Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Paratransit Van Operator in Providence, Rhode Island

Reports To: Executive Director of Paratransit Services Union Affiliation: Amalgamated Transit Union Division 618 (ATU 618)Please Note: Valid CDL Driverand#39;s License with Passenger and General Knowledge endorsements is required in order to be considered for this position. Description of Work:Under general direction responsible for the safety and transportation of passengers and equipment per daily manifest in compliance with all applicable policies and regulations. Responsible for performing routine vehicle inspections and maintaining cleanliness and proper fluid levels. Collects designated fares from passengers following established policies, guidelines and procedures. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Assists passengers entering and exiting van.Operates vehicle along assigned routes. Picks up passengers, collects and counts fares and protects revenue collected according to established procedures.Operates vehicle in compliance with all company and state traffic laws and regulations.Inspects vehicle (including, but not limited to, brakes, lights, doors, buzzers, tires, wheelchair lift, tie downs, and horn) to ensure serviceable condition. Keeps interior of vehicle neat and presentable to passengers (i.e. papers, etc.).Responsible for the safety of passengers and equipment.Notifies the Operationsandrsquo; Coordinator of any emergency, requesting additional assistance as needed; evacuates passengers if emergency situation warrants action.Prepares accident/incident reports as soon as possible as required by applicable policy.Maintains adequate knowledge of RIde system in order to provide routine information and direction to the public.Attends training sessions provided by RIPTA to ensure passenger and vehicle safety.Fuels vehicle and checks all fluid levels daily.Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualification Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Consideration will be given to any combination of qualification requirements.Experience: Two (2) yearsandrsquo; related experience. CDL with General Knowledge and Passenger endorsements required. Must also possess excellent customer relationsandrsquo; skills and have previous experience with the elderly and persons with disabilities. Evidence of a clear driving record and BCI check is required. Independent Action:Work is performed independently within broad guidelines in accordance with Authority and departmental policies/practices. Supervisory Responsibility:None Selection Process:Interested applicants should submit their written request, resume and/or application to the Human Resources Department;Must provide evidence of a good driving record;Applicant will be required to submit a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) from their state of residence to Human Resources when a conditional offer of employment has been made;Oral Interview;May be required to pass a written test;Applicants may be required to demonstrate the ability to create a Word document and use e-mail;Internal applicants will be subject to evaluation of personnel file to determine eligibility and suitability for the position; to include but not limited to review of attendance, training, education, job qualification skills, commendations and disciplinary history;Applicant will be required to submit a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) from their state of residence to Human Resources when a conditional offer of employment has been made;Applicants claiming Military status; should submit a copy of the DD-214 form;Seniority will be calculated as the final step in the process of selection in the event that any qualified applicants are determined to be andldquo;equalandrdquo;. This position is c