50 W. LOCUST STREET
NEWARK, OH 43055
PHONE 740.345.9757
FAX 740.345.5141

Transit Operator (DRIVER)

Licking County Government
Job Description
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and two (2) to four (4) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be at least 21 years of age. Service area knowledge preferred.
 
Hours:          Full-Time, 35-40 hours per week & Part-Time, 19 hours per week
Various shifts available during core business hours:  4:30 AM-11:00PM M-F & 5:00AM-7:00PM SAT
 
Salary:           $12.00 per hour
 
Summary:
Transports Licking County residents to and from various locations in Licking County and surrounding counties. Provides safe, reliable and efficient public transportation.   Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws pertaining to public transportation.  Identifies areas of improvement and recommends changes to Transportation Supervisor.
 
Duties:  
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  • Promotes and maintains positive and effective working relationships and promotes good public relationships as a representative of Licking County Government.
  • Transports Licking County residents to and from various locations in Licking County and surrounding counties.    
  • Loads and unloads passengers on vehicles. Assists disabled passengers.  Secures wheelchairs and scooters.
  • Ensures safety measures are in place for transit buses;  Ensures safety of passengers by use of appropriate on-board restraints
  • Communicates to Transportation Supervisor any repairs and maintenance issues with buses immediately.
  • Diffuses difficult situations and maintains order on-board vehicle. 
  • Reports to Dispatch Office immediately any accidents or incidents with passengers, buses, equipment, etc.  Completes forms and reports as necessary.
  • Ensures transit buses are properly fueled; ensures safe and clean vehicle condition at the start and end of each shift.
  • Documents thoroughly the course of the day including odometer readings, times, and passenger information. 
  • Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable PERRP safety standards that pertain to the essential functions of the position and all agency safety procedures.
  • Remains informed of current developments and procedures pertinent to duties; may be required to attend seminars/training.
Application Procedures:  Submit completed application, resume and cover letter to the Licking County Human Resources Department, 20 South Second Street, 3rd Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055.  Applications can be obtained in person in the Human Resources Department between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily or printed from the web site at www.lcounty.com.
 
Successful candidates will be subject to Licking County’s pre-employment drug screen and background check.
 
Licking County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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