MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND Code No. 5013
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND Grade 8
MOTOR POOL ATTENDANT
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is manual labor work of a repetitive nature which involves: removing
fare boxes from buses, emptying collected fares into mobile collection
bins (called vaults) and replacing the fare boxes; driving buses from
bus lot to service lanes or refuel areas and other locations; changing
displays or restocking literature in buses and transit areas; and performing
general utility duties such as picking up litter, shoveling snow, moving
boxes/equipment, etc. Employees in this classification are also responsible
for performing basic and routine checks of vehicles' fluids and tire pressure.
The large majority of contacts for employees in this class are with other
employees located in the transit operations and motor pool area, and are
for the purpose of receiving instructions and information and responding
thereto. Employees in this class are not required to provide public service/assistance
to citizens or other groups of people external to the County Government
because the work of this class is intended to support the activities of
Employees in this class are responsible for independently carrying out recurring assignments without instruction after being taught or told the tasks to be performed. Work is periodically checked in-progress or directly supervised. Satisfactory performance is assessed by the successful completion of assigned tasks. Specific, detailed guidelines are provided which employees are expected to follow without deviation. The complexity of this class of work is limited by the elementary nature of most of the work, as evidenced by the short periods of time required to learn the tasks to be performed. The impact of properly performed work results in the collection of fares into a mobile vault and the timely completion of duties that support Bus Operators and general motor pool operations. Work involves extended periods of standing and walking, as well as periods of lifting fare boxes, and some bending, reaching and stooping. Most work is performed outside in all types of weather conditions or in a covered bus service facility where employees are exposed to noise, dust, grease, dirt, diesel fumes, diesel particulants and cleaning agents (from the bus cleaning and washing lane).
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative only)
Removes fare boxes from buses and empties coins into mobile collection
bins for later transport to counting facility, then replaces fare boxes;
writes bus information on forms.
Helps Bus Operators with operator checks on equipment, as requested.
Performs cleaning/custodial duties in the garage and surrounding motor pool areas.
Performs basic, routine checks of vehicle fluids and tire pressure.
Removes snow and ice from vehicles, parking lot areas and shelters by scraping, sweeping and shoveling.
Checks buses and motor pool area for damage and reports any problems, as assigned.
Fills display cases with advertising displays and transit schedules on buses, in transit operations center, METRO stations, bus shelters, and other locations, as assigned.
Starts or turns off buses, as assigned.
As assigned, fuels vehicles (including natural gas vehicles).
As assigned under special conditions, drives bus (without passengers) from motor pool area on public roads to another location for use by a Bus Operator whose bus has broken down.
Performs other related duties.
Experience: No previous experience required.
Education: Ability to read and write and accurately perform basic addition and subtraction calculations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of bus operation safety principles and practices upon completion of appropriate on-the-job training.
Basic knowledge of recommended fluid levels and tire pressure for vehicles.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to independently perform revenue collection and bus cleaning duties using simple hand tools and equipment associated with revenue collection and cleaning/servicing vehicles.
Ability to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions.
Ability to stand, kneel, bend, reach and lift light objects (up to 50 pounds) for extended periods.
Ability to drive assigned vehicles and obtain a Commercial Driver's License upon completion of appropriate on-the-job training.
At Time of Employment Application: Possession of a valid, current
Class "C" (or equivalent) motor vehicle operator's license from
the applicant's state of residence.
Upon Completion of Bus Driver Training by Montgomery County: Possession of a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License, with air brakes and passenger endorsements, from the employee's state of residence.
The probationary period must be six (6) months for a full-time or part-time employee during which time performance will be carefully evaluated. Continuation in this class will be contingent upon successful completion of the probationary period.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Core Exam II
Class Established: November, 1963
Revised: November, 1973
Abolished: November, 1985
Established: June, 1991 (M)
Revised: March, 1992
August, 2000 (M)