Fixed Route Operator

Job Summary:

The Fixed Route Operator operates various types of transit buses in revenue and non-revenue service.

Essential Functions / Process Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned as necessary:

  • Operates various types of transit buses in accord with RATPDEV policies, directives and procedures and in compliance with Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of current bus routes and stops within the service area as well as the current fare structure and bus pass programs.
  • Conducts self in an appropriate manner at all times, while working in a diverse environment, assuring a professional quality of service to all external and internal customers. This includes properly answering questions and solving transit-related concerns of customers.
  • Aids customers with disabilities, including assistance in boarding and de-boarding, safely securing wheelchairs and announcing stops.
  • Inspects assigned transit bus for mechanical problems. This includes conducting an external/internal visual inspection of the transit bus and pre-testing all necessary equipment, operating/safety devices and transit bus controls for use while in service.
  • Completes reports accurately and legibly.
  • Performs various physical duties to successfully complete job responsibilities. These can include but are not limited to, boarding and deboarding transit buses, operating the wheelchair lift/ramp, assisting mobility impaired passengers board or de-board transit buses, securing wheelchairs using a 4 tie down restraint system, lifting the bike rack, lifting baggage compartment doors as may be required.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid Class B or Class A Commercial Driver License, with air-brake and passenger endorsements.
  • Verification of High school education or general education (GED) is required.
  • Must demonstrate a stable work history. Applicants should be prepared to provide additional employer information in cases where previous employment cannot be otherwise verified.

Driving Record

  • Driving records must not reflect more than 2 moving violations, 2 at fault collisions, or 2 violations in the past 3 years and no more than 1 moving violation in the previous 12 months.
  • Have a safe driving record with no DUI conviction during the past ten (10) years, qw verified by a third party multi-state record check and no felony convictions for violent crimes.
  • If the applicant’s license has ever been suspended, the applicant must have two (2) full years with no violations
  • Criminal Background Record

Job Type: Full-time

Education: High school (Required)

Contact Latonya.Fryerson@ratpdev.com to apply.

DC Circulator is an equal opportunity employer.