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Bus Monitor

Become a Bus Monitor with First Transit!

At First Transit, our Monitors/Aides are a constant reflection of our company’s commitment to safety and customer service. The Bus Monitor is responsible for providing operational oversight, day-to-day management, and assists drivers in safe operation of routes.

At First Student, we are proud to offer:

  • $13.25/HR 
  • Tremendous Career Advancement Opportunities due to a strong presence across North America
  • Positive and rewarding work environment

Monitor/Aide Responsibilities:

  • Knows the route and remains alert to monitor the welfare of passengers while in route. Keeps order on the bus. 
  • Communicates behavior problems and conditions of various stops with the driver. Cooperates and communicates with school personnel, parents and students.
  • Assists in pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the bus utilizing Zonar technology, including child checks.
  • Assists students in the loading and unloading process.
  • Cooperates and communicates with school personnel, students, and parents.
  • Attends all safety and training meetings.
  • Conducts emergency evacuation from the bus, including use of exiting by emergency door.
  • Opens and closes service doors and moves up and down steps multiple times daily.
  • Cleans the inside of the bus including sweeping, dusting and cleaning windows. Cleans outside windows of the bus. 
  • Assists driver when necessary to safely direct the vehicle backwards.
  • Other specialized functions as required by contract. 

Monitor/Aide Required Experience and Skills:

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Good verbal communication skills. 
  • The ability to work early morning hours. 
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Good judgment/problem solving skills. 
  • Conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to manage high degrees of stress. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Commitment to safety. 

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: 

  • Ability to successfully complete dexterity test School bus yard /Office/On-the-road Physical requirements include: 
    • Pushing/Pulling
      • Opening service door, emergency door, bus hood, steering, windows, applying service & parking brake, adjusting mirrors, 
    • Lifting
      • Bus hood, trash box, challenged passenger into their seats, wheel chocks, tire chains, maneuvering wheel chairs and assistive devices, emergency equipment. Up to 40 lbs. 
    • Walking
      • Crossing lot, up and down bus aisle, around exterior of bus 
    • Sitting
      • Up to 2-3 hours while on bus 
    • Climbing
      • Steps in and out of bus, cleaning windshield, under hood inspection 
    • Reaching
      • Under hood inspection, cleaning windows, applying tie-downs, safety vests, car seats, adjust mirrors, opening emergency door from ground, checking roof hatch, applying service brake, clutch and accelerator
    •  Handling
        • Doors, knobs, switches, handles 
    •  Hearing
      • Detecting problems with passengers on bus, emergency vehicles, unusual engine noises 
    •  Bending/Stooping/
      • Pre-trip inspection, applying tie-downs, sweeping, checking for sleeping 
    •  Seeing
      • Reading street signs, route sheets 
    •  Talking
      • Communicating with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch, 
    •  Dropping
      • From emergency door to ground 

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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57209 - Cortland
21 Squires Street, Cortland, New York, USA, 13045-3262
  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Part Time
  • City:
  • State / Province:
    New York
  • Job Category:
    Operations Support
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