40 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Training: Centro provides a paid training program to qualified candidates who are committed to a full career with the Company. Applicants must have their CDL-B license (General Knowledge, Air Brake, and Passenger Endorsement portions of the exam) to be eligible for hire.
• Five years of licensed driving experience.
• A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-B General Knowledge, Air Brake, and Passenger Endorsement portions of the exam).
• An acceptable driving record at the time of job offer.
• Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent experience.
• Possess a customer-focused attitude.
• Must have the physical ability to safely operate a bus and further, possess the ability to keep the bus under control at all times. Successful candidates must pass the physical examination conducted under article 19-A of the NYSDOT regulations.
• Since the ability to communicate with passengers both in the regular course of business and especially during an emergency is critical, bus operators must have the ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing in the English language.
• A drug test with a negative result must be taken no more than 30 days prior to beginning training. Bus operators are subject to random, post accident, reasonable suspicion, return to work/return to duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing once they are hired.
• A current complete driving record abstract from the state Department of Motor Vehicles is required upon hire; violations are evaluated by their severity and time frame.
• Certain criminal and/or driving convictions will not necessarily bar you from employment consideration.
BASIC FUNCTIONS: Operators are expected to provide safe, courteous, and on-time transportation to the general public and other designated groups in a variety of mass transit vehicles. They must also adhere to traffic regulations; collect correct fares; clearly communicate with the public regarding routes, schedules and transfer points; communicate and interact with individuals of various backgrounds and abilities; communicate with the Operations Center by radio and provide verbal and written reports. Punctuality and regular attendance are essential in this position in order to provide dependable service to the public.