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Bus Operator (Full Time, Ogden)


Ogden, UT, United States


Jul 2, 2024



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Our bus operators are the face of UTA! Safety and excellent customer service are the top priority for this position and UTA is working diligently to identify and hire the best and brightest for this critical role. We will teach you everything you need to know about how to operate UTA passenger buses and keep customers and equipment safe. Enjoy performing standard pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspections, communicating information to the dispatch center, customers and supervisors, answer questions from customers and others, collect passenger fare, and follow UTA guidelines, operating rules and procedures. If you are seeking a long-term, fulfilling career, consider becoming a Bus Operator for UTA. Opportunities for advancement are impressive, benefits are incredible, and the security of knowing you work for a highly successful and stable organization in service to the community brings a sense of peace, belonging, and progress.
*All UTA Operators can enjoy a $2,000 Hiring Incentive. Ask for details!*   


Minimum Qualifications


  • Completion of UTA’s PAID 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.
  • Safe driver with a valid 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.
  • Familiar with the Wasatch Front is preferred but not required.
  • Obtain and maintain a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card (paid by UTA)
  • Pass the written Class “B” CDL test, with Air Brakes and Passenger Endorsement tests 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
  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
- OR -   
An equivalent combination or relevant education and experience.   
Pay Rate: $20.00/hr training, $24.73/hr after training with guaranteed pay increases every six months for the next four years up to $28.48/hr.

Shift: Variable Shifts across a 5-day work week  
*The start date for this position may vary and is subject to change.*  

Close Date: July 25th, 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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