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Paratransit Bus Driver (Temporary with FRS)

Company: Lee County, Florida
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description LeeTran is seeking to hire professional individuals to join our LeeTran family and make a difference in our community. This is a year round temporary position with opportunities for full time and future advancement. * Full medical insurance effective 30 days from your start date on the first of the month * Florida Retirement System: Pension or Investment retirement plans * Anticipated hours of 30+ hours per week * On-the-job training to help you achieve your goals Duties and Responsibilities * Transports passengers in a safe and timely manner while complying with local traffic regulations. * Loads, secures, and unloadspassengers at stops; meets and greets passengers in a courteous manner. * Assists customers by providing route information; collects fare; regulates heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort. * Maintains familiarity and compliance with ADA requirements; provides safe transport of disabled passengers by securing wheelchairs and escorting passengers to and from vehicle; monitors and ensures the safety of all passengers. * Performs vehicle and equipment inspection including general maintenance and safety checks. * Completes daily fare reconciliation, reports and paperwork. * Performs related work as assigned. Education, Experience, Licensing * Requires any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED. * Transit Bus Drivers must be able to pass a Florida Department of Transportation Medical Examination and maintain a current medical card. * This is a safety sensitive position which is subject to Drug and Alcohol Workplace Testing as provided in DOT regulation CFR-Part 40, 49 CFR Part 655. * Will be required to undergo a fingerprint based background check in addition to the standard Consumer Report based background check that is required for all conditional offers of employment. * Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required. Supplemental Information * Prefer one year of experience in the operation of a bus or heavy automotive equipment, including public contact work. * Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, stoop, bend, sit for long periods of time, load and unload wheelchair passengers and secure wheelchairs inside the bus with wheelchair tie downs. * Ability to drive in all weather conditions and at night. * Ability to exercise independent judgment in daily activities. * Drivers must be able to work in a sensitive manner with passengers who may have various disabilities. * Ability to utilize onboard technology, including mobile data tablets and GPS. * LeeTran operates seven days a week, including some holidays. Normal hours of operation are 4:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Day and evening shifts available. Shift schedules vary and routes are selected by seniority. * Employee must be able to work any job assignment scheduled. * The pay for this position is $15.00/hr. * Evening shifts offer shift differential with additional compensation. DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment. Some positions may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.

Keywords: Lee County, Florida, Fort Myers , Paratransit Bus Driver (Temporary with FRS), Professions , Fort Myers, Florida

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