Bus Driver – Class B (162 views)

Berkeley, CA
October 16, 2019 2019-12-15
Job Description

Bus Driver 

Position Summary: The position is responsible for transporting SAHA residents, which are elderly residents and those with special needs, to various destinations. Destinations include, but are not limited to: local doctor appointments, local shopping centers, and occasional field trips. 

Location: This position will transport SAHA residents living within Alameda County – primarily residents of SAHA properties in Oakland in Berkeley. 

Compensation: The pay range for this position begins at $19.00 hourly. Starting pay rates depend on candidate experience, education, skill, comparisons to current staff, and the specific needs of the position hired for. 

Benefits/Perks: We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package and work/life balance. Here are some of the highlights:
Medical HMO- $10 copays. Free for employees, less than $60 / month for employees + children
Dental HMO or PPO. Free for employees, less than $60 / month for employees + children
Paid Time Off- 14 days in first year, 19 second year, 24 third year and beyond.
Paid Holidays- at least 9 per year.
Regular Schedule- M-F 8 hours / day
Retirement- 401k plan with 4% employer match. 100% vested upon hire.
Life, AD&D, LTD Insurance- basic plan free for employees, option to purchase additional coverage, including for spouse or dependents. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

Safely transports residents to and from scheduled destinations, assisting riders with loading and unloading of their belongings. 

Models safety and ensures riders are following safety procedures at all times while on bus. 

Completes weekly driver operational reports of ridership activity, DMV reports, and other information as required by CHP and Dept. of
Transportation and submit to supervisor. 

Completes a documented safety check of the bus using a checklist each morning prior to operating the vehicle and evening upon returning. 

Assures proper maintenance of bus according to the preventative maintenance schedule and maintains proper paperwork on bus, as required by CHP & DOT regulations. 

Maintains a well-cleaned bus, walking through it daily to collect trash left behind by riders and ensures the bus is washed at least monthly. 

Participates in annual CHP inspection along with Program Manager. 

Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Management.

Education and/or Experience Requirements 

High school degree or general education degree (GED) required with at least two years of previous van/shuttle driving experience and/or
equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Prior experience working with special needs populations a plus. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Must be reliable in attendance and quality of work.
Must have the ability to safely operate bus and wheel chair lift.
Must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to evaluate rider satisfaction.
Must be comfortable and productive working independently.
Must be sensitive to the needs and concerns of seniors, and those with special needs, and always maintain a pleasant, friendly and respectful
demeanor when dealing with riders. A patient and positive attitude is essential.
Must be able to exercise good judgment and common sense in determining how to respond to requests from residents and staff.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English to successfully interact with residents, riders and other employees. Ability to speak Mandarin,
Cantonese, Tagalog or Spanish a plus.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Must be able to work under time demands and be able to remain calm and pleasant with the occasional demanding rider, family member, etc.

Certificates & Licenses

Valid class B driver’s license with passenger endorsement and a good driving record- a DMV check will be conducted.
Medical Certification as required by DOT to safely operate bus.
Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol exam and be enrolled in random substance & alcohol program testing, as mandated by
the Department of Transportation.
Must be able to pass and maintain insurance clearance from SAHA insurance carrier.

Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer