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City of Buena Park - Bus Driver

Updated: Apr 21

The following information was provided by UCI

SALARY: $17.25 - $19.02 Hourly

$2,990.00 - $3,296.80 Monthly

$35,880.00 - $39,561.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/12/23

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

The City of Buena Park seeks kind, patient, understanding, courteous, and outgoing individuals who love working with senior citizens. We need Bus Drivers who want to enhance the quality of life for our seniors. Apply today and become part of a team that helps our greatest generations enjoy the best years of their lives with dignity, respect, and of course FUN!

The Buena Park Senior Center is one of the largest and busiest senior centers in the region. We take pride in our friendly atmosphere and great number of activities for individuals 50+. Our mission is to provide our mature adult population with a diverse offering of recreational, educational, social, and human service programs. We do this in an environment which promotes a spirit of dignity and limitless potential for later life enrichment.

This part-time position works approximately 20 hours per week and requires the

availability to work a varied schedule between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday

through Thursday.

The Position:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

  1. Uses a telephone to contact senior citizens regarding their attendance at a Community Services facility.

  2. Drives a City van/vehicle to the homes of senior citizens and transports them via streets or freeways to a community center, shopping/market facility or a special trip destination.

  3. Interacts and communicates with senior citizens.

  4. Fills Community Services van/vehicles with fuel.

  5. Notifies Driver/Scheduler regarding vehicle service needs/problems, vehicle defects and discontinues vehicle operation when unsafe.

  6. Physically assists senior citizens getting into and out of a City van/vehicle.

  7. Completes forms regarding transportation assistance details.

  8. May assist in answering the telephone and provides basic information to callers and takes and relays messages.

  9. Operates a personal computer and uses applicable software.

  10. Lifts and carries food items, community center supplies and other items weighing 40 pounds or less.

  11. Plans efficient routes and maintains daily route schedules.

  12. Reviews applications for new shuttle clients.

  13. Calls no show passengers and enforces no show policy.

  14. Loads and unloads wheelchair passenger(s) using a lift gate.

  15. Properly secures wheelchairs and other accessories in the vehicle.

  16. Compiles and prepares daily and weekly, activity and accident reports, and other trip statistics such as mileage, fees collected, and number of daily passengers served.

  17. Receives and dispatches information (as needed) via cellular phone while vehicle is stopped and safely parked.

  18. Conducts daily vehicle inspections.

Qualifications Guidelines:

Knowledge of: Safety principles and practices applicable to bus operations including the

California Vehicle Code, state traffic regulations and pertinent municipal codes; bus safety and maintenance inspection practices; effective customer service techniques.

Ability to: Safely operate a passenger bus effectively, safely and according to City and state

traffic regulations; keep records and submit reports; communicate effectively and cooperatively with customers; inspect bus for safe operation; identify and report equipment malfunctions and safety hazards; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, management, departmental representatives, and the general public.

Physical and Mental Demands: