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Relief School Bus Operator (Transit Operator)

Company: City of Charlottesville
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Relief School Bus Operator (Transit Operator) Print ( Apply Relief School Bus Operator (Transit Operator) Salary $21.00 HourlyLocation Charlottesville, VAJob TypeTemporaryDepartmentTransportationJob Number221000011ClosingContinuous

  • Description
  • Benefits
  • Questions General SummaryThe City of Charlottesville Pupil Transportation Division is seeking candidates to be considered for the position of Relief School Bus Operator. Relief drivers work as needed to maintain full service. Performs routine semi-skilled work providing scheduled fixed-routes in public transportation, daily school transportation, school-related events as well as charter services; does related work as required. Reports to a Transportation Operations Supervisor.For those without a CDL, free training will be provided.Typical starting pay at $21.00 an hour. This is a non-exempt, temporary (variable/limited-hour) position, and is not eligible for city benefits.Note: This job opportunity is advertised with a closing date of "Continuous." If interested in being considered, an application should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications may no longer be considered once a reasonable number of applications has been received or once a candidate to fill the position is identified. Applications may be evaluated on a continuous basis and interviews may be conducted as soon as possible during the recruitment with candidates who are best qualified. This job announcement may close at any time after 7 calendar days. Essential Responsibilities and Duties
    • Primarily operates school and/or transit bus on assigned routes and schedules.
    • Prepares proper documentation:
    • Pre & Post Trip
    • Mileage and ridership
    • Mechanical defects
    • Incident and accident reports
    • Bus behavioral reports
    • Leave requests
    • Observes all safety procedures while loading and unloading passengers and while bus is in motion.
    • Ensures excellent customer service.
    • Responsible for fostering a safe and wholesome environment for all passengers on the bus. Provides accurate information to the public promptly and courteously.
    • Must comply with all local, state and federal rules and regulations.
    • Announces routes and stops when needed.
    • Ensures safe and clean vehicle condition throughout each shift per division requirements (to include but not limited to sweeping, mopping and exterior washing.
    • Attends all required meetings and/or training sessions.
    • Issues, receives, manages and ensures safe handling of fares, tickets, and various passes.
    • Communicates effectively with supervisor, includes 2 way radio transmissions.
    • Adjusts to variables in normal working conditions, including adverse weather, traffic, construction, passenger problems, accidents and trip changes.
    • Employs all techniques of defensive driving to minimize the risk of preventable and non-preventable accidents and/or passenger injuries.
    • Ensures all accidents are reported to a supervisor immediately.
    • Performs all related tasks as required.Education, Experience and SkillsMinimum Requirements:
      • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. (One year of work may substitute for one year of education up to a maximum three years substitution.)
      • Minimum one year of work experience performing customer service tasks.
      • A valid driver's license is required. (To view our driving eligibility requirements, visit
      • Must demonstrate the ability to successfully complete the Virginia Education Department training curriculum for school bus drivers and obtain a Commercial Driver's License with appropriate school bus endorsements within the probationary period.
      • Must have no reckless driving or driving under the influence convictions within five years and less than two moving violations within 12 months of employment start date.
      • Must be able to pass all phases of the pre-employment screening process, to include a Virginia Department of Transportation Physical Assessment, background check and pre-employment drug screening.
      • This position is subject to successfully passing the EB.001 School Bus Drivers Application for Physician Certificate annually.Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience working with children and/or operating a commercial vehicle preferred.
        • Possession of valid CDL or CDL learners permit preferred.
        • Certifications related to driving and/or customer service preferred.Skills: Thorough knowledge of traffic rules and regulations; ability to provide excellent customer service; Ability to operate buses and related equipment safely and efficiently; Ability to keep records and prepare reports; Ability to establish effective relationship with riders, co-workers and the general public; Ability to be polite, coherent, and professional at all times toward fellow employees and the public; Ability to follow written and oral instructions; Ability to remain calm in emergency situations and ensure the safety of all passengers and employees.Physical Conditions & Additional InformationAll employees must satisfy the Virginia Department of Transportation Physical Assessment provided by the City before being hired and annually.This position is considered essential and is subject to emergency and stand-by call. This position is subject to federal DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.Work is typically performed inside and around the exterior of a bus and employees must also be able to satisfy the following physical requirements: Long periods of sitting; Frequent overhead reaching, bending and stooping over, crawling to inspect under buses. Ability to secure a wheelchair safely on the bus. Occasional lifting of at least fifty pounds is required. Frequent contact with Transportation Supervisor, fellow drivers and passengers is required. Contact with various administrators, and the general public is required. Occasional meetings with administrators and/or parents and patrons are necessary. Person shall have no impairment of the use of a foot, leg, hand, finger, or an arm, and no other structural defects or limitation likely to interfere with the ability to control and safely drive a bus. Must have the physical ability to descend from or climb up to at least 3.5 feet, at the emergency door, to assist in the evacuation of the passengers. Operation of vehicles during inclement weather is required.SUMMARY OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITSUpdated July 1, 2022Benefits cited represent those for regular 40-hour employees and may differ for Management Level, Part-Time, and/or Library positions. Long-term temporary employees are eligible for all benefits except retirement. Interns, temporary, seasonal, substitute, and relief employees are not eligible for benefits.
        • LEAVE:
          • Vacation:
          • 3.09 hours accrued biweekly -- 0 -
          • 3.85 hours accrued biweekly -- 3 -
          • 4.62 hours accrued biweekly -- 5 -
          • 5.40 hours accrued biweekly -- 10 -
          • 6.16 hours accrued biweekly -- 15 -
          • 6.93 hours accrued biweekly -- 20 -
          • 7.70 hours accrued biweekly -- 25+ years
          • Sick:
          • 4.62 hours per biweekly pay period, approximately 120 hours a years, no limit on accumulation
          • Holidays:
          • 14 paid holidays per calendar year (13 observed and 1 floating)
          • INSURANCE:
            • Aetna Medical
            • Choose from three options with different premiums and levels of coverage and coverage is effective on the first of the month following date of hire:
            • HMO: $0 premium for employee only coverage
            • POS 1: Employee-only premium of $36.28 per biweekly pay
            • POS 2: Employee-only premium of $13.02 per biweekly pay
            • (Dependent coverage is available but the cost of the premium is not subsidized.)
            • Prescription Card ($10 generic, $30 lower cost name brand, $55 higher cost name brand)
            • Mail Order Maintenance Prescription Drug Program ($20 generic, $60 lower cost name brand, $110 higher cost brand)
            • Dental (Delta Dental)
            • No cost for employee only coverage. Dependent coverage is available but the cost of the premium is not subsidized.
            • Diagnosis and Preventive -- 100% of allowable charge; Basic Dental Care - 80%; Major Dental Care - 50%
            • Primary -- $50 deductible, 80/20
            • Prosthetic & Complex Restorative -- $50 deductible, 50/50
            • $1,500 maximum annual benefit
            • $1,000 Orthodontic Benefit
            • MetLife Vision Plan: Optional
            • Employee only coverage: $2.50 bi-weekly; Dependent coverage also available at differing rates.
            • Eye health exam, dilatation, prescription and refraction of glasses covered after $10 co-pay;
            • $130 allowance for frames, after co-pay, plus additional discounts where accepted.
            • Life:
            • Two times annual salary (paid by the City)
            • Optional supplemental life available for employee, spouse, dependents (paid by employee)
            • AFLAC: Optional
            • Cancer/accident/short term disability/intensive care insurance (paid by employee)
            • Long Term Disability
            • Protection from income loss due to long-term illness or injury (paid by the City)
            • RETIREMENT: The City of Charlottesville manages its own retirement system and does not participate in VRS, however the City has a Portability Agreement with VRS. There are certain provisions that must be met and the portability request must be executed within 18 months of vesting in the City's Plan.
              • Pension:
              • Choose from two options:
              • A Defined Benefit Pension plan pays a monthly benefit in retirement using a defined formula based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service, and age. Our plan has a 5 year vesting period and an employee contribution of 5% of salary.
              • A Defined Contribution 401a plan in which fixed contributions are paid into an individual's account by the employer, the contributions are invested, returns (positive or negative) are credited to the account, and the account balance is used to provide retirement benefits. The vesting schedule for our 401a plan is 33% after one year of service, 67% after two years of service, and 100% after three years of service. There is no required contribution from salary. (Note that: the Defined Contribution retirement plan is the only plan available for Library employees)
              • Supplemental:
              • Deferred Compensation (457) - employee contribution
              • OTHER BENEFITS:
                • Flexible Spending Accounts:
                • Health Care Expenses
                • Dependent Care Expenses
                • Parking/Mass Transit Expenses
                • Parking Subsidy of $50 per month
                • Wellness Programs:
                • Gym Reimbursement Program
                • Monthly On-Site Nurse and Annual Flu Shots
                • Health Screenings and Fairs, Education Sessions, & Weekly Fitness Classes
                • Weight Watchers at Work
                • Bike Commuter Program:
                • Reimbursement of up to $20 per month for reasonable bike commuting expenses
                • Employee Assistance Program:
                • A variety of confidential, personal professional services for you and your family available 24 hours a day.
                • Tuition Reimbursement Program:
                • Up to $1,500 for undergraduate OR Up to $3,000 for graduate level tuition per fiscal year per employee. 01 Do you have a minimum one (1) year of work experience performing customer service tasks?
                • Yes
                • No02 Do you have previous experience working with children in a professional work environment?
                • Yes
                • No03 This position requires driving to perform essential job duties and requires a valid driver's license. The candidate selected for this position must meet the driver eligibility requirements of the City and must provide a certified copy of their DMV driving record. Do you possess a valid driver's license and are you willing to provide a certified copy of your DMV driving record, if selected as a finalist, for the City to confirm your driving eligibility?
                • Yes; I possess a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.
                • No; However, I am willing and able to obtain a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.
                • No; I do not have a valid driver's license, nor am I willing or able to obtain one, and/or am not willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.04 Do you have a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or CDL learner's permit?
                • Yes; I have a valid Virginia CDL and either have, or can obtain, all appropriate endorsements within required time frame.
                • Yes; I have a valid CDL from another state and either have, or can obtain, all appropriate endorsements within required time frame.
                • Yes; I have a valid CDL learner's permit and can obtain all appropriate endorsements within required time frame, if hired
                • No; however, I can obtain a CDL with all appropriate endorsements within required time frame, if hired.
                • No; I cannot obtain a CDL.05 Which type of vehicle have you driven professionally with a CDL?
                • Transit bus 35 feet or larger, School Bus, or Jaunt Transit Service Bus
                • Truck, Van, or other
                • No prior experience driver professionally with a CDL06 Do you possess an American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification?
                • Yes
                • No07 To be considered, qualifying education and experience, including City of Charlottesville employment, must be clearly documented in the education, work history, and additional information sections of the employment application. Resumes can be attached but are not a substitute for the required information on the application. I understand that an attached resume will not be accepted in place of a completed employment application and that my qualifications must be stated on the employment application itself.
                • Yes
                • No08 I certify that the information above is true and correct, and I certify that it can be verified with reference to the information in my basic application. I understand that my application may be rejected if the responses to supplemental questions do not match my basic application.
                • Yes
                • NoRequired Question AgencyCity of CharlottesvilleAddressP. O. Box 911 605 East Main Street Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902 Phone(434) 970-3490 Website

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