Part-Time Streetcar Motorperson

 SALARY:  $19.72 hourly
 DEPT::  Light Rail Transportation
 LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:  A valid Driver's License is required.
 SAFETY SENSITIVE:  This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.
 ESSENTIAL CLASSIFICATION:  During declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.



The Part-time Streetcar Motorperson will operate light rail trains and vehicles in a safe and timely manner according to Authority safety standards and prescribed schedules.


  • Observe signal systems according to Authority guidelines.
  • Assume responsibility for the safe conduct of passengers in emergency situations.
  • Prepare accident reports, vehicle and wayside defect reports when necessary and distribute to the proper Authority personnel.
  • Assist line officials in rectifying problems with his/her train that would impede or disrupt service.
  • Assist in the safe evacuation of passengers from his/her train when emergency conditions warrant this action.
  • Work under occasional supervision.
  • Follow the MBTA guidelines and procedures.
  • Refer any problems or unusual occurrences to their supervisor.
  • Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Be familiar with the MBTA Safety Plan as well as the Part-time Streetcar Motorperson job responsibilities as outlined.
  • Work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
  • Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
  • Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
  • Perform related duties and projects as assigned.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent (G.E.D.).
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Ability to successfully complete validated selection exam.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • A satisfactory driving record for at least two (2) years prior to the date of hire.
  • A satisfactory non-renew display for tickets report from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
  • Ability to pass background screenings including criminal background check, driving record check, educational verification, employment verification and references.
  • Ability to pass selection interview.
  • Ability to meet the MBTA medical qualifying standards established for this position, including a drug and alcohol test.
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, speak and respond to instructions, posted signs, and inquiries in English.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, employees, and vendors.
  • Availability to work twenty four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.