WORKING AT MTD

Great people are our most important asset and are essential to fulfilling our mission. MTD is committed to our community and we are looking for people who share our passion for service and enhancing the mobility of our riders. Salary, wage, and benefit packages are designed to be competitive and attract and retain a highly qualified and motivated workforce.

OPEN POSITIONS

TITLE
Bus Operator

SALARY
Hourly Range $17.47 to $26.58
Rate of Pay during Training 8 weeks $16.50 per hour

Excellent Benefits and Union Pension Plan

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) H-6 driving print out required to be submitted for consideration

POSITION
The Bus Operator is responsible for the safe operation of a passenger bus on assigned routes and schedules. The position requires an individual with a courteous and positive attitude toward the public at all times. The Bus Operator must drive safely, answer questions about all MTD routes and schedules, ensure passengers deposit fares in the fare box, report any items that may be deficient using proper forms and procedures, and perform other duties as required.

Bus Operator is classified as a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transportation Administrative (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
A valid Class B Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one is required. Other qualifications include considerable skill in operation of motor vehicles; knowledge of California Department of Motor Vehicles Rules and Regulations, operation of public passenger carrying vehicles; ability to establish and maintain effective courteous relations with public and work harmoniously with others; ability in preparing clear and concise reports. Graduation from high school or GED and minimum of three (3) years of safe driving is also required. Minimum 21 years of age.

ABILITIES
The physical demands of this position include prolonged sitting, driving, and steering, with occasional bending and stooping to assist disabled passengers, and must be able to lift, push, and pull at least 50 pounds.

DEMONSTRATED DRIVING RECORD
You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called an “H6” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV H6 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.

DISCLAIMER
Job Description is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by his/her supervisor, department head or general manager.

SELECTION PROCESS
All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to complete a written examination. Applicants with passing scores will be invited for an interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process.

All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

EXAMINATION
The examination will include one or more of the following:
· Application Review

· Written Test

· Oral Interview

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS
The process includes a job-specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.

Applicants may submit an online application OR obtain an application at www.sbmtd.gov and submit your application to:

Attn: HUMAN RESOURCES
SANTA BARBARA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT
550 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Or by email to careers@sbmtd.gov

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Paid Holidays – Paid Vacation – Sick Leave – Union Health Insurance – Supplemental Retirement (457)
Paid Physical Examination

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986
In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.

TITLE
Service Worker – 30 hours per week
SALARY
$20.39/hr then increase to $20.80/hr. eff 7/1/17

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Essential functions may include, but are not limited, to the following:
•   Check and fill buses with fuel, oil, and water
•   Clean exterior and interior of all MTD vehicles
•   Operate bus washer and maintain maintenance equipment
•   Park buses in proper order; delivery and collection of vehicles
•   Maintenance of District yard
•   Other duties as assigned

BENEFITS
* Bus Pass: Free and unlimited bus riding privileges for all MTD employees and their legal dependents.
* Health Insurance: After thirty days of employment, MTD will contribute towards the medical insurance premium for all eligible family members. The package includes full coverage medical and a dental plan and vision plan. There is a current premium of $114 per month for each employee for the family insurance package, as long as the employee works 120 hours in the previous month. There is a pro-rata cost assessed f the employee works less than 120 hours in the previous month.
* Holiday Pay: After thirty days of employment, Holiday pay is accrued according to hours worked in the previous month.
* Vacation: After (1) one year of service, up to eighty 80 hours.
* Pension funds are paid into the Teamsters Pension Trust. The amount paid for each pay hour and a monthly dollar maximum are based on agreement with the Union.
* Sick Pay: After thirty days of employment, employee may accrue up to 40 hours sick pay per year, according to hours worked in the previous month. Sick pay may be used after one year of employment.
* Coverall Uniforms Five pair are furnished, free of charge

QUALIFICATIONS
The following are the minimum qualifications, which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

DEMONSTRATED DRIVING RECORD
You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called an “H6” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV H6 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
•   High School Diploma or GED OR any combination of education and experience to fulfill the duties of the position
•   Possession of or ability to obtain a Class B driver license with a good driving record.
•   Public Agency/Transit District experience is a plus +
•   Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
•   Prior Transit District or Public Transit Agency experience
•   Comply with OSHA rules governing cleaning and hazardous waste products; wear protective equipment as provided by MTD
•   Learn district department policies and procedures;
•   Work well under pressure and complete assignments within tight deadlines
•   Communicate effectively and clearly in both oral and written form
•   Excellent interpersonal skills
•   Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, as well as communicate professionally with passengers and peers with courtesy, diplomacy and tact.

WORKING CONDITIONS
In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Environment – Works in outdoor conditions in facilities yard and buildings areas and sometimes in public city streets. Operates District Vehicles in performance of job duties.

Physical and Mental – Hearing and Speaking sufficient to articulate and present information in person and telephone. Vision within normal range with or without correction; sitting or standing for extended periods of time, walking on uneven surfaces; uses hands to handle, feel and operate standard office equipment including work assigned computer, mental capability to use or apply analytical reasoning and concepts, read and interpret documents, Ability to push, pull, and carry a minimum of 50 pounds; observe and interpret people and situations, perform highly detailed on multiple concurrent tasks and work under intensive deadlines.

Hazards – Exposure to traffic, fumes, dust, and dirt

If you are interested in this position and you meet the minimum qualifications, please submit an online application at www.sbmtd.gov.

SBMTD is an equal opportunity employer and drug and alcohol-free workplace.

This position will remain open until filled.
An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in the selection process which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews. Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Candidates are also required to pass a post-job-offer, pre-placement physical which includes a drug and alcohol screening.

TITLE

Mechanic Assistant

SALARY

$28.56 per hour

Per Collective Bargaining Agreement 7/1/2017

Excellent Benefits

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) H-6 driving print out is required to be submitted for consideration

POSITION:

Under general supervision, performs complete mechanical repairs, maintenance, installation of equipment and servicing district buses and automobiles maintained by the district. Work is performed at full journey level and is characterized by responsibility for independently performing more complex repairs.

Mechanic Assistants is classified as a safety sensitive position and is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transportation Administrative (FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot engine in the fleet with updated equipment and data information systems available.
  • Proficiently remove and install engines, transmissions, rear axle units and all auxiliary units, including windows.
  • Diagnose and repair braking, steering mechanism, axel units, wheelchair lifts, hydraulic, heating, electrical, chassis, and suspension components.
  • Comprehend procedures, read electrical schematics, repair faults, cell and battery diagnostics and replacements.
  • Perform field or shop inspections of buses or district vehicles to determine repair needs/or estimate costs of repairs.
  • Conducts repairs of disabled buses or vehicles in the field, if and when possible.
  • Performs other related duties as needed or required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, and ABILITIES

The following are the minimum qualifications, which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position:

  • Combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the completion of High School; High School Diploma or GED.
  • Course work in auto, truck and/or fleet mechanics. Three (3) recent years of experience as a mechanic in automotive; preferably in heavy equipment and fleet repair.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a class B driver license with a good driving record.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain TSI driver training certificate.
  • Knowledge of method, practices, materials and tools used in repair and maintenance of automotive and fleet equipment
  • Knowledge of various types of diesel powered and gasoline powered automotive drive trains.
  • Principals and techniques servicing air brakes, vehicular hydraulic and electrical systems.
  • Operate and test repair equipment
  • Knowledge of basic mechanical principles and practices of automotive repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Operate desk top to obtain information on available parts and other work related information
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner with fellow co-workers and the general public
  • Abide by all rules and regulations outlined in employee handbook.
  • Valid Class B Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement or the ability to obtain one is required.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

ENVIRONMENT

Works with exposure to outdoor conditions in maintenance yard/garage environment. May be required to drive buses or district vehicles/equipment to various locations, such as, public city streets, maintenance, and facilities areas within conducting district business. Physical – Hearing and Speaking sufficient to articulate information in person, meetings, and telephone. Vision within normal range with or without correction; sitting, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling, lying down, twisting, balancing, reaching, steering, neck, mobility. Ability to push, lift, carry, and pull up to 50 lbs. Manipulates hands, fingers, and wrists to handle, feel, grasp, or operate tools, parts, controls, and equipment; standing for extended periods of time, walking on uneven surfaces; uses hands to handle, feel and operate standard office equipment including work assigned computer, mental capability to use or apply analytical reasoning and concepts, read and interpret documents. Hazards – Exposure to traffic, fumes, dust, dirt, heights, noise, fumes, from oil, gas, diesel fuel, diesel, cleaning solvents.

DISCLAIMER

Job Description is not construed to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by his/her supervisor, department head or general manager.

 

DEMONSTRATED DRIVING RECORD

You will need to submit a copy of your DMV printout (this is called an “H6” California Driver’s History Record). Your record must not have a citation for reckless driving or a citation related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol within 10 years of hire. Your DMV record must not have a combination of more than two citations and/or at fault accidents within the last 3 years. Please fax a copy of your DMV H6 printout to the attention of Human Resources at (805) 963-9573.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be evaluated on their related work experience and education qualifications. MTD will invite the most qualified candidates to participate in an oral interview. MTD application MUST be fully completed and must clearly show that the minimum requirements are met. Any questions on application that are unanswered may cause you to be excluded from the selection process. All statements made on an application are subject to investigation and verification. Any invalid applications are subject to disqualification.

 

EXAMINATION

The examination will include one or more of the following:

  • Application Review
  • Oral Interview
  • Job Knowledge Test

PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS

The process includes a job specific pre-employment physical and drug screening to be completed by an industrial health clinic of MTD’s choice; criminal background and references will also be performed. All offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of the pre-employment process.

Applicants may submit an online application OR obtain an application at www.sbmtd.gov and submit your application to:

Attn: HUMAN RESOURCES

SANTA BARBARA METROPOLITAN TRANSIT DISTRICT

550 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Or by email to careers@sbmtd.gov

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Paid Holidays – Paid Vacation – Sick Leave – Union Health Insurance – Union Retirement Benefit

Paid Physical Examination

IMMIGRATION AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986

In order to comply with the provision of this law, all applicants prior to placement, must provide proof of work eligibility and attest that they are a citizen, permanent resident alien, or otherwise authorized to be employed.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District has established a policy and practice of recruiting, hiring, training and promoting for all job classifications within MTD without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class or consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.


HOW TO APPLY

IN PERSON

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District
550 Olive Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Directions

ONLINE

Use our online application portal.