Operator job vacancy in Humboldt Transit Authority, (133 V St, Eureka, CA 95501)

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Job Details
Company Name :
Humboldt Transit Authority
Company Location :
133 V St, Eureka, CA 95501
Job Position :
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :
The Operator career at HTA begins as an Operator Trainee. During the paid 9-week training period, your hourly pay will be $17.91/hour. After successful completion of the training program and a probationary period of six (6) months you will be promoted to the Operator classification where your salary will progress to $18.80.

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Job Description
Operates a 30 to 60 passenger bus in a manner that provides safe, reliable, and courteous passenger transportation, information, and assistance to various destinations within the transit district.
Classification Bargaining Unit:
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, AFSME
Essential Job Functions:
Typical Tasks

It is an essential job function of all HTA Transit Operators to operate various types of vehicles within the fleet, as well as secure mobility devices in various types of securement stations on a day-to-day basis, for the operation of the public transportation system but not limited to:

Operates a motor coach safely and in accordance with a designated schedule;
Picks up and drops off passengers at designated bus stops;
Collects fares and sells day passes;
Aids passengers in boarding or departing the motor coach as needed;
Operates the wheelchair lift when necessary and secures passengers’ wheelchairs;
Calls out stops and provides information to passengers;
Maintains order on the motor coach;
Operates a two-way radio;
Prepares accident and incident reports;
Performs related work as required.

Supplemental Information
Knowledge of:

Safe driving practices.

Ability to:

Learn to operate a motor coach in a safe manner;
Learn to operate a two-way radio;
Read maps;
Follow a schedule;
Follow oral and written instructions which are given in English;
Prepare accident, incident, and other reports in English;
Maintain simple records;
Deal courteously and effectively with the public;
Perform simple arithmetic.


Safety sensitive position and requires pre-employment and random drug testing mandated by the Federal Transit Administration.
Varied shifts; must be willing to work at the scheduled time and location.


Meet Commercial licensing standards.
Sit for extended periods of time.
Use arms, wrists, and hands to turn steering wheel of transit vehicle.
Use legs to apply pressure for braking of transit vehicle.
Adjust transit vehicle seats and mirrors to gain necessary line of vision to maneuver vehicle safely.
Maneuver heavy wheeled mobility devices.
Climb, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch and kneel to inspect vehicle or assist passengers.
Push, pull, or maneuver carts, strollers, wheeled mobility devices.
Lift approximately 50 pounds or less.

We are proud to offer an attractive benefits package: Our benefits program is just one way that Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) is committed to your success and well-being. The following list of benefits and services are available to full-time employees:

100% PAID Medical – HTA pays 100% Medical to employees and eligible dependents, of the monthly premium for medical insurance of the least expensive plan offered by PERS in Humboldt County.
Paid Dental Coverage– HTA pays 100% Dental Coverage to employees and dependents after reaching six (6) months of employment with HTA.
Vision Coverage: After reaching six (6) months of employment, HTA will reimburse up to $300 of vision costs for employee and $150 per dependent per calendar year, annually.
Life Insurance: HTA pays 100% of the cost of a $10,000 life insurance policy for each employee.
Retirement Programs: As defined by the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) members retirement formula is 2%@55. New members are required to pay 6.75% of their gross wages per pay period towards PEPRA (CalPERS Retirement). HTA also contributes to the cost for retiree medical benefits for all eligible qualified retired HTA employees and their dependents. For more detailed information regarding CalPERS retirement benefits, visit the CalPERS webpage; calpers.ca.gov
Voluntary Investment 457 Supplemental Plan: The purpose of the Deferred Compensation Plan is to help you establish an investment savings program that grows over time and from which you can withdraw money that will supplement your retirement. Deferred Compensation contributions are automatically withdrawn from your paycheck which provides a convenient way to save for retirement. The amount you defer does not reduce the earnings upon which your pension is calculated. Any HTA employee is qualified to enroll in this plan.
Opt-Out in lieu of Health Insurance: A qualifying employee opting-out of employer sponsored health insurance who provides written proof will receive an opt-out incentive equal to 100% of the employee-only premium for the least expensive plan offered by PERS in Humboldt County.
Paid Time Off (PTO); Vacation is accrued based on the number of hours in paid status, after the first hour worked at .073 (averages to 3.5 weeks of PTO), for the first 2 years after the employee gains full-time status. Three (3) PTO buyout options per fiscal year.
Sick Leave: Sick leave accrues at the rate of .0385 beginning on the first hour worked.
Rate Increases: One-step increase per calendar year until reaching Step E. Employees advance to Step F after 10 years of service, Step G after 15 years of service, and Step H after 20 years of service.
Social Security: Employees do not contribute to Social Security.
Paid Training: New Starting/Training Pay at Step A, $17.91 per hour, while obtaining a Commercial Class B License. After a six-month probationary period, employee is eligible for an increase, Step B, $18.80 per hour.
10 Paid Holidays Per Calendar Year: Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve, HTA operates on a Saturday schedule and employees are subject to work. Guaranteed Holiday’s Day off: 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and any other holiday declared as such by the HTA Governing Board.
AFSCME Bargaining Unit: HTA is formally represented by a union for employees classified in the bargaining unit which consist of the coach operators, mechanics, and shop supervisors. The bargaining unit is known as the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. Union Dues: 1.3% of gross wages per pay period; not to exceed $28.50 per pay period.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The Employee Assistance Program offers guidance on emotional, family, and other personal problems.
Transit Passes: All active full-time employees and their eligible dependents are eligible for transit passes for use over HTA bus lines. Dependents of employees are only eligible up to age 26. Not eligible after 26. All retirees are eligible for transit passes.

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