Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity:

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $37,340.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,570
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.64 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Customer Service
Written Communication
Following Directions
Conflict Management
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Measure internal and external transportation, delivery, or distribution performance
Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
Monitor contract performance
Monitor transportation or shipping related equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor performance of others
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor facilities or operational systems
Monitor project scope guidelines
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Observe vehicular or pedestrian traffic
Maintain safe work environment
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Route freight shipments
Follow transportation, shipping, or material moving safety procedures and regulations
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Determine response needed to dispatch emergency assistance
Approve expenditures
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Determine administrative policies or standards
Resolve personnel problems
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Solve administrative problems in the workplace
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Provide transportation or shipping related customer service
Accommodate requests of passengers
Assist passengers during vehicle boarding
Assist passengers to store luggage
Provide assistance or direction to customers
Assist others during emergencies
Provide personal services
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
Assist workers to resolve work problems
Resolve customer or public complaints or problems

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Maintain driver log
Record transportation or material moving related production data
Record operational details of travel
Maintain personnel records
Document organizational or operational procedures
Maintain file of job openings
Maintain job descriptions
Maintain flight records or logs
Maintain equipment service records
Maintain record of organization expenses
Prepare investigation, accident, or incident reports
Record sales or transactions data
Write administrative procedures services manual
Prepare forms or applications
Maintain processes and procedures manual

Getting Information

Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review traffic routing or control plans
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Review arrival or departure schedules
Review switching or train orders
Read transportation or shipping related operating, service, or repair manuals
Review travel rate schedules
Investigate industrial incidents, accidents, or violations
Investigate customer complaints

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation-related standards
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Determine operational compliance with regulations or standards
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Oversee marine cargo handling
Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Direct material handling or moving activities
Coordinate operational activities
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel
Coordinate shipping activities with external parties
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise clerical or administrative personnel

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Collect fares or payment from customers
Manage inventories or supplies
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Manage material resources
Order transportation or shipping related supplies, materials, and equipment
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Monitor resources
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Manage program or project budgets
Develop operational budgets

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate delivery dates
Estimate transportation or shipping related project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Determine resource needs
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate demand for products or services
Determine project parameters or specifications
Employ weighing or measuring devices in transportation
Estimate transportation related project costs
Determine work priorities and requirements
Calculate shipping costs
Weigh products or materials to be moved or transported

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Provide clients, customers, or passengers with travel information
Direct passengers to designated locations
Announce information to patrons, passengers, or others
Direct boarding and deboarding of passengers
Respond to requests for information
Describe points of interest to tour group

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Transport passengers
Drive automobile, van, or light truck
Operate highway passenger or transport vehicles
Transport cargo
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons

Scheduling Work and Activities

Arrange delivery schedules
Schedule product or material transportation
Schedule air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of product
Develop maintenance schedules
Schedule employee work hours
Arrange maintenance activities
Schedule facility or property maintenance
Schedule production work to meet deadlines

Performing General Physical Activities

Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Unload materials or equipment
Load materials or equipment
Stack containers, materials, or products

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Air Brake Certified
Supervisory Skills
Safe Driving Practices
Transportation Management
Special Education
Child Care

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