OATS Bus Driver in Lincoln County

OATS drivers transport riders in a company vehicle to a predetermined destination. Drivers are an integral part of OATS operations representing our company in your community. We provide safe, reliable and courteous transportation to all. This position calls for initiative, sound judgment, attention to detail and accuracy. For many of the people you will be transporting, you aren't "just a driver;" you're a friend, a contact with the outside world, a lifeline.
As an OATS driver you will:

  • Comply with Federal, State, local and OATS vehicle opĀ erating rules and regulations.
  • Assist riders of all ages and abilities; treat riders with respect, dignity and courtesy throughout the trip. Some drivers handle wheelchairs on a regular basis and must be able to follow all applicable procedures. Our drivers are required to assist all riders on and off the bus.
  • Be responsible for the excellent condition of an assigned OATS vehicle and equipment. Perform daily safety and maintenance inspections of assigned vehicle, and report necessary repairs to designated office staff. Keep assigned vehicle clean at all times, which includes performing minor maintenance, washing vehicle and cleaning interior.
  • Complete required paperwork and submit to regional office in timely manner.
  • Attend routine paid training. May attend volunteer committee meetings if applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Chauffer's license (Missouri Class E or Commercial Drivers License) with no more than four (4) points assessed.
  • Must be able to pass a U.S. Department of Transportation physical and road test.
  • Must take and pass drug screening, and undergo random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Computer skills are helpful.
  • Must be a minimum of 25 years of age.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Have a proactive, helpful, can-do attitude with the flexibility to adjust to different schedules/routes.
  • Neat, organized, able to work independently and welcoming to our riders.

This is an active job that requires many physical demands including sitting, walking, bending, reaching, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying.
Must be able to lift and carry packages up to 50 pounds.

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