Paratransit Operator

Listing Dates: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017
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This position is under the supervision of a Supervisor/Dispatcher or assigned Managers. This is a non- exempt, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1277 position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Will drive a Paratransit vehicle to transport the elderly and persons with disabilities throughout the Coachella Valley over specified routes. Candidates must have the ability to communicate with people in a professional and courteous manner, must assist passengers as needed and maintain established time schedules. This position requires that the Paratransit Operator spend 95% of his/her time, sitting/driving and assisting disabled passengers. The remaining 5% of time the Operator will be processing daily paperwork and other miscellaneous duties. The Paratransit Operators must be able to push, pull and/or maneuver 200-450 lbs (generally consisting of a wheelchair and passenger), frequent kneeling, bending, twisting and standing are required to serve both persons with disabilities and ambulatory passengers.

Other physical demands are the ability to lift 50 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and effective public relations and communicate clearly and verbally in English
  • Must have a clean and neat personal appearance and must have extreme flexibility, as the schedule may vary on a day-to-day basis
  • Must have the ability to operate passenger-carrying vehicles skillfully and must have an acceptable driving record.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a California Class B license or permit, passenger endorsement and air brake certification prior to hire


SunLine Transit Agency offers a very competitive benefits package including medical/dental/life, pension, vacation, sick time and more.

Disclaimer:  This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Nepotism Policy: Recruitment shall be conducted consistent with the Agency's nepotism policy, which is available upon request by contacting Human Resources at 760-343-3456, ext. 1609.

All applicants are subject to SunLine Transit Agency employment requirements, including our Physical, Drug & Alcohol Testing program and Background check.


Click the APPLY button at the top right to apply online, or print the included file below and bring the completed application to Human Resources, located at:

SunLine Transit Agency
32-505 Harry Oliver Trail
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Phone:  (760) 343-3456, ext. 1609
Fax:  (760) 343-2077

CURRENT SUNLINE EMPLOYEES, interested in this offering, are provided the Internal Job Application 20170627 to fill-out and provide to Human Resources, instead of using the complete employment application - visible below.

SunLine Transit Agency reserves the right to select the best qualified of the persons applying for vacant positions.


Posted 8/15/2017