The City of Chowchilla is seeking a Transit Driver I / Dispatcher,
Candidate must have basic arithmetic skills, speak both English and basic Spanish and have general office procedures knowledge .
The preferred candidate will have a proficient knowledge of the geographical layout of the City of Chowchilla including major streets, public places and landmarks, and general locations within the City’s Sphere of Influence and be capable of maintaining a mental image of the location of all in-service transit vehicles. The candidate must have knowledge of telephone and two-way radio operations and procedures; must know provisions of the California Motor Vehicle Code that are applicable to the operations of passenger-carrying vehicles; possess safe driving practice; and possess a basic first aid certification.
Candidate must be able to drive a passenger-carrying bus safely and efficiently; understand and carry out verbal and written instructions; maintain accurate records; think clearly and quickly; be able to use dispatching software and establish and maintain cooperative working relations with City staff, senior citizens, adults, children and persons with disabilities; be able to read and write competently ; speak and communicate effectively in both English and basic Spanish.
The candidate may be exposed to heat, cold, fog and rain, sneezing and coughing passengers, passengers experiencing motion sickness, caustic and corrosive chemicals, and instances to assist persons with a disability. Candidate will be required to maintain the interior and exterior of transit vehicles.