Paratransit Operator P/T

Des Moines, IA posted on March 7

Full-time and Part-time Paratransit Positions Available!!

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), the largest public transit agency in Iowa, is hiring Paratransit Bus Operators.

We are looking for people who want an opportunity to give back to the community, have great customer service skills, and have the ability to work flexible schedules.

If you don't have a CDL or bus operator experience, you are still encouraged to apply.  DART will provide training to those who are a good fit, and we will pay you while you train.  

The right candidates will have excellent work history, ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and the desire to work with people.

DART has a competitive benefit package which includes but is not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Coverage
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • I.P.E.R.S. Retirement System
  • Long Term Disability
  • Holidays
  • Wellness Center
  • Uniform Allowance 
  • Job Qualifications: 

Paratransit Bus Operator Job Summary: To operate wheelchair accessible mini-buses, transit authority vans and other vehicles safely and effectively; to provide essential transportation service to children, elderly and/or passengers with disabilities; the reporting of mechanical, traffic or behavioral problems encountered; to maintain positive public relations with a broad range of passengers in the provision of ongoing transportation services. 

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Must possess a High School Diploma/GED or equivalent. 
  • Possess (or be able to earn) a valid Iowa CDL w/Air Brake and Passenger endorsements.
  • Physical exam and drug screen required. 
  • Must maintain driver insurability standards. 
  • Job related experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to understand  and navigate the city, suburbs and county streets and landmarks