Bus Driver

Title:                Bus Driver

Reports to:        Manager of Centralized Services

Status:              Part-Time, Non-Exempt: up to 20 hours/week

Salary:              $16.00/hour

Mission of Focus Points Family Resource Center:  To build better communities by strengthening families.

Scope of Organization: For 26 years, Focus Points has worked successfully to transform the lives of low-income and working families in Northeast Denver and beyond. Focus Points serves more than 2,000 families each year, most of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants. Focus Points is committed to:

  • School readiness programs to open doors to future success.
  • Family literacy, adult education, and self-reliance programs to facilitate independence.
  • Healthy living and health access programs to promote active, vibrant living.
  • Parent engagement and community leadership to foster empowerment; and
  • Economic and workforce training and development to support financial independence and stability.

Position Summary:  The bus driver provides transportation to community members and partner organizations. This position requires flexibility in schedule. The bus driver is in charge of keeping the bus clean and in working order, scheduling maintenance, and keeping an updated trip schedule, along with maintaining communication with partner organization regarding trips.

 Diversity Statement

Personal or professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity and inclusion outcomes. Applicant must share a commitment to anti-racist work.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain knowledge of and operate with bus service while in strict compliance with policies, directives, and procedures for all Federal and Colorado traffic laws and regulations, including using proper defensive driving techniques as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations
  • Maintain working knowledge of streets, neighborhood routes and stops within the RTD District
  • Maintain current knowledge of and adherence to all RTD operating policies, directives, and procedures
  • Perform inspection of bus for mechanical problems prior to beginning scheduled run, including conducting an external/internal visual inspection of bus and pre-testing all necessary equipment, operating/safety devices, and bus controls for use while in service
  • Conduct an internal visual inspection at the end of scheduled service to collect and turn-in lost items
  • Complete accident and incident reports accurately and legibly as necessary at the end of scheduled shifts
  • Complete passenger logs and bus maintenance reports and repair orders as necessary
  • Provide information in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Record and maintain passenger count as necessary for RTD reporting requirements
  • Comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) while operating the bus. This includes providing accessibility for disabled passengers to board and de-board by properly operating the accessibility lift and safely securing such passengers in a courteous manner, announcing designated stops, and pre-testing all passenger accessibility lifts and equipment during pre-trip inspections
  • Perform various physical duties to successfully complete job responsibilities.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings when necessary
  • Ensure timely submission of time sheets for payroll deadlines
  • Maintain a professional attitude and adhere to a high level of confidentiality toward participants and Focus Points staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Competencies

  • Ability to identify with low-income, immigrant families from diverse communities
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and deal with adversity
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a current valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Ability to successfully complete the Bus Operator Training Program
  • Road safety knowledge and the ability to use standard defensive driving techniques
  • Ability to tell time and keep a timely schedule
  • History of satisfactory attendance, which includes the ability to report to work in a punctual manner
  • Ability to use prudent judgment and common sense in making quick, safe decisions with minimal supervision and adapt to constantly changing operating environments

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to read and understand maps and timetables, which includes determining directions and following a mapped-out route and/or utilizing applications such as Google Maps
  • Good oral expression, reading and writing abilities
  • Bilingual proficiency (Spanish and English). Read, write, and speak at basic level with other staff and participants so that staff members can be involved in organizational prioritization of linguistic justice and understand the unique qualities and needs of our community.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Not more than five (5) points assessed against motor vehicle record (MVR) in the past two (2) years and not more than ten(10) points on a seven-year record as well as possessing a continually valid driver’s license for the past two (2) years
  • NO DUI, DWI, or reckless driving in the past five (5) years

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Laura Anaya Laura@focuspoints.org.

 Focus Points Resource Center is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, ancestry, creed, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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