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Paratransit Bus Operator (Full-Time, SLC)

Company: Utah Transit Authority
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Utah Transit AuthorityJob Summary*NO CDL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO APPLY*Do you have a big heart? Do you enjoy working with people with disabilities? Our Operators provide an invaluable service for people with disabilities who are functionally unable to independently use the UTA fixed route bus service for their entire trip. Paratransit Bus Operators have abundant leadership and growth opportunities, and enjoy incredible benefits (listed below). If you want a rewarding career where you can leave work every day knowing you made a difference for the environment, community, and in the lives of others then apply today to join our team!Responsible for safe operation of a passenger bus on a specialized route in accordance with UTA operating procedures, assuming responsibility for the safety of customers and equipment. Performs standard pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspections. Communicates appropriate information to dispatch, customers, supervisors, and others designated to receive such information. Answers questions from customers and others. Collects appropriate fare from passengers. Follows UTA guidelines, operating rules and procedures. * All UTA Operators can enjoy a $1,000 Hiring Incentive. Ask for details!*Minimum QualificationsEDUCATION/TRAININGSuccessful completion of UTAs Bus Operator Training/Certification Program, including passing all required exams.EXPERIENCE:One year in a customer service role with ability to solve problems and resolve customer inquiries.At least 21 years of age.A safe driver with a valid drivers license and no more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years.No convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or any drugs within the past 10 years.Familiar with the Wasatch Front.Able to:Obtain and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical cardPass the written Class C CDL test and Passenger Endorsement test prior to the start of the paid-training program.Communicate with supervisors and customers and maintain good interpersonal relations, both orally and over the radioRead and understand training materials, operating manuals and operating and safety rules directivesPrepare legible written reports of incidents and accidentsOperate any and all passenger buses safelyReport for assigned shift on timeMeet schedule demands, scheduled shifts, and scheduled departuresPerform the physical requirements of the job to include regular walking, floor to waist lifting up to 50 lbs occasionally/carrying up to 15 lbs occasionally, reaching, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crouching, balancing, bending, and prolonged periods of sitting and standingMust be able to pass Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) background screening. This screening includes but may not be limited to: fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases, and/or state child abuse and elder abuse registries for offenses that may impact the ability of the applicant to have unsupervised contact with vulnerable populations.This job requires regular and predictable attendance.OR An equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.(UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.)Pay Rate: $17.00/hr training for up to 7 weeks. $19.57/hr after training with guaranteed pay increases every six months for the next five years up to $24.82/hr.Close Date: November 24, 2021 by 5:59 pmPM21PI154134866

Keywords: Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City , Paratransit Bus Operator (Full-Time, SLC), Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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