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Rapid Transit Operator

Do you want to be a part of a team that provides a safe and economical alternative to help residents and visitors get to where they need to go? The Rapid Transit Division is seeking four (4) part-time, benefited operators to join their team; two (2) positions with schedules to be determined at the time of interview and two (2) positions with the following hours and schedules: One (1) position open for RapidRide: Monday – Friday 2:15pm - 5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:35am – 5:10pm equaling 28.25 hours per week. Floater Position – Monday – Friday 6:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm **Hours and days will vary throughout the week. 36 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates transit bus to provide public transportation for fixed route and paratransit service passengers while complying with all traffic laws and other required regulations. Provides passengers with system information when requested and conducts self in appropriate manner while working in a diverse work environment. Performs pre-trip inspection of transit bus prior to beginning shift. Maintains working knowledge of streets, current routes, as well as fare structure. Provides assistance to persons with disabilities while boarding/deboarding bus. Operates radio and/or mobile display terminal to communicate with base station or other vehicles. Collects, categorizes, and records fares and sells a variety of passes and coupons. Working knowledge of wheel chair lift and proper securement of mobility devices. Performs fueling according to procedures and cleans both interior and exterior of vehicles. Additional Information ABOUT YOU We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can safely operate a large passenger transit bus independently on an assigned route (within an established time schedule). Must be able to deal with the public in a pleasant and courteous manner and to remain calm in adverse weather conditions.
Start Date
Oct 27, 2020
Expiration Date
Nov 30, 2020
Contact Information
605-394-6631 or

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Job Benefits

The City of Rapid City offers fantastic benefits including employer-paid health insurance premiums, 6% employer-matching retirement, life insurance benefits, short-term disability and generous vacation and sick leave time off.

Job Location

Rapid City, SD

Job Requirements

We understand your time is valuable, so we encourage you to apply if you possess one of the following minimum requirements:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Three months related experience as a transit bus driver (equivalent combination of education and bus operation experience may be acceptable).
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Class B with airbrakes South Dakota Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with ability to obtain passenger endorsement within 30 days of hire.

Company Overview

The Rapid Transit Division provides the general public with safe, reliable and affordable public transportation. RTS has served over 435,000 annual passenger trips on RapidRide, Dial-a-Ride and City View Trolley.

Application Process

To apply, go to: and click on the JOBS tab.
Only applications submitted through the City's website can be accepted.

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