Bus Operator

The District has an opening for the following position:

Bus Operator
$20.00/Hour (in training)
$20.50/Hour (after training)

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive a bus over designated routes in accordance with time schedules and District regulations
  • Check vehicles daily to maintain safe operating conditions
  • Provide assistance to customers, including assistance in boarding and de-boarding, safely securing wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts and announcing stops
  • Assist riders in catching the correct bus

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED- Graduation from a vocational technical college is preferred
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s License with driving record acceptable to District’s insurance underwriter.
  • Minimum 21 years of age with at least three (3) years of holding a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class B California driver’s license with passenger and air brake endorsements
  • Driving record acceptable to District’s insurance underwriter
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a current Medical Certificate

Knowledge of and ability to:

  • Safe Driving practices
  • Maintain order among the public
  • Recognize malfunctions in equipment and take appropriate action
  • Ability to learn a designated bus route, including stops and traffic hazards

Pre-placement physical and drug screen required. The successful candidate will also be required to undergo a Department of Justice background investigation. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination preferred at time of hire.

Applications may be obtained from the GET office, printed from GET’s website, or completed on GET’s website, www.getbus.org. Completed applications and current Official K4 DMV printout, must be returned to Golden Empire Transit District, 1830 Golden State Avenue, Bakersfield, CA. 93301. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications. EOE. OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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