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Paratransit Bus Operator (Full-Time, SLC)


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Apr 3, 2024



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Do you have a big heart? Do you enjoy working with people with disabilities? Our Operators provide an invaluable service for people with disabilities who are functionally unable to independently use the UTA fixed route bus service for their entire trip. Paratransit Bus Operators have abundant leadership and growth opportunities, and enjoy incredible benefits (listed below). If you want a rewarding career where you can leave work every day knowing you made a difference for the environment, community, and in the lives of others then apply today to join our team!

Responsible for safe operation of a passenger bus on a specialized route in accordance with UTA operating procedures, assuming responsibility for the safety of customers and equipment. Performs standard pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspections. Communicates appropriate information to dispatch, customers, supervisors, and others designated to receive such information. Answers questions from customers and others. Collects appropriate fare from passengers. Follows UTA guidelines, operating rules and procedures.

* All UTA Operators can enjoy a $2,000 Hiring Incentive. Ask for details!*

Minimum Qualifications


  • Successful completion of UTAs Bus Operator Training/Certification Program, including passing all required exams.


  • One year in a customer service role with ability to solve problems and resolve customer inquiries.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • A safe driver with a valid drivers 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.
  • Familiar with the Wasatch Front.
  • Able to:
    • Obtain and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card
    • Pass the written Class C CDL test and Passenger Endorsement test prior to the start of the paid-training program.
    • Communicate with supervisors and customers and maintain good interpersonal relations, both orally and over the radio
    • Read and understand training materials, operating manuals and operating and safety rules directives
    • Prepare legible written reports of incidents and accidents
    • Operate any and all passenger buses safely
    • Report for assigned shift on time
    • Meet schedule demands, scheduled shifts, and scheduled departures
    • 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
  • Must be able to pass Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) background screening. This screening includes but may not be limited to: fingerprint-based checks of national crime information databases, and/or state child abuse and elder abuse registries for offenses that may impact the ability of the applicant to have unsupervised contact with vulnerable populations.

    This job requires regular and predictable attendance.


    An equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.

    (UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.)

Pay Rate:
$20.00/hr training for up to 9 weeks. $24.03/hr after training with guaranteed pay increases every six months for the next four years up to $28.28/hr.

Close Date: Monday, April 15th, 2024 by 5:59 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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