Bus Driver/ Operator (San Jose)

  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California
  • May 23, 2022
Full Time Transportation or Transit
  • Phone: 14085467954
  • Apply By: Aug 21, 2022


Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is seeking Bus Operators!

We're looking for customer service focused drivers who are searching for a rewarding career in public service. Joining the VTA team opens a wealth of opportunities. We promote work-life balance, offer career advancement opportunities, and have generous benefits and pension plans.

Application Process:
- Apply Online
- In-Person Written Examination
- Interview
- In-Person Performance Examination
After successful completion of the recruitment process above, if selected, you will then be required to obtain a commercial Class B permit with Passenger (P) and Air Brakes endorsements AND receive a DOT physical clearance that is valid for a minimum of six months.

What To Expect After The Application Process:
The Operator career at VTA begins as an Operator Trainee. During the paid 9-week training period, your salary will be $21.80/hour. After successful completion of the training program to promote to the Operator classification, your salary will increase to $23.78/hour.

Job Description

Under general supervision, an Operator transports passengers in a motor coach on a fixed route.

Classification Bargaining Unit: ATU

Essential Job Functions
Typical Tasks:

Operates a motor coach safely and in accordance with a designated schedule;
Picks up and drops off passengers at designated bus stops;
Collects fares and sells day passes;
Aids passengers in boarding or departing the motor coach as needed;
Operates the wheelchair lift when necessary and secures passengers' wheelchairs;
Calls out stops and provides information to passengers;
Maintains order on the motor coach;
Operates a two-way radio;
Prepares accident and incident reports;
Keeps records;
Performs related work as required.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Employment Standards
Training and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma and possession of a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment, and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class B license.
Driving record may not have more than three (3) moving violations within the last three (3) years.
Must be eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.
Must have a good attendance record at school and/or previous job.
Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and odd and unusual hours.

Special Instructions

How to Apply / Contact:
This is a preview of the actual job posting. In order to view it and/or to apply for the position, please go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vtasantaclara/jobs/3225378/bus-driver

Additional Information

VTA Offers Competitive Benefits:
Start at $21.80/hour for Operator Trainees
Bus Operator: $23.78/hourly at Step 1, $39.64/hour at Step 9/Top Step
Career development opportunities within VTA
Pay for higher education with tuition reimbursement
Great medical, dental, and vision insurance plans
Retirement & Pension

VTA is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.

Job Address

3331 North First Street, San Jose, California United States View Map