Long Beach Transit

Bus Operator

Customer Service/Support


Thank you for your interest in working for Long Beach Transit. We are hiring, and all LBT job applications must be submitted online through our career’s website.


Thank you for your understanding.



Do you like meeting new people, are you outgoing, service-oriented, friendly and enjoy helping customers?  Are you open to new ideas and continuous improvement? If this describes you, apply today to become one of LBT’s professional Bus Operators. Bus Operators transport customers and assist with important travel decisions. Never driven a bus? We will teach you with paid training.

LBT offers you great health and pension benefits, an 8-week paid training program, professional development and growth opportunities. 

Grow your career with a transit agency that cultivates employees’ potential and operates with integrity. LBT is a great place to work!


 Other Job Benefits include:

  • Great starting pay-rate after training of $25.19 per hour.
  • Paid training at $21.59 per hour.
  • Full-time positions. 40-hour workweek.
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
  • Company medical, dental and vision plan for you and your family available. 
  • Company pension plan.
  • Company paid life insurance and employee assistance program. 
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Modern and clean employee facilities, including a rec room, gym and lounge.


  • Safely operates all models of buses, including the latest electric vehicles.
  • Transports our customers and assists them in making important travel decisions.
  • Maintains a clean and professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Supports customers with travel related questions and issues.
  • Follows an assigned route, collect fares while stopping to allow customers to board and deboard.
  • Assists customers using wheelchairs or other mobility devices.
  • Communicates with team members, completes written reports and forms.
  • Adheres to all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.



    • 2 years of customer service experience
    • Valid CA Class C license required with excellent driving record
    • Must be 21 years or older with a California Driver’s License (at least two years with CA driver’s license)
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Ability to upgrade to Class B driver’s license with a passenger endorsement and air brakes certification, with no restrictions of the weight of the vehicle
    • Availability to work varying shifts, hours, days, and locations



      • Must be able to read, write and speak English well enough to sufficiently perform all essential functions and duties of the Bus Operator
      • Embraces inclusion and diversity
      • Strong work ethic with ability to multi-task
      • Interact with customers in a professional and courteous manner at all times
      • Exercise good judgement in a variety of situations
      • Self-motivated, punctual, strong desire and passion to help people
      • Commitment to continuous improvement
      • Considers the “Customer first” in Decision Making
      • Operates with Integrity



    Sitting, walking, standing, bending neck (up and down), twisting neck (side to side), twisting and bending waist (forward or sideways), squatting (similar to the bowling position), climbing, kneeling (to bend on one knee), simple grasping, controlled grasping, power grasping, fine manipulation, pushing/pulling, reaching above/below/at shoulder height and lifting/carrying 0 - 30 pounds.



    Upon Request, a DMV Driving record printout is required with application (must be current within the 30 days of the printout).



    Apply online at ridelbt.com/careers. Online applications must include past work history and be fully completed to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.


    Candidate must be eligible to work in the United States. Long Beach Transit does not sponsor H-1B or other related work visas. 


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Successful candidate must pass agency and Department of Transportation (DOT) physical, drug and alcohol examinations.

    Long Beach Transit, 1963 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90813


    This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position.


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