City of Garland, TX

Bus Operator

3 weeks ago
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
PRCAD - Seniors
USD $11.91/Hr.
USD $14.53/Hr.
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Parks and Recreation

Position Summary

Responsible for providing safe and efficient transportation of senior citizens to and from the senior centers.

Essential Job Functions

1) Transport senior citizens safely to various destinations including senior centers, medical appointments, home, shopping, etc.

2) Assist riders in getting on and off the vehicle.

3) Provide assistance as necessary in the event of an emergency during a senior trip.

4) Follow City and Department policies and procedures on maintaining a safe and clean vehicle.

5) Assist with custodial duties and event set-up and break-down as needed.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • 2-4 years experience in passenger transportation, custodial services or similar

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:      

  • Basic knowledge of mechanical systems for a multi-passenger vehicle
  • Comprehensive knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic laws and regulations
  • Skill to read and understand maps and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions
  • Ability to operate a multi-passenger vehicle in a safe and economical manner
  • Ability to recognize and reduce safety hazards during vehicle inspections and while driving

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Texas Driver's License
Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class C with Passenger Endorsement
CPR Certification required within 6 months of hire
City of Garland Defensive Driving Certification within 6 months of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in transit bus. Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Managing Conflict
Problem Solving/Analysis

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
 2 years related experience
 Valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Class C with Passenger Endorsement
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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