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Transit Operator- Full and Part-Time Positions Available

Posted: 08/26/2021

The City of Watertown is seeking full-time and part-time Transit Operators.  Responsibilities include transporting passengers between designated bus stops on an assigned route; inspecting vehicle before use; fueling vehicles; selling coupons and tickets; collecting fares; and answering questions from the public.  Assignment may require cleaning buses at the end of routes.  The incumbent does related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  High School diploma or GED with 1 year of experience operating a related vehicle.
LICENSICING REQUIREMENTS:  Valid NYS CDL Class B with "P" endorsement.  Candidates must satisfy the requirements contained in Article 19-A of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT: May be required to be certified by the NYS Department of Transportation through the BAITFISH program.  If certification is required, must maintain certification for continued employment.
Hourly Rate: $18.48
Full-time positions are guaranteed:
40 hours per week
Competitive annual wage increases
One of the most affordable and best health insurance policies in the region
Time off including generous sick and vacation leave
Access to dental and vision coverage
Participation in the NYS Retirement System with a defined benefit pension
Access to tuition assistance
Part-time positions are guaranteed:
Competitive annual wage increases
Participation in the NYS Retirement System with a defined benefit pension
Please visit the City’s website at for a complete job description and the ability to apply online. Once on the City of Watertown’s homepage, click on “Departments”, “Civil Service” and then “Current Vacancies and Upcoming Examinations”.

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