Job description



Become a Monitor with First Transit!

Job Purpose

Assists the driver in the safe operation of the route.

Our Dispatchers Will Enjoy:

  • $14.20/ HR
  • Team-oriented Environment

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Knows the route and remains alert to monitor the welfare of passengers while enroute. Keeps 
    order on the bus.
  • Communicates behavior problems and conditions of various stops with the driver. Cooperates 
    and communicates with all passengers, center personnel, guardian or caretaker.
  • Assists in pre-trip and post-trip inspections of the bus.
  • Assists customers in the loading and unloading process.
  • Cooperates and communicates with center personnel, guardian and caretakers.
  • Attends all safety and training meetings.
  • Conducts emergency evacuation from the bus, including exiting from the emergency door.
  • Opens and closes service doors and moves up and down steps multiple times daily. 
  • Assist with maintaining a clean interior of the bus. May be required to sweep, dust and clean
    windows and the outside of the bus.
  • Assists the driver whenever necessary to safely direct the vehicle backwards.
  • Other specialized functions as required by contract.

Minimum Education & Certifications Required: 

  • 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 perform all physical requirements of the position
  • On-the-road/some office work
  • 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
      Squatting children
  •  Seeing
    • Reading street signs, route sheets
  •  Talking
    • Communicating with passengers, parents, school officials, dispatch, 
      Dropping From emergency door to ground


We offer competitive compensation and benefits including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.  

Diversity & Inclusion  

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.  

Professional Advancement  

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.  

Extensive Training  

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.  

Community Service & Impact  

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others.  

Subject to DOT drug testing. DOT Regulation 49 CFR Part 40 does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.

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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57207 - Chenango
126 Leilani Way, Norwich, New York, USA, 13815
  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Part Time
  • City:
  • State / Province:
    New York
  • Job Category:
    Operations Support
  • Location Contact Telephone Number:
    607-334-7433 x3
  • Vacancy Number:
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