City and County of San Francisco

Transit Traffic Checker (#9126)

$34.13-$41.48 Hourly / $5,915.00-$7,189.00 Monthly / $70,980.00-$86,268.00 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs a variety of' passenger, vehicle and pedestrian checks and surveys; computes and summarizes findings; follows established methods and procedures in making a variety of transit and related traffic checks; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features

This is the entry-level class in the series.  This job code is distinguished from job code 9128 Senior Transit Traffic Checker in that the latter supervises, assigns, and reviews the work of transit traffic checkers.

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to 9126 Transit Traffic Checker and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1.   Performs passenger checks, running time and terminal checks.

2.  Boards vehicles to determine running time between terminals, exact time at each stop and ratio of standing to moving time, exact time at all time points, speed of vehicle, and number of passengers.

3.  Assists schedule makers to investigate complaints from patrons; distributes notices to the public covering changes of service or new types of service.

4.  Tabulates figures from traffic checks.

5.  Responds to inquiries from general public.

6.  Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:  types of equipment available to transit systems.

Ability to:  complete simple arithmetical computations accurately; write figures legibly, sometimes in small spaces; input and transmit data accurately using a hand- held computer; communicate information in a manner that is clear, concise and effective; establish and maintain courteous and effective communications with others.

Skill to:  read maps and to locate destinations.

Experience and Training

Two years of verifiable experience in a clerical position with major duties in computing mathematical data; OR

One year of verifiable experience in the transportation field in driving or information services.

License or Certificate

Requires possession of a valid driver license.

Incumbents are required to work outside in inclement weather; work rotating shifts; nights and weekends including holidays; work alone during early morning and late night at various locations throughout the City; and stand, sit or ride on public transit for extended periods of time.  Incumbents will be required to use a hand-held computer.  Schedules are changed on a daily basis.  Days off are subject to change.  A tour of duty is eight hours of work completed within a maximum of thirteen consecutive hours in a twenty-four hour period. 

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CLASS: 9126; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/1900;