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Photo of CET Bus at Mt. Bachelor Oct 23

CET is Seeking Seasonal Bus Drivers for Mt. Bachelor!

Author: Ashley Hooper | Posted on

Are you looking for a work/play balance and have a passion for winter recreation? Apply to be a Seasonal Mt. Bachelor Driver today using this link! The Mt. Bachelor Shuttle runs daily throughout the ski season, picking up riders from designated location(s) in Bend to the mountain and back. The position does include the opportunity to ski or snowboard for free while off duty if you so choose. Or, if you have an interest to work independently for Mt. Bachelor on the mountain during your off duty periods, please visit the Mt. Bachelor web site ( for available jobs.

Drivers that meet the following licensing/requirements will start at $16.32 an hour.

  • Safely operate and transport passengers in a commercial motor vehicle;
  • Safely and courteously assist passengers with mobility devices such as walkers, canes, crutches or wheelchairs and assist with carry-on items;
  • When necessary assist passengers with loading and unloading equipment on external carriers;
  • Collect appropriate passenger fare and record passenger trips on a mobile data terminal;
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip internal and external vehicle inspections according to CET procedures;
  • Report vehicle defects or problems to supervisor;
  • Report accidents or other traffic issues to Dispatchers;
  • Keep interior of vehicle clean, wash exterior of vehicles as assigned;
  • Write daily reports incoherent, legible manner;
  • Other duties that may be assigned.

Educational/Experience Requirements: High School diploma, GED or equivalent.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle assuring the safety of the passengers as they enter, ride on and exit the vehicle;
  • Must meet standards for a safety sensitive position;
  • Must have good working knowledge of motor vehicles.

Licensing & Other Requirements:

  • Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and access to a private vehicle or equivalent means of transportation;
  • Must have a current Oregon CDL – Class B of the appropriate class for the vehicle being driven with passenger endorsement and the air brake restriction lifted if appropriate;
  • Current Medical Examiners Certificate, or ability to obtain within 1 week of hire;
  • Ability to pass post-offer criminal background and driving background check, including driving history.  No more than 2 moving violations in the last 12 months and no convictions of driving under the influence of any prohibited substance;
  • Must have a driving record which demonstrates adherence to safety in the operation of motor vehicles and adherence to traffic laws and regulations;
  • Must have no criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgment of COIC, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others. No history of class A felony offenses; time frame for Class B or C felony is 15 years; time frame for Class A, B or C misdemeanor is 10 years;
  • Ability to successfully pass a post-offer DOT/FTA pre-employment drug test;
  • Must be available for varying shifts.

Basic Job Requirements:

  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions to perform work;
  • Ability to report to work on time and maintain a strong attendance record;
  • Have knowledge of the service area geographic;
  • Represent COIC in a manner that will maintain and promote the positive reputation of the organization;
  • Interact with a wide range of personalities and situations and be able to treat the diverse ridership with respect and understanding;
  • Maintain a good rapport with the general public;
  • Interact positively with passengers and co-workers;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Attend mandatory meetings, as required;
  • Ability to follow COIC safety and operational rules and procedures;
  • Ability to remain current on all required trainings including, but not limited, to First Aid, CPR, Defensive driving, and PASS;
  • Ability to complete HIPAA training requirements.

Physical Requirements: Must speak and communicate effectively when using two-way-radio, when communicating with supervisors, co-workers and passengers. Vision: ability to see details at a distance; near vision to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer); depth perception to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

The following physical job activities will be performed:

  • Pulling/pushing for wheelchair transport, between buildings and bus, up to 350 pounds up and down ramps and curbs, and on uneven and rough surfaces;
  • Lifting is performed to get wheelchairs up curbs, assisting passengers with carry-ons and getting other equipment onto the external bus carriers;
  • Sitting for up to 6-8 hours per day for driving;
  • Walking during stops to aid ambulatory passengers to and from buildings;
  • Standing for not more than a few minutes during stops;
  • Climbing to enter and exit the bus;
  • Bending and twisting of the neck for driving including mirrors, occasionally for looking under bus during pre-trip checks;
  • Bending at the waist/squatting/kneeling occasionally for pre-trip checks, frequently to secure wheelchairs in the bus;
  • Grasping constantly for driving activities, frequently for manual door operation, wheelchair movement and securing wheelchairs;
  • Carrying is performed for assisting passengers with carry-on items, tire chains and cleaning items to and from the bus;
  • Ability to physically assist passengers door-to-door with walkers, canes, crutches or wheelchairs, and carry-on items;
  • Lifting/carrying more than 50 pounds would be performed only in the event of an emergency requiring the evacuation of passengers.




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