Bus Driver (On-Call / Substitute)

City of Coconut Creek, FL - Coconut Creek, FL (30+ days ago)

Full-time$15 an hour


Performs entry-level technical work in the Transportation Division of the Public Works department. Drives, maintains, and fuels buses to provide service to the patrons of the City transportation program. Work is performed under close supervision with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

On-Call / Substitute Bus Driver:
Hourly salary: $14.54.

This is a year-round On-Call position and does not provide any benefits.

Substitute Bus Drivers may be notified to work with less than 24 hours notice.

Hours of work: Must be available Monday through Saturday. Will be required to work varying schedules, holidays, and during special events which City services are operational. Hours are subject to change at any time upon management discretion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the classification. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Drives, maintains, and fuels buses, vans, and sedans
Uses City issues radio, cell phone and/or other assigned equipment as required.
Operates buses according to schedule
Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections and basic vehicle maintenance; inflates tires and adds fluids as needed
Cleans interior and exterior of vehicles including washing, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, deodorizing, and cleaning windows
Communicates mechanical service needs, passenger feedback and route problems to management
Announces major intersections, and destination and transfer points to passengers verbally at a level that can be clearly heard by all passengers
Completes paperwork as required
Helps passengers as appropriate; assists disabled passengers including, but not limited to, loading and unloading passengers in wheelchairs
Records passengers boarding and departing vehicle
Performs other duties as assigned

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by a minimum of one (1) year experience in bus transportation; an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience may be considered.

Must have been a licensed operator for at least three (3) years (time spent driving on a learner'spermit does not count towards this requirement).

Must have a state of Florida Class B or higher commercial driver license with passenger endorsement. Driving history must reflect no traffic citations for three (3) years prior to the date of application.

A biennial physical examination is required. DOT drug and alcohol testing history with previous employers must reflect no violations or testing refusals within two (2) years of date of application.

Must abide by the Florida Department of Transportation Rule Chapter 14-90 (Florida Administrative Code).

Must be able to read and abide by the System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) and Security Program Plan (SPP) established for the City's bus program.

Previous community bus program or county bus driving experience preferred.

Previous driving experience on a fixed route with time points is preferred.

Knowledge of and occupational hazards and ability to implement necessary safety precautions
Knowledge of state and local traffic laws
Skill in Microsoft Office products (Word and Outlook)
Skill in providing good customer service
Ability to read and follow road maps and bus routes
Ability to read and abide by the System Safety Program Plan and Security Program Plan established for the City bus program
Ability to operate a bus safely and effectively
Ability to use critical thinking skills to arrive at solutions and suggest improvements to processes
Ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule
Supplemental Information

Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the periodic performance of moderately physically demanding work, usually involving lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 50 pounds). The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time, talk and hear. The employee is constantly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. Tasks that require moving objects of significant weight require the assistance of another person and/or use of proper techniques and moving equipment. Tasks may involve some climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling.

Tasks are regularly performed outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances.

Some tasks require manual dexterity, in addition to visual and hearing acuity. Some tasks may involve identifying and distinguishing colors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud when in the field.

Eligibility List Criteria:
An eligibility list shall be valid for six months (may be extended up to two years at the City's discretion), or until the list is abolished, whichever comes first. The list is formed based on applicants who meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants on the eligibility list will be given consideration for each vacancy. Veterans' Preference shall be awarded, pursuant to Florida Statutes.


NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodations for testing must advise Human Resources not later than one (1) week prior to scheduled testing, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.