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Transit Vehicle Operator - Ukiah

Transit Vehicle Operator – UKIAH, California
Department Transit Vehicle Operator
Employment Type 30-40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $17.86 to $22.79 after paid training and successfully obtaining Class B license.

Mendocino Transit Authority




• PAID Training!

· EXCELLENT BENEFITS - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance!

• CalPERS Retirement and Optional 457 Plan!

• PAID Vacation, Paid Holidays & Sick Leave!

• NO EXPERIENCE Necessary!

• Positions available in Fort Bragg, CA and Ukiah, CA


The Transit Vehicle Operator is responsible for safely operating a transit motor vehicle and providing reliable and efficient public transportation.  We can put you on the road to a great career helping people in your community.




Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Human Resources - 241 Plant Road, Ukiah.

MTA is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity.

6 years licensed driving required.

Under applicable state and local law, applicants will be subject to a

pre-employment drug test, background check, and must provide a 10- year driving  record (H6) after receiving a conditional offer of employment. 


Under the general direction of an Operations Supervisor and at direction of a Dispatcher, a Transit Vehicle Operator drives transit vehicles as assigned, dealing with a diverse public ridership.

A Transit Vehicle Operator will operate heavy duty, medium-duty or small buses along a fixed route while adhering to a timetable, and/or operate a paratransit bus providing curb-to-curb (dial-a-ride) service, under a variety of weather conditions.

Transit Vehicle Operators will act in a consistently respectful and professional manner with a variety of members of the public and weather conditions, collect fares, sell passes and provide information and assistance to passengers.


  • After training, possession and continued maintenance of a California Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with required General Public Para-transit Vehicle (GPPV) Endorsement and any other licenses required to operate heavy-duty, medium-duty, small buses, and para-transit buses.
  • Successful completion of a California Department of Transportation Class B Drivers Physical and MTA Physical Performance Evaluation.
  • Successful completion of a standard DOT drug and/or alcohol screening, and test evaluation with a negative usage result.
  • Minimum six years of legal and safe driving records. Must provide MTA with a DMV H6 upon conditional offer of employment.
  • Possession of a high school diploma, GED or the functional equivalent.
  • Able to pay attention to detail, and accuracy required.
  • Fluent in English and able to understand and follow verbal and written English instructions.Spanish proficiency desired, but not required
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers, dispatch, management and the public.
  • Tactful, courteous, emotionally stable and mature.
  • Reliable, dependable, diligent, arrives on time, able to perform the duties in a timely and professional and responsible manner.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in the field professionally,calmly, respectfully and responsibly with a level of authority while driving and interacting with the public.
  • Knowledge of standard operating procedures and able to follow instructions.
  • Able to be show up to work on shift promptly and on time.
  • Able to perform duties with little supervision but be able to take direction and training and remember tasks assigned.
  • Able to interact with coworkers and the public in a responsible and professional manner.


  • Work is performed in a bus or paratransit vehicle environment with constant exposure to outdoor temperatures, often dirt and dust, heat and cold or rain.
  • The incumbent's working conditions may be loud at times and at some locations.
  • Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance are provided for full-time employees. MTA pays 95% of the cost of the composite premiums for coverage. Employees pay 5% of the composite premium. For the purposes of benefits, a full-time employee is a regular employee assigned to work 32 hours per week or more.
  • For part time employees assigned to work 20 to 32 hours per week, MTA pays a proportional amount, with 32 hours representing full time employment. For example: for an employee working 20 hours per week, MTA pays 62.5% of the composite premium and the employee pays 37.5%; for an employee working 24 hours per week, MTA pays 75% of the composite premiums. Employees may also purchase coverage for dependents at their own cost.
  • MTA is part of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Medicare is provided. At this time, MTA does not participate in the Social Security System. A voluntary deferred compensation program is also available which is based on base wages. MTA contributes a match of up to a 3% of the employee's salary / contribution.
  • MTA observes nine holidays.
  • Employees earn one floating holiday each year and two weeks of annual vacation leave. After four and seven years, vacation leave increases to three and four weeks respectively. Employees accrue 13 sick leave days per year.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.86 to $22.79 /hour

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  • Location
    UKIAH, California
  • Department
    Transit Vehicle Operator
  • Employment Type
    30-40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $17.86 to $22.79 after paid training and successfully obtaining Class B license.
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