Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $17.91 gross per hour
  • Riverside


***To receive an appointment time, please complete the online application to include your full employmenthistory along with explanation of any gaps,and be prepared to submit or bring your ID and current drivers' history report (dated within 30 days).
***We will be holding on-site testing and qualified candidates may receive same-day interviews and job offers!***

WALK INS are welcome from 8am to 12pm but please note what you are required to provide: FULL employment history or resume, DMV K4 obtained from the DMV, current and valid driving license.

WE WILL TRAIN!!! Previous coach operator experience not required.

***NOTE: Candidates whose driving records do not meet the position qualifications will be turned away. You may haveyourdriving historyreviewed in advance by uploading it with your application or emailing to

ALL CANDIDATES: A valid, non-restricted license is required. Please wear flat, non-slip shoes to the event. On average, candidate who make it through the entire process areonsite for 3-4 hours.

The Riverside Transit Agency is recruiting to fill current openingsfor full-time Coach Operator. This recruitment will also be usedto develop an eligibility list. This position operates the Agency's transit bus fleet and provides safe, dependable and courteous public transportation service for the citizens of the RTA Service area.

Please be advised that this may involve assignment at either our Riverside or Hemet locations. Applicants must be available to work 7 days per week, including holidays and all shifts.

Current hourly rate is $17.91 with progression to $27.56. Progression occurs over a 4 year period from date of hire.

The Coach Operator will:

- Operate Agency transit and support vehicles in both revenue and non-revenue service;
- Maintain an established schedule along a designated route;
- Be available to operate Agency buses on pre-assigned shifts;
- Be responsible for the safety of passengers;
- Collect proper fares according to Agency tariffs;
- Give transit information;
- Collect patronage and revenue data as assigned;
- Prepare report forms;
- Report equipment defects or failures;
- And other related tasks as assigned.

The position will function under the general supervision of the Director of Operations and/or the Operations Manager and under the direct supervision of the Operations Supervisor(s).

- Demonstrated regular and successful work history- Customer Service experience preferred
- Must possess a valid US Class C driver's license for 3 consecutive years
- Current DMV K4 printout (note online printed driver history reports will not be accepted)
- Minimum age of 21
- Excellent driving record
- Ability to obtain and maintain a Class B Permit/License with endorsements


At the time of application:
A current valid non-restrictedClass C Driver's License is required.Additionally, adrivers' history printout (issued not more than 30 days prior to date of application) must be provided with the application. You must obtain the official driving historyfrom the DMV. The driving historymust be clear of suspensions for anyreasonwithin the past five (5) years and have no more than three (3) points within the pastfive (5) years and no two (2) point violations.
No accidents which applicant contributed to cause within 3 years from your application date.
Have appeared in court as required

NOTE: In order to be prepared and successful in the recruitment process, interested applicants are urged to visit the California DMV website to obtain study guides and prepare for the Class B permit exams. Please click this link to go to the DMV Study Guide: DMV Study Guide

Prior to appointment to the position:
Candidates must provide proof of a Class B Permit with the passenger and air brake endorsements; or a current Class A or B License with the proper endorsements.

Upon appointment to the position:
All Coach Operators are required to obtain and maintain avalid Class B Driver's License, with the proper endorsements and current medical certificate.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform commercial driver license (CDL) customers about new requirements and updated acceptable documents that becomes effective on May 10, 2017. All new commercial driver license applicants will be required to provide the DMV with proof of California residency as well as proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or legal presence.

The new requirements apply to original and renewal CDL applicants, as well as CDL cardholders who request a license upgrade.

A few examples of acceptable legal presence documents include:
•A valid, unexpired U.S. passport or passport card
•Certified copy of a birth certificate with a State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent
•A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card
•A valid, unexpired employment authorization document (EAD)
•A valid, unexpired foreign passport with an approved I-94 form

A few examples of California residency documents include:
•Rental or lease agreement
•Mortgage bill
•Home utility bills (including cellular phone)
•Medical documents
•Employment documents

For the full list of documents accepted to verify legal presence and California residency visit,

Must be at least 21 years old. An additional requirement is that each operator must possess an accurate railroad-type watch, or approved equivalent.

Applications and driving records will be evaluated and only qualified applicants willcontinue to participate in the selection process on Friday, November 15, 2019, which includes:

- Driving record review (pass/fail).
- WrittenExam
- A performance exam (pass/fail).
- Oral interview examination (100% weight).

NOTE: If selected to complete every phase of the selection process, you will undergo a physical ability assessment. This assessment may include, but is not limited to, squatting, bending, stooping and reaching. Should you believe that you require a reasonable accommodation to complete such an assessment, please contact the Human Resources Department within 48 hours of receipt of your appointment time.

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A TIME SLOT FOR OUR HIRING EVENT,you will need to have provided, or be prepared to bring with you, A CURRENT DMV driving record (issued not more than 30 days prior to date of application) and a full employment history to include an explanation of any gaps in employment. The examinations will be used to assess the applicant's knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.

***NOTE - Candidates whose driving records do not meet the position qualifications will be turned away.


The selection procedures may change depending on the needs of the Agency; if such changes apply, qualified applicants will be notified prior to the administration of examinations.

The Riverside Transit Agency complies with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of accommodation requests prior to the first test part. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Riverside Transit Agency requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

  • coach
  • customer service
  • human resources
  • recruitment