SANTA BARBARA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT
550 OLIVE STREET
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 93101
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Updated: July 15, 2020
Job Classification: Bus Operator
Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District is continuously hiring for Bus Operator. This position requires START.
Candidates must complete an Online application, found at https://sbmtd.gov/careers/.
The department requires the candidate Transit Suitability Assessment. You can access the Assessment through your candidate account. The Transit Suitability Assessment must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
$17.84 per hour – while in training as of July 1, 2020.$18.74 – after trainingAnnual increases up to $28.52 per hour – per *CBA as of July 1, 2020(*Collective Bargaining Agreement)
Contact Information:Lynrose DimalantaHuman Resources Specialist805email@example.com
Department Overview: Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (SBMTD) takes great pride in providing local residents and visitors with clean, safe, and reliable transportation. SBMTD currently employs 208 talented and knowledgeable individuals who continually dedicate themselves to the local community and visitors. SBMTD employees work every day together though teamwork, communication, diversity, respect, inclusion, and transparency.
Area Information: Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County
Population: 208 employees – MTD 91,364 – City Population
Age: Must be 21 or older
US Citizen: IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986
In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.
Valid CALIFORNIA State Driver's License: California Drivers License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for a commercial driver is that you have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye, and in both eyes together, either non-corrective or with corrective lenses. Your peripheral vision is within normal limits.
Prior Experience: Desired; however, not required
Additional Requirements: Minimum of three (3) years of driving experience, possession of a Commercial Class B Driver’s License or the ability to obtain a State of California Commercial Class B Driver’s Permit before the first day of employment.
Hiring Process: MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process.
All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to fully complete a virtually proctored BusOperator/Customer Service test. Applicants with passing scores will be invited for an in-person interview.
All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification. The process includes a job-specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references checks will also be performed.
All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.
Abilities: The physical demands of this position include prolonged sitting, driving, and steering, with occasional bending and stooping to assist disabled passengers, and must be able to lift, push, and pull at least 50 pounds.
Demonstrated Driving History: You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called a “K-4” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV K-4 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.