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JOB SUMMARY & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Under supervision drive a bus in scheduled passenger service.
Operates bus in transit service in a safe manner;
Collects fares; provides information, inspects and reports safety or mechanical defects aboard vehicle;
Instructs trainees on safe operating practices and MST procedures.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITY
Ability to deal with all kinds of people in a positive and pleasant manner; read time-tables, maps and other
written instructions; write brief reports; handle fares and cash; work unusual hours; converse with public
effectively; familiarity with MST service area; ability to obtain Class B driver’s license.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; minimum of three years in a job with regular contact with the general public, previous bus driving experience helpful but not required. Clean driving record; licensed
driver, 5 years preferred; must possess a valid California driver’s license at time of application and meet all
qualifications specified by the State of California for a Class B Drivers License; In accordance with the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, must be prepared to offer documents to support employment
eligibility; desire to work with the public. Safe driving criteria, as well as the number of DMV points within a
prescribed timeframe, are used to determine if an application may be considered for further processing.
Must pass a post offer pre-employment drug screening and pre-employment Military Clearance background
check as well as a DMV required physical examination; obtain a Class B instruction permit with air-brakes
certification, or posses a valid Class B license, participate in random drug and alcohol testing as mandated by
the Department of Transportation and join Local 1225 of Amalgamated Transit Union.
BENEFITS & PERKS
MST offers PPO & HMO Health plans through Anthem Blue Cross in addition to Delta Dental and Vision plans.
MST also offers a Flex Spending Account (FSA), Aflac and 457 Supplemental Insurance Plans.MST is also a
part of the California Public Employees Retirement System. Along with the exceptional benefits package, MST
offers Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Coach Operator Uniform Allowance, Safety, Attendance and Coach
Operator Excellence Awards, Free Transportation for Eligible Dependents such as Spouse, Parents and
Children up to age 26. Retired Employees will receive a Free Lifetime Transportation Bus Pass. Lastly, pay
increases are in accordance with the Amalgamated Transit Union Contract (ATU).