Company: Ben Franklin Transit
Posted on: May 6, 2021
Now hiring Full-Time drivers!
Commercial driving experience not required – BFT will train.
Bring your experience providing excellent customer service and a
willingness to learn. Drivers provide transportation in the BFT
service area. Requirements: High school diploma/GED; 5 years
driving exp. w/ good driving record; ability to obtain and maintain
a CDL (we train); work varying days and shifts – weekdays and
weekends, days, evenings, and nights; must pass training program;
must be at least 21 years of age.
OUR VALUESWe value customer service, collaboration, diversity,
fiscal accountability, innovation, sustainability and safety.
Employees and representatives of BFT are expected to uphold our
values and mission.NATURE OF POSITIONOperate fixed-route buses in
the Benton and Franklin County service area, ensuring safe and
timely transport of passengers. Display a professional attitude and
provide effective customer relations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities/KSA
- Drive vehicle over specified routes or to specified
destinations to transport passengers adhering to established time
schedules; comply with traffic regulations ensuring passenger
- Provide courteous and respectful behavior to passengers;
respond to questions regarding fares, schedules, routes, and
- Pick up and drop off passengers at designated bus stops;
collect fares, tickets, and transfers; validate passes.
- Conduct a thorough visual pre-and post-trip inspections on
assigned bus and equipment following Department of Transportation
(DOT) regulations; report malfunctions, damages, or equipment
failures accordingly to management.
- Assist passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals in
boarding or departing bus; ensure they are properly seated;
load/unload wheelchair/mobility device and secure
- Troubleshoot enroute problems; notify dispatch regarding
mechanical issues, potential safety concerns, traffic problems,
road hazards, and accidents.
- Promote passenger safety and BFT's Code of Conduct; handle
passenger conflicts and disruptive passengers; respond to medical
emergencies; notify dispatch when assistance is needed.
- Implement Agency protocols in the event of vehicle or
- Announce stops using public address system; keep passengers
informed of delays.
- Complete paperwork including timesheets, day card, arrival and
departure times, occurrence/incident reports, passenger counts,
types of fares used, and log books.
- Perform special service assignments, bus bridges, fill services
and acts as replacement driver; assist in training new
- Maintain cleanliness of vehicle.
- Work with and maintain confidential information.
- Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance.
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and
be 21 years of age plus five years of driving experience. Must
possess a valid Washington State driver license. LICENSES,
CERTIFICATES & OTHER REQUIREMENTSMust obtain and maintain the
following licenses and certifications for continued employment at
- Washington State Commercial Driver License (CDL) and
corresponding medical certification and endorsements, or ability to
obtain within 180-days of employment.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSPrevious transit driving experience is
encouraged, but not required.
OtherCollaboration: Shares time and knowledge with others; adjusts
priorities as circumstances dictate; follows through on
commitments, accepts responsibility for actions, resolves
interpersonal conflicts constructively.Diversity: Demonstrates an
awareness and respect of cultural and individual values. Treats all
people with dignity, courtesy and respect.Fiscal Accountability:
Actively contributes to the productivity of the agency;
demonstrates good stewardship of company time and resources;
displays high standards of ethical conduct.Customer Service:
Anticipates the needs of internal and external customers; delivers
quality work products and services within expected timeframes.
Considers and responds appropriately to people in various
situations.Innovation: Considers new approaches to situations;
encourages ideas and improvements.Sustainability: Actively
encourages environmental benefits and the conservation of natural
resources.Safety: Adheres to safety related laws, regulations,
standards, and practices; performs work in a safe manner;
encourages and supports others to be safe while at work.
BFT IS AN EEO EMPLOYER
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