Full-Time Bus Operator

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

This posting is for current MTD employees only.

If you are not a current employee, thank you for your interest in MTD! We will be posting Bus Operators positions on 11/27/2023.


Experience Requirements

Must be a current MTD Part-Time Bus Operator. 


Under general supervision, operates District vehicles, transports passengers in a safe, courteous, and timely manner, and communicates with and assists passengers as required.

  • Operates all models of buses and vans and other District vehicles as assigned for the purpose of transporting passengers safely and courteously, and transports District vehicles between locations as required
  • Provides assistance to all passengers, answering questions, and providing information to allow for a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Operates passenger lift and kneeler equipment to provide access to and from District buses and vans
  • Operates electronic and computerized radio, electronic destination signs, doors, lifts, camera security systems and other equipment installed on District vehicles
  • Communicates with Control for the purpose of providing information on fares, transfers, routes, and other policies and rules concerning conduct, service, safety and policy changes
  • Assists individuals with physical and/or mental limitations, for the purpose of providing access to public transportation and ensuring passenger safety
  • Provides service on normal route schedules for school children from middle school to high school age in a safe and courteous manner
  • Provides written and verbal reports to document incidents, including accident reports, incident reports and vehicle defect reports
  • Monitors the fare box, transfers, and passes to ensure accurate fare amounts for seniors, adults, youth, and persons with disabilities
  • Inspects MTD vehicles to ensure safe access when boarding and exiting, as required by law, and reports malfunctions and other needed repairs promptly
  • Observes and responds to emergency situations involving passengers, the public, or MTD vehicles for the purpose of maintaining public/passenger safety, and proper bus operation

The list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This job description is subject to change as needs of the District, and the tools we use, evolve over time.

Work Hours

Full-Time Bus Operators work night, late night, and weekend shifts, until they are able to move up in seniority.

Other Information

Physical Demands

  • The exertion level required for this position is considered medium work.
  • Ability to sit without discomfort for prolonged periods of time on a variety of driver’s seats in different model vehicles.
  • Fit safely behind the steering wheel in such a manner that a safe clearance exists between the abdomen and the steering wheel.
  • Fit in the driver’s seat to safely operate the accelerator, brake pedals and floor signal switches.
  • Constant and repetitive use of hands, arms, and fingers to grasp and push steering wheel and controls.
  • Turn head up to 180 degrees in either direction on a regular and frequent basis.
  • Walk and climb/descend steps to enter and exit a District vehicle.
  • Operate the various securement mechanisms to secure a wheelchair on a District vehicle.
  • Occasionally crouch, kneel, and bend to complete pre- and post-trip checks and to assist customers.
  • Position requires ability to talk and hear; use vision to read printed materials, signs, and monitor traffic, and dexterity to use equipment properly.
  • Exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally or a up to 20 lbs. of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Additional Information

  • All MTD employees are trained on the Management System Policy and the impacts associated with this position.
  • Applicant must pass a pre-employment background check, physical, and drug and alcohol testing.
  • Applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a DOT Medical Card.
  • The employee will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment and is required to comply with MTD’s Drug & Alcohol Policy which includes being cannabis-free in all safety-sensitive positions.

Work Environment

Employee will be confined to a driver’s seat and subject to varying noise levels and frequent interruptions. The District operates vehicles in service through various weather conditions at all hours of the day and night. Employee will be subject to high traffic, air and noise pollutants, vehicle contaminants, and temperature extremes. 

Wage: $25.97 - $37.10/per hour based on experience 

Closing date: November 10, 2023 at 5pm (CST)

To apply: Select "Apply Now" below

As with all MTD positions, candidates for this position must pass a drug test. The MTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply for position at Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 1101 East University Avenue in Urbana. For more information, contact Sasha at 217.384.8188.