SANTA BARBARA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT
550 OLIVE STREET
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 93101
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Updated: August 10, 2021
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.
WORKING AT MTD
Great people are our most important asset and are essential to fulfilling our mission. MTD is committed to our community and we are looking for people who share our passion for service and enhancing the mobility of our riders. Salary, wage, and benefit packages are designed to be competitive and attract and retain a highly qualified and motivated workforce.
The Bus Operator is responsible for the safe operation of a passenger bus on assigned routes and schedules. The position requires an individual with a courteous and positive attitude toward the public at all times. The Bus Operator must drive safely, answer questions about all MTD routes and schedules, ensure passengers deposit fares in the fare box, report any items that may be deficient using proper forms and procedures, and perform other duties as required.
Bus Operator is classified as a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transportation Administrative (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.
Area Information: Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County
Population: 208 employees – MTD 91,364 – City Population
Age: Must be 21 or older
Citizenship Required: 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 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: A valid Class B Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one is required. Other qualifications include considerable skill in operation of motor vehicles; knowledge of California Department of Motor Vehicles Rules and Regulations, operation of public passenger carrying vehicles; ability to establish and maintain effective courteous relations with public and work harmoniously with others; ability in preparing clear and concise reports. Graduation from high school or GED and minimum of three (3) years of safe driving is also required. Minimum 21 years of age.
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 RECORD: 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.
DISCLAIMER: Position overview is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by his/her supervisor, department head or general manager.
SELECTION PROCESS: All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to complete a written examination. Applicants with passing scores will be invited for an interview. 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 statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.
EXAMINATION: The examination will include one or more of the following:
PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS: 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 will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District has established a policy and practice of recruiting, hiring, training and promoting for all job classifications within MTD without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class or consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
For Information and to apply, visit sbmtd.gov/careers: N/A