Transit Operator-Part-Time - Yakima, WA

Employer: The City of Yakima

Job Description:
Transit Operator - Part-Time 50%
SALARY: $19.12 - $22.87 Hourly
$3,314.13 - $3,964.13 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 07/27/21
CLOSING DATE: 08/11/21 04:00 PM

The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities fortraining and growth! The City offers a competitive benefit package including:
3% Bilingual and/or 2% Biliterate English/Spanish special pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
FREE healthcare clinic!
WA State PERS pension plan
3% contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave
Much more!
This is a permanent part-time position scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week.

Any combination of education or experience which would demonstrate the ability to perform thework. Shall be subject to drug and alcohol testing, pursuant to Department of Transportation(DOT) regulations (49 CFR Part 40) and the Federal Transit Administration's Regulations (49CFR Part 655).

Must possess and maintain a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License with a passengerendorsement. Must obtain and maintain a valid First Aid/CPR Certificate within six months ofappointment.
Under general supervision; operates a City bus in a safe and efficient manner to transportpassengers over local routes according to prescribed time schedules; performs related work asrequired.

Drives transit vehicles over prescribed City routes in accordance with established safetyprocedures; provides information to passengers about business locations, routes, timeschedules, and transfer points; collects fares from patrons and issues transfers on request; mustmaintain an attitude of professional concern for passengers, pedestrians and vehicular trafficaround bus while operating bus in a manner to avoid traffic and pedestrian hazards, providingthe greatest personal safety to passengers being transported.
Inspects transit equipment such as lights, horn, and brakes to insure the proper and safeoperation of the vehicle; cleans buses, on occasion; may periodically use two-way radio tocommunicate with transit office to report accidents, emergencies, or unusual operatingconditions.
Requires regular and reliable attendance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of Federal, State and local transit safety rules and regulations. Ability to make quickdecisions; to operate passenger buses in a safe and tactful manner; to meet and deal withpeople in a courteous and tactful manner.

Work is primarily performed on a bus while sitting for excessive periods. Constant use of bothhands in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while performing duties and/or operating buses.Heavy work may include lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds. Occasionally ascends/descendsstairs while maintaining balance. Occasional bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck. Constant useof all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and communicatingwith co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguishcolor and maintain long-term and short-term memory. Work will require occasional travel to avariety of locations. May work outside in all weather extremes and be exposed to traffic, dust,pollen, noxious odors, and fumes, and/or vibrations. May work alone, with others, confinedspaces, or in noisy work area. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when necessary.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform theessential functions.

Exposure to fumes and noise of traffic; tension caused by heavy traffic conditions; adverse andunpleasant passenger characteristics.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $19.12 - $22.87 HR, $3,314.13 - $3,964.13 MO

Posted on July 27, 2021

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