Transit Driver

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 3 months ago

Job Features

Position TitleTransit Driver
Period to Apply05/21/2021-Open Until Filled
SupervisorPlanning/Transportation Manager
Pay Rate$27,040(Salary)
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusNon-Exempt
LocationOhkay Owingeh

Job Description


Under the direct supervision of the Transportation Planner, provides safe, reliable and efficient transport for the transport program on a regularly scheduled basis between his/her pick up and drop off destination. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.


Work under the direct supervision of the Planning/Transportation Manager.





  • • Provides superior, friendly safe, clean and efficient service while transporting customers in a safe and timely manner. Observes all safety standards, assists passengers as needed, including those with special mobility need and carrying items to/from vehicle.
  • • Assists customers when loading and unloading as needed.
  • • Responsible for following up to date, current and varied schedule for the safe transportation of Ohkay Owingeh Citizens to, within and from the Pueblo.
  • • Performs routine safety checks on vehicles to include; operable brake lights, turn signals, tire pressure, first aid kit, pre and post checks, and emergency road kit.
  • • Checks the condition on all operating parts of the vehicles, to include; tires lights, brakes, windshield wipers, etc.
  • • Inspects vehicles before driving to include; gas, oil, water, tires, lights, windshield wipers, and brake and transmission levels, to ensure safety of operation.
  • • Maintains all accurate documentation related to mileage, consumption of gas, oil, and other service related products.
  • • Maintains daily trip attendance/logs on all passengers riding the bus or schedule of activities as required.
  • • Reports problems, accidents, maintenance, or concerns that may affect the smooth and safe transportation of the passengers.
  • • Maintains vehicle cleanliness by washing and cleaning as needed. Performs general maintenance and up-keep of assigned Transportation Departments’ vehicle.
  • • Prepares vehicle reports as required. Arranges for vehicle maintenance.
  • • Enforces Ohkay Owingeh Transportation Policies on required use of seat belts for all passengers, including self; all children must be placed in child car seat.
  • • Maintains accurate, up-to-date emergency contact information on all Americans with Disabilities passengers who regularly ride the bus.
  • • Conducts and documents all required training regulations including annual on-board observation, annual behind-the-wheel and refresher classroom training for bus drivers.
  • • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • • Knowledge of Traditional Form of Government and Pueblo Customs and Traditions.
  • • Knowledge of the functions of and structure of Ohkay Owingeh.
  • • Knowledge of occupational hazards and applicable safety practices.
  • • Knowledge of rules of the road and road signage.
  • • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance.
  • • Knowledge of New Mexico Driver and Passenger Service Regulations.
  • • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic.
  • • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing.
  • • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
  • • Ability to drive safely and efficiently.
  • • Ability to use a variety of hand tools in performing minor maintenance on assigned vehicles.
  • • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
  • • Ability to read a standard road map.
  • • Ability to pass CDL required and mandated physical examinations and meet health requirements on an annual basis.
  • • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
  • • Ability to safely use cleaning products and safely operate cleaning equipment.
  • • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.
  • • Ability to learn the methods of cleaning and caring for buildings, grounds, and equipment.
  • • Skill in use of cleaning tools, chemicals, cleaners, and disinfectants.
  • • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results.
  • • Comply with office and personnel procedures.
  • • Ensures contract compliance for Grants, and Major Federal Programs; insures compliance with State and Federal regulations.
  • • Ability to work as a team member in a structured working environment.
  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice and desire to help when dealing with people.



  • • High School Diploma or GED plus one year experience.
  • • Current valid New Mexico Driver’s License with no DWI’s.
  • • Must be 21 years of age.
  • • Must be physically able to perform job duties.
  • • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • • Strong clerical and computer/database skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • • Must be insurable through the Pueblos Insurance Carrier.
  • • No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years.
  • • Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.


FAX (505) 852-0093

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