Job Title:                  Bus Operator

Job ID:                      100232

Location:                   Hayward

Full/Part Time:        Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Pay & Work Schedule


$15.41 per hr (Training Rate) $17.99 per hr (First Year) $25.68 per hr (After 42 months)

Must be willing to work weekends, nights, all shifts and all locations.

Location: Varies

PLEASE NOTE: After applying online for the bus operator position, interested applicants should fax or email their H-6 10 Year DMV print out to 510-891-4703 or Priority will be given to applicants who provide their H-6s.

An H-6 10 Year DMV printout can be obtained by going the DMV office and asking for it. A nominal fee is required.

Minimum Quals- Bus Operator

To Qualify, you must possess a valid Driver’s License, preferably issued by the State of California (Class C Driver’s License), be at least twenty-three (23) years of age, have been a licensed driver for a minimum of seven (7) years, and meet the District’s driving standards.


AGE: Must be 23 years of age.

EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of seven (7) years licensed driving experience.

DRIVING STANDARDS: Applicants must meet the District’s driving standards, which include but are not limited to the following:

•  No 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” (FTA’s) or “Failures to Pay” (FTP) in the last three (3) years. •  No suspensions in the past three (3) years. •  No reckless driving (23103) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI-23152) in the past seven (7) years.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (1) Ability to sit without discomfort for prolonged periods of time on a variety of driver’s seats in different models of buses, and fit behind the steering wheel with clearance between abdomen and wheel; (2) turn head up to 180 degrees in either direction on a regular and frequent basis; (3) walk to enter and exit the vehicle. For Wheel Chair Tie-Downs; Ability to bend, crouch, and/or kneel and balance while simultaneously manipulating and fastening tie-down straps. Federal Dept of Transportation requirements include (but are not limited to): (1) Vision at or correctable to 20/40 (Snellen), a field of vision of at least 70 degrees in the horizontal meridian in both eyes, and ability to recognize the colors red, green, and amber. (2) no current diagnosis of diabetes mellitus requiring insulin for control

MEDICAL: Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination, including drug and alcohol screening tests.

LICENSE: Must obtain a valid California Class B Driver License or Learner’s Permit with both Passenger and Air Brake endorsements and no restrictions before the first day of training. (You do not need a Class B License or Permit 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 basis.


• Drives all models of buses assigned by the District for the purpose of transporting passengers safely and courteously; transports buses between Divisions, and to other locations as required.

• Operates passenger lift and kneeler to provide access to and from bus in compliance with ADA regulations.

• Operates computerized fare box, electronic head sign, doors, tailgate, windows, sun roof (emergency escape), rear lift (vans only), mirrors, seats, emergency brake system, rear start, and two-way radio.

• Communicates with passengers and peers, including persons with mental and physical disabilities.

• Communicates with Operations Control Center for the purpose of providing information on fares, transfers, ticket refunds, routes, and other AC Transit policies and rules concerning conduct, service, and policy changes.

• Informs Operations Control Center of passenger lift pick-up and drop-off locations, and when hydraulic passenger lift fails to operate properly.

• Assists individuals with physical and/or mental limitations, for the purpose of providing access to public transportation and ensuring passenger safety.

• Provides written and verbal reports to document incidents, including accident reports, defect reports, memos regarding changes in routes, and exchanges with passengers for the purpose of identifying equipment failures and providing or corroborating information to other Drivers and/or Supervisors.

• Monitors fare box, transfers, and passes to ensure accurate fare amounts for seniors, adults, youth, and persons with disabilities; as well as local, BART, and Trans-Bay passengers.

•  Inspects buses to ensure safe access when boarding and alighting, and as required by law; and reports malfunctions and other needed repairs.

•  Observes and responds to emergency situations involving passengers, the public, or buses for the purpose of maintaining public/passenger safety, and proper bus operation.

•  Performs related duties as required.

Selection Process- Int Cand

Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records.

The Selection Process

The Human Resources department must receive a completed District online application.  If this recruitment is “Open Until Filled,” it may be closed at any time without notice. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates 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. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources department will refer the best qualified candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation.

Paid Benefits: ATU Employees

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: twelve (12) days per year. Holidays: eleven (11) per year.  Free transportation on AC Transit system.  Group Life Insurance.

EEO Statement

AC Transit is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  The District is fully committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees.  When appropriate, the District will provide reasonable accommodation upon request.

ADA & Drug Free Statement

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 Recruitment/Employment at (510) 891-4783, or TDD (800) 448-9790 for the hearing impaired.

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 throughout their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.

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