etc.); follow written driving directions (such as Route Sheets); accurately complete departmental forms and reports; read maps; read, interpret, and respond to traffic signs and signals; perform basic mathematical computations.Job Type: Full-timePay: From $21.00 per hourBenefits:* 401(k)* 401(k) matching* Dental insurance* Disability insurance* Employee assistance program* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Paid training* Referral program* Uniform allowance* Vision insuranceSchedule:* Day shift* Monday to Friday* Weekend availabilityAbility to commute/relocate:* Santa Maria, CA 93455: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)License/Certification:* Driver's License (Required)Work Location: In person

Keywords: RATP Dev, Santa Maria , Bus Driver, Professions , Santa Maria, California

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