Transit Bus Operator I - PT

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on November 22, 2021
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General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate semiskilled work operating a transit vehicle, assisting passengers, providing information about the transit services, collecting fares,  monitoring the condition of the vehicle, completing reports and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Transit Operations Supervisor.  This position is classified as an essential position during designated planned or unplanned events.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Operates transit vehicle on an assigned route and schedule
  • Performs pre-trip inspections of vehicle; reports defects and/or maintenance needs
  • Attends required meetings, trainings, and classes
  • Completes assigned shift paperwork
  • Completes other required job-related paperwork when necessary 
  • Collects fares and transfers; checks passenger IDs and passes; enters required information on mobile data terminal and/or paper 
  • Boards and off loads passengers
  • Complies with ADA requirements in assisting passengers, including operating wheelchair lift and mobility device tie-downs; ensures that ADA announcements are made
  • Provides information concerning schedules to passengers
  • Operates radio, reports unusual traffic conditions, bus condition, passenger emergencies or other problems
  • Assists with training staff and new operators as appropriate
  • Uses a computer for utilization of work scheduling and e-mail programs
  • Complies with Blacksburg Transit and Town of Blacksburg policies and procedures

Physical Requirements

This work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, pushing or pulling and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to vibration and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).


No benefits are available for this position.

I, hereby acknowledge and understand that, as part of my application for employment for a position which involves the performance of safety-sensitive functions as defined by 49 CFR Part 655, as amended, I submit to a urine drug test under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. I acknowledge that any offer of employment is contingent on the passing of the aforementioned drug test and I will not be assigned to perform a safety-sensitive function unless my urine drug test has a verified negative result having no evidence of prohibited drug use.
  • Yes
  • No
Have you tested positive, or refused to test, on any pre-employment drug, or alcohol test administered by an employer to which you have applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT agency drug and alcohol testing rules during the past 2 years?
  • Yes
  • No

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Town of Blacksburg

Blacksburg , VA