Grant Transit Authority Transit Coach Operator in Moses Lake, Washington

GTA is seeking customer service-oriented, enthusiastic individuals interested in providing transportation services throughout the Columbia Basin. Individual(s) in this position will be primarily responsible for the operation of transit vehicle(s) to provide safe, courteous and reliable transportation services to the general public, senior citizens and persons with special needs, to various destinations within the transit district, on either a fixed route or special on-demand services. Must be able to safely operate vehicles under varying traffic, weather and road conditions; collect fare currency from passengers; update and maintain accurate, timely and complete documentation; and promote positive and professional relationships with passengers, the public and other employees. This is a safety sensitive position, subject to Federal Transportation Association (FTA) drug and alcohol testing requirements. Must have the ability to provide exceptional customer service; operate transportation vehicles in accordance with traffic laws, ordinances, rules and driving courtesies; actively and positively support Agency culture; quickly and effectively learn activities, practices and procedures related to area(s) of responsibility; and have knowledge of Grant County geographical data and specified route information applicable to areas of responsibility Education, Experience, Licensing and Special Requirements • High School diploma and/or equivalent. • Current and valid Washington State driver’s license with acceptable driving record. • Minimum of five (5) years licensed driving experience, with no moving traffic violations within the past three (3) years and no involvement in any at-fault traffic accidents within the past five (5) years. Past data evidenced within a current driving abstract. Abstract dated no more than one month prior to applications date must be provided by applicant. • Current and valid Class B CDL, with Passenger and Air Brake endorsement. Individuals meeting all other qualifications may receive extended training to acquire CDL within a specified period, as needed and approved. • Must maintain a current driver’s license and all required endorsements, and maintain an acceptable driving record level throughout employment, which will be monitored by periodic reviews of Motor Vehicle driving profile. • Successfully pass physical examinations as required for CDL and overall driving fitness. • Successfully pass pre-employment criminal background reports and drug and alcohol screening. • Must be willing and able to work varying shifts, hours and days of the week, including weekends and holidays; and have reliable transportation to and from work location(s). • Stable employment history. Interested and qualified applicants should submit completed GTA application and resume to: Grant Transit Authority Attn: Human Resources 8392 Westover Blvd. Moses Lake, WA 98837 Application and job description available at: www.gta-ride.com . Position(s) open until filled. **GTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer**