Overview

$62,878.40 – $73,985.60 Annually

Under general supervision, operates a variety of transit vehicles to transport passengers along specific, assigned routes according to the District’s requirements. Provide service in a safe, courteous and reliable manner. Responsible for written reports and other information as required. Upon completion of the Golden Gate Transit Training Program, the employee operates regularly scheduled assignments. All runs will originate in either Santa Rosa, Novato or San Rafael.

Hourly Pay: $30.23/hour to $35.57/hour

Responsibilities

Transports passengers along assigned routes, making designated stops as required or requested.
Uses the fare box to accurately collect fares, issues transfers and gives general information.
Completes reports on patron count, non-scheduled mileage, vehicular deficiencies, fare box, accidents and other reports as required.
Operates automatic lift on buses and assists passengers in wheelchairs, those using crutches or walkers, or who have speech or mental difficulty.
Ensures that Driver’s license and all other documents required of a commercial licensee are maintained and are current and valid.
Knows and follows the safety and health rules and safe working practices applicable to his or her job.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with District employees, customers, vendors and all others contacted during the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
Performs additional related duties as assigned.
Regular and reliable attendance and performance are required.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
No experience is necessary.
Must be a licensed driver for at least seven (7) years prior to the date of this posting. Candidates who are currently enrolled in the Bus Operator Pre-Apprenticeship Program and a licensed driver for at least 3 years are eligible to apply, pending successful completion of the pre-apprenticeship program.
Satisfactory Driving Record (as stated below).
Must pass the Student Bus Driver Training program and Probationary period.

REQUIRED LICENSE:

Must possess and maintain a current, valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
Must be a licensed driver for at least 7 years prior to the date of posting. Candidates who are currently enrolled in the Bus Operator Pre-Apprenticeship Program and a licensed driver for at least 3 years are eligible to apply, pending successful completion of the pre-apprenticeship program.
No more than 2 moving violations and no “at fault” accidents within the last 3 years.
No reckless driving and DUI within the last 7 years.
No license suspension, revocation or probation for a period of 3 years prior to the date of this posting.
No Failures to Appear or Failures to Pay on DMV printout at the time of submission.
Other violations, citations, and/or accidents will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may be cause for non-selection.
Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) is part of the completion of the Student Bus Driver Training program.

Additional Information

SELECTION PROCESS:
1. Successful completion of application screening process

2. Written Examination

3. Panel Interview

4. Medical Examination, post offer of “conditional employment” (includes DOT medical and physical guideline requirements, a drug screen and physical abilities examination)

5. Criminal Investigation

6. Ten (10) year history conducted on Employment Background

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be able to successfully pass the District’s pre-employment drug and physical tests and acquire at least a six (6) month medical clearance. The District’s pre-employment tests include the DMV physical, functional performance physical and FTA DOT drug screen.