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Bus Operator

April 02, 2011 - August 31, 2015
Location:Columbus, OH
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Transportation
Description:The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provided 19.3 million passenger rides in 2014 and is growing. Because of this continuous growth, COTA is seeking high potential applicants for the Bus Operator position. This is an excellent career opportunity providing essential transportation services in central Ohio. COTA is committed to excellence and provides a work environment in which employees are highly valued and committed to providing the best in customer service. If you share this commitment, then come join our team!
COTA is currently seeking bus operators to begin our top rated, eight-week paid driver training. Pay after training starts at $16.74 per hour. Per our current labor agreement, our top pay after 7 years is $26.78/hour or $55,702/year.

This position is accountable for operating a motor coach and transporting COTA customers in a safe, courteous and on-time manner.

The Bus Operator position is considered to be a safety sensitive position; please complete the safety sensitive sections of the application.
Duties:1.Operates a motor vehicle safely and courteously, transporting customers over the various lines in COTA’s system.

2. Provides the highest levels of customer service to COTA passengers (customers).

3. Performs work in accordance with operating rules and regulations.







Qualifications:•Must be at least 21 years old.

•Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License and qualify to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit.

•Must have a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited school.

•Must have proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S.

•Must have one year’s experience in a public contact job, preferably as a sales clerk, waiter/waitress, customer service, etc.

•Must have a steady work history.

•Must have reliable transportation.

•Must verify the past three (3) years’ driving record and meet the following criteria:

-No more than one moving violation within 1 year.
-No more than 2 moving violations in last 3 years.
-No revocation/suspension in last 5 years.
-No OMVI or DUI in last 5 years.
-No hit and skips in last 5 years.
-No ACDA accident in last 5 years.

•Must have a clean criminal record and undergo a thorough criminal background check. Some convictions may result in disqualification.

•Must be able to work mandatory overtime to include, but not limited to, early mornings, evenings, and week-ends.


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