Earn a $5,000 bus driver sign-on bonus* + paid training + excellent benefits!
Community Transit is hiring bus drivers! Yes — you can drive a bus! You don’t need previous professional driving experience to be a great Community Transit bus driver— we’ll give you the tools for success by providing paid, comprehensive training that includes generous benefits. We are a leading employer in the Puget Sound region, based out of Everett, Washington. Community Transit drivers serve communities throughout Snohomish County and parts of King County.
Grow your career with us and be part of a team that believes in making a difference. We’re looking for people who enjoy learning and helping people. Our bus drivers come from every walk of life and job experience, including:
Veterans are encouraged to apply. Use the skills you developed serving your country to serve your community as a bus driver. Many of the people in leadership positions at Community Transit are veterans and many began their careers here as bus drivers.
People looking to transition from desk-bound work like accounting, administration, call center and sales have also thrived in this role—get out from behind that desk or counter and discover the freedom of driving in your local community.
Community Transit will offer you a professional career with excellent benefits, a competitive salary and opportunities for promotion and professional development.
Apply today! www.communitytransit.org/drive4us
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
During our 10-week paid training program you will:
Upon successful completion of the training program you will:
Community Transit drivers are considered essential workers, called on to work in support of the community even when others cannot. Our drivers are relied on during pandemics, natural disasters, accidents and other events — ready to come to the aid of the community when called on to do so.
Our Bus Drivers safely operate passenger buses on all of our routes including Swift bus rapid transit, collect fares and assist transit riders, maintain bus schedules, follow applicable traffic laws and company protocol, and provide excellent customer service.
To be considered, applicants must:
Successful candidates will have:
Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, references and various performance tests. Learn more about our Bus Driver Hiring Process: www.communitytransit.org/HiringProcess
COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
All new employees must provide proof of fully vaccinated status on or before their first workday or be granted an accommodation as outlined in our policy on or before their first workday.
This position is safety sensitive and subject to drug and alcohol testing under both the U.S. Department of Transportation and Community Transit Authority. Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment.
As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. We value and encourage diversity in our workforce. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
Community Transit Bus Drivers are represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local #1576.
(*New bus driver sign-on incentive bonus is subject to qualification. Incentive bonus payout and qualification milestones: $1,500 after 25 days of employment (halfway through your driver training), $1,500 after driver training graduation and $2,000 after completion of probation. Sign-on incentive bonus is subject to applicable payroll taxes and withholding.)
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $27.73 per hour
Supplemental pay types:
We're committed to providing a safe work environment, including providing personal protective equipment and resources to help protect our employees and others. We work closely with Snohomish County public health authorities to create safety protocols.
Work Location: On the road