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Custodian, Full-Time – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

FULL-TIME CUSTODIAN

 

Non-Exempt Safety Sensitive

Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

 

Hourly Rate: $15.13 – $19.31 with benefit package Participation in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

 

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, washes the exterior of El Dorado Transit vehicles and cleans, disinfects and maintains the interior; operates the automatic vehicle washing equipment; performs routine maintenance and cleaning duties of El Dorado Transit offices, facilities and vehicles; uses a variety of custodial tools, equipment and supplies; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from management and supervisory staff. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

 This is a fully qualified journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of vehicle washing/cleaning and custodial duties for El Dorado Transit offices and sites, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Using a variety of materials and equipment, cleans and sanitizes the exterior and interior of El Dorado Transit vehicles; operates automatic vehicle washing equipment; ensures interior seats and flooring are properly maintained in a tidy condition; cleans and maintains automatic bus washing
  • Performs a diverse range of custodial duties in El Dorado Transit facilities and sites; cleans offices, facilities,  bus  shelters and bus stops;  monitors  conditions  of  facilities  and  reports  the  need  for maintenance and repair.
  • Sweeps, mops and scrubs floors; removes trash; cleans windows; wipes down and dusts ceilings, walls, and doors; dusts furniture and
  • Maintains bus stop locations by performing tasks such as cleaning, installing and repairing bus stop signs, benches and shelters; removes graffiti; replenishes and stocks bus schedules and public notices.
  • Follows label instructions to mix and dilute cleaners, disinfectants and stripping agents for proper
  • Uses a variety of custodial tools, equipment and supplies, maintains equipment and supplies in proper
  • Closes windows, and locks doors to secure facilities and
  • Keeps basic records of work
  • Performs landscape maintenance at various sites; mows lawns; trims bushes and removes weeds; ensures that walkways and paths are clear of
  • Operates all transit
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

 Knowledge of:

  • Proper cleaning methods, and the use of cleaning materials, and
  • Proper use of automatic vehicle washing
  • Use and minor maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in custodial
  • Safety practices when working with tools, equipment and cleaning
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public and El Dorado Transit staff.
  • Basic record keeping

Ability to:

  • Wash vehicles and maintain interiors in a clean and tidy
  • Perform general custodial tasks within an office and maintenance/shop
  • Properly use personal protective equipment and handle hazardous chemicals
  • Understand and follow written and oral
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Present a positive public image of the transit
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to completion of the eighth (8th) grade and six (6) months of custodial work

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid California Driver’s License and a safe driving record throughout
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of appointment to the classification, a Class B Driver’s License with a passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction; and maintain a safe driving record throughout employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in an outdoor/indoor setting; operate cleaning equipment and tools; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person. Standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required, specifically climbing in/out of buses. Finger dexterity is needed to operate tools and equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, and reach to perform assigned duties.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 40 pounds with the use of proper equipment such as backpack sanitizing fog sprayers and steam cleaner. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Employees occasionally works indoors in an office or other indoor facility environment, and typically during non-standard hours with frequent exposure to dirt, dust, hazardous substances, and human or animal bodily fluids; predominately works outdoors in all weather conditions and temperatures.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and to work weekends, evening shifts, and overtime as

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

 It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure delivery of the completed application to the El Dorado County Transit Authority office at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619. El Dorado County Transit Authority applications must be used. A current original Department of Motor Vehicle K-4 printout of your driving record must accompany your application, run no more than 60 days prior to the date your application is received by Human Resources. Resumes may be attached but may not be substituted for any portion of the application. All completed applications will be reviewed and the most suitable qualified applicant, based upon the information provided on their application, will be invited to participate further in the examination process. Depending on the number of qualified candidates the examination process may include application screening, skills testing, and/or oral interviews.

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Employment Application

Job Description in PDF

Current Postings

Custodian, Full-Time – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

TRANSIT OPERATOR, PART-TIME – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled – Class B license NOT required, training provided, great benefits

Extra-Help Transit Dispatcher – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

TRANSIT OPERATOR, PART-TIME – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled – Class B license NOT required, training provided, great benefits

TRANSIT OPERATOR, PART-TIME

Non-Exempt

Safety Sensitive

                                                                           

$19.55 – $26.20 Hourly with Benefits

 

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, operates buses, vans and automobiles providing scheduled, special and dial-a-ride transit services for the public; provides customer service and presents a positive image of the transit system to the public; picks up and delivers transit passengers; assists disabled passengers in boarding and disembarking vehicles; inspects vehicles and equipment for safe operating conditions; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory and management staff.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the fully qualified journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of transit vehicle operation and driving, customer service and safety related tasks.  Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative within established guidelines. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

This class is distinguished from Transit Operations Supervisor in that the latter serves as the first level supervisor and assigns, directs and reviews the work of operations staff.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Operates a diverse range of vehicles used to provide scheduled, special and dial-a-ride transit services for the public; vehicles operated include, but are not limited to, buses, vans and automobiles.
  • Picks up and delivers transit passengers; assists disabled passengers in boarding and disembarking using specialized equipment where needed; provides information and responds to patron issues or questions; provides customer service and presents a positive image of the transit system to the public.
  • Operates transit vehicles safely under a variety of weather and road conditions.
  • Inspects vehicles and equipment for safe operating conditions; adds fluids, air and makes minor adjustments as necessary; ensures that vehicles meet the safe operating standards set by El Dorado Transit and regulatory agencies, and if not, reports the need for maintenance and repair work.
  • Inputs passenger and route information via computerized tablet and/or paper route sheet; checks schedules and routes; notes detours for road closures or special pick-ups; collects and accounts for fares.
  • Maintains communications with dispatch center and responds to dispatcher assignments as received.
  • Makes prompt, accurate accident and incident reports; provides first-aid assistance as necessary; contacts dispatch center, supervisor and/or emergency services as directed through operational policies and procedures.
  • Compiles data on passengers served; assists in preparing and maintaining a variety of records and reports related to services provided.
  • Ensures vehicles operated are maintained in a clean and orderly condition; searches vehicle for trash and lost items, sweeps and clean bus windows as needed; drives vehicles through automated washing system.
  • Responds to customer inquiry or complaints regarding service; refers to supervisor as needed.
  • Provides office support assistance as assigned.
  • Observes safe work methods and utilizes safety equipment related to the work.
  • May assist other Transit Operators with route orientation.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics of a variety of vehicles used to transport passengers including specialized devices for vehicle accessibility.
  • Safe driving practices related to the operation of public transit vehicles including buses, vans and automobiles.
  • Safety regulations and Vehicle Code provisions governing the work.
  • ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) regulations regarding public transit operations.
  • Methods and techniques of conducting daily and routine vehicle safety inspection within established guidelines.
  • Basic mechanical ability including checking oil, refueling vehicles and installing snow chains.
  • Diverse range of communications devices including radio systems.
  • County road systems and geography.
  • Basic mathematics and cash handling techniques.
  • Basic first-aid techniques.
  • Basic office support practices
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, and internal
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination including computers and software relevant to the work performed.

Ability to:

  • Operate public transit vehicles skillfully and safely including the use of specialized equipment to assist passengers with vehicle accessibility.
  • Present a positive public image of the transit system.
  • Respond decisively and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Read and interpret maps and schedules.
  • Operate basic computer systems and communication systems.
  • Collect and account for fares received.
  • Prepare accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Maintain schedules on assigned routes.
  • Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.
  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
  • Understand and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instruction.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

 

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and six (6) months of experience driving vehicles, preferably in a transit environment.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid Class C California Driver’s License and a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of appointment to the classification, a Class B California Driver’s License; and maintenance of a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of appointment to the classification, a Verification Transit Training (VTT) certification with passenger endorsement.

Applicants do not need a current Class B license. Training will be provided for those who are hired.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in a predominantly vehicle driving/operation environment; to operate a motor vehicle and drive on highways, surface streets and country roads in light to heavy traffic conditions; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work. The incumbent must regularly hear, sit, reach with hands and arms, and use leg/foot to reach or handle vehicle controls and lifting devices.  Physical effort, finger and manual dexterity are regularly needed to operate assigned equipment.  Visual requirements include near and distance vision, color vision, night vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus; vision is also needed to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio.  The incumbent must sit for long periods of time while operating vehicles, and walk on multiple types of surfaces to inspect vehicles and assist passengers. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work vehicles.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 60 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Employees primarily work in a driving environment and are frequently exposed to road and traffic conditions, loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, chemicals, and fumes, hazardous substances, and human or animal bodily fluids.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing El Dorado Transit policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be willing to work early morning, evening, weekend, holiday and split shifts as required.  Must be willing to respond to emergency circumstances as required.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure delivery of the completed application to the El Dorado County Transit Authority office at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 by the deadline.  Postmarks are not acceptable.  El Dorado County Transit Authority applications must be used. A current Department of Motor Vehicle official K-4 printout of your driving record must accompany your application, run no more than 60 days prior to the date of your application is received by Human Resources.  Resumes may be attached but may not be substituted for any portion of the application.  All complete applications will be reviewed and the most suitable, qualified applicants, based on the information provided on their application, will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Depending on the number of qualified candidates the examination process may include application screening and/or oral interview.

Agency Shop Requirement:   This position is represented by the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, and payment of union dues or an equivalent service fee is a condition of employment.

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Employment Application

Job Description in PDF

 

Current Postings

Custodian, Full-Time – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

TRANSIT OPERATOR, PART-TIME – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled – Class B license NOT required, training provided, great benefits

Extra-Help Transit Dispatcher – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

Extra-Help Transit Dispatcher – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

EXTRA-HELP TRANSIT DISPATCHER

Non-Exempt

Safety-Sensitive 

$16.30 – $17.97 Hourly

                                                                       

DEFINITION

Under general supervision, dispatches and schedules transit vehicles in accordance with established policies and procedures; provides direction and information to drivers regarding the timely routing of transit service; schedules and coordinates passenger trips including paratransit services; updates passenger locations/schedules and routes using computer aided software; and performs related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff.  Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

 CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the fully qualified journey-level classification responsible for performing the full range of transit dispatch duties in all assigned areas.  Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative within established guidelines.  Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

This class is distinguished from Transit Operations Supervisor in that the latter serves as the first level supervisor and assigns, directs and reviews the work of operations staff.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Dispatches and schedules transit vehicles in accordance with established policies and procedures; operates a two-way radio system and/or phone system to dispatch transit vehicles and drivers.
  • Performs preparatory work at the beginning of each shift; assigns vehicles to drivers; distributes keys and tablet computers; coordinates repair work and vehicle substitution to maintain service levels; monitors and reports driver tardiness, attendance and situational occurrences to supervisors.
  • Directs drivers regarding the timely and efficient routing of transit services; troubleshoots navigation system issues and resolves operating problems.
  • Schedules and coordinates passenger trips, including Americans with Disability Act (ADA) complementary paratransit service; updates passenger locations/schedules and routes; may coordinate schedules and prepare recommended routes.
  • Uses a variety of automated systems in the course of work including computer aided software, and navigation and radio systems.
  • Receives and screens visitors and telephone calls, including customer inquiries or complaints regarding service; provides factual information which requires the interpretation of policies and procedures; maintains log of incoming customer calls, radio transmissions and other data; resolves problems or refers to higher level staff.
  • Advises staff and other concerned agencies of emergency situations, weather conditions, road closures and other matters.
  • Performs operations related administrative tasks; receives and verifies billing summaries and drivers’ paperwork to ensure accuracy and confirm that monies received are consistent with drivers’ paperwork; compiles statistical information, including ridership information, for funding purposes.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment including computers and specialized software relevant to work performed; may prepare and type a variety of schedules, reports, driver trip sheets, memoranda and correspondence.
  • Maintains a variety of office files, logs and records.
  • Assists in the driver route bid process through the preparation of route segments into runs and the description of these runs in a formalized regular process.
  • As operations necessitate, may serve as a Transit Operator and perform all duties assigned to that classification.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Public agency transit operations and services.
  • Methods and techniques of transit dispatching and scheduling.
  • Methods and techniques of day-to-day transit operations problem solving.
  • Geographic locations within El Dorado Transit’s service areas.
  • Operational characteristics of specialized transit communication systems and devices.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Transit related State and Federal mandates.
  • Emergency response procedures.
  • Safety regulations including Vehicle Code and CHP regulations.
  • Seasonal weather and road conditions affecting transit service routing.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and El Dorado Transit
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination including computers and software relevant to work performed.

Ability to:

  • Perform transit dispatch and scheduling duties in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Present a positive image of the transit system.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
  • Respond decisively and effectively in resolving problems and emergency situations.
  • Support drivers and passengers regarding day-to-day operational situations.
  • Operate a diverse range of communications equipment and devices.
  • Maintain accurate documentation in logs, records and files.
  • Use initiative and sound judgment within established guidelines.
  • Compile operational information and input data into a computer.
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12) grade and two (2) years of experience performing dispatch duties, preferably in a transit environment.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of appointment to the classification, a valid Class B driver’s license with a passenger endorsement and no air brake restrictions, and maintenance of a safe driving record throughout employment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within 90 days of appointment to the classification, a Verification Transit Training (VTT) certification with passenger endorsement.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment; ability to operate a motor vehicle and visit various service area sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required; incumbents may be required to sit for long periods of time.   Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

When assigned as a Transit Operator, must be able to meet the physical demands of that classification.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals on a case-by-case basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees occasionally work in the field and may be exposed to traffic conditions, loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff or public and private representatives while interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

When assigned as a Transit Operator, must be able to work within the environmental conditions of that classification.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Must be willing to work early morning, evening, weekend, and holidays as required.

APPLICATION SELECTION PROCEDURES

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure delivery of the completed application to the El Dorado County Transit Authority office at 6565 Commerce Way, Diamond Springs, CA 95619 by the deadline.  Postmarks are not acceptable.  El Dorado County Transit Authority applications must be used. A current Department of Motor Vehicle official K-4 printout of your driving record must accompany your application, run no more than 60 days prior to the date of your application is received by Human Resources.  Resumes may be attached but may not be substituted for any portion of the application.  All complete applications will be reviewed and the most suitable, qualified applicants, based on the information provided on their application, will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Depending on the number of qualified candidates the examination process may include application screening and/or oral interview.

 

EL DORADO COUNTY TRANSIT AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Employment Application

Download Job Description in PDF

Current Postings

Custodian, Full-Time – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled

TRANSIT OPERATOR, PART-TIME – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled – Class B license NOT required, training provided, great benefits

Extra-Help Transit Dispatcher – Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled