Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
The Orange County Transportation Services Department has
openings for Public Transportation Drivers. An employee of this
class is responsible for transporting residents over specified
routes based on a designated time schedule. Work involves providing
a safe, reliable, efficient, and customer friendly transit service
to all residents of Orange County, completing a manifest,
maintaining knowledge of Orange County road systems, and providing
administrative support by assisting in the Orange County Public
Transportation (OCPT) office as needed.
Work is performed under the general direction of the
Transportation Administrator, with some leeway to exercise
independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules,
regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties,
both in terms of planning and accomplishing work, and in making
decisions regarding needs and requests. Supervision is not a
responsibility of this class. Does related work as required.
- This is a safety sensitive position and participation in the
Drug and Alcohol Program is required. Background Check is required.
Fitness for Duty Assessment is required.
Examples of Duties: Examples of Essential Functions
Following are examples of typical work activities and
responsibilities. The incumbent may be responsible for performing
other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does
the list include all that may be assigned.
Provides public transportation services on an assigned fixed or
flexible route and/or schedule; operates a variety of
multi-passenger vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver's License
(CDL) to transport Orange County residents.
Operates safety equipment including hydraulic lift, wheelchairs,
and mobility security devices to ensure passenger safety and
well-being; assists passengers on and off vehicle.
Operates open-air radios to ensure safe and timely arrivals,
departures and transfers en route while protecting client
Maintains driver's manifest and ridership information utilizing
proprietary software applications on tablets or other electronic
devices, and provides supervisory notification, and Motor Pool
notification on a regular basis.
Monitors and maintains the interior and exterior condition of
Performs routine pre- and post-trip safety inspections on
assigned vehicle and at the end of shift.
Contacts the OCPT Dispatcher when and service disruptions or
medical issues arise.
Ensures passenger fees are collected and verified by software
Picks up and transports animals during inclement weather.
Performs office/administrative support duties such as data
entry, justification of manifests, and answering the telephone;
assists administrative staff by acting as dispatcher as needed.
Performs other duties as required.
Typical Qualifications: FULL PERFORMANCE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws and
regulations governing public transportation systems.
Thorough knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and driving courtesy
Thorough knowledge of the procedures and policies of Orange
County Transportation Services.
Thorough knowledge of HIPAA guidelines and the ability to apply
guidelines to client information and records.
Thorough knowledge of first aid and CPR principles and
Good knowledge of the County road system and geography.
Good knowledge of occupational hazards and safety laws, rules,
regulations and practices.
Good knowledge of the basic mechanical operation of buses and
other vehicular equipment, and of fleet maintenance procedures.
Good knowledge of drug and alcohol testing procedures for
Federal, State, and local governments.
Skill and demonstrated experience in the operation of large
transit vehicles in all weather conditions.
Skill in using defensive driving techniques.
Skill in operating multi-passenger vehicles, hydraulic lift
equipment, and mobility equipment for handicapped passengers.
Skill in operating radio communications systems.
Skill in being customer-focused, adept at problem solving and
working collaboratively with others.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations and customer
Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity,
resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition
commensurate with the demands of the position, while maintaining an
ethical standard of care.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to communicate complex information effectively with a
wide variety of people, both orally and in writing, and deal with
culturally diverse populations.
Ability to work with limited supervision, and plan, organize,
and prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional
relationships with County staff and the general public, and deal
with the public in a courteous and tactful manner
Ability to effectively problem solve and handle difficult
situations, and react calmly and quickly in emergency
Ability to read and understand moderately complex written
Ability to organize and consolidate information, maintain
records, prepare reports, and complete assignments accurately and
Ability to effectively use computer applications such as
spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database
software to maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct
correspondence related to the work.
Requires one (1) year of public transportation driving
experience, and the ability the read, write and perform basic
Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with
Passenger (P) endorsement issued by the State of North
Must be at least 21 years old.
All offers of employment are conditional upon successful
clearance of pre-employment drug testing, background check
including Motor Vehicle Record and Fitness-For-Duty Assessment.
Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared.
Continued employment is subject to Federal Transit
Administration (FTA) and NC Department of Transportation
regulations for transit drivers.
This classification is considered safety sensitive, and is
subject to random drug and alcohol testing, as well as random
Supplemental Information: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND POSSIBLE
Ability to physically perform the basic life operational support
functions of driving, standing, sitting, pushing, walking, bending,
pulling, stooping, kneeling, lifting, crawling, climbing, carrying,
fingering, grasping, reaching, talking, hearing, handling and
repetitive motions of the hands, wrists and feet and considerable
skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs in
tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.
Ability to perform medium work, exerting up to 50 pounds of
force on a recurring basis to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise
Must possess the visual acuity to drive a vehicle, observe
surroundings and activities, perform extensive reading and operate
a computer terminal.
Worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
including extreme hot and cold temperatures, atmospheric conditions
(wind, rain, ice/snow and humidity) for extended periods of time
during the day or night.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action