Summer Youth Program Lead Transit Operator - Community Services

Job Type: Off Campus
Date Posted: 02/07/2013

Summary: The City of Santa Fe Community Services is searching for a qualified applicant who under supervision, performs all the duties as a Transit Operator for the Summer Youth Program, traveling to and from various locations in and around the Santa Fe area. Under supervision, assumes other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, training and evaluating other operators.

To apply
Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods: Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909; or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website: or apply online at Applications become public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection upon request

Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent
One (1) year of experience in customer service and/or dealing with the general public
Two (2) years of Transit Operator experience
Supervisory, leadership, mentoring experience is preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of operating buses, including pre-trip inspection of equipment, handling various forms of script, submission of daily trip summaries and experience working with the public. Good knowledge of methods, systems, equipment, and materials to be used, as well as high levels of proficiency in operating vehicles in a safe, dependable, efficient and timely manner; must have interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and the general public

Ability to read and write; to complete required reports and records; to operate two-way transit radio system in accordance with internal operating procedures and the F.C.C. Must have a telephone in the residence or be available by an equally effective means of communication as approved by the supervisor.

Special Qualifications
Must possess and maintain a valid NM driverís license. Must successfully pass a drug and alcohol and background check prior to employment.

Work Environment
Work is performed primarily inside a vehicle and according to shift schedule may be required to work extended hours or be on call. Drives vehicles in all kinds of weather. Good hearing and visual acuity is required. Is exposed to hazardous or unpleasant working conditions, due to dust, noise, temperature, road and weather conditions, traffic and vehicle fumes. Requires ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds; to sit for long periods of time; to bend and twist the neck or body repeatedly; to maneuver arms in continuous repetitive motion.

Duties: Ensures that the highest quality of bus service is delivered to customers.
Gives attention to safety and security issues during the performance of job duties.
Operates various types of vehicles on prescribed routes as determined by Summer Youth Program site supervisors.
Complies with the Transit Operatorís Handbook, as well as all federal, state and local laws pertaining to the operation of buses, traffic and safety.
Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections to ensure bus and equipment are in safe and proper working condition.
Assists customers in a friendly, courteous and helpful manner.
Coordinates daily field trip schedule with site supervisors.

For more information, contact:
Rosemary Mendonca, Recruitment Technician

Santa Fe, NM