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 $38,560.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,386
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.13 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Resource Management
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Following Directions
Technology and Tool Usage
Computer Fundamentals
Time Management
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Provide customer service
Accommodate requests of passengers
Assist passengers during vehicle boarding
Assist passengers to store luggage
Provide assistance or direction to customers
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers
Provide personal services or assistance to clients
Assist others during emergencies
Assist workers to resolve work problems
Assist individuals into or out of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or rides
Respond to customer problems or complaints
Resolve customer or public complaints or problems
Take complaints by phone, email, or in person

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor transportation operations to ensure compliance with regulations or standards
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Track goods or materials
Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
Monitor regulatory compliance
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
Monitor financial performance
Measure internal and external transportation, delivery, or distribution performance
Monitor traffic conditions or signals
Manage security for visitors or employees
Monitor contract performance
Monitor performance of others
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor entrance or exit of persons
Control authorized entry and exit in restricted areas
Block physical access to restricted areas
Relay traffic signals or instructions
Maintain safe work environment
Maintain safe environment for children
Monitor transportation or shipping related equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor perimeter and surroundings in protective settings
Locate suspicious objects or vehicles
Monitor project scope guidelines
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Observe vehicular or pedestrian traffic

Getting Information

Review maps to determine location or routes
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Review arrival or departure schedules
Review navigation charts to determine routes
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review traffic routing or control plans
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Review switching or train orders
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements
Review travel rate schedules
Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Obtain flight information from dispatcher
Gather information in order to provide services to clients

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Route freight shipments
Implement company or staff policies
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Evaluate emergency situations to determine level of assistance required
Terminate personnel or staff employment
Terminate contractor employment
Follow transportation, shipping, or material moving safety procedures and regulations
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Terminate vendor relationships
Approve expenditures
Determine administrative policies or standards
Conduct evacuation procedures
Resolve personnel problems
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Implement organizational process or policy changes

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain transportation records
Maintain driver log
Record production data
Maintain detailed transportation logs
Maintain personnel records
Maintain transportation related repair or maintenance records
Document organizational or operational procedures
Record information about suspicious objects
Manage law enforcement or security related records or files
Maintain file of job openings
Maintain job descriptions
Record personnel information
Maintain operational records, files, or reports
Maintain flight records or logs
Prepare investigation, accident, or incident reports
Maintain record of expenses
Maintain customer and account records
Maintain call logs or records
Record sales or transactions data

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Direct passengers to designated locations
Provide clients, customers, or passengers with travel information
Announce information to patrons, passengers, or others
Respond to requests for information
Direct boarding and deboarding of passengers
Inform clients of travel restrictions
Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information
Describe points of interest to tour group
Provide information about facilities
Provide notifications to customers or patrons
Discuss account status or activity with customers or patrons

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
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
Inspect materials or equipment to determine need for repair or replacement
Monitor administrative compliance with regulations or standards
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or personal safety regulations
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment
Inspect safety equipment to ensure proper functioning

Performing General Physical Activities

Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Carry equipment, luggage, or cases
Load shipments, belongings, or materials
Move heavy objects in transportation or shipping environments
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Stack containers, materials, or products
Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items
Perform property or facility security sweeps
Search for contraband on person or in facilities
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Load/Unload materials or equipment

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Transport passengers in mass transit
Drive automobile, van, or light truck
Operate highway passenger or transport vehicles
Transport cargo
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment
Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment

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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
First Aid Cpr Aed
Cdl Class B
Efficient Transportation
Traffic Laws
Air Brake Certified
Safe Driving Practices

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