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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
MTA is an equal employment opportunity employer


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You'll earn $23.33/hour, plus room to grow (top rate for full-time is $42.57/hour after 5+ years)

At Will**

Other Info:
Metro is a 24-hour / 7 day a week operation. You may be assigned to any Metro Operating Division within L.A. County and may be assigned to any shift.

This bulletin is posted to establish an Eligibility List


Basic Function

Under direct supervision, operates public transit buses, transports passengers, provides customer service, and performs safety inspections of bus equipment to assure their safe, efficient, and on-time operation.

Example Of Duties

  • Memorizes routes, transfer points, and fare structures for all lines assigned divisions
  • Performs a complete pre-pull-out inspection of bus, safety checks equipment, and informs mechanic when adjustments or repairs are necessary
  • Refers to and implements route maps, time schedules, and instructions for pull-outs, line service, pull-ins, and off-route trips
  • Collects and counts fares, issues transfer tickets, and transports passengers on public transit buses
  • Provides schedule, route, and fare information to passengers seeking assistance
  • Operates wheelchair lift and assists passengers with disabilities in boarding, riding, and alighting in a safe manner which may include pushing a wheelchair up & down the ramp
  • Secures wheelchairs of passengers with disabilities and clearly communicates the action being taken
  • Receives and transmits two-way radio messages involving accidents, emergencies, criminal activities, or other authorized Metro business
  • Line instructs student trainees and regular operators learning specific bus line routes
  • Reports hazardous or dangerous conditions along bus route and at passenger loading zones, including such hazards as unusual traffic, road conditions, obstructions, construction, and potential criminal activity
  • Writes reports and completes forms
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Positions in this job classification are considered safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transportation Administration(FTA) drug and alcohol regulations.

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • None Required


  • None Required

Certification/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Valid California Class C Driver License
  • Possess a valid U.S. driver license for at least two years
  • Satisfactory driving record for the past five years as verified by a K4 DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) printout
  • Must be able to obtain a valid California Class B Driver License with P (Passenger) endorsement before completion of training
  • Valid California Verification of Transit Training (VTT) Card
  • Valid Medical Examiner′s Certificate (MEC)
  • Must pass Metro Bus Operator course at Operations Central Instruction (OCI)
  • Positions in this job classification are considered safety-sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing, under Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations


  • State and local traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in the operation of vehicles
  • Vehicle safety rules and regulations
  • Basic money and time concepts


  • Operate Metro vehicles and equipment safely and efficiently
  • Work independently in a highly-structured environment
  • Exercise sound judgment in stressful situations
  • Understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions
  • Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees and the public
  • Decipher and successfully encounter traffic patterns flows and potential road hazards
  • Recognize existing or potential mechanical defects, problems, or maladjustments
  • Push, pull and lift up to 35 pounds
  • Push and pull wheelchair up to 275 pounds
  • Bend with both knees and back, squat and/or kneel when securing a wheelchair
  • Quickly and accurately count money at a glance
  • Read small printed material
  • Perceive patrons at bus stops from great distances
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (FR)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.