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at Gila River Indian Community

Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Reference #: 19463-1
Categories: Government

Job Description

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Job Title: Transit Bus Operator

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 19-463
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Department of Transportation

City: Sacaton, AZ.Locations: 291 W. Casa Blanca Road

Area of Interest: Transportation
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $16.62 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

The purpose of this position is to operate a 22 passenger transit vehicle in a safe, courteous, and on-time manner
for the Community and dispatch drivers to and from the designated route to pick up points as part of the route
deviated type service that will be offered. This position exists due to the Community’s desire to provide additional
modes of transportation (public transportation) for members to get around in the community.

o Operate a 22 passenger transit vehicle.
0 Respond to operation issues.
0 Must be able to work a split shift during the mornings and evenings. Times will be determined by the
supervisor.Assists passengers, seniors, and disabled in boarding on and off the bus as necessary.
Perform pre and post trip vehicle inspections daily for safety of equipment.Cleaning and refueling of vehicle on a daily basis.Provide excellent customer service at all times.Adhere to traffic regulations in operation of a transit vehicle.Assists in answering phones and operating radio equipment for dispatch services.
Log daily information and complete required reporting.Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of customer service principles.Knowledge of the geographical area around the Gila River Indian Community;Knowledge of traffic laws and safety requirements involved in the operation of public transportation;
Knowledge of basic first aid procedures.Must have strong customer service skills;Skill in ef?cient map reading.Ability to follow safety procedures to make sure incumbent and all passengers are safe.Skill to assist disabled individuals in wheelchairs on and off the lift.Ability to drive transit vehicles in a safe and efficient manner.Ability to use computer and related software applications and radio equipment.Ability to communicate effectively and clearly verbally and in writing.Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports.Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials and the
general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED and one (1) year experience in the operation of a transit/passenger bus.


Must have a valid Class B Arizona Commercial Driver’s License with a "P" (passenger) endorsement, and
maintain throughout employment.Required to pass a background check. Background checks are required for positions that involve regular contact
with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family Violence
Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have regular
contact with the Elderly.Required to pass a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Pre-Employment Drug Test and participate with the
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) quarterly random drug and alcohol testing requirement program.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of the
application.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or FPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity Without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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