• City of Santa Monica
  • Santa Monica, California
  • Jun 04, 2017
Full Time Transportation or Transit Entry-Level
  • Salary: 15.87 Hourly
  • Salary Top: 28.85


Now Hiring – Bus Drivers!

The City of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus is now hiring Motor Coach Operator Trainees!


No Driving Experience Necessary!

Excellent Salary!

Great Benefits!


$15.87 per hour starting salary during the eight (8) week training course.

$18.75 per hour after successful completion of training program and proficiency exam.

$28.85 per hour top step salary.



  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS Pension Plan)
  • Dependent Care Assistance Plan and Marine Park Childcare Center


Apply Online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/santamonica

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Description



  • Participates in a formal training program to learn techniques and safety procedures for operating a motor coach.
  • Learns and observes traffic laws, vehicle code regulations, and appropriate safety rules and regulations.
  • Learns pre-operation vehicle preparation and inspection procedures.
  • Learns and practices defensive driving techniques.
  • Follows department standards and procedures for maintaining motor coach appearance and cleanliness while in service.
  • Operates wheelchair lift and bike rack equipment.
  • Provides directions and information to the public concerning routes, schedules, and transfers. Makes stops announcements. Assists passengers, when needed.
  • Prepares various reports, including detailed accident reports, daily operation reports, forms for lost articles, and witness/courtesy cards.
  • Performs various duties related to fare collection, tariff acceptance, farebox reading and recording, and transfer issuance and receipt.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Minimum 21 years of age at time of application.
  • One year of recent, paid customer service work experience assisting and providing information to the public.


Licenses and Certificates:

  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver license. If hired, and prior to the first day of training, must possess a California Class A or B commercial driver permit with appropriate medical certification, passenger endorsement, and with no restrictions for weight, number of passengers or air brakes.
  • Must also be able to obtain a Verification of Transit Training Document at the conclusion of training.


For additional qualifying requirements and information about the position, please visit the City of Santa Monica - Human Resources web site at: www.smgov.net/departments/hr/


Apply Online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/santamonica

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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