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Service Employee

AC Transit
$52,436.80 - $63,980.80 Annually
United States, California, Hayward
February 02, 2023
$52,436.80 - $63,980.80 Annually
Hayward or Richmond, CA
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Job Number


AC Transit is currently recruiting for qualified candidates for the position of Service Employee. Under close supervision, the Service Employee position cleans, fuels, parks, and performs basic service maintenance to all assigned vehicles and removes, empties, and replaces cash-vaults on District revenue vehicles.

The ideal candidate would have an excellent work ethic and great attitude. This is an excellent opportunity to work for the largest bus agency in California. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and 457 savings plan.

Representative Functions

  • Moves buses, trucks, and cars by driving them from assigned parking spaces to the fuel-island to be serviced or repaired.
  • Removes cash-vaults from buses at the fuel-island; empties and returns vaults onto buses; refers vault defects to Maintenance Supervisors as necessary to avoid and resolve problems; and complete Loose Revenue forms.
  • Cleans interior and exterior of buses, trucks, and cars including sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, washing windows; cleaning interior and exterior walls, seats, ledges, dash boards, and ceilings in order to maintain a clean appearance and sanitary conditions.
  • Performs additional cleaning and maintenance functions, such as removing graffiti, spraying coaches for insects, and decontamination and cleaning of blood and toxins.
  • Performs visual inspection of buses; checks for defects and broken or spent light bulbs, lamps, and tubes; and notes problems on defect card.
  • Steam cleans bus engines and the undersides of the buses to permit effective visual safety inspections, to reduce the possibility of fire, and to maintain clean surfaces.
  • Monitors fluid levels such as fuel, oil, and coolant for all District revenue and service vehicles including sweepers and forklifts; and adds fluids to optimal levels as needed.
  • Shampoos upholstery using heavy-duty equipment.
  • Generates and maintains written records of vehicles to which fuel, oil, coolant and other fluids have been added.
  • Cleans fuel-islands to maintain safe working conditions and a neat clean appearance.
  • Operates forklift to dump trash and to lift heavy objects such as 55 gallon soap barrels; and may operate yard scrubbers.
  • May operate automated equipment used in cleaning vehicles.
  • May be required to move out-of-service buses via the public streets (applies only to Service Employees who possess a Class B Driver License with Air Brake endorsement). Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

5 years of licensed driving experience is required (includes regular Class C licensed driving)

Knowledge Of: The English language at a level necessary to read District bulletins, instructions, polices, and procedures; fill out required forms and records, and communicate effectively with co-workers; basic arithmetic; and industrial and shop safety rules, regulations, and procedures applicable to a bus maintenance facility.

Ability To: Learn to drive buses short distances, including parking and backing up using mirrors; quickly learn and effectively and safely use the equipment and tools necessary for the job; follow established safety practices and assume continuous responsibility for maintaining safe working conditions; wear and/or use required personal protection and safety equipment; work as part of a team or alone; maintain a suitable temperament for effectively performing repetitive or continuous duties; work irregular or extended hours; learn and maintain satisfactory bus and forklift driving skills; monitor fuel and use fluid measuring devices; complete required forms, including defect cards, and generate and maintain comprehensive records and reports to District standards to ensure all assigned vehicles are fit-for-service; possess the ability to react to change productively and handle new tasks as assigned; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.

Additional Information

License Requirements: Must possess or obtain and maintain a valid California Class C California Driver License and meet the District's safe driving standards.

Optional License Desired: A California Class B Drivers License with Air Brake endorsement.

Physical Requirements: Candidates must qualify following training and a physical evaluation to assess their ability to learn and continually follow the prescribed ergonomic techniques for doing the following in a safe manner: frequently lift and carry objects weighing an average of 21 lbs. and a maximum of 50 lbs.; continually walk, stand, sit, push, pull, climb steps, balance, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, power-grasp, and turn objects; frequently hold and safely manipulate a variety of hand and electronic tools; and frequently drive buses short distances ,and back-up buses using mirrors. In addition, candidates must possess the physical condition necessary to work outside in all Bay Area weather conditions; and work with cleaning products, solvents, and bus fluids including diesel fuel, motor oil, and coolant.

The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation.

Vaccination Requirement for Candidates Seeking Employment: Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has implemented a requirement that requires all candidates for District employment to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including variants, prior to being employed by the District, subject to limited exceptions. AC Transit adopted this vaccination policy as an emergency public health response to mitigate the negative public health consequences associated with increased incidence and test positivity rates and the prevalence of new virus variants, including increased hospitalizations, intensive care unit admissions, and deaths.

As such, candidates seeking District employment will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated (two weeks after completion of the entire recommended COVID-19 vaccination series) and (2) submit a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card prior to their start date, unless a reasonable accommodation request for a medical or religious exemption has been approved.

Benefits: The transit professionals who call AC Transit home represent the rich cultural diversity of the Bay Area. For more than 60 years, we have been an equal opportunity employer honoring religion, ethnic background, national origin, gender, gender expression, genetic information, disabilities, age, and veteran status.

We are not only an inclusive employer but also offer a comprehensive benefits package rooted in choice, flexibility, and affordability. Most Benefits are effective the first of the month following your hire date. Employees and eligible dependents have access to the following benefits*:

  • Medical - Choice of two Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs): Kaiser Permanente and Health Net. $10.00 office visit co-pays; $5.00 - $35.00 prescription co-pays.
  • Dental - MetLife Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) $50 annual deductible per person/$150 per family; $3,000 per person annual maximum; preventative care covered at 100%; basic and major care covered at 90%; $4,000 lifetime maximum orthodontia covered at 50%.
  • Vision - Vision Service Plan - $10.00 copay; eligible for an exam, lenses, frames or contact lenses every 12 months - based on the last date of service. $200 frame allowance or $120 allowance for contact lenses.
  • Employer paid Basic Life Insurance
  • Employee paid Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement - employees automatically participate in a lifetime defined benefit plan and have the option to contribute to a 457 deferred compensation plan via payroll deductions. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016 may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, employee may be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards the cost of the pension.
  • Medical premium reimbursement for eligible retirees
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health Care, Dependent Care, Parking, Transit
  • AC Transit contributes up to $50.00/month towards an employee's FSA Transit costs
  • Free AC Transit Bus Pass
  • Federal Credit Union
  • Vacation and Sick Leave or Personal Time Off
  • Nine (9) paid holidays; 2 paid floating holidays; 1 paid birthday holiday
  • Five (5) bereavement days
  • Tuition Reimbursement - up to $2500 per fiscal year on approved courses
  • Wellness Program
*AC Transit benefits are negotiated and subject to change based on collective bargaining agreements.

Pension: All AC Transit employees participate in a lifetime defined benefit pension. All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute a small portion of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.

ADA Compliant and Drug Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.

The Alameda Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.

In accordance with federal requirements, all job applicants selected for appointments in a safety sensitive position are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. A final job applicant will be tested for five prohibited drugs: Cocaine, PCP, Amphetamines, Marijuana and Opiates. During employment, employees holding safety sensitive positions are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. Additionally, in the event of an absence of more than 90 days from a safety sensitive position, pre-employment drug testing will be performed.
Equal Opportunity Employer