Bus Driver Public Transportation -- Paid Training -- Transportation Agency in Santa Barbara

CA 93101
United States

Transportation / Railroad
Job Start Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $17 To $27
Per Year    
Employment Type
PartTime/Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Bus Driver Public Transportation   Career Opportunity   Paid Training Fixed Route Public Transportation in Santa Barbara, California

Are you a SAFE driver with an EXCELLENT DMV record? Are you a "PEOPLE PERSON"? Are you RELIABLE, on time at work each day, patient and cheerful? MTD seeks to hire and train Bus Operators (large and small buses). No experience is required. As an MTD Bus Operator, you drive around our beautiful city, providing public transit. Our agency is appreciated as a stable working environment.  You could gain and build your job skills, meet interesting people and provide a valuable service to our area. The MTD agency demonstrates a "community spirit".

* No experience is required in order to apply
* Related experience with good references is a "plus" for you
* Paid training for commercial license at $16.50 per hour.
* Hourly wage for drivers after successful paid training is $17.47/hour
* Annual increases to max $27.18 per Bargaining unit, Teamsters Union Local 186
* Great benefits include family health insurance and retirement pension. Also a range of paid time off, optional deferred income savings and more!

Please submit your application on MTD website at www.sbmtd.gov.

Please bring or mail (or fax) your original H-6 printout to our Administrative Office at 550 Olive Street.
We review applications and invite selected applicants to continue participation in the hiring process. Next step is an individually scheduled interview and a possible people-skills multiple-choice video.  Before you can interview, bring a current H-6 Department of Motor Vehicles printout of your driving record (that meets our standard).

We look forward to meet you. Thank you for your interest!

REQUIRED: MTD Application form: please complete On-Line Application on MTD website at www.sbmtd.gov.
Our website features a CAREERS tab at the top of the page.

Please call Jill at (805) 883-4208 if you have questions or to briefly discuss our preferences on what other items you may need or wish to give us.
We welcome certificates of merit or achievement, references and recommendations and your DD214, as well as require your H-6 Dept. of Motor Vehicles record printout. Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District
550 Olive St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 883-4208

Equal Opportunity Employer -- Drug Free Workplace -- Diversity and Inclusion

Job Requirements
Safe Driving & People handling skills -- SBMTD Provides Paid Training for this job/career

1. Maintains Class B License, medical certificate and endorsements as required by DMV.
2. Follows all laws, ordinances and regulations applicable to the job.
3. Practices safe, defensive driving.

4. Performs duties with a pleasant, courteous and friendly manner. Provides accurate passenger information. Works cooperatively with other District personnel.
5. Performs pre operational check on the bus prior to any departure from the yard. Able to safely operate wheelchair accessibility ramp and lift as needed.

6. Adheres to all District policies, including, but not limited to the following: Routes; schedules; passenger and public relations; driving safety and personal safety; against drug and alcohol abuse on the job ; against tardiness; related to driving record and attendance. Learns all District policies during training, and all new policies or policy changes throughout length of employment. Acknowledges the authority of and responds to the guidance of supervisors.

7. Maintains the character qualities of alertness, care, and patience, and professionalism -- in order to respond appropriately at all times to the challenges of dealing simultaneously with traffic and the needs of passengers.