Transit Operator Trainee

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $21,539.75 - $30,729.24 Annually USD

Job Description


MOS Code: None.

Education and Experience : Completion of tenth grade and one (1) year of public contact or customer service experience or one (1) year operating medium commercial vehicles, passenger buses or streetcars. Twenty-one (21) years of age, safe driving record, pass background investigation and successfully complete periodic physical examinations as required by federal transportation regulations.

Licenses and Certificates : Valid Class "C" Driver License or equivalent from another state by time of application.

General Purpose

Under immediate supervision, attend and complete classroom and field training in operating passenger coaches and streetcars in a safe, courteous and timely manner.

Typical Duties

Attend and complete classroom and field training in operating passenger coaches and streetcars. Involves: Attend training in passenger coach and streetcar functions, operations and maintenance, departmental requirements, policies and procedures, traffic laws, two-way radio operation, established routes and schedules, defensive driving, safety and emergency practices, public relations and customer service skills, Commercial Driver's License (CDL) requirements and rail certification requirements.

General Information

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Salary Range: $10.36 - 13.67 per hour.
The starting salary rate is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Training Class to begin on: To be announced.

Test Date: To be announced

Note: This is a new advertisement for Transit Operator Trainee. You must apply if you are still interested in this position.

Note: This recruitment may be used to fill full-time and part-time vacancies.

Note: This is a temporary position. This position will become a regular classified position after successfully completing a 9-week training class and salary will then increase to $15.08 per hour.

Important: During the second week of training, you will be given a video exam which consists of 3 components: People Sense, Driving Techniques and Reading Skills. You must successfully pass each component in order to continue employment as a trainee. Scores will be provided not later than the 4th week of training. Please contact Sun Metro HR Analyst Amber Phillips at 212-3318 if you have any questions.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applicants have been received.

A résumé and/or other documents will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Comments such as "See résumé" are not acceptable and will result in the application being considered incomplete.

To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. We do not use any information on your resume to review if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Failure to fully detail all experience and job duties in the application, or copying/pasting directly from the job specification, or responses referring to your résumé will eliminate you from consideration for the position.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map