Livingston County
  • 07-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • L.E.T.S.
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • 17.7782
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

MERS Retirement Plan, 457, Wellness, Sick, Vacation & Holidays

About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Position Summary:

Livingston Essential Transportation Service (L.E.T.S.) was established in October 1977 to meet Livingston County's public transportation needs. L.E.T.S. provides dial-a-ride service for any person to any destination countywide and regional medical service to Ingham, Oakland, Genesee, and Washtenaw counties. L.E.T.S. provided over 150,000 passenger trips in 2016 and is funded by a combination of federal grants, state grants, and fare revenue.

Under the supervision of the Operations Manager - L.E.T.S. is responsible for providing safe, efficient, customer friendly transportation via bus, van, or County vehicle to the public in the County and/or any location in surrounding counties.

  • MERS Retirement Plan & 401a with an employer match
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Paid vacation, sick days & 13 Holidays. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Up to $300 annual Wellness reimbursement* & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
  • Employee assistance program

*Pro-rated based on DOH

Pay Rate Information:

The L.E.T.S Bus Driver role is a non-union position and starting pay is $17.7782/hr. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our Non-Union Grade 3 Wage Scale . Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $23.1115/hr.

Essential Functions:

  1. Drives L.E.T.S. vehicle to transport passengers to various destinations. Provides customer assistance to a variety of passenger ranging from school age to the elderly. Passengers may have special needs or require additional assistance. Some transports require transportation out of the county and some door to door service.
  2. Maintains a log of trips and number of passengers. Verifies monies, proper fares, fuel, and mileage.
  3. Operates chairlift to assist passengers in boarding the bus and ensures passengers are properly secured based on standards and guidelines.
  4. Performs a Michigan Department of Transportation pre-inspection and required post- inspection of vehicle, records any deficiencies and reports all maintenance needs to proper personnel.
  5. Fuels and cleans vehicle throughout the day or at end of shift or day.
  6. Records and report any incidents, injuries, or vehicle damage to proper personnel before end of shift.
  7. Performs other duties as directed.
  8. Work hours vary per week from 0-40 hours depending on availability and scheduling.

Licensing or Certifications:

A good driving record.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • The County, at its discretion, may consider an alternative combination of formal education and work experience.
  • Must be able to attain a Michigan Commercial Driver's License - Class C with passenger endorsement.
  • Must pass a Michigan Department of Transportation physical and drug screen prior to employment.
  • Must obtain a Michigan Department of Transportation Medical Examiner's certification within ten days of employment and CPR training within six months of employment. Certifications must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of safe driving techniques and providing customer service and assistance for transporting citizens.
  • Considerable knowledge of County roads, reading maps, providing customer service while transporting passengers, working with a variety of people including providing service to passengers with special needs and assistance, performing basic math skills, preparing receipts and daily log reports, and driving safely in all weather conditions.
  • Skill in assembling data and preparing accurate reports.
  • Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials, and the public.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including some knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and the ability to master data entry on department-specific software.
  • Skill in the use of specialized vehicle transportation equipment such as chair lifts and securing passengers prior to transport.
  • Skill in the use of electronic equipment on County vehicles.

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