Bus Driver - II
Placer County - Placer County, CA

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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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 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.

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