Bus Operators - Part & Full Time - Paid Training
Company: METRO Transit Authority
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Bilingual, Transportation
Job Type: Full Time
Pay Amount: $15.00 / Hour
Posted: 5/2/2019




Bilingual a Plus.


   Benefits of Working at Metro
– Retirement Plan and Savings Plan
– Competitive Pay
– Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
– Life Insurance
– Education Assistance (Non-Union)
– Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Holidays
– Employee Assistance Program
– Wellness Program
– Advancement Opportunities
– Free Transportation for Employees and Spouses
– Bilingual Incentive Pay for Bus Operators

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Under general supervision, the Bus Operator operates METRO buses to transport passengers over specified routes to local or distant points according to time schedules, charters, and special services.  Bus Operators are expected to interact with passengers in a professional, courteous and helpful manner as well as perform pre-trip inspections of assigned bus.  Bus Operations should clearly understand the requirements for the job as stated on this job description, job posting, Labor Agreement, Employee Performance Codes and Work Rules. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

METRO is an Equal Opportunity Employer


High School Diploma or GED is required, or you must obtain one within two (2) years of hire date.

A minimum of three (3) years of general work experience which includes driving experience, customer service experience is required.  A minimum of two (2) years of continued employment in a direct public contact position is preferred. Work history will be verified in the states and county that the applicant has lived or worked.


Applicants must successfully complete and pass: a pre-employment performance evaluation, Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, drug/alcohol screen, background investigation and pre-employment assessments and tests. 


A current CDL is preferred and must have or be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License and subsequently obtain and maintain a TX Class B CDL. Bilingual ability is a plus.


Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and have been a valid licensed driver for at least three (3) years.


A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check is required prior to the placement of any individual in a position that requires the operation of a METRO revenue or non-revenue vehicle on behalf of METRO.


Disqualifying Criteria:

Two or more DUI or DWI convictions with no time limit;


Any DUI or DWI convictions within the preceding three (3) years; invalid, suspended, or revoked drivers' license and no more than two (2) moving violations in the past three (3) years. No job related felony/misdemeanors. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case by case basis and the job relatedness is determined by METRO. 


METRO will not accept former First Transit employees that have been separated from First Transit less than 12 months. 


The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion,age,sex,national origin,veteran status,genetic information or disability.

Kashmere Facility
5700 Eastex Freeway
Houston, TX 77026
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