SALEM KEIZER TRANSIT
555 COURT ST NE SUITE 5230
SALEM, OREGON 97301
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Updated: March 23, 2021
Salem Area Mass Transit District dba Cherriots is continuously hiring for Bus Operator. You must be invited to test. To apply, please submit an application, safety-sensitive form and five (5) year DMV record to our Administration office.
The department requires the candidate Transit Suitability Assessment. You can access the Assessment through your candidate account. The Transit Suitability Assessment must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: $22.63 per hour
Contact Information:Melinda HawesAdministrative Assistant: Human Resources503-361-7502Melinda.Hawes@cherriots.org
Department Overview: Cherriots is a growing public transit agency in Salem, Oregon. We have competitive salaries, opportunities for professional development and advancement, varied career paths and an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, and retirement. Cherriots is an equal opportunity employer.
US Citizen: Yes
Valid OREGON State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Per CDL requirements
Prior Experience: No - we will teach you how to drive
Necessary Certifications: Class A/B with air brakes and passenger endorsements. CDL required.
Additional Requirements: Must pass background check screening and drug/alcohol testing
Hiring Process: After review of your driving record, you will be invited to test. If you pass the test, then you will have an interview. If you pass the interview, then you will be placed on a hiring list.
Working Conditions: Some exposure to inclement weather conditions. Subject to varying shift schedules.
Job Summary: Under the general supervision of Operations Supervisors operates passenger buses to provide fixed route transit service.
Essential Job Functions: Perform pre-trip inspections of passenger buses and make necessary adjustments or corrections prior to moving buses.
Operate passenger buses in accordance with designated routes and schedules, District established safety standards and traffic laws of the State of Oregon.
Collect and process fares and issue day passes.
Provide passengers and general public with information regarding District's transit system in a courteous and professional manner.
Provide assistance with boarding and disembarking for those passengers with disabilities who need assistance.
Communicate immediately by bus radio all emergency conditions, accidents or unusual incidents in an accurate manner.
Assume control of the scene of a security incident or accident until the arrival of emergency personnel and/or Operations Supervisor.
Complete required reports and forms accurately, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Act as a positive representative of the District.
Interact with the general public using courtesy, tact and good judgment.
Work cooperatively with others, be respectful of co-workers, and promote teamwork.
Report to work on time and on a regular, predictable basis.
Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Working knowledge of customer service techniques.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, with other employees and the general public at the level necessary to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Ability to safely operate any assigned transit bus or other assigned vehicle on a designated route while maintaining an accurate time schedule.
Ability to meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations physical qualifications for commercial drivers and ability to perform the physical functions of the position. This position requires the ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time.
Must obtain a valid Oregon Class B Driver's Permit along with passenger and air brake endorsements prior to date of hire and obtain a valid Oregon Class B Commercial Driver's license within three (3) weeks after date of hire. All licensing fees and passing required licensing and endorsement examinations are the total responsibility of the applicant. A person who has a commercial driver's license issued by another state must obtain an Oregon Class B Driver's license within 30 days of being domiciled in Oregon or within three (3) weeks after date of hire, whichever comes first.
Ability to work varying work schedules. District operates service seven days a week from early morning to late evening hours. Work schedules are bid quarterly on the basis of seniority.
Special Requirements: Driving record that demonstrates adherence to safety in the operation of motor vehicles and adherence to traffic laws and regulations.
No criminal convictions which may, in the sole judgement of the District, render the applicant unsuitable or unfit for employment in a position which is responsible for providing transit to the public.
Required Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED and one year of successful experience working with the general public.
Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training which provides required knowledge, abilities, skills, and other special requirements listed above.