Bus Driver - No Experience / Paid Training / Bonuses

Southland Transit El Monte, CA, USA


$17.50 Hourly

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“We offer paid training and $1,500 in bonuses, payable upon completion of training and probation.”

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transport passengers and assist passengers in boarding/exiting the vehicle, which includes passengers using mobility devices (i.e., wheelchairs, scooters, walkers).
  • Conduct pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspections to ensure proper operation of vehicle, including on-board equipment, and report conditions which require repair and/or maintenance on the vehicle.
  • Safely perform scheduled routes dispatched to driver per on-time performance standards.
  • Follow safety procedures for loading, unloading, and securing all passengers.
  • Ensure safe and clean vehicle conditions at the start and end of each shift.
  • Safe operation of vehicles, including adherence with all laws and defensive driving techniques to minimize the risk of accidents and incidents.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Report delays, accidents, and other traffic issues using authorized communication device.
  • Accurately document all trips, odometer readings, beginning/end of shift, and lunch breaks.
  • Properly account for all fares collected.
  • Comply with all attendance and uniform policies.
  • Maintain good hygiene and a professional image at all times.
  • Essential Functions and Requirements:

  • Ability to walk, bend, squat for prolonged periods of time, stoop, twist, crouch, reach, kneel, and display physical dexterity.
  • Ability to push/pull passengers of all sizes using mobility devices (including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, etc.) to board/exit the vehicle.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Possess full range of sense of hearing, speech, and vision.
  • Ability to understand and effectively and communicate in English, both written and verbal, with riders and co-workers.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check in accordance with all applicable laws and contract requirements.
  • Must have a flexible schedule.
  • Minimum twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • No DUI or reckless driving convictions within the past ten (10) years.
  • No more than two (2) points on K4 at time of job application submission.
  • Participation in STI’s Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
  • K-4 DMV Print out: All applicants must provide a current report of their driving (called an K-4 Printout) from Department of Motor Vehicles. The printout must be no more than 30 days old at the time of application. Southland Transit, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

    About Southland Transit:

    Southland Transit, Inc. (STI) is Southern California's most experienced community transit company operating fifteen demand responsive services and fourteen fixed route services. These operations are provided under contract with multiple Cities, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Riverside Transit Agency.