Coach Operator Trainee

  • City of Norwalk, CA
  • Norwalk, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Part Time Internship
  • Salary: $14.71 Hourly

Job Description


Under supervision, learns to drive a bus in a safe manner to transport passengers over an assigned route. Upon successful completion of a six to eight week paid training program, trainees will be eligible for hire as an at-will/part-time On-Call Coach Operator ($20.07 - $24.39 per hour).

NOTE : The classroom training will be 30 hours per week, hours may vary. The behind-the-wheel training may be conducted Monday through Sunday at various times. This position will require working a variety of hours including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Training hours are subject to change.

Essential Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Learn to complete pre-trip safety inspection of exterior of bus; check the engine compartment for condition of belts, hoses, wiring and fluid levels, etc.; condition of tires, tread, wheel walls, etc.; conduct an interior safety inspection, checking the driver's compartment for condition of controls such as steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals, gauges, horn, wipers, lights, mirrors, etc.; to conduct air brake system tests, wheelchair lift operation, emergency equipment conditions, seats, securements, etc.; complete the necessary inspection forms as required by law; to drive a bus over assigned routes in accordance with a time schedule; to collect and record fares and issue transfers; to prepare various reports related to accidents, lost articles, ridership, etc.; to operate a two-way mobile bus radio in accordance with established operating rules and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification Guidelines

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include graduation from high school or equivalent, experience in dealing with the general public and a good driving record. Minimum age of 21 years . Ability to speak Spanish is desirable. Possession of or ability to obtain a Class A, B or C California driver's license at the time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record. Ability to obtain a Class B Commercial (CDL) Permit with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement during the training period. Pass DMV drive test and pre-trip inspection and/or CHP drive test and pre-trip inspection. A current Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Driver Record, also known as K4 Activity print-out (obtained within the last 30 days) must be presented at the time of application.

Employment as a Coach Operator Trainee is contingent upon satisfactorily passing a complete California Department of Motor Vehicle Medical Examination and City of Norwalk Post-Offer Physical examination which includes a drug screen to comply with the City of Norwalk's Drug Free Workplace policy. This position is subject to the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations. A background check will be conducted. Ability to pass a visual acuity test and recognize colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber.

Supplemental Information

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, an incumbent is regularly required to use hands to finger, grasp, feel, and use repetitive motions in order to operate office equipment. Incumbents are frequently required to sit, talk and hear. Incumbents are very occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or reach. Incumbents perform sedentary work. Specific vision abilities required by these positions are those required to perform office machine operations. There is an occasional need to lift up to 25 pounds. Incumbents are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Apply online at . Employment application andsupplemental questions must be completed. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City application. Applicant must be specific in describing qualifications for this position on application. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Faxedmaterials or postmarks will not be accepted. Following theclosing date, application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement.Candidates with qualifications that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure continuing in the recruitment process.The selection process may include an oral interview and other testing processes designed to predictsuccessful job performance. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Departmentof Human Resources at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interviewdate. City appointments are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, including drug screening to comply with our Drug Free Workplace policy, and a Live Scan fingerprint checkthrough the Department of Justice. The successful candidate will be required to provide identificationand employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The provisions of thisbulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may bemodified or revoked without notice.

The City of Norwalk, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices.