Company: Government jobs
Posted on: January 25, 2023
AC Transit is actively seeking courteous, customer service-oriented
and dependable individuals to safely operate our buses and provide
the highest quality of service to our customers and community.
Previous Bus Operator Experience is NOT REQUIRED. AC Transit offers
a full-time, comprehensive paid training program to selected
candidates who demonstrate the aptitude, interpersonal skills, and
desire for a career as an AC Transit Bus Operator. Under the
supervision of Transportation Supervisors, Division Superintendent
and/or Division Assistant Superintendent, operates a variety of
District vehicles to transport passengers in a safe and courteous
manner along a fixed route; performs customer service activities;
inspects transit vehicles; operates and monitors farebox; completes
reports and forms; reports incidents or events during route that
may impact efficient transit operation; assists passengers
requiring special assistance.
This is an excellent opportunity to work at the largest bus agency
in California. In addition to working with some of the best in the
business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that
includes pension, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible
spending, and a 457 savings plan. As an AC Transit employee, you
would become part of an extended family of individuals who take
great pride in making a difference in the communities that they
****$2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS****To learn more about Becoming a Bus
Operator with AC Transit, please view the link below.
To apply online view the link Careers - Alameda-Contra Costa
Transit District (actransit.org) Representative Functions
- Operates a variety of District vehicles to transport passengers
in a safe and courteous manner along a fixed route; transports
buses between Divisions, and to other District locations as
- Performs customer service activities; assists passengers with
directions; answers questions regarding District operations, rules,
and regulations; responds to conflicts and
disruptive/hostile/abusive passengers consistent with AC Transit
provided training and instruction.
- Performs pre-trip transit vehicle inspections; identifies and
reports safety concerns, defects and malfunctions, and other needed
- Operates equipment including computerized fare-box, electronic
head sign, doors, tailgate, windows, emergency escape hatch, rear
lift (vans only), mirrors, seats, emergency brake system, and rear
- Collects passenger fares consistent with District fare
collection policy; operates and monitors fare box; distributes,
collects, and inspects transfers, and passes; ensures accurate
fares for seniors, adults, youth, and persons with
- Prepares a variety of written reports and forms completely and
legibly including accident/incident reports; defect card regarding
equipment malfunction/failure; and reports of medical
- Communicates with Operations Central Control (OCC) to provide
information regarding 911 emergency situations; traffic problems,
road hazards, and accidents; and unusual activities or
- Assists passengers requiring special assistance in a
professional manner to ensure access to public transportation for
all and to promote passenger safety; consistent with District
instruction, assists all passengers in compliance with applicable
civil rights statutes, regulations, and policies.
- In compliance with AC Transit provided training regarding the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), operates passenger lift and
kneeler to provide access to disabled passengers in boarding and
de-boarding, and safely secures disabled passengers.
- Performs related duties as required.
Education: Graduation from high school or has attained a General
Education Diploma (GED), California High School Proficiency
Certificate or equivalent.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years operating a motor vehicle
and one (1) year of public contact or customer service experience;
must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Desirable Qualifications: Exceptional verbal communication skills,
professional interaction with customers, and the ability to
courteously diffuse conflict. Motivated, dependable, punctual and
assumes pride in representing AC Transit. Ability to work
independently, follow safety rules and company policies at all
Applicants must meet the District's safe driving standards
including: 21 years of age. 3 years of driving with a regular
license. Not more than one (1) moving violation in the past
three(3) years. No At-Fault accidents in the past three (3) years.
No "Failures to Appear" or "Failures to Pay" in the last three (3)
years. No suspensions in the last three (3) years. No Reckless
Driving or DUI (driving under the influence) in the last seven (7)
years. Additional Information
Physical Requirements For Driving (by federal regulation):
Applicants must complete a DOT Physical to establish their physical
qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position.
Those physical qualifications are set forth in49 C.F.R. Section
For Wheel Chair Tie-Downs: Ability to balance while simultaneously
working low to the ground to manipulate and fasten tie-down
Medical: Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical
examination, including drug and alcohol screening tests.
Licensing: To apply, a regular Class C license is required.
Commercial driver's license/permits are not required to apply.
Criminal History: All eligible candidates will be fingerprinted and
screened for criminal history with the Department of Justice.
Conviction of a crime is not necessarily a bar to employment. Each
case will be given individual consideration on a case-by-case
THIS POSITION IS A UNION POSITION, REPRESENTED BY ATU
The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive
a completed online application by the filling date. If this
recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without
notice. Applications will be screened for job related
qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the
qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to
participate in an examination process that may include written,
oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must
have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists
will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the
Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the
hiring department for final screening and recommendation.
Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment:
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has implemented a requirement
that requires all candidates for District employment to be fully
vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being
employed by the District, subject to limited exceptions. AC Transit
adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health
response to mitigate the negative public health consequences
associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and
the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased
hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths.
As such, candidates seeking District employment will be required
to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the
entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a
copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date,
unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or
religious exemption has been approved.
Benefits: The transit professionals who call AC Transit home
represent the rich cultural diversity of the Bay Area. For more
than 60 years, we have been an equal opportunity employer honoring
religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, gender
expression, genetic information, disabilities, age, and veteran
We are not only an inclusive employer but also offer a
comprehensive benefits package rooted in choice, flexibility, and
affordability. Most Benefits are effective the first of the month
following your hire date. Employees and eligible dependents have
access to the following benefits*:
- Medical - Choice of two Health Maintenance Organizations
(HMOs): Kaiser Permanente and Health Net. $10.00 office visit
co-pays; $5.00 - $35.00 prescription co-pays.
- Dental - MetLife Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) $50
annual deductible per person/$150 per family; $3,000 per person
annual maximum; preventative care covered at 100%; basic and major
care covered at 90%; $4,000 lifetime maximum orthodontia covered at
- Vision - Vision Service Plan - $10.00 copay; eligible for an
exam, lenses, frames or contact lenses every 12 months - based on
the last date of service. $200 frame allowance or $120 allowance
for contact lenses.
- Employer paid Basic Life Insurance
- Employee paid Voluntary Term Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Retirement - employees automatically participate in a lifetime
defined benefit plan and have the option to contribute to a 457
deferred compensation plan via payroll deductions. All employees
hired on or after January 1, 2016 may be in the District's Tier II
pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of
2013 (PEPRA). As such, employee may be required to contribute a
small portion of annual income towards the cost of the
- Medical premium reimbursement for eligible retirees
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health Care, Dependent
Care, Parking, Transit
- AC Transit contributes up to $50.00/month towards an employee's
FSA Transit costs
- Free AC Transit Bus Pass
- Federal Credit Union
- Vacation and Sick Leave or Personal Time Off
- Nine (9) paid holidays; 2 paid floating holidays; 1 paid
- Five (5) bereavement days
- Tuition Reimbursement - up to $2500 per fiscal year on approved
- Wellness Program*AC Transit benefits are negotiated and subject
to change based on collective bargaining agreements.
Pension: All AC Transit employees participate in a lifetime defined
benefit pension. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016,
may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public
Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may
be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards
the cost of his/hers District pension.
ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace: The Human Resources
Department will make reasonable efforts in the
recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with
disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call
Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal
of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will
be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment
and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further
drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment,
including random drug and alcohol testing.
In accordance with federal requirements, all job applicants
selected for appointments in a safety sensitive position are
subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. A final job
applicant will be tested for five prohibited drugs: Cocaine, PCP,
Amphetamines, Marijuana and Opiates. During employment, employees
holding safety sensitive positions are subject to random,
reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up
drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, in the event of an absence
of more than 90 days from a safety sensitive position,
pre-employment drug testing will be performed.
Equal Opportunity Employer
PEPRA: As an employee hired after January 1, 2020, you are in the
District's Tier II Pension plan covered by the Public Employees'
Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). You will be responsible for 100% of the
employee contribution up to the annual limit on pensionable
compensation. The contribution rate will be determined each fiscal
Medical, dental, orthodontic, vision, and prescription insurance
coverage for employees and qualified dependents; plus regular
pension plan with an eight (8) year vesting. Vacation: Up to six
(6) weeks, depending upon length of service. Sick Leave: up to
twelve (12) days per year. Holidays: eleven (11) per year. Free
transportation on AC Transit system. Group Life Insurance.
01 Do you have a high school diploma, General Education Diploma
(GED), or California High School Proficiency Certificate?
02 Do you have at least (1) year of public contact or customer
03 The District's driving standards require that you must be 21
years of age. Are you 21 years old or older?
04 Do you have a minimum of three (3) years experience operating a
05 AC Transit is a 24/7 hour operation. This position will be
working anytime, day or night, and including holidays. Are you
willing to work any shift at any time?
06 Should you proceed through our recruitment process, are you
willing to submit to a pre-employment drug and alcohol test?
(Testing is paid for by the District)
07 Should you advance in our selection process, are you willing to
be fingerprinted (Live Scan through DOJ) and your criminal history
reviewed to meet District Standards?
08 Should you advance in our selection process, are you willing to
undergo a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination?
(Examination is paid for by the District)
* Required Question
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