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Full Time Bus Operator

Company name
Bi-State Development Agency of The Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, Inc.

Location
Saint Louis, MO, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Transportation, Customer Service

Posted on
Jan 08,2019

Valid Through
Apr 23,2019

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Mission:

A bus operator drives the bus and various passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to specified time schedule. Candidate must operate the bus skillfully and safely, answer questions regarding service routes, fares, points of interest, etc., and maintains good relations with general public, announce stops, direct and control passengers (if needed), AND read time schedules, street signs, traffic signs, head signs, bus passes and instructions. A qualified candidate must also follow written and oral instructions, adjust temperature controls for the passenger's comfort, operate head sign, operate wheelchair lift and hand radio, and secure passenger wheelchairs. Additional duties include inspecting the bus before every trip, be able to write accident reports, issues transfers, memorize routes and fare structure, make mental mathematical calculations, verify amount of fare entered into farebox, record passenger data, as well as report vehicular delays and/or accidents.

Starting Wage: $14.64 per hour

Required Skills

The candidate must be twenty-one (21) years old and physically qualified to safely operate a motor vehicle in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Carrier Safety Regulations.

Possess a valid driver's license and the ability to pass the Missouri/Illinois prescribed state examination for a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) and be able to obtain a CDL (Commercial Driver's License) permit

prior

to the start of training.

Ability to read, tell time, understand and follow verbal and written instructions, make routine mathematical monetary calculations.

Ability to work well under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly to any changes that may arise.

Ability to pass the pre-screen process, which includes a personal interview, background check, and pre-employment Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen.

Qualified applicants must pass the pre-screen process, which includes, a personal interview, background check, and pre-employment Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screen.

A DOT physical exam and drug test is required and is available at no cost to you. Successful candidates must receive a two-year (2) Department of Transportation (DOT) card.

If you are taking blood pressure medication or if your blood pressure is greater than 140/90 during the exam, you

will not

qualify for a two-year (2) DOT card and will not be hired by Metro.

All Metro driver seats are designed for a maximum weight capacity of 325 pounds. If you weigh more than 325 pounds, you will not be hired.

If you wear prescription glasses or contacts

, make sure you bring them for the exam.

If you have hearing aid(s),

bring them with you to the exam.

If you take blood thinners

such as Warfarin or Coumadin, bring documentation that your INR has been regulated for at least the last month.

If you have diabetes

, bring documentation of A1C of less than 8. Documentation must be less than six months old. An A1C can also be drawn at BarnesCare for $18.00. Results will be available next business day.

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease or heart attack or other cardiovascular condition

bring a copy of your recent cardiac stress test results completed within the last two (2) years.

If you have had heart surgery (valve replacement /bypass, angioplasty)

bring a letter from your cardiologist clearing you to drive a commercial vehicle.

If you have a pacemaker

, bring documentation of annual pacemaker check.

If you have been diagnosed with a nervous or psychiatric disorder

, bring a letter from your psychiatrist clearing you to drive a commercial vehicle.

If you have been diagnosed with seizures or epilepsy,

bring documentation from your treating provider that you have been seizure free without taking seizure medication for ten (10) years.

If you are on any prescription medications, bring the list of medication names with you.

Required Experience

Education

Degree:

High school diploma or G.E.D. required.

Experience:

Years:

minimum of three (3) years of driving experience AND one (1) year of customer service experience.

Job Location

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Company info

Bi-State Development Agency of The Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District, Inc.

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