• Bus Driver - Full or Part Time (18I)

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Opening Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Max (Hourly)
    USD $29.79/Hr.
    Min (Hourly)
    USD $20.17/Hr.
    Min Hiring Range
    USD $20.17/Hr.
    Max Hiring Range
    USD $20.17/Hr.
  • Overview




     Community Transit is seeking career minded, customer service oriented individuals who enjoy working with the public and want to make a difference in the lives of others.  Our Coach Operators are front line employees who strive to make every ride a safe, reliable and enjoyable experience for our customers. Based out of Everett, WA, we provide service throughout Snohomish County and parts of King County.


    Bus Driver upon hire receive:

    • 10 week full time training program paid at $20.17/hour
    • Eligible for Trainee benefit package on 1st of month following start date


    Bus Driver upon successful completion of training program:

    • Earn Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • $23.23/ hour to start with a top wage step of $29.34/hour
    • Eligible for full employee benefit package

    Coach Operators are represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local #1576. 

    Essential Duties

    Full Time and Part Time Coach Operators operate passenger buses on regular and/or special routes, provide safe and efficient transportation, collect fares and give general information, actively promote good customer relations, maintain bus schedules and are responsible for being able to drive every vehicle in our fleet as required.  Drivers follow traffic and company regulations and remain calm, cool and collected in all situations.


    Learn more about our Coach Operator position, pay and benefits at our website: 





    Min Qualifications

    • Stable Work History
    • Able to account for the last 5 years of driving experience legally operating a motor vehicle in the United States without restrictions.
    • At least 21 years of age at time of hire.
    • Possess a valid Washington State Driver's License at time of hire.
    • Ability to obtain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) class "B", with passenger endorsement and air brake restriction lifted.  Applicants without a valid CDL must obtain a CDL learner's permit before the first day of training.
    • No more than 2 moving violations within the last 5 years.
    • No more than 2 accidents within the last 5 years (at fault or not at fault).
    • Within in the last 5 years, no license suspension, revocation, cancellation or disqualification based on a traffic or moving violation
    • No license restrictions (such as an ignition interlock device requirement) within the last 5 years.
    • No convictions within the last 10 years for reckless or negligent driving, hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, vehicular assault or homicide.
    • No alcohol, drug or test refusal related occurrences within the last 10 years.
    • No other driving record incidents or occurrences within the last 5 years that provide a reasonable basis to question the applicant's ability to provide safe and public transportation. 

     Entry Requirements

    • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of English, sufficient to communicate, read and follow road signs, and to comprehend written instructions and standard operating procedures, notices and memos.
    • Work approximately ten weeks of full-time training - hours are generally M-F 7 am - 3:30 pm, but will vary during the course of the training. 
    • Be prepared to start as early as 5:00 am or stay as late as 11:00 pm during the training program. 
    • Willing to wear a uniform and abide by our dress code
    • Work split shifts and a varied schedule, including weekends and holidays.
    • Ability to learn new routes and procedures and to follow them reliably.

    This position is safety-sensitive and is subject to both Federal- and Community Transit-authority drug and alcohol testing.



    To submit your complete application online, click on the APPLY link at the top of this page

    Completed applications will include:

    • Providing a complete five (5) year work history, including all positions held (list all jobs, school, training and unemployment).
    • Explanation of all gaps in employment including those due to lack of work, schooling, etc.
    • Providing 5-year driving abstract(s) for all states that you have been licensed in the past 5 years. Abstracts will be required at interview.  Abstracts may be obtained at the state Department of Licensing.
      1. You must bring in your 5 year driving abstract(s) if you are invited to an interview.
      2. Abstracts must be dated on or after the day you apply.

    Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

    Selection Process - 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.


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