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Bus Driver - II

Recruitment #2013-11641-01

Salary:$17.45 - $21.21/hour; $3,024.27 - $3,675.95/month
Department:Public Works
Job Type: Open
Date Opened:10/25/2013
Filing Deadline:Continuous
Employment Type: Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Permanent/Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Temporary/Extra Help
Work Location: Tahoe Area (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
Auburn Area (Applegate, Auburn, Colfax, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Penryn)
South Placer (Granite Bay, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville)
HR Analyst: Steven Oliveira

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POSITION INFORMATION

Candidates who are successful in this recruitment and receive an offer of employment will be hired as Temporary/Extra-Help, and may be transitioned to permanent employment in the future.

In addition to the monthly salary, permanent employees assigned to the Tahoe area receive a susbsitence pay of $675/month.

DEFINITION

Operate and perform routine maintenance on a public transit vehicle in passenger service; operate a public transit vehicle safely and legally; and practice principles of good customer service.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full journey level class within the Bus Driver series.  This class is distinguished from the Bus Driver I by the assignment of the full range of duties.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.

This class is distinguished from the Senior Bus Driver in that the latter performs Bus Driver training and various administrative duties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Transportation Supervisor and technical and functional supervision from a Senior Bus Driver.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drive a bus or other transit vehicle in passenger service over designated routes in accordance with time schedules or dispatcher instructions.
  • When assigned, transport passengers on field trips and to special events.
  • Assist passengers in entering and leaving the vehicle, as necessary; load and secure wheelchairs.
  • Assist passengers with schedule, route and direction information.
  • When applicable, make sure safety belts are properly fastened.
  • Observe behavior of passengers and maintain order as necessary.
  • Render emergency aid to passengers, when necessary.
  • Conduct safety inspections of transit vehicle prior to operation in accordance with Department of Motor Vehicles and other applicable standards.
  • Perform minor maintenance, repair and cleaning work on transit vehicles; fuel vehicles and check fluids.
  • Collect fares, sell tickets, count passengers and keep records of bus operation.
  • Operate a two-way radio.
  • Install and remove tire chains, when necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: One year of responsible paid driving experience involving the carrying of passengers or six months of training as a Bus Driver I in a Placer County transit system.

Training: Successful completion of the experience requirement is proof of sufficient training for this class.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid Class A or B driver's license with and passenger endorsements and no air brake restrictions. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of a Verification of Transit Training (VTT) certificate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles or the equivalent training to operate a public transit vehicle in passenger service.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • California Vehicle Code applicable to the operation of vehicles for the transportation of passengers.
  • Applicable Placer County policies and regulations.
  • Emergency procedures; elements of first aid and CPR.

Ability to:

  • Drive a transit vehicle safely and efficiently.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants for regular full and part-time positions must pass a medical examination which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation. Applicants for extra help positions may be subject to a drug screening. All applicants must sign a constitutional oath, submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. and be fingerprinted. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, be bonded or undergo a background check.

MODIFIED AGENCY SHOP

All new permanent employees, with the exception of sworn law enforcement and management, shall be required to join the employee organization or pay an 'Agency Fee' as a condition of employment.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please visit our website at:

http://www.jobaps.com/placer/sup/abfreenames.asp.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment and retaliation is prohibited and that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws or ordinance. Please contact the Personnel Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS

The  link below details benefits that are currently available to permanent Placer County employees, and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire about the current benefit package during hiring interviews, or by contacting the Personnel Department.

Click here to view benefits for General bargaining unit

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This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at 530-886-4607, or e-mail at jobs@placer.ca.gov, or come into the Placer County Personnel Department to access the kiosk in the lobby.