Under general supervision, the Bus Operator operates METRO buses to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedules, charters, and special services. Bus Operators are expected to interact with passengers in a professional, courteous and helpful manner as well as perform pre-trip inspections of assigned bus. Bus Operations should clearly understand the requirements for the job as stated on this job description, job posting, Labor Agreement, Employee Performance Codes and Work Rules. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.
High School Diploma or GED is required or obtain one within two (2) years of hire date.
A minimum of three (3) years of general work experience which includes driving experience, customer service experience is required. A minimum of two (2) years of continued employment in a direct public contact position is preferred. Work history will be verified in the states and county that the applicant has lived or worked.
Applicants must successfully complete and pass: a pre-employment performance evaluation, Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, drug/alcohol screen, background investigation and pre-employment assessments and tests. A current CDL is preferred and must have or be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver’s License and subsequently obtain and maintain a TX Class B CDL. Bilingual ability is a plus.
Other: Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have been a valid licensed driver for at least three (3) years.
Disqualifying Criteria: Two or more DUI or DWI convictions with no time limit; any DUI or DWI convictions within the preceding three (3) years; invalid, suspended, or revoked drivers’ license and no more than two (2) moving violations in the past three (3) years. No job related felony/misdemeanors. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case by case basis and the job relatedness is determined by METRO. METRO will not accept former First Transit employees that have been separated from First Transit less than 12 months.