Details for Knox Area Transit is hiring for a Part-Time Driver

Knox County is hiring! Please see the posting information below for more details. Interested and qualified applicants should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and application to Dana Bushong with Knox County Human Resources at danabushong@co.knox.oh.us. Thank you!

Title:                                                 Driver – Non-CDL

Department:                                 Knox Area Transit

Position Type(s):                        Part-time, not to exceed 24 hours per week (Non-bargaining unit), Classified                             

Typical Work Schedule:          Varied work schedule dependent on business need Shifts operate from 5:15 am to 10:30 pm Monday through Saturday.

Pay Range:                                    Non-CDL: $12.00 per hour / CDL: $13.00 per hour

Objective:                              

Worker is responsible for operating the demand-response and shuttle bus operations of the Knox Area Transit to meet the needs of passengers and contract agencies in a safe and professional manner.  The Driver/Operator is also responsible for the collection and recording of fares and passenger counts, and to provide for the safety of KAT passengers.  The Driver/Operator reports directly to the Dispatcher on a daily basis for day-to-day ride information and direction.  The Operations Manager is the direct supervisor of the Driver/Operator positions.

Minimum Qualifications:      

High School Diploma or equivalent required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Must meet and maintain all required licenses and certifications as a continued condition of employment.

Essential Job Functions:

Operate vehicles:

  • Retrieve work orders and route for day;
  • Follow specific pick-up and drop-off routes on daily basis;
  • Visually ensure passengers are seated and ready to travel;
  • Drive shuttle bus to pick up and drop off passengers;
  • Safely operate transit vehicles carrying passengers in mixed traffic and in severe weather, maintaining compliance with all traffic laws and applicable DOT, Federal, State, local system regulations and policies;

Perform pre-trip inspections:

  • Check tire pressure to ensure tires are full and safe for travel;
  • Perform general area and truck cleaning tasks;
  • Perform preventative maintenance, including the following: Check fluid levels and hoses, Check all lights, signals, etc.;
  • Manually check standard brake systems;
  • Report any vehicle issues and needs for repairs to mechanic;
  • Advise dispatchers of scheduling changes or pertinent information regarding future rides;
  • Maintain driver manifest records including rides, cancellations, no-shows, and same day add-ons;
  • Keep accurate records, including logs of all passenger counts by type, pass sales, paratransit trips;
  • Pump gas and keep records of fuel receipts;

Mobility device loading (Mobility Device can be a wheelchair, scooter, walker, or any device that assists the movement of an individual):

  • Loading mobility devices to assist passengers;
  • Open side wheelchair door utilizing hand held device;
  • Guide mobility devices and push into mobility device lift area to get into vehicle;
  • Pull passengers in mobility devices backwards to get onto lift;
  • Manually pull passengers in mobility devices exerting approximately 25-35 lbs. of force;
  • Manually pull passengers in mobility devices exerting approximately 10-20 lbs. of force;
  • Walk back into vehicle and fasten mobility devices to vehicle belts and harnesses;
  • Ensure straps are fastened and fully secure;
  • Utilize hand held remote device to move ramp back into vehicle;

Perform Passenger Assistance tasks:

  • Assist passengers walking from origin door to destination door as needed;
  • Assist passengers to a sitting or standing position in the vehicle;
  • Assist passengers with safety devices as necessary;
  • Assist passengers in an emergency situation as necessary.

Perform post-trip inspection:

  • Maintain appearance of the vehicle to ensure cleanliness;
  • Sweep debris, clean up any spills, and remove any trash or items left by passengers;
  • Sanitize the interior regularly to ensure optimal cleanliness;
  • Conduct visual inventories of vehicle equipment, supplies, and restock items as needed;
  • Perform preventative maintenance, including the following: Check fluid levels and hoses, Check all lights, signals, etc.;
  • Manually check standard brake systems; and
  • Report any vehicle issues and needs for repairs to mechanic.

*See position descriptions for more details.

Individuals may also obtain a copy of the application and/or apply by visiting

the Human Resources offices on the second floor of the Knox County Service Center located at:

117 E. High Street, Suite 223

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

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