Now Hiring | Bus Operators

We are hiring Bus Operators to provide essential transit services in Macon-Bibb County. Full-time and part-time positions are available, offering flexibility to suit your needs.

Fixed-Route Services: 

We have openings for full-time and part-time positions for Fixed-Route driver positions start at $15/hour.

Paratransit Services:

In addition to Fixed-Route positions, We’re looking for Bus Operators who also provide paratransit services for passengers with disabilities. No CDL is required for paratransit drivers, making this an inclusive opportunity for those without a commercial driver’s license. Paratransit driver positions start at $13.50/hour.

 

Bus Operators | Paratransit - No CDL

Job Title: Paratransit Bus Operator

Company: Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority

Location: Macon, GA

Job Type: Full Time

Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority is a leading public transportation provider in Macon, GA. Our commitment is to provide our community with reliable, safe, and efficient transport solutions. We are currently seeking motivated, dedicated individuals to join our team as Paratransit Bus Operators.

Salary: Starting at $13.50/hourly

Benefits: Full-Time Hours GUARANTEED, Employee-Only Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, Retirement Contribution with 4% direct match (up to 7%), Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability Insurance Available

Responsibilities:

  1. Safely operate a paratransit vehicle, adhering to all traffic laws and regulations.
  2. Assist passengers, including the elderly, disabled, or those with special needs, on and off the vehicle courteously and respectfully.
  3. Ensure accurate completion of daily inspection reports, checking the vehicle for any safety or operational issues before and after each route.
  4. Provide timely and accurate service while operating in all types of weather conditions.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication and customer service skills with passengers, co-workers, and the general public.
  6. Adhere to schedules while providing excellent customer service to passengers.
  7. Conduct emergency evacuation when required, understanding and operating all emergency equipment, including fire extinguishers, telephones, and two-way radios.
  8. Report any incidents, accidents, or unusual occurrences promptly to management.

Qualifications:

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  2. Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  3. Ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination and drug & alcohol screen.
  4. Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  6. Willingness and ability to work various shifts, including Saturdays.
  7. Ability to work in high-pressure situations calmly and courteously.

Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and minorities to apply.

If you want to make a difference and drive meaningful change within our community, apply today! Together, let’s keep Macon moving! Apply Today!

Bus Operators CDL

Job Title: Bus Operators (CDL with a “P” endorsement)

Location: Macon-Bibb County

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: Starting at $15/hourly

Benefits: Full-Time Hours GUARANTEED, FREE Employee Only Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, Retirement Contribution with 4% direct match (up to a 7%), Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability Insurance Available

Job Description:

At our organization, we are dedicated to providing equitable access to public spaces and streets through transit-oriented solutions for the citizens of Macon-Bibb County.

We are currently seeking Bus Operators with a CDL or CDL with a “P” endorsement to join our team.

As a Bus Operator, you will play a crucial role in transporting passengers by operating public transit vehicles on regularly scheduled routes, while ensuring adherence to all traffic laws, safety rules, and time schedules.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide courteous and professional customer service to passengers.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections as required.
  • Provide accurate information about the use of our services to passengers.
  • Resolve passenger disputes in a courteous manner.
  • Operate wheelchair lift equipment and assist disabled passengers.
  • Announce bus stops in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Communicate with dispatch and road supervision via radio equipment.
  • Adhere to all work rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Observe all federal, state, and municipal traffic laws and safety rules.
  • Follow assigned routes and time schedules.
  • Ensure proper fares are collected.
  • Verify the appropriate use of passes by customers.
  • Prepare required reports and documents.
  • Assist customers during emergency accidents or incidents.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned or required.

Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Successfully pass a DOT physical and DOT Drug and Alcohol screen
  • Must be available to work various shifts, including days, evenings, Saturdays, and any hours assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with Georgia Traffic Laws
  • Willing to learn how to use computers and communication equipment.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to safely operate MTA vehicles.
  • Adherence to route schedules in mixed traffic conditions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Courteous and effective interaction with the public
  • Strong attendance and punctuality
  • Professional and courteous demeanor
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Work Environment and Special Considerations:

  • Schedule includes working various shifts, including days, evenings, and Saturdays.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time physically.
  • Compliance with all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements regarding the testing of safety-sensitive employees
  • This position is considered safety-sensitive under FTA drug and alcohol regulations (49 CFR Part 655)

If you are passionate about providing reliable and efficient transportation services and possess the required qualifications, we invite you to apply for the position of Bus Operator. Join our team and help us in our mission to ensure equitable access to public spaces and streets for the citizens of Macon-Bibb County. Apply now!