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Job Title Driver Manager
Location Pomona, CA
Department Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time
Additional Information KTA00416

Role Title

Driver Manager

Reports To

Assistant General Manager

Salary Range



Pomona, CA


Role purpose:

Lead a KTA location driver group, delivering safe, reliable and cost-effective transit service to customers by continuously improving employee engagement and performance through relationship-building, communication, training and development.



Knowledge and Experience

  • Work well as part of a team
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Customer-focused with the ability to inspire your team with commitment and enthusiasm
  • Exercise good judgment and creativity in decision-making
  • Interact professionally with all levels of KTA employees, client representatives, and community members
  • Minimum 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Management of frontline employees with accountability for safety and performance
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent training and experience
  • Theories, principles, and practices of transit operations
  • Driver scheduling practices
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations regarding transit operations
  • Vehicle operations and safety
  • Principles of training and development
  • Must currently hold or obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger endorsement

Key Accountabilities



  • Accountable for driver group safety performance
  • Ensure all relevant statutory and regulatory safety policies are applied and adhered to
  • Ensure safety governance is in place in the group, continuously bringing safety performance and adherence to processes to the forefront
  • Create and maintain a just culture where all employees are treated fairly and justly and understand their contribution to the organization’s safety culture
  • Contribute to the safety culture through displaying exemplary safety-oriented behaviors
  • Improve safety by identifying and acting upon opportunities for individual driver retraining


Operational Performance

  • Manages team of approximately 30-50 drivers
  • Manages absenteeism in the group and takes action to address unplanned absenteeism issues
  • Review event video as part of investigation of incidents and performance issues
  • Conduct field supervision of the driver group members to assess performance and competence
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations
  • Prepare and deliver regular driver scorecard results


Customer Satisfaction

  • Accountable for the driver group’s contribution to the overall customer experience
  • Lead a customer-oriented culture where all drivers ‘think like a passenger’
  • Assist in the investigation of and response to customer comments


Employee Engagement

  • Build a positive relationship with each driver in the group and lead an engaging culture where each individual is able to work to their full potential in the aligned delivery of the business objectives
  • Lead the driver group and create a positive, collaborative, team-oriented environment in which they can work effectively
  • Regularly provide one-on-one coaching to improve safety, performance, engagement, and customer satisfaction
  • Provides regular driver recognition and feedback
  • Work with applicable KTA resources to recruit, interview, onboard, train, and retain qualified drivers to deliver service in accordance with the contract and location business plan

Foster the Union relationship:

  • Understand and monitor compliance to the ratified CBA
  • Manage union relationships to be productive and enable win-win outcomes
  • Handles union grievance responses
  • Address driver performance issues, providing coaching and/or disciplinary action when appropriate
  • Ensure communication of all relevant KTA instruction and directives to drivers
  • Act as liaison between drivers and other departments to foster communication and quick resolution to driver concerns and issues
  • Drive improvement in the employee experience through improvements in employee related KPIs including: driver turnover, unplanned absenteeism, driver headcount


Economic Performance

  • Be aware of the business plan and current financial performance of the location
  • Manage planned and unplanned absenteeism to keep related expenses at or below budgeted levels
  • Manage recruiting and training expenses by limiting driver turnover
  • Strive to contribute to the overall improvement of the location’s financial performance in a sustainable manner

Additional Statements

Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. Must pass a physical examination.

Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world.

Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate.

EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.



This employer will consider qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with Los Angeles Ordinance 184652.

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