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Posted:
9/8/2017
Job Category:
Transportation
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Bus Driver 1 & II
Placer County | South Lake Tahoe, California
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Job Description

Bus Driver I & II Placer County is hiring Bus Drivers I & II for Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART). These permanent & temporary positions will drive fixed-route bus services which operate 7 days a week, including all holidays. Salary: Bus Driver I $16.16 - $19.64/hr Bus Driver II $19.94 - $23.87/hr + additional $775/mth Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who demostrate & certify residency in the Tahoe Basin. Placer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

DEFINITION

To operate and perform routine maintenance on a public transit vehicle in passenger service; to operate a public transit vehicle safely and legally; and to practice principles of good customer service.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level class in the Bus Driver series.  This class is distinguished from the journey by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series.  Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters allocated to the journey level.  Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience.  Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives immediate supervision from the Transportation Supervisor and technical and functional supervision from a Senior Bus Driver.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Drive a bus or other transit vehicle in passenger service over designated routes in accordance with time schedules or dispatcher instructions.
  • When assigned, transport passengers on field trips and to special events.
  • Assist passengers in entering and leaving the vehicle, as necessary; load and secure wheelchairs.
  • Assist passengers with schedule, route and direction information.
  • When applicable, make sure safety belts are properly fastened.
  • Observe behavior of passengers and maintain order as necessary.
  • Render emergency aid to passengers, when necessary.
  • Conduct safety inspections of transit vehicle prior to operation in accordance with Department of Motor Vehicles and other applicable standards.
  • Perform minor maintenance, repair and cleaning work on transit vehicles; fuel vehicles and check fluids.
  • Collect fares, sell tickets, count passengers and keep records of bus operation.
  • Operate a two-way radio.
  • Install and remove tire chains, when necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the applicant's responsibility to identify in their application materials how they meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training 
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: No related experience is required.

Training: Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance. 

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of valid CPR and First Aid certificates is desireable.
  • Possession of a valid Class C, and the ability to obtain a valid Commercial Class A or B, driver's license, or the equivalent, with passenger endorsement and no air brake restrictions as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Verification of Transit Training (VTT) certificate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, or the equivalent training to operate a public transit vehicle in passenger service prior to the completion of the probationary period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of good customer service.
  • Vehicle maintenance practices and techniques used in making minor repairs.

Ability to:

  • Relate well to passengers and maintain order among passengers, when necessary.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand bus driving activities and observe safety rules. 
  • Intermittently analyze driving conditions; identify safety hazards; and remember how to operate a bus.
  • Intermittently sit while driving a bus; stand and walk while performing routine maintenance on a bus; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be required to respond to an online Conviction History Questionnaire, which will be sent as a link on their notification that minimum qualifications have been met.  Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (3) three calendar days of the minimum qualification notification will result in disqualification from the examination.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination, which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation, sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation and/or be bonded.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and those in management and confidential groups, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

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About Placer County

Placer County Health and Human Services is a multi-division agency focused in the health and social services fields. Our services are available throughout the county. We provide a unified system of qualify services to safeguard the health and well-being of the people and animals in our communities. To realize our mission, we strive to keep all children, adults, and families healthy, safe, at home, in school or work, out of trouble, and self-sufficient.

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