Under general supervision, operates a variety of transit vehicles to transport passengers along specific, assigned routes according to the District's requirements. Provide service in a safe, courteous and reliable manner. Responsible for written reports and other information as required. Upon completion of the Golden Gate Transit Training Program, the employee operates regularly scheduled assignments. All runs will originate either in Santa Rosa, Novato or San Rafael.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be a licensed driver for at least seven (7) years prior to the date of this posting. • No experience is necessary. • Must pass the Student Bus Driver Training program and Probationary period.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • Transports passengers along assigned routes, making designated stops as required or requested. • Uses the fare box to accurately collect fares, issues transfers and gives general information. • Completes reports on patron count, non-scheduled mileage, vehicular deficiencies, fare box, accidents and other reports as required. • Operates automatic lift on buses and assists passengers in wheelchairs, those using crutches or walkers, or who have speech or mental difficulty. • Ensures that Driver’s license and all other documents required of a commercial licensee are maintained and are current and valid. • Knows and follows the safety and health rules and safe working practices applicable to his or her job. • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with District employees, customers, vendors and all others contacted during the course of work using principles of excellent customer service. • Performs additional related duties as assigned. • Regular and reliable attendance and performance are required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: District policies and labor agreement (MOU) provisions. Occupational health and safety rules and working practices applicable to this position.
Skills or Ability to: Read, write and speak English and perform basic mathematical procedures. Safely and smoothly operate coaches. Follow instructions and work independently. Effectively communicate and be able to work with a diverse public in a courteous, calm and professional manner under all circumstances. Respond quickly, accurately and pleasantly to customer needs. Speak distinctly, clearly, and professionally. Work during the week and evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Additional Salary Information:
$25.42 per hour, plus benefits* for the first six (6) months of service
$26.83 per hour, plus benefits* for the second six (6) months of service
$28.24 per hour, plus benefits* thereafter
Based in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates the Golden Gate Bridge, and two public transit systems: Golden Gate Transit buses and Golden Gate Ferry. Last year, 38 million vehicles crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and over 9 million customers rode the transit systems.
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