Bus Operator (Full Time) - No Exp Rqd (We Train) - Job Code #4164

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Bus Operator (Full-Time):  This is work in the operation of large commercial transporting passengers over various routes. Drivers hired for these positions will have a two-month training period during which time they are scheduled for 40 hours per week.   


  • Safely operates bus and transports passengers.
  • Collects and accounts for fares, gives transfers and provides information and directions to passengers.
  • Controls access to vehicle and denies entry to persons presenting a danger to others or who will not provide an acceptable transfer or fare payment.
  • Provides effective passenger relations while maintaining a safe and orderly vehicle.
  • Reports accidents, maintains records.
  • Inspects bus and ensures vehicle is in safe and proper mechanical condition.
  • Operates radio to coordinate with other operators, report problems and delays.

Minimum Qualifications:  
A High School Diploma or its equivalent and possession of a valid Florida Driver License.  All persons appointed to a position in this class must obtain a valid Florida Commercial Driver License (CDL), Class "B" with passenger and air-brake endorsement within six (6) weeks of employment and must maintain such a license and endorsement in order to remain employed in this class.  Applicants will be required to take an on-line pre-test. 

Special Note:  This position works where children regularly congregate and in accordance with Florida Statues applicants must pass criminal sexual predator and sexual offender background check. Successful applicants will also be subject to local/state and FBI background checks (including fingerprinting).

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