Job Title: Fixed Route Operator
Hourly Salary: $15.00 hourly during training; $19.35 hourly after training
Closing Date for Accepting Applications: Until Filled
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must be at least 21 years old and have a Class A or B with (“P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Operate one of several different coaches or vans in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner on a designated route within a defined time schedule. 2. Direct and assist passengers in a safe and orderly fashion in loading and unloading. Provide assistance to passengers with disabilities and the elderly as required including operating platform wheelchair lifts. 3. Operate and communicate two-way radio system as regulated by the FCC. Notify central dispatch of deviations, overload, accidents, or passenger incidents. Notify central dispatch of passengers’ medical or behavioral problems and vehicle mechanical or electrical trouble. 4. Responsible for the collection of appropriate fares. Distribute and collect transfers, tickets and coupons. Operate on-board computer for fare box. Dispense information to passengers as requested. 5. Advise passengers of rules and regulations when necessary. 6. Complete and submit written reports concerning passenger incidents.
Other Job Functions:1. Provide information concerning routes, fares, schedules and transfer points. 2. Secure and turn in articles found in vehicle. 3. Assume additional responsibilities as required.
Education:High school diploma or GED required.
Other:1. Must be able to read, write, and speak English; perform basic mathematical procedures. 2. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have had no suspensions or revocations during the last five years; must have the ability to secure and maintain a Class A or B (“P” endorsement) Commercial Driver’s License. 3. Must successfully pass a computerized test and be able to write legibly in the preparation of trouble cards, accident reports, etc. 4. Must possess basic knowledge of MATA transfer locations and other MATA services, routes and fare structures. 5. Must be able to communicate effectively with the public required to include ability to serve the needs of the disabled and the elderly. 6. Must be able to comprehend written and oral directions, bulletins, routes, fares, etc. 7. Must be willing to comply with MATA’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. 8. Must always comply with safety and COVID protocols.
Effective through June 30, 2022, a $3000 hiring bonus is being offered for CDL, “P” endorsed fixed route, and trolley operators as well for mechanics. Also effective through June 30, 2022, for those hired for our full inhouse CDL with a “P” endorsement training program and for those with a CDL hired for the “P” endorsement only training program, we are offering a $2000 retention bonus. Additionally, effective through June 30, 2022, for those hired in our paratransit (MATAplus) division with an “F” endorsed license, we are offering a $1000 hiring bonus. Previously employed fixed route or trolley operator applicants or mechanic applicants who are interested in reapplying for employment should check with your recruiter for bonus eligibility requirements and restrictions.