Love Driving? Have a good driving record and great customer service skills?

Santa Cruz METRO is currently recruiting for Paratransit Drivers (Paratransit Operators)

Join our team

Our start pay is $16.96 per hour

After training – $17.81 per hour

After 6 months – $ 18.70 per hour

After 1 year – $19.64 per hour

Salaries are on a nine-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.

Santa Cruz METRO provides excellent benefits for employees and eligible dependents including medical, dental, vision and CalPERS (retirement pension).

In this role a paratransit driver is responsible for the safe operation of METRO’S equipment, alighting and boarding passengers, collects fares along a scheduled route or destination. Clerical duties as needed to gather information regarding ridership data and vehicle operation.

Minimum Qualifications: Safe driving practices, basic skills in time calculation and map reading, safely operate all Paratransit Vehicles, perform simple math calculations, deal courteously and effectively with the public, understand the problems of the elderly and disabled and deal with them in a tactful manner, handle difficult and emergency situations calmly, read English and speak and write English clearly, operate mobile radio unit and willingness and ability to work unusual hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Special requirements- Must be able to obtain and maintain a current, valid California Class “B” Driver’s License with “P” Passenger endorsement. Must pass requisite background check, Valid First aid and CPR certification, this is a Safety Sensitive position and is subject to Drug and Alcohol testing as required by FTA CFR 49.

Salaries are on a nine-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.

For a complete job description and more information on the Santa Cruz METRO, please click the link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scmtd

Apply before October 28th

Questions? Call 831-420-2542

All new Santa Cruz METRO employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment