Status: Hourly, Part-Time
Hours: Hours will vary
DEPARTMENT Parks and Recreation Department
REPORTS TO Parks and Recreation Director
The employee will transport passengers (campers, students, chaperones, etc.), ensure adherence to safety rules, and may assist passengers in boarding or exiting. The employee will work under the supervision of the Department Director. The employee also will assist in other duties as assigned.
Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
Must have a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver’s License with Bus and Passenger endorsements.
Must be willing to work odd hours (late nights, weekends, and holidays).
Must be a self starter and a highly motivated individual.
Must meet strict deadlines/schedules.
Must cooperate with other employees as well as external customers and the public.
Must be responsible for the safety of others.
Must be able to get along with other employees as well as participants within Parks and Recreation Department Programs. Should also be able to maintain effective relationship with outside professionals relating to the programs and services offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND LICENSES
Experience driving a school bus or other commercial passenger vehicle.
Follow safety rules as passengers board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
Check the condition of a vehicle’s tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
Maintain order among passengers during trips to ensure safety.
Pick up and drop off passengers at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
Drive gasoline- or diesel-powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and Parks and Recreation activities.
Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
Assist, fill in, and perform all other duties assigned by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
- Climbing, hearing, sitting for long periods of time, speech, and vision.
- Requires repetitive movement
- Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls
- Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures
- Includes exposure to contaminants
- Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
- Includes exposure to disease or infections
- Requires repeating the same physical activities or mental activities over and over
- Requires working in a closed vehicle or equipment
- Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions
- Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people