Countyride Driver I

Baltimore County
40 per week $18 - $20 Per hour MD 6901 N Charles St Suite C, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Pay Schedule II, Grade H16, Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

Vacancies exist in the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Transportation for CountyRide Driver I.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice.  Applicants are advised to apply promptly.
All interested candidates must apply at this time.

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application. Applicants  must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note: Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered. A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for this position. Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You must attach a copy of your driver's license to your application.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Driver's License may result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Job Purpose
Under general supervision, drives a passenger bus to transport elderly, disabled, and rural residents of all ages to medical appointments, senior centers, or other activities within Baltimore County and Baltimore City.

Essential Job Duties

  • Operates a CountyRide bus to transport passengers to and from scheduled appointments and activities. 
  • Collects tickets and fees.
  • Ensures that all funds are accounted for. 
  • Advises the operations dispatcher, via two-way radio, of possible problems and/or special needs of passengers.
  • Assists passengers in and out of vehicles. 
  • Informs passengers of available programs and services.
  • Performs daily safety inspections of vehicles. 
  • Maintains cleanliness of vehicles. 
  • Prepares inspection reports. 
  • Prepares other related reports.
  • Assists sick or injured passengers until emergency medical personnel arrive at the scene. 
  • Operates wheelchair lift and completes tie down procedure for all apparatus.

Examples of Other Duties
Performs other related duties as required.

NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.


Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent.

Age Requirements: Non-Maryland residents must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)

  • Knowledge of traffic regulations
  • Skill in the operation of motor vehicles
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and follow road maps
  • Ability to keep simple records
  • Ability to deal courteously, patiently, and effectively with passengers
  • Ability to perform all safety exercises such as vehicle evacuations and tie down procedures
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
  • Knowledge of County department locations
  • Knowledge of County geography
  • Skill in reading and following detailed road maps
  • Skill in maintaining schedules
  • Skill in keeping simple records
  • Skill in preparing detailed incident reports
  • Skill in dealing courteously, patiently, and effectively with others, particularly senior adults 
  • Skill in performing all safety exercises such as vehicle evacuations and tie down procedures
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-provisional, non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of application.

You must attach a copy of your driver's license to your application.  Unofficial copies are acceptable.

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN:  CountyRide Driver I
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

Qualified applicants will be assigned a rating based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as outlined on their application and supplemental questionnaire. Applicants are advised to state the dates, duties and responsibilities of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

Employees must satisfactorily complete County sponsored CPR and First Aid training, NIMS (National Incident Management System) and maintain certification throughout employment.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The position entails frequent operation of motor vehicles, driving in adverse weather conditions, and occasional heavy lifting.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.