Company: Greater New Haven Transit District
Posted on: August 2, 2022
Job Description General Function: Safely operates bus, loading
and unloading authorized passengers. Observes State and City speed
limits, safety regulations, and customer service requirements.
Accountability: This position reports to the Operations Department
and does not supervise other staff. Position Requirements: Reports
to garage before scheduled departure time. At start of shift,
obtains manifest and completes driver defect card. Walks around bus
to observe any visual defects and performs a full pre-trip
inspection. Checks with dispatch operation on two-way radio, etc.
Picks up and discharges passengers at designated stops on manifest,
accepts add-on orders for passenger pick-ups and drop-offs while
following all prescribed service and safety rules. Provides
courteous and professional passenger assistance, including physical
assistance to mobility impaired passengers using skills acquired
through training & procedures. Attempts to maximize shared ride
efficiency without sacrificing quality by making recommendations to
improve routing of pick-ups and drop-offs. Recommend changes in
order to increase number of passengers carried on a per hour basis.
Communicates with the dispatcher over the radio and/or mobile data
devices and other equipment to facilitate trip assignments and
other dispatching functions. Maintains accurate records of pick-up
times, drop-off times, and passengers transported etc. At end of
route, checks interior for any forgotten personal items and removes
any garbage and newspapers. Collects fares and answers questions
about fares and service. Reports emergency or potential safety
conditions to dispatcher via radio. Completes post trip and driver
incident report if applicable, noting items, customer complaints,
or comments. Reports accidents immediately to dispatcher,
requesting police or other service as needed. Assists injured
persons from first-aid-kit until the proper authority arrives.
Completes company accident report. Follows instructions of
supervisors Other duties as assigned by the Operations Department.
Physical Demands and Requirements: Excellent driving record as
verified by State Motor Vehicle department. Must hold a current
valid driver---s license including proper endorsement. Must have a
current and valid Department of Transportation medical card.
Ability to safely operate larger vehicles and hydraulic lifts. Must
be able to pass a physical demands screening. Ability to
independently determine location of street addresses by use of a
map and map book, and via computerized navigation tools. Ability to
keep accurate records. Basic math skills including addition,
subtraction and multiplication. Fluency in English required.
Knowledge of another language helpful. Friendly, customer-oriented
personality. Candidates must pass a company substance abuse
screening and background screening. Must have physical strength
adequate to maneuver the bus and assist passengers on an emergency
basis. Physical ability to lift and carry a maximum of 50 pounds.
Physical ability to push, pull and tie down wheelchairs as well as
to maneuver wheelchairs up or down ramps. Ability to complete all
required training programs and pass all applicable skills tests
including: Driving Course, Disability Awareness, Passenger
Assistance Techniques, Operational Class-Room Training and
On-the-Road Training, etc. Successful completion required prior to
placement. Must be able to work independently, exercise good
judgment, and to request assistance where appropriate. GNHTD
operates 4:45am - 12am, 7 days a week, including holidays. Please
attach your resume when submitting online. Greater New Haven
Transit District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability, or protected veteran status. A pre-hire drug
and background screening is required for this position. Company
Description The Greater New Haven Transit District (GNHTD) is a
municipal corporation established in 1973 under the provisions of
Connecticut Public Act 261, Chapter 103(a) for the purpose of
operating and providing a variety of transportation programs and
services. It is one of eleven regional transit districts in the
State of Connecticut that serves 21 New Haven area municipalities
and has 10 member towns. The district serves individuals with a
permanent or temporary disability as well as anyone from a member
town who is over the age of 65 or has a disability. GNHTD provides
transportation services for the elderly and disabled in the South
Central Region of Connecticut.
Keywords: Greater New Haven Transit District, Hamden , Bus Driver, Professions , Hamden, Connecticut
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