Columbia County, OR
  • 01-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (PST)
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 20.68 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Temporary

Announcement# 2023-008

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $20.68 per hour

The TRANSIT DRIVER position is temporary, part-time and on-call, Civil Service, and not represented by a Union.

Columbia County is looking for an experienced driver with a commercial drivers license to support our transit department with back-up coverage.

Columbia County Rider (CC Rider) is the Transit Department of Columbia County, Oregon. We are the public transit "Qualified Entity" for Columbia County, making us eligible to receive Federal and State funding through ODOT's Public Transportation Division. CC Rider provides weekday commuter service between St Helens and Downtown Portland and provides weekday Dial-A-Ride service to seniors, persons with disabilities and the general public to access local medical facilities, shopping centers, schools, workplaces and other destinations. CC Rider offers reduced fares to seniors, persons with disabilities, low-income individuals, veterans and students.

DUTIES: The Transit Driver is responsible for operating buses in a safe and efficient manner and for providing for the safety and well-being of the patrons of transportation services. Drives transit vehicles and routes as assigned by the Dispatcher.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Equivalent to high school graduation and two years customer service experience. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above duties may be accepted. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid Oregon driver license with a verifiable clean three year driving record. Class B or C Commercial Drivers' License preferred but not required. Must be able to pass a comprehensive Oregon State Police background check that includes no major traffic violations for ten years. Must be able to comply with the Federal Transit Administration Drug & Alcohol Testing pre-employment drug screen.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) regulations governing the safety and operation of public transit vehicles. Knowledge of proper two-way radio etiquette, and effectively communicates with supervisors, dispatchers, and other drivers. Familiarity with computerized dispatch and scheduling systems preferred. Knowledge of basic vehicle maintenance routines, and the ability to detect and report obvious or suspected mechanical issues on the vehicles.

Ability to read maps and knowledge of geographical service area(s), fare policies, and operational procedures. Ability to interact with the general public using courtesy, tact, and good judgment and ability to maintain a calm, diplomatic and tactful attitude in dealing with difficult passengers and situations. Ability to effectively react to emergencies by following established procedures while remaining calm and self-assured. Ability to cooperatively work with others; be respectful of co-workers, promote teamwork work constructively with supervisors, dispatchers, and other drivers. Ability to interpret oral and written communications and accurately and legibly complete reports. Ability to use a tablet for trip manifest programs. Ability to perform addition and subtraction and calculate correct fares.

Join our team - Columbia County online application must be completed - Apply today!

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