Bus Operator

Valley Transportation Authority   San Jose, CA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on December 29, 2021
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VTA is searching for customer service focused individuals who are searching for a rewarding career in public service. We provide sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. Joining the VTA team opens a wealth of opportunities. We promote work-life balance, offer career advancement opportunities, and have generous benefits and pension plans.  

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VTA Offers Competitive Benefits:

  • Wages 
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Holidays, Paid Time Off, & Sick Time
  • Education Reimbursement 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Retirement & Pension 

The Operator career at VTA begins as an Operator Trainee. During the paid 9-week training period, the salary will be $21.37/hour. All candidates must successfully complete training to promote to the Operator classification. After successful completion of the training program, the salary will increase to $23.32/hour.

At the time of appointment as an Operator Trainee, candidates MUST possess a Class B permit with Passenger (P) and Air Brakes endorsements AND receive a DOT physical clearance that is valid for a minimum of six months. 

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for the Operator position will be invited to take an in-person written examination. Written examinations include multiple-choice, video, and performance tests. Applicants who pass the examination process are then invited to participate in the interview process. Interviews for the Operator position are scheduled on a rolling basis, depending on operational needs. 

Please note: VTA makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities to ensure the accessibility of VTA’s employment recruitment, application, and selection process. 

Upon request, accommodations are provided to people who need assistance in obtaining position availability information, completion of employment applications, position testing, and interviewing processes. Requests must be received prior to an applicants' scheduled examination date. 

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Standards
Training and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma and possession of a valid California Class C driver's license at the time of appointment, and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California Class B license.

Driving record may not have more than three (3) moving violations within the last three (3) years.
Must be eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.
Must have a good attendance record at school and/or previous job.
Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and odd and unusual hours.


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