Unitrans: Transit Conductor

Contact Information

Name: Catherine Magaña-Valdez and Megan Henderson

Email: cm@unitrans.ucdavis.edu

You can visit the Unitrans website to learn more about them.


Payrate: $14.25/hr

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx.12 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Indefinite


Job Number: 0009-4289-2021

Last Date to Apply: June 18, 2021


Ensure the safety of Unitrans double-deck buses and passengers while assisting the driver in collecting fare. Conductors will communicate with passengers and the bus driver to make sure everyone makes it to their desired bus stops.

The successful candidate may hold this position through expected graduation date based on satisfactory performance in the position.

Unitrans is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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  1. Ensure safe and reliable transportation of passengers on all Unitrans double-decker buses.

  2. Memorize stops passengers wish to alight at, and communicate these requests to driver.

  3. Collect fares, issue transfers and give out accurate route and schedule information.

  4. Control and ensure the safe loading and unloading of passengers.

  5. Keep passenger-count and on-time performance records.

  6. Keep transit vehicle clean during service.

  7. Must work a minimum of 12 hours per week.

  8. Must attend three mandatory meetings a quarter. 



THIS IS A SAFETY-SENSITIVE, DRUG-TESTED POSITION. Successful applicants will be part of a random drug and alcohol testing pool as defined by federal regulations 49 CFR PART 40. 


  1. Ability to exercise a high degree of individual responsibility.
  2. Must be able to communicate clearly with other Unitrans employees and the general public.

  3. Good public relations and customer service skills.

  4. Desire to work with people in an amiable and personable manner. 

  5. Must be willing to work extra hours when demand requires it in order to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the transit system.

  6. Must have possession of an accurate time piece which displays hours, minutes, and seconds.

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency
  2. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  3. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

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