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ESL Trainee


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Apr 1, 2024



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Job Summary

In preparation for a successful career as a Bus Operator, the ESL trainee will:
  • Increase English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing through active class participation.
  • Master key vocabulary and concepts related to operating and maintaining commercial vehicles.
  • Refine customer service skills in English through a variety of communication simulations.
  • Get to know the UTA Way, our organizational culture, and develop camaraderie with peers.
  • Participate in an eight-week training program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Ability to work in the US.
  • Safe driver with a valid Utah driver license and no more than 2 moving violations in the past 3 years.
  • No convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or any drugs within the past 10 years.
  • For safety sensitive positions it is required to obtain and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card (paid by UTA)
  • One year in a customer service role with ability to solve problems and resolve customer inquiries.
  • High school or equivalent diploma, preferred.
  • Demonstrated intermediate English proficiency in reading and writing with a level 4 or higher on the CASAS assessment.
  • Communicate with supervisors and customers and maintain good interpersonal relations, both orally and over the radio, in English with support
  • Operate all passenger buses safely.
  • Report for assigned shifts on time.
  • Perform the physical requirements of the job to include regular walking, floor to waist lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally/carrying up to 15 lbs. occasionally, reaching, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crouching, balancing, bending, and prolonged periods of sitting and standing.
  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
- OR -
An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

** Applicants must have a CASAS assessment score before applying for this position. If you do not have a CASAS assessment score, please reach out to Cathleen Carter at Granite Peaks Adult Education - (385) 646-1468, or email [email protected]

Pay Rate:
$15.986 per hour

8:00 am - 3:15 pm Monday through Thursday (Shift & Days Off Subject to Change)

Class Starts: Monday, June 10th, 2024

Close Date: April 30th, 2024 by 05:59 PM

* Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.

*Utah Transit Authority is a drug-free workplace, subject to federal drug and alcohol testing regulations under 49 CFR Part 40, 655, and 219. All offers for employment are contingent upon a successful pre-employment drug test. If a pre-employment test returns a non-negative result, an application for employment may be rejected. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing for drug and alcohol use. All safety sensitive employees are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use.


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