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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of a bus. This is manual work of average difficulty requiring skill in the operation of a large automotive vehicle. The operator is responsible for the safety and conduct of passengers. The work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway allowed to the operator in carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Operates a bus to and from special events and on trips to such places as parks, pools, skiing areas, lakes, special meeting places, etc.
Checks the operating condition of the bus before starting on a trip.
Reports any mechanical defects to immediate superior.
Instructs or informs passengers about safety practices when entering and leaving bus.
Maintains orderly conduct of passengers on bus.
May be required to operate a station wagon or other similar vehicle.
May be required to perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle.
Makes reports of mileage driven and unusual occurrences on a run.
May be required to fill gas tank, check oil and battery.
May be required to perform related work such as replace tires, put on chains, etc.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic laws and regulations.
Ability to operate a bus under all driving and road conditions.
Ability to make minor repairs to the vehicle.
Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions.
Ability to get along well with passengers and command their respect.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
There are no minimum qualifications for this position.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid CDL, Class B motor vehicle license with Passenger (P) transport endorsement, issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment.