SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND OFFICIAL 10-YEAR (H6) DMV PRINTOUT ARE REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Upon successful completion of training, assignments will be made as
Community Bus Services, Fixed Route (FR) or Light Rail (LR) Operator positions based on District needs
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Community Bus Services (CBS) Operator: On a daily basis, performs visual vehicle inspections and reports any mechanical problems or defects of assigned vehicle prior to departure. Picks up and discharges passengers at designated bus stops or as directed by Dispatch. Collects fares and transfers, issues transfers, and inspects passes for validity. Provides information to passengers regarding District’s transit system. Operates wheelchair lift when necessary and secures passengers’ wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize wheelchairs during trip. Operates 2-way radio and Mobile Data Computers (MDC’s) to communicate with Dispatch to report accidents, emergencies, schedule delays, equipment failure and/or unusual circumstances. Completes written reports on accidents or other unusual incidents in an accurate and timely manner. Maintains order on the CBS vehicles.
Fixed Route (FR) Operator: Operates District coaches over fixed routes in accordance with the designated schedule to transport passengers. Performs visual inspections and reports any mechanical problems or defects. Picks up and discharges passengers at designated bus stops; collects fares and transfers and provides information to passengers; issues transfers, inspects passes for validity; operates wheelchair lift when necessary, and secures passengers’ wheelchairs during trip; operates two-way radio to communicate with radio control to report accidents, emergencies, schedule delays, or equipment failure; completes written reports on accidents or other unusual incidents, and maintains order on the coaches.
Light Rail (LR) Operator: Operates Light Rail vehicle in accordance with safe driving practices, P.U.C. rules and state DMV regulations; and District operating policies and procedures; operates radio; enters announcements into automated system, follows prescribed route and schedules; operates route selector boxes and switches incident/accident reporting. Performs customer service activities; assists passengers with directions, information, rules, and regulations; assists boarding/exiting passengers; assists with utility carts, strollers, luggage, and other belongings; assists passengers who need special assistance; provides general route and transfer information.
Education: Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Experience: Two (2) years of customer service experience that includes providing information and/or assistance directly to the public OR 1 year of previous transit operator experience.
Licenses/Certifications: Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and have a satisfactory driving record as defined by the District. Must have ability to obtain a valid California Class B Driver’s Permit with endorsement(s) prior to the start of employment.
Other Requirements: Three (3) years of verifiable driving experience; must be 21 years of age; must have the ability to pass pre-employment physical/drug screen and Department of Justice criminal background check; must have a verifiable work history and pass employment reference check. Must comply with drug and alcohol testing provisions for safety-sensitive employees as required by the FTA, Department of Transportation (49 CFR, Parts 40 and 655). (See job descriptions for complete list of special requirements, licenses and/or certificates.)
Candidates must submit an official 10-year (H6) DMV printout at time of application, dated no more than ten (10) days prior to the date you submit your application, in order to be considered. Only official DMV printouts issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are acceptable. Online DMV printout will not be accepted.
The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. An employment application, supplemental questionnaire and official DMV printout, as outlined above, is required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, job announcements, and copies of the complete job description are available at 2810 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95816, or through our website at www.sacrt.com.
Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire and official 10-year (H6) DMV printout, as outlined above, must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. RT does not accept e-mail applications or on-line applications. RT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.
RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
All classifications fall under the ATU, Local 256 Collective Bargaining Unit
The Sacramento Regional Transit District, commonly referred to as RT, is the agency responsible for public transportation in the Sacramento, California area. It was established on April 1, 1973, as a result of the acquisition of the Sacramento Transit Authority. In addition to operating over 60 bus routes with connecting bus service in the Sacramento area covering 418 sq mi (1,082.6 km2), RT also operates a large light rail system. It is currently the eleventh busiest light rail system in the United States.
In addition to the city of Sacramento, RT serves much of the northern portion of Sacramento County which includes the incorporated cities of Citrus Heights and Rancho Cordova. The unincorporated areas of Sacramento County under the RT service area include Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Florin, Gold River, North Highlands, Orangevale, Rio Linda and Rosemont. The system formerly provided express bus service between Downtown Sacramento and Elk Grove until the mid-2000s when that city took over bus operations under the newly created E-tran. It also provided contracted bus service to neighboring Yolo County (covering West Sacramento, Davis and Woodland); those routes and operations were later taken over by Yolo bus after its formation on January 3, 1982. In both cases, e-tran and Yolo bus have retained the RT assigned route numbers for their routes as they continue to service Downtown Sacramento.