PT Bus Operator

City of Chillicothe, Ohio

This is a Part-time position in Chillicothe, OH posted October 24, 2016.


This position is a safety-sensitive position requiring the safe operation of a motor vehicle in the provision of public transit services and the effective transportation of all passengers. Performances of these duties must be conducted in compliance with all applicable DOT, federal, state, local, and system regulations, including U.S. DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. Position requires CDL with passenger endorsement.


  • Operates a motor vehicle in the provision of public transit services in compliance with all applicable DOT,federal, state, local, and system regulations and policies, and ensures the safe and timely transportation of all passengers.
  • Assists passengers as needed in the boarding and disembarking of the vehicle in order to ensure the safety of all passengers, including assistance during vehicle evacuation, as necessary.
  • Boards and disembarks passengers, including those using common wheelchairs or other mobility devices,  requiring the use of lift equipment and securement systems according to the system’s policies and procedures  in order to ensure the safety of all passengers
  • Completes daily paperwork as required to ensure accurate reporting and records
  • Completes daily pre-trip inspection
  • Regularly inventories vehicle equipment and supplies; reports restocking needs in accordance with the system’s established procedure in order to maintain a safe, functional vehicle.
  • Fuels the vehicle; ensures that all vehicle systems are properly shut down; visually inspects the interior for any items left by passengers; locks the vehicle to maintain security
  • Regularly cleans interior of vehicle to maintain a sanitary environment for passengers and he safe operation of the vehicle.
  • Communicates transit information to passengers as requested


Must have: ability to bend, crouch, kneel, twist, push, and pull; normal hearing or normal hearing with corrective devices; normal vision or normal vision with corrective devices; free from fainting spells, blackouts, dizziness, or seizures; ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time; ability to endure extended periods of driving; ability to lift 25 lbs.; ability to tolerate exposure to dust, gas, and/or fumes; ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force, occasionally, and/or 10-26 pounds of force frequently; must be 21 years of age. (These requirements are not meant to replace those specified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Part 391.41).

Must have: ability to determine vehicle travel path to ensure safe and timely transportation of passengers; ability to evaluate and determine proper action in situations that may pose a safety risk; ability to effectively communicate with strong oral skills and written communication skills, knowledge of English language and ability to effectively communicate to passengers in situations that pose safety risks; ability to comply with current traffic and driver safety regulations as well as all other applicable Federal, State, and local regulations and system policies.


A high school diploma or G.E.D

CDL required WITH passenger endorsement

Experience in bus operation preferred. Customer service experience preferred.

Must possess and maintain good driving record meeting or exceeding system established driver eligibility standards

Skills Required

  • CDL & Passenger Endorsement. Application will be scored based on experience in DOT driving
  • filling-out daily bus-related paperwork
  • pre-trip inspections
  • maintenance on a bus
  • and can complete physical requirements of position.


Salary: $14.27 - $14.52

Benefits: Available

How to Apply

• You may obtain an application in the Human Resource offices located in the City Administration
Building at 35 S. Paint Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601 and online at
• Completed applications and resumes may be submitted to the Human Resource offices between
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, emailed to, or mailed
to City Administration, Human Resources, 35 S. Paint St. Chillicothe, OH 45601
• Veteran’s credit given upon submission of a legible copy of DD214 showing discharge as
“Honorable or under honorable conditions”.