Driver Transit and Intercity Bus

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Driver Transit and Intercity Bus (Short)

Driver Transit and Intercity Bus

Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules, complying with traffic regulations to ensure that passengers have a smooth and safe ride.
  • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
  • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
  • Announce stops to passengers.
  • Assist passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals, on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, help carry baggage, and answer questions about bus schedules or routes.
  • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers.
  • Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Driver Transit and Intercity Bus Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Driver Transit and Intercity Bus test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:53-3052.00
Simulation Context:Transportation (Driver)
O*Net Context:Transportation and Material Moving
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2022)
Bottom 10%:
$33,610 or less
Bottom 25%:
$39,900 or less
$50,890 (Average)
Top 25%:
$65,430 or more
Top 10%:
$80,420 or more

Hourly US Wages (2022)
Bottom 10%:
$16.16 or less
Bottom 25%:
$19.18 or less
$24.47 (Average)
Top 25%:
$31.46 or more
Top 10%:
$38.67 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:21,200

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Transportation
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Operation and Control
  • Operations Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Service Orientation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Far Vision
  • Control Precision
  • Depth Perception
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Reaction Time
  • Response Orientation
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Problem Sensitivity
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Bus Driver, Bus Operator, Charter Bus Driver, Charter Coach Driver, Charter Driver, City Bus Driver, Coach Operator, Day Haul Charter Bus Driver, Farm Charter Bus Driver, Interstate Bus Driver, Jitney Driver, Mobile Lounge Driver or Operator, Motor Bus Driver, Motor Coach Bus Driver, Motor Coach Driver, Motor Coach Operator, Motor Coach Tour Operator, Motorcoach Driver, Motorcoach Operator, Public Transit Bus Driver, Public Transit Trolley Driver, Stage Driver, Transit Bus Driver, Transit Coach Operator, Transit Driver, Transit Operator, Transport Operator

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