City of Sioux City Part-Time Motor Coach Operator in Sioux City, Iowa

Part-Time Motor Coach Operator

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May 26th, 2017

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City Hall Sioux City, IA 405 6th Street, Sioux City, IA 51102

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PART-TIME MOTOR COACH OPERATOR, $16.03/HOUR-INCREASES TO $20.08/HOUR WITHIN 90 DAYS. This part-time position will drive a City bus on school runs and regular routes as needed. Commercial Driver's License (Class B Airbreak with passenger endorsement) required. Keeps simple records and makes reports. Must know and obey safety and traffic regulations, have neat appearance, be courteous, and get along with the general public and coworkers. The position available will work approximately 30-35 hours per week. Must provide current Driving History Record. Applications will be taken until position filled.


If you are applying for the Motor Coach Operator position, you must supply a copy of your driving history with your application. We cannot accept your application if your driving history is not included.Effective July 1, 1997, all City employees must be residents of the state of Iowa and reside in the City or within ten miles of the City limits per Council resolution. City Manager, Assistants to the City Manager and Department Heads shall reside within the City limits.

Iowa residents must go to the Driver’s License Bureau (located at the Market Place Mall, 3005 Hamilton Boulevard) and obtain a print out of your driving history. The Iowa Department of Transportation charges $5.50 per print out, they do accept cash, check and debit cards. For additional information, please visit

Nebraska residents will need to obtain an application for driving record form from the Driver’s License Examiner’s office located in the basement of the Dakota County Courthouse, Dakota City, NE and mail the form along with the required fee to Lincoln in order to obtain the print out. For additional information, please visit

South Dakota residents can down load the request for driving history form from the Department of Public Safety web site – - the form and required fee must then be mailed to the state.

Remember to include a print out of your driving history when you return your application.

Job Description


Under general direction of the Driver Supervisor, the work in this class involves responsibility for the safe, courteous and efficient operation in traffic of buses carrying chartered groups, school children, and the general public as passengers. As a part of their work, employees collect fares.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF POSITION (with or without accommodation):

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates a bus or related equipment on an assigned route and schedule.

  • Collects fares through a mechanical register.

  • Issues transfers.

  • Punches tickets or transfers.

  • Gives information as to schedules, routes and destinations.

  • Operates a bus for chartered groups as assigned.

  • Operates a bus taking children to and from school.

  • Checks equipment and reports defects.

  • Records reading of fare box.

  • Reports accidents.

  • Responds to citizens’ questions and concerns in a courteous and timely manner.

  • Performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the position as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Regularly lifts up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifts up to 30 pounds.

  • Expected to temporarily perform duties outside of normal classification in the event of a declared emergency. In the event that an employee is excused from work other than being sick, they will be required to report to work in a state of declared emergency.

Preferred Skills


Cognitive Demands, Skills and Abilities: Ability to operate buses and related equipment safely and efficiently, to remain alert, and to remain calm during the periods of stress; ability to keep simple records and make reports.

Job Knowledge: Good knowledge of City traffic rules and regulations; Knowledge of the safe operation of a public transit bus, including complete familiarization with its systems and safety features; geography and roadways of an assigned route and of the entire Municipality; traffic rules, regulations and laws.

Ability to: operate a bus in a safe, efficient, and timely manner to include compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements and standards. Ability to promote public transit rider-ship; and to initiate and maintain a professional working relationship with co-workers, superiors and passengers. Ability to operate and/or utilize all standard safety equipment installed in transit passenger vehicles, including any other equipment required by federal, state, or local regulations.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication: Requires effective communication skills and the ability to provide assistance to customers (external and internal). Requires the ability to write and speak clearly, distinctly and effectively with fellow employees and patrons; read in English and compare similarities and differences between words and series of numbers; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and to provide and follow verbal and written instructions.

Physical Requirements: Freedom from such physical defects as would impair operating ability.

Work Environment: Work is normally performed in a normal inside environment with appropriate heating and cooling and is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards other than those normally associated with general public contact, dust or odors.

Special Requirements: None.


Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License and other permits as required and issued by the State of Iowa; ability to pass the minimum physical requirements as prescribed by the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

Some experience in operating buses or other heavy equipment and in dealing with the public, and completion of a standard high school course; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Pre-employment screenings may include but are not limited to: criminal background search and drug and alcohol screen.