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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity


$2,607.07 – $3,168.92 / Monthly
$15.04 – $18.28 / Hour

This is a full-time, benefited position.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Under general supervision, to operate a transit bus on a fixed route within Trinity County; to transport passengers to various destinations within the County; to perform safety checks and maintain various reports/driving logs of bus and daily activities; to do related work as required.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Routine vehicle maintenance requirements including hydraulic controls, hydraulic and hydrolic brake systems and electronic ignition systems. Safe driving practices. Traffic laws of the State of California. Principles and methods of preventive maintenance. Safe work practices and procedures. Good public relations techniques. Record keeping methods and procedures. Mathematics.

Ability to:
Visually inspect gas, propane and diesel-powered equipment and assess problems with and determine mechanical defects affecting safe operation of electrical, hydraulic, hydrolic and mechanical systems. Safely drive a transit-size bus in a variety of weather conditions and locations. Follow a prescribed bus route in a safe and timely manner. Read and write at the level required for successful job performance. Follow radio procedures and transmit information in a clear and concise manner. Apply technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical trades work. Follow written and oral instructions. Maintain accurate records and reports. Make mathematical calculations quickly and accurately. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and other staff when explaining the functions and policies of the County Transit Program. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Some previous experience performing vehicle operation duties.

Special Requirements:
Possession of an appropriate California Driver’s License with appropriate passenger endorsement and VTT Certificate.
Incumbents must complete requisite training and obtain required driver’s license endorsements at the time of hiring, as well as Department of Motor Vehicles certification to remain employed in this classification.

Possession of a current and clear Department of Motor Vehicles printout.

Typical Physical Requirements
Sits for extended periods. Frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch. Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Verbal communication. Operate a transit bus and related wheelchairs lift equipment. Use a radio and telephone.


NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or
revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Additional Application:

Minimum Education and Experience

Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Motor Vehicle Record Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $15.04
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $18.28