City of Ojai
  • Ojai, CA, USA
  • 21.75-26.44 per hour
  • 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.

The City of Ojai is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Ojai Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close at any time without notice. Facsimiles, electronic mail, photocopies, and final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

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