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Bus Driver #PS101326

Golden Gate Bridge District
San Rafael, CA Full-time
Posted on May 10, 2019

Bus Operator, Full-Time (PS101326)

Position is represented by the ATU Local Division #1575 Posted on December 5, 2018 and is open until filled.

Position Summary: 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.

Salary Range: $24.48 per hour - During training Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District's Bus Operator Training Program runs approximately twelve (12) weeks, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., which includes a 60-minute unpaid lunch period. There will also be three (3) nights of night driving scheduled from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Upon successful completion of training: $25.92 per hour, plus benefits - for first six (6) months of service $27.36 per hour, plus benefits - for the second six (6) months of service $28.80 per hour, plus benefits - thereafter.

Application Screening Dates: Review Date/s Class Estimated begins 1st Batch: January 1, 2019 March 2019 2nd Batch: April 1, 2019 To be announced 3rd Batch: July 1, 2019 To be announced 4th Batch: October 1, 2019 To be announced ***Applications received on or after the review date will be processed on the next review date.

Minimum Qualifications:

• No experience is necessary.

• Must be a licensed driver for at least seven (7) years prior to the date of this posting.

• Satisfactory Driving Record (See pages 2 & 4 for detailed requirements).

• Must pass the Student Bus Driver Training program and Probationary period.

Essential 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:

Knowledge of: District policies and labor agreement (MOU) provisions. Occupational health and safety rules and working practices applicable to this position.

Skills or Ability to: Read, write and speak English and perform basic mathematical procedures. Safely and smoothly operate coaches. Follow instructions and work independently. Effectively communicate and be able to work with a diverse public in a courteous, calm and professional manner under all circumstances. Respond quickly, accurately and pleasantly to customer needs. Speak distinctly, clearly, and professionally. Work during the week and evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

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.

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.
  • No more than 1 moving violation 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.

Benefits: Ten (10) paid Legal Holidays; District-paid benefits for the employee: Health care (choice of one): either Blue Shield (HMO only for the first 2 years of employment) or Kaiser, Prescription Drug, Dental Insurance, Vision Coverage, Life Insurance of $20,000 (on employee), Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation Program (optional), Membership in a Credit Union (optional), Pension.

Applicants with DMV printouts older than 30 days will be eliminated (Note: You will be required to provide your original DMV H6 print-out if you are invited to the next step of the process). The printout should reflect a pattern of safe, responsible vehicle operation, and demonstrate a clean driving record which would include the following: a) NO Reckless Driving CVC 23103 through 23109 (reckless driving), or Driving Under the Influence CVC 23152 - 23153 (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs). Any DUI or Reckless Driving violation on your DMV printout within the last seven (7) years is an automatic disqualification. b) NO more than 1 moving violation and no "at fault" accidents within the last 3 years NO license suspension, revocation or probation for a period of 3 years prior to the date of this posting. c) NO convictions of California State Vehicle Code 20001 (leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury or death). d) NO Failures to Appear or Failures to Pay on DMV printout at the time of submission. e) Any accidents on DMV printout must be accompanied by an insurance or police report verifying that you were not at-fault. f) Other violations, citations, and/or accidents will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may be cause for non-selection. Note: Only DMV H6 or K4 reports will be accepted. A DMV H6 or K4 printout report MUST come from any DMV office. A complete DMV H6 or K4 report has the word ***END*** in capital letters at the end of the report. H6 or K4 reports that state: Unable to Print Entire Record will not be accepted. Request that the DMV provides you with a complete DMV H6 or K4 report with the final page that states.

The Selection Process For This Position Will Include: There are six steps in the selection process. You must pass each step to move on to the next step. The steps consist of the following: 1. Successful completion of application screening process. 2. Video Examination and 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 *This position is classified as U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration "Safety Sensitive." Under DOT FTA regulations, employees in "Safety Sensitive" positions are subject to pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random and return-to-duty drug and/or alcohol testing. **The District will invite only those candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position requirements to continue in the selection process.

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