Pay Range 9 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$13.2989$19.9484
Hourly (42 hrs.)$12.6656$18.9984
Hourly (56 hrs.)$9.4992$14.2488

Transit Operator

Range: $27,661.74 - $41,492.59 (9)
Position Number: 3618

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for operating city transportation vehicles.
Operates a city transit bus.
Performs safety inspections and completes associated paperwork; completes log sheets showing number of passengers by category.
Maintains good relationships with co-workers and passengers.
Assists disabled and wheelchair passengers; provides instructions and assistance to passengers; enforces passenger rules.
Reports vehicle breakdowns, road conditions, and closings; prepares incident and accident reports as necessary.
Operates a two-way radio.
Visually inspects disabled and senior citizen identification cards; records senior citizen identification numbers; monitors fare collection.
Keeps vehicle clear of trash.
Performs dispatching duties on Saturday shift; assigns vehicles; prepares paperwork packets for following week; drives an assigned route to relieve drivers for lunch.
Provides transportation services for those needing to be evacuated in emergency situations; responds to after hours emergencies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of safe driving techniques.
Knowledge of traffic laws.
Knowledge of the geography and streets of the city.
Skill in operating a city transit vehicle.
Skill in the operation of a two-way radio.
Skill in the operation of wheelchair lifts, vehicle gauges, and fire extinguishers.
Skill in the operation of standard office equipment.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Transportation Administrator assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with instructions and established procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city and department policies and procedures, motor vehicle rules and regulations, vehicle maintenance manuals, ADA Handbook, driver training handbook, and supervisory instructions.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related vehicle operation duties.  Inclement weather conditions contribute to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to operate city transit vehicles. Successful performance contributes to effective, safe delivery of mass transit services to the residents and visitors of the City of Wilson.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee frequently lifts light objects and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in a city transit vehicle.  The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals and, occasional cold or inclement weather.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks and gloves.
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated and a Class B CDL with passenger and airbrake endorsements within six months of hire.

Rev 12/14