With more than 2,000 clean-air buses operating throughout LA County, Metro relies on an extensive team of bus operators to carry out our mission every day. Bus operators are at the core of Metro service and gain valuable experience for careers in transportation.
Metro is actively seeking qualified candidates to fill bus operator positions.
- All part-time Operators start at $15.36 per hour. Pay rate increases incrementally according to the union contract. Top wage is $23.63 after 48 months.
- Medical, dental and vision plan
- Tuition assistance program
- Retirement program
- Opportunities for career advancement in other areas of Metro Operations, including rail or systems maintenance.
The road to becoming a Metro bus operator
Step 1: Submit an application :
Visit jobs.metro.net and follow instructions to apply online.
Step 2: Screening, testing and interview
If your skills meet the qualifications, Metro Talent Acquisition will email you to schedule a screening and multiple choice test. This takes about two hours at Metro Headquarters. Based on the results, you will receive an interview date.
If you succeed in the interview, you must pass the following before you can start training:
- Background check
- Employment verification
- Information session
- Bus Operator Candidate Assessment Test (BOCAT)
- Pre-employment physical exam
Step 3: Obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B permit
Before orientation and training, you must have a CDL Class B permit, which allows you to drive vehicles with air brakes and carry passengers. To get this permit, you must take a written test at any California DMV office .
Step 4: Orientation and training
Once you have the CDL B permit, you will be scheduled for orientation and eight weeks of paid training at Metro. During the last two weeks of training, you will take a written and road test to obtain your Class B license.