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CITY OF COTTONWOOD: Transportation Driver Part Time


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This is a non-exempt, part-time (up to 29 hours/week), with no benefits, except required Arizona State Retirement System participation. Starting salary is $15.50 per hour.

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DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision of the Transportation Manager, provides public transportation to shopping centers, doctor’s offices, work, school, day care, etc. in a safe and timely manner; operates a city bus in accordance with city, state, and federal regulations; and performs related duties as assigned

Primary Duties

  • Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.
  • Drive and operate buses safety and efficiently in accordance with local laws and ordinances, and other standards and guidelines for drivers.
  • Drive buses within designated routes and stops while maintaining a set schedule (Fixed Route).
  • Drive buses to designated pickup/drop-off points listed on manifest within designated time constraints (ADA/Paratransit).
  • Greet and assist citizens and customers in a manner consistent with excellent customer service standards.
  • Perform daily vehicle checks (pre- and post-trip inspections) to ensure equipment safety. Observe, document, and report vehicle safety or other safety issues to appropriate individuals.
  • Maintain cleanliness of buses, especially the interior (daily) and exterior.
  • Coordinate with the fleet supervisor to determine the safety and serviceability of the vehicle.
  • Coordinate with Transit Dispatch for route deviations and instructions.
  • Comply with FTA Substance Abuse Policy and other personnel practices.
  • Maintain required certifications and licenses and immediately notify management of any incident that could influence license status and ability to meet license requirements.
  • Assist customers on and off of the transit vehicles.
  • Secure wheelchairs and mobility devices.
  • Collect fares and passenger passes or transfers.
  • Refuel bus each day.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Desired Education & Experience

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Knowledge of the practices and procedures of the Transportation Department.
  • Knowledge of the traffic patterns in the Verde Valley.
  • Knowledge of vehicular preventive maintenance
  • Skill in defensive driving techniques.
  • Skill in conducting two-way radio communications.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in performing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Skill in maintaining composure during crisis situations.
  • The equivalent of a high school diploma or GED. The possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class C, with passenger endorsement is required or the ability to obtain within thirty (30) days upon employment offer. Must have or be able to obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance card. Two (2) years driving multi-passenger commercial vehicles highly desired. Class B, preferred.

Desired Skills & Abilities

  • This classification involves light to heavy lifting and carrying due to passengers/parcels as required on and off the van wheelchair lift/ramp. This classification involves work driving transportation vehicles around the Verde Valley.

Salary Range

15.50 to
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