Bus Operator Trainee

City of Santa Rosa , California


Job Information 

Part-Time

Transit

Entry Level

Salary/Wage 

$18.04 - $19.78 Hourly

Application Deadline 

Open until filled

No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

WANT A GREAT JOB WITH GREAT BENEFITS?
SANTA ROSA CITYBUS IS HIRING ~ APPLY NOW!


BUS OPERATOR TRAINEE: $18.04 - $19.78 Hourly*
BUS OPERATOR: $23.55 - $28.63 Hourly
Please read about rate of pay and working hours under "Salary and Working Hours Information"**


HOW TO APPLY: THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR BUS OPERATOR TRAINEE. YOU MAY APPLY ONLINE OR SUBMIT A PAPER APPLICATION.
 
APPLICATION MATERIALS:   Paper application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, Tel. (707) 543-3060 OR you may apply online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/srcity/default.cfm
 

CityBus, the City of Santa Rosa's award-winning municipally owned transit system, is actively seeking individuals interested in making positive contributions to the public transportation service provided to the community. The fundamental reason this position exists is to safely operate a transit bus, transport passengers on a fixed route basis, and to effectively interact with the public. This recruitment is being conducted to establish and maintain a candidate list to fill anticipated future vacancies.

 

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A strong public service orientation
  • The ability to conduct oneself in a courteous, professional and responsible manner
  • A satisfactory and safe driving record that meets the City's Driving Standard* (professional driving experience is not required)
  • A proven commitment to providing excellent customer service
If you possess a satisfactory driving record (*click HERE to view the Driving History Standard), you will be trained in the safe and proper operation of a public transit bus and assisted in obtaining your Class B license with Passenger Endorsement from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

**Salary and Working Hours Information
All new Bus Operators are Part-time and start as Trainees at $17.09 per hour.  Successful candidates advance to $18.74 per hour based upon completion of classroom training, obtaining a valid Class B driver's license with Passenger Endorsement, and the recommendation of the training supervisor. Part-time Bus Operator Trainees will operate buses in route training with or without another CityBus employee for up to 90 days or until deemed to be fully competent to operate the bus. Upon completion of training, Part-time Bus Operator Trainees will transition to regular Part-time Bus Operator position status at a starting salary of $22.31 per hour.

(*) Part-time Bus Operator Trainees work on average 37 to 40 hours per week. Regular Part-time Bus Operators work varied hours and are expected to be available on short notice seven (7) days per week. Regular Part-time Bus Operators may be considered for Full-time positions without further testing should those positions become available. Bus Operators (Part-time and Full-time) are expected to work a variety of shifts including weekends and holidays. The types of shifts vary from early morning to late evening.
 

SELECTION PROCESS:  A completed City of Santa Rosa Application for Employment, Supplemental Questionnaire is required. The selection process for this position will consist of an application materials screening, a written examination, and a selection interview. At a later time in the recruitment process, you may be required to provide a current, original copy of your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving history printout to the Human Resources Department. DMV printouts will be screened in accordance with the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard for the classification of Bus Operator Trainee.

FILING PERIOD: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.  INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY SOON AS IT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. 

 

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

 

The following duties are considered to be essential for this job classification:

  • Safely drive and operate a transit bus in transporting passengers on a fixed route basis;
  • locate and board persons desiring service at designated bus stops;
  • discharge passengers at desired destinations;
  • assist elderly and disabled persons in boarding and leaving the bus;
  • collect and account for fares;
  • maintain ridership information according to departmental procedures;
  • operate a mobile radio and public address system;
  • complete incident and accident report forms as necessary;
  • provide information and directions to the public;
  • observe and report hazardous road conditions and vehicle and passenger safety concerns;
  • and perform related duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

 

Knowledge of: Basic automotive care and maintenance requirements; basic safety practices related to driving; basic business writing and arithmetic; vehicle operation and state and local traffic laws.

 

Ability to: Read a street map and physically locate landmarks; read transit schedules and timetables; understand and carry out oral and written instructions, including departmental Standard Operating Procedures; recognize hazardous driving conditions quickly and accurately and adopt effective courses of action; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; deal effectively and tactfully with the public; and perform assigned duties with minimal supervision. Ability to work a flexible schedule is required.

 

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.

License or Certificate: Possess and maintain throughout employment, a valid Class B California motor vehicle operator's license and medical certificate and have a satisfactory driving history as defined by the City. Incumbents will be assisted in obtaining the Class B license with Passenger Endorsement from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

Additional Information

 

In the course of driving a bus, incumbents are required to: sit for extended periods of time with limited ability to move about, using their stomach and lower back muscles to support their body; coordinate repetitive, concurrent hand and foot movements while simultaneously operating a vehicle and using a two-way radio or public address system; manually enter fare and passenger data into an electronic fare box; and listen for passenger's signals requesting a stop. While assisting passengers in wheelchairs, operators are required to move and secure the wheelchairs in their proper location. This class often requires working weekends, holidays and a variety of shifts. Operators work in a variety of weather conditions including hot and very cold temperatures.

Location 

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