Bus Operator

  • Butte-Glenn Community College
  • Oroville, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Part Time Transportation or Transit

Job Description

Description Part-time 27 hours per week; 9 months per year
CSEA Range 18; $2,186.71 per month
Anticipated start date: August 17, 2020
  • Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. If interested, the successful applicant must request relocation reimbursement at time of job offer.
  • If you are relocating to the area, housing resources can be found on our Human Resources page.

Butte College operates one of the largest community college student funded transportation services in California. Bus Operators support student education with bus transportation to and from campus, on class related educational field trips, and to athletic sports. 
  • Current position work schedule is 27 hours per week, Monday through Thursday 6:15 a.m. to 9:15 and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Work schedules may vary dependent upon District need and may include work on weekends, holidays and on-call shifts).
  • This position receives sick leave (see CSEA 8.6), specific holidays and Board-granted days off with pay as determined by the holiday schedule (see CSEA 8.7.1).

The District offers several Comprehensive Medical plans at a shared cost to the employee and their dependents. Dental, Vision and STD/LTD are at a shared cost. Additionally, the District provides access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs for little to no cost depending on plan selection. Retirement plans include CalPERS, CalSTRS, 403B and 457B.

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability.  Community partnerships matter to us.  We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university.  In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico.   Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population.  We currently enroll around 15,300 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Butte College students are white, 28% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff.  These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students, a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, performs a variety of duties and responsibilities related to operating District buses and vehicles over designated routes and on field trips/travel, all of which may include driving in all types of terrain and inclement weather conditions and performing routine maintenance. Field trips and travel may include transporting large groups to major cities and mountain locations which could be for multiple days. Work schedules may vary dependent upon District need and may include regular day shift routes, regular night shift routes, weekends and holidays, etc. 

Representative Duties The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.  The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.
  1. Drives District buses and vehicles on designated routes, determined by District need, to include but not limited to, highways, streets and rural roads, etc., adhering to departure and arrival times as scheduled. Picks up, transports and discharges students/passengers to and from District locations. Follows all safety procedures for loading and unloading of students/passengers.*
  2. Transports large groups on required District field trips, special trips and other long distance travel to various locations, including but not limited to, major cities and mountain locations, etc., choosing the best routes and making departure and arrival times as scheduled. Trips may require multiple overnight stays.*
  3. Drives District buses and vehicles on various types of terrain, during inclement weather conditions and through unexpected road construction following designated detours, etc., while ensuring all safety regulations are being followed.*
  4. Checks motorized equipment and fills with fuel, oil, water, battery water and air as required.*
  5. Makes mechanical checks to assure buses can be operated safely which may include, headlights, tail lights, blinkers, windshield wipers, foot pedals, etc.*
  6. Cleans, washes and waxes automotive equipment; reports mechanical defects.*
  7. Maintains order on the bus among passengers and reports any problems to the appropriate administrator.*
  8. Uses good judgment at bus stops to protect passengers from other traffic while boarding or departing from the bus.*
  9. Follows District policies and maintains records of commute times, mechanical issues, delays and/or other dilemmas, etc., as required.*
  10. Inspects bus prior to operations for safety purposes; ensures the safety of all passengers and renders first aid or emergency assistance.*
  11. Operates a computer to perform basic data entry and to access email and District announcements, etc.*
  12. May serve on a variety of District committees as requested.
  13. May perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications/Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or the equivalent*.
* High School education equivalency equals an adult education diploma or four (4) years of full-time paid work experience.

(Certificates are to be maintained throughout duration of employment with the District.)
  • Possess a valid Class B commercial driver's license with school bus, passenger and air brake endorsements issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Possess a valid school bus driver's certificate (Form DL-45); If your certificate has restrictions 2, 3 or 4 you will not qualify for this position. If your certificate has restriction 6, you are required to provide a valid First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC).
  • Provide a current DMV Driver License Record report (issued within previous 30-days) showing valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC).
  • As a requirement and a condition of employment, applicants must pass a pre-employment physical, including a drug and alcohol test and any testing as required by the Federal Drug and Alcohol testing program.

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

  • One (1) or more years school bus driving experience.
  • One (1) or more years commercial driving experience transporting passengers.
  • One (1) or more years of experience transporting large groups to major cities in various types of terrain and weather conditions.

May be acquired through education, training and/or experience.

Knowledge of: the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the District and those affecting departmental activities; safe driving practices, the California Motor Vehicle and Education Codes applicable to the operation of vehicles in the transportation of students, staff, faculty and/or other passengers; traffic rules, regulations and laws; keeping records; performing routine maintenance; following written and verbal directions; charting out routes utilizing a map; basic computer usage for accessing email, District announcements and to perform basic data entry, etc.

Ability to: learn, interpret and successfully apply policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the District and department; read and understand maps; clean and service buses and automotive vehicles rapidly and thoroughly; drive and operate a bus and other automotive equipment safely, efficiently and in a timely manner to include implementing applicable regulatory and safety requirements and standards; drive in adverse weather conditions; drive on major city roads, mountain roads and rural roads, etc.; comprehend and follow traffic signs; perform responsibilities under pressure and during emergency situations; provide first aid assistance when required; follow oral and written instructions accurately; utilize effective organizational, problem solving and time management skills; communicate professionally at all times and in confrontational situations; exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations; work within a team environment and independently; exhibit patience and understanding; utilize computer equipment and software commensurate with the required functions for this position; keep and maintain records accurately; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; work effectively and cooperatively with diverse populations. 
  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code • 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.

The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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