On-Call Supplemental Bus Driver

Job Title:
On-Call Supplemental Bus Driver

Community Development

Reports To:
Program Services Manager

FLSA Status:
Non Exempt

TS Range:

Prepared By:
Pamela Hillstrom

Opening Date:
November 2, 2018

Closing Date:
November 16, 2018


This position provides transportation services by driving bus, minibus, van or lightweight truck/car for seniors, youth, disabled, and the general public through fixed or deviated scheduled routes and special events.  Responsibilities include transporting passengers in a safe and courteous manner.  Must have excellent people skills by promoting positive and professional relationships with passengers and co-workers.  Must be an effective member of the team by being reliable and completing required paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.  This is an on-call position and requires being able to work on short notice.

(Other duties may be assigned)

Drives vehicle from individual or central loading areas to social services or rehabilitation center, training location, job site, or other destinations according to assigned schedule.

Operates passenger vehicles in a safe manner under varying traffic and road conditions by obeying traffic rules and regulations, while using defensive driving techniques.

Promotes positive passenger relations by greeting and assisting passengers with diverse personalities by being friendly, courteous and sensitive, sometimes in stressful situations.

Assists seniors and disabled passengers into and out of vehicle.

Supervises the conduct of individuals accepted as passengers while riding the bus.

Maintains a personal clean and professional appearance at all times.

Must be punctual, dependable and maintain regular attendance by being at work during scheduled work time.

Inspects vehicle for readiness for operation by performing a pre-trip inspection.

Inspects vehicle at end of each shift for damage and lost articles.

Secures passengers’ wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize the wheelchairs during trip.

Operates radio or similar device while vehicle is parked to communicate with base office or other vehicles in case of disruption of service.

Services vehicle with fuel, lubricants, and accessories.

Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of the buses by washing buses inside and out, emptying garbage etc.

Completes accurate daily records of trips and the behavior of passengers or other required written materials in a timely manner.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be twenty-one years of age and have a minimum of five years of driving experience with a clean driving record.

Ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.

Ability to pass a background check (including but not limited to clean driving record, free from violent and domestic violent crimes).

Ability to resolve conflicts using sound judgment possibly in a crisis situation.

Must have an accurate time piece (watch, etc.) carried at all times while on duty.

Must be a dependable, people friendly individual who is able to work on-call with little or no notice.

Associates Degree and 1 year related experience; or High School Diploma/GED and 3 years related experience.

Must be able to effectively communicate with supervisor, co-workers and passengers.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The successful applicant will be responsible for keeping all licenses and/or certificates current.

Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License.

Must have a Class B Commercial Drivers License with P1 endorsement and airbrake waiver.

Must have a medical certificate.

Must have a CPR certificate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee may occasionally be required to lift up to 50 pounds.  This position must be able to assist disabled passengers into and out of vehicle.

On occasion, this position will be required to work irregular shifts and/or Dial-a-Rides Monday through Friday or for other Squaxin Island Tribal departments as needed Monday through Friday, nights, holidays, and/or weekends.

This position also requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be exposed to vibration for long periods of time; and occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and hot or cold outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level for this position is generally moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening, in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy and the Federal Transit Administration drug and alcohol testing policy.

Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position consistent with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.