County of San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo 93401

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Bus Operator- Slo Regional Transit Authority

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent 35+ per week 253 Elks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States


About the Position: Bus Operator San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority

Our Bus Operators are the most important part of our transit system. You are the first face our passengers see and the most important contact to RTA. Driving a bus is a skilled profession but it is really a job about helping people in your community. RTA is offering a $2,000 signing incentive to bus operators who fulfill the program requirements.  

You could be operating any one of the following vehicles: Buses, Paratransit Vehicles, Vans and Trolleys.  A Class-B license with passenger and air brake endorsements is required.

 No experience, no problem! RTA offers a 40 hour a week comprehensive paid training program to get your Class B license and endorsements Upon successful completion of the 6-7 week training program, operators will be assigned to part-time or full-time bids, as available.

Benefits for Full-Time: Full-time(35+ hours per week) employees receive a benefit package that includes full health coverage insurance for the employee (family medical coverage available at employee’s expense), Personal Time Off, six (6) paid holidays, an RTA-funded 457 Plan and term life insurance. 

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The Ideal Candidate

Some of the requirements to consider: You must have a good driving record and a valid California Driver’s license. We provide study classes to help you get your Class B driver’s permit. Please note that a Class B does require you to be at least 21 years of age. You will learn to apply proper driving procedures, which are trained, learn the transit routes and schedules, and be able to read, understand, and interpret transit system operating rules, regulations, and policies. A background check and health screening take place before an applicant’s start date. 

We would love to add you as an addition to our team! When applying please use a valid email address as this will be used to communicate through the hiring process and thereafter. 

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Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959.