• Transit Operator/Bus Driver

    Posted: 01/02/2022

    Transit Operator/Bus Driver

    The City of Lancaster is looking for part time Transit Operators/Bus Drivers working an average of 25 hours a week.  Individual is responsible for driving public transit vehicles including vans and buses in a safe and efficient manner to transport passengers to specific locations. Work is performed during varied work hours, consisting of complex, varied, standardized and non-standardized tasks requiring application of numerous laws, rules, regulations, and procedures. Work is performed through varied weather conditions including inclement weather. Work consists of highly complex, relatively standardized and non-standardized tasks, processes and operations with the ability to use memory, judgment and ingenuity in the planning and layout of work using practical knowledge of a variety of related skills.  


    • Provide safe and reliable transportation to customers with excellent customer service;
    • Operate steering, braking, accelerating, and control components and safety drive bus;
    • Transport passengers to various locations up to 100 miles from Fairfield County, Ohio using electronic devices which provide the various locations;
    • Communicates with scheduler and dispatcher to determine needs and locations of passenger pick-up/drop-off sites;
    • Assist passengers including the elderly, disabled, and medically fragile customers both into and out of facilities and vehicles, as necessary;
    • Assist passengers with their packages as requested;
    • Secure, load and unload wheel chairs for passengers as necessary;
    • Perform pre and post trip inspections completely and accurately to record and report information, damage and equipment condition;
    • Clean interior of vehicle daily;
    • Complete driver manifest and trip verification records daily;
    • Collect appropriate fares;
    • Answer questions and provide information to passengers, dispatcher, supervisors, coworkers;
    • Perform duties in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and employer policies, procedures, and guidelines. 
    • Successfully complete initial training program and retraining programs and classes as assigned;
    • Perform minor vehicle maintenance as necessary including topping off fluids, changing light bulbs, etc;
    • Perform additional duties as assigned or required;
    • Attend monthly safety meetings.




    • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
    • Possess a valid driver’s license with no suspensions, DUI, or more than 1 citation in the past 5 years;
    • Ability to operate van and passenger bus, wheelchair lift; electronic devices, as well as other equipment necessary to perform duties;
    • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality;
    • Ability to adhere to office policies and procedures;
    • Ability to work effectively with customers, specifically elderly, disabled or medically fragile individuals who may be upset, distraught, irate, emotionally or mentally or otherwise unable to function within reasonable range of constructive behaviors;
    • Ability to work under pressure and to capably interact with co-workers, supervisors and other members of various departments and agencies to ensure efficiency and customer satisfaction.
    • Must be able to pass DOT physical and pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and criminal background investigation.

    Part time employees of Transit receive the following benefits: accrual of sick leave, holiday pay, vacation pay after one year. This job also falls under the OPERS retirement system.

     The City of Lancaster is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   


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