City of Ojai
  • Ojai, CA, USA
  • $17.32 - $21.06
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to operate a trackless trolley style (or substitute) vehicle on a fixed route schedule and ensure passenger safety.



  • Drive assigned vehicle on a fixed route and on schedule.
  • Assist passengers with the boarding or disembarking of assigned vehicle.
  • Drive with due regard to the safety and comfort of passengers and motorists.
  • Collect, tabulate, and report ridership and farebox data including service to disabled passengers.
  • Collect fares, make change, and keep records of amounts collected.
  • Maintain equipment and report deficiencies immediately.
  • Answer questions regarding routes and time schedules of various local transit systems.
  • Ensure equipment is in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
  • Participate in training and education programs.
  • Reconcile and balance collection of fares.


OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES: Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Rules and regulations governing operations of public passenger vehicles.
  • Safety procedures and safe work practices related to transit operation.
  • Traffic laws and regulations applicable to operation of a trolley on public streets.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Safe driving principles and practices.

Ability to:

  • Operate a variety of trolley and transit equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Maintain a satisfactory driving record.
  • Follow an assigned route maintaining appropriate time schedules.
  • Collect and balance fares.
  • Deal with members of the public tactfully and courteously.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Inspect vehicles for possible mechanical and other safety concerns.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Experience: Prior experience as a bus driver is desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma.

License or Certificate: Possession of a Class B driver's license.

Special Requirements:  Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 50 lbs.; exposure to noise, outdoors, vibration, and chemicals; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for shift work.

This position is subject to DOT drug/alcohol testing requirements.

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