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EMTA Drivers

Job Details

HQ - Erie, PA


POSITION PURPOSE: The Operator is responsible for: Maintaining CDL License, operating bus, driving safely, data collection, passenger assistance, conduct passenger relations, communicating on the radio, maintain equipment, and conducting oneself in a courteous and professional manner.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement (the contract) with the A. T. U. Local 568 and any and all applicable Company and regulatory agencies policies and procedures.

Current negotiated wage is $19.65/hourly. Two pay raises annually until max rate is achieved after 48 months - $30.23/hourly.

The essential functions of the job include but are not limited to the following: Driving:
Must maintain CDL status as a Driver/Operator
Maintain driver and traffic knowledge
Know vehicle control and procedures
Implement traffic perceptual skills
Control Risk
Collection of Money
Be aware of environmental dangers

Data Collection:
Record vehicle data
Record passenger data

Passenger Assistance:
Loading, maneuvering, and securing wheelchairs
Assist when requested blind
Assist when requested elderly
Assist when requested deaf
Assist when requested cognitive disability
Assist when requested service animals
Assist when requested customers in general

Assist when requested: Assist Customers when requested overall to the extent of your training specific to your training as a Fixed Route Driver with The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority. Safety first. Know the boundaries. Call Dispatch for guidance.

Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good organization and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Computer literate, including word processing and spreadsheet programs, and ability to learn new programs.
Strong analytical skills to problem-solve and arrive at decisions; self-motivated
Broad knowledge of PA State driving laws
Ability to read maps

Passenger Relations
Know how to communicate
Routing and Transfer Points
Problem Solve

Radio Communications
How to use equipment
Communicate with Dispatch when required and as needed

Maintain Equipment
Pre-trip and Post-trip inspection, including visual inspection, under the hood, bumpers, tires and seat belts
Advise maintenance of any equipment problems
Professional Conduct:

Maintain good attitude

Polite and courteous


INTERNAL: Maintain good attitude, must interface positively and respectfully with all EMTA staff members

EXTERNAL: Answer inquiries from the public, concerning routing and transfer points. Must use courtesy and tact when dealing with passengers


In order to be considered for a position with the EMTA you must be able to meet the mandatory qualifications. You must possess a high school diploma or GED, preferred, acceptable MVR, pass a physical including a drug/alcohol screen, criminal record check and the ability to obtain your ACT 33 and 34 clearances.

Employees must follow HIPAA regulations and guidelines. Candidates must be 24 years old.

In compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act, EMTA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss accommodations with the EMTA.



EDUCATION High school diploma or GED (preferred)

EXPERIENCE Driving experience Commercial Drivers License, Class C with P endorsement, Clean MVR driving record.

Must inform the Authority of any conditions that may impact your ability to safely perform your job functions as a CDL Operator/Driver immediately upon diagnosis, or pre-diagnosis until Dr./Physician has determined final diagnosis.
Safety and Security training and compliance
Drivers are to advise the Dispatchers in relation to street traffic conditions (detours, etc.) and in accordance with posted policies
Report any unsafe work conditions on and off property, Make recommendations to correct
Be proactive, not reactive
Comply with regulations as applicable to position
Mandatory participation in DOT drug and alcohol testing program
Comply with company policies and procedures
Contribute to a harassment free workplace
Mandatory participation with TAPCO, Penn Train, PPTA, SAFTI or other applicable training as necessitated
Use of AVAIL (June 2015) and any electronic hardware, software, or device as applicable
Perform other duties as assigned that are intrinsic to the successful operation of the Company

You are to advise the Dispatchers in relation to street and traffic conditions (detours, etc.). They will then tell you what to do.

Electronic devices
Digital camera, video and overhead equipment
Office equipment, such Desktop PC, copier, fax, etc.
Radio system
Class C and B buses (as applicable)
Hydraulic life equipment and passenger restraint systems

0-100 pounds Occasional 0-3 Hours
Reaching Frequently 6-8 Hours
Standing Occasional 0-3 Hours
Walking Occasional 0-3 Hours
Sitting Constant 6-8 Hours
Climbing Occasional 0-3 Hours
Bending/Standing Occasional 0-3 Hours
0-100+ pounds Occasional 0-3 Hours
Grasping/Holding w/Hands Constant 6-8 Hours Driving Bus Constant 6-8 Hours

*Note: Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.