School Bus Driver
West County Transportation Agency
367 West Robles Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Announcement of Employment Opportunity
Classification: School Bus Driver
The West County Transportation Agency is a Joint Powers Agency formed of seventeen school districts in Western Sonoma County. Our primary responsibility is to provide cooperative, centralized, cost efficient, safe, and child-centered school transportation to the students of these school districts. School bus drivers work a minimum of four hours per day on a split shift, bringing students to school in the morning and taking them home in the afternoon. Drivers work only when students are in school and school is in session (typically 180 days per year). Extra work is available by driving field trips, substituting on mid-day routes, and summer school. We have regular route and stand-by positions available.
Starting salary is $18.31 per hour. Excellent health, dental, and vision benefits for the employee and dependents are available and are prorated for employees working less than six hours per day. The Agency pays for a $50,000 life insurance policy for employees only. Currently certified drivers, who are hired, will be paid a $500 sign-on bonus with their first payroll check and $500 with the completion of employment at six months with the Agency.
Interested persons should apply as soon as possible at the West County Transportation Agency facility.
Applications consist of an application form, and a recent copy of your 10-year (H-6) DMV print-out is mandatory. Resumes, letters of recommendation, or any other supporting documentation may accompany the application.
WEST COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICANTS EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURES:
Application forms must be received in the Business Office no later than the announced time on the announced closing date for filing. WCTA application forms must be used. Resumes or other application forms will not be considered as applications for Agency positions. Applicants must meet the qualifications as specified on the announcement in order to be considered eligible to complete the written, oral, or practical examination.
All prospective employees must pass a pre-employment drug test. On-going drug and alcohol testing is performed on a random basis after employment and after accidents.
In November 2016, California voted to allow the recreational use of marijuana. Although this is legal, it is still illegal for commercial drivers to use this substance. Experts report that THC, the drug that is present in marijuana and tested, stays in a person’s system for up to 90 days or longer.