Position Information

Jul 21, 2021

Sep 30, 2021



Do you want a part-time job that has meaning and provides a service that directly impacts the local communities of Harrisonburg and JMU? If so, consider applying to the City of Harrisonburg's Bus Driver - Transit (Transit Bus Operator) position! This position allows employees to utilize their driving and customer service skills to help ensure transit bus passengers arrive to their appropriate locations in a safe manner while receiving exceptional customer service. The Bus Driver - Transit (Transit Bus Operator) is a part-time position (no benefits) and a preferred hiring rate of $15.35 - $15.85 per hour. Possessing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is not required to start. Paid, on-the-job training would begin immediately upon hire for the upcoming school year. The Bus Driver - Transit (Transit Bus Operator): Drives a transit bus; Picks up and delivers passengers; Collects and accounts for fares; Operates a bus on designated route per a daily schedule; Operates a two-way radio and reports unusual traffic conditions, passenger emergencies or other problems; Operates mobility device lifts and secures mobility devices; Obeys all traffic laws and observes mandatory safety regulations for transit operations to ensure passenger safety.


Physical Requirements: This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, and atmospheric conditions.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Valid CDL is preferred. Valid driver's license is required. Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week is preferred. The ideal candidate should have: Knowledge of City of Harrisonburg streets and medical facilities; Thorough knowledge of traffic rules and regulations; Ability to operate buses and related equipment safely and efficiently; Ability to remain alert and calm during periods of stress and be courteous to riders and the general public.

Special Requirements: Incumbent subject to alcohol and controlled substances testing as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), a DMV driving record review and criminal background check. Must pass a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) physical examination as required by the U.S. DOT. Possession of or ability to acquire an appropriate CDL valid in the Commonwealth of VA is required by the end of the on-the-job classroom training for this position, or as deemed appropriate by the Department.

How to apply:


$15.35 - $15.85 / hour

Hours per week
18 - 30 hours

Specific hours
Daily hours vary: 6/7am-130pm, 1230pm-730pm, 630pm-11pm, or 6/7am-645/730pm

Duration of position
Through December 31st, 2021

Employer Information

Elliot Menge




475 East Washington St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22802

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