Category:  Government

Located in Morrow County, Oregon. Morrow County Special Transportation – “The Loop” provides public transportation to the residents of Morrow County. The Loop is seeking a professional team member who has excellent customer service skills, enjoys working with the public, organized, detail-oriented individual who can work independently to perform a variety of duties. Salary wage starts at $13.36. For a complete job description, and application please visit Morrow County at, or contact Lindsay Grogan, HR Manager at [email protected] or (541)-676-5620 or PO Box 593, Heppner OR, 97836.

Morrow County is an EOE.  Open until filled.

Job Duty Outline:

  1. Complete vehicle pre/post trip inspections as required and utilizing methods designated by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Prepare and submit vehicle inspection report and advise dispatcher of any immediate repairs or irregularities needing attention.
  2. Complete and submit legible and complete daily trip sheets to dispatcher for immediate logging, data entry, and filing as needed.
  3. Operate up to a 14 passenger vehicle on various routes and schedules providing service to the general public, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.
  4. Assist passengers as needed with boarding or disembarking vehicles including assistance with wheelchairs, competently using wheelchair lift to board passengers with a variety of wheeled mobility devices. Properly secure passengers in wheeled mobility devices.
  5. Promote good passenger relations by providing positive interaction and treatment of passengers; greet passengers in a tactful and professional manner; assist with seating, questions, directions, and other public service related matters; assure passenger comfort, safety, and security.
  6. Complete, prepare and submit any required paperwork accurately and as scheduled, including but not limited to timesheets, trip incident forms, accident forms, and vehicle inspection forms; submit safety memorandums; and/or other miscellaneous reports as required.
  7. Fuel vehicles and turn in receipts.
  8. Maintain communication with dispatcher, other transit vehicles, and Public Transit supervisory staff as instructed with mode of communication provided for bus driver use to report unusual conditions, reportable incidents, vehicle collisions, road conditions, passenger safety and security issues, traffic or vehicle equipment problems.
  9. Utilize universal health and safety precautions when handling blood, urine, feces, vomit and/or other potentially infectious materials to prevent disease transmission.
  10. Must remain calm and in control following an incident involving a passenger and/or other vehicle including directing evacuation of the bus, if necessary; responsible for passenger safety and security following a bus evacuation, responsible for mitigating passenger injury; responsible for vehicle safety and security following an incident.
  11. Maintain courteous and professional conduct with co-workers, passengers, and the general public at all times projecting a positive public image of our public transit program and services offered.
  12. Responsible for the interior and exterior cleanliness of vehicles including outdoor work in inclement weather and daily pick up and sanitation of the vehicle interior.
  13. Care for and turn in lost and found articles to dispatcher.
  14. Attend training sessions and meetings as assigned.
  15. Assist with problem solving by documenting complaints; make recommendations for changes that would improve policy or procedures and improve the public transit program and services it provides to the public; research and draft suggested policy and/or procedural changes and submit to dispatcher.
  16. Assist in training new hires in policy, procedures, transit skills, and learning the various routes and services.