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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Pierce Transit! Job postings listed here require an online application. Each job posting will indicate if additional materials or documents (e.g. supplemental questionnaires, business references, transcripts, etc.) need to be submitted at the time of application. You will only be able to apply for positions that are currently open; however you may maintain an online application (candidate profile) with Pierce Transit. Your application must be submitted on or before the application deadline listed and you must have a complete candidate profile to be considered for employment.
A separate application must be submitted for each job you are interested in applying for. All applications require an original signature. Some jobs require supplemental questionnaires that must be included with your application to be considered. Resumes may be attached, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed Pierce Transit application form.
Your application must be received before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date stated on the job announcement. Postmarks and faxes received by the closing date will also be accepted. We do not accept emailed applications or resumes unless specifically noted on the job announcement.
Our selection processes are competitive. Responses submitted on the application and supplemental questionnaire will be evaluated for required minimum qualifications for the position. Be sure to include all experience that may apply to the job you are applying for (e.g. volunteer experience, licenses, professional affiliations, current certifications, training, etc.)
The most competitive candidates may be invited for further testing and/or interviews.
All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application via email, in writing or by phone. Please keep your address and phone number up to date on your candidate profile by editing your information as needed.
Pierce Transit will provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities during the selection process, if requested. Please notify Human Resources of such requests at 253.581.8080.
Job offers may be contingent upon successful completion of a physical examination, pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check, reference check, driving record check and/or other required verifications.
Current Job Postings:
Fleet Assistant Manager
Under direction, plans, directs, and monitors an Agency fleet maintenance and repair program and supervises staff in the day-to-day implementation of this program. Exercises a wide range of latitude within the Agency for independent actions and decisions, and exercises supervision over work groups performing maintenance and repair of all Agency vehicles. Incumbents work closely with a wide variety of employees in other Agency departments, outside contractors, and the public. Incumbents are occasionally required to act as Fleet Manager. [READ MORE]
Maintenance Training Coordinator
Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, plans, organizes and coordinates the technical, safety and professional development training program for the Maintenance Department. Essential functions: Periodically conducts initial and remedial training needs assessments for Maintenance employees. Designs training to meet assessed needs; prepares lesson plans; conducts classes. Contacts schools and instructors to arrange contracted training; monitors training effectiveness; processes invoices for payment. Coordinates and monitors vendor-provided training and effectiveness for new equipment. Works with Safety Officer to provide/coordinate Hazardous Chemical Communication and other Federal and State mandated safety training. Analyzes and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the Maintenance Department training program to assure conformance to Agency and departmental goals and objectives. [READ MORE]
Project Manager - Contract
The incumbent will oversee all aspects of approved Agency projects including technology projects, and will coordinate Agency participation in regional projects. The incumbent will manage multiple projects simultaneously. Projects will be of varying duration, complexity and breadth. The Contact Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the successful initiation, planning, execution, control and closure of assigned projects. Work involves coordination with Executives and Managers within the Agency, staff from all levels throughout the Agency, consultants and vendors, as well as external stakeholders. Work requires well-developed organization and communication skills, and the ability to resolve problems and conflicts. This position reports to the Executive Project Manager. Work is reviewed periodically to assure conformance with established Agency goals and achievement of results consistent with program objectives of schedule adherence, cost, and quality. This position will be part of the Project Management Office (PMO) and will work collaboratively to improve processes and tools as well as champion project management throughout the agency. [READ MORE]
Human Resources Generalist
Under general direction, performs complex professional-level support to the human resources and employee relations program. Essential functions: Assists Human Resources Manager in investigating complaints and other matters as requested. Provides advice and consultation to Agency managers and supervisors in handling concerns related to employee job performance and employee conduct; facilitates or conducts investigations of sensitive/confidential matters; prepares required documentation and recommends course of action; ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements, departmental policies/procedures, state and federal regulations. Under direction, consults with attorneys regarding appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action and oversees any resulting processes.
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Information Systems Specialist
Under direction, coordinates Agency Information Technology operations, systems and equipment, provides consultation, advice and assistance to users related to all Agency applications, programs and operating systems; modifies systems and programs as needed; performs systems back-ups; and, establishes procedures. Provides personal computer assistance to all Agency computer users; serve as primary contact for personal computer related problems. Designs, implements and administers mission critical systems; identifies and implements small computer projects on time and accurately. Works with Information Technology staff and end-users to improve the effectiveness of Agency hardware and software....[READ MORE]
Senior Executive Assistant/Deputy Clerk Of The Board
Under moderate supervision, performs a variety of high-level administrative support work for the Chief Executive Officer, Clerk of the Board, Division staff, and the Board of Commissioners. Supports public records disclosure process and the Agency’s Records Management Program; assists with the day-to-day activities of the CEO. Coordinates, and schedules staff meetings and Board of Commissioners meetings; orders office supplies; attends meetings and prepares minutes; processes conference and training requests and tracks budget spending; assists with compilation of the agenda process and Board follow-up work; ...[READ MORE]
Journey Level Mechanic Position
Performs skilled mechanical tasks in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of natural gas and diesel powered vehicles and equipment. Essential functions: systematic diagnosing of malfunctions to include fuel, electrical systems, programmable logic controls and mechanical systems. Also includes repairing, adjusting or replacing complete or integral parts of natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, drive trains and differentials, lubrication, cooling, exhaust and air or hydraulic systems; removing, rebuilding and replacing automatic transmissions in buses, trucks and automobiles; inspecting, adjusting, troubleshooting and repairing of bus door operation, air ride systems, steering systems, and wheelchair lifts.READ MORE
Mechanic I Position
Will assist in the mechanical repair of various types of transit vehicles including replacing and repairing engines, alternators, starters, transmissions, differentials, drive lines, radiators, and air and brake systems. Will assist with the tune-up of various types of equipment involving either compressed natural gas or diesel fueled engines; perform routine inspection of the mechanical operation of buses, trucks, vans and automobiles; tear down and rebuild system components, parts and air and hydraulic lines, fitting, and piping; perform complete maintenance and repair of brake, suspension and steering systems; grease and lubricate buses, trucks, vans and automobiles; fill fuel tanks, check oil levels and service batteries; perform other related duties as assigned.READ MORE
RELIEF TRANSIT OPERATOR
Driving a bus for Pierce Transit is a very important and highly rewarding job. A Relief Transit Operator covers vacancies created by full-time operators who are unavailable for reasons such as vacations, sick leave, training time, etc. All Relief Operator trainees will receive training. Upon successful completion of training, you will begin in part-time positions and will be promoted to a full-time position based on seniority as vacancies occur. Relief Operators are guaranteed a minimum of 25 hours per week, but could work 40 or more hours depending on the needs of the Agency in any given week. Relief Transit Operators must be available seven days a week. Your hours can change with little or no notice and will vary from day to day. Our operating hours begin at 2:22 a.m. and continue until 1:29 a.m. Relief Operators are expected to drive any shift and any route including nights, holidays, weekends, mornings, split shifts, and your days off if necessary. [Read More]
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TRANSIT SECURITY OFFICER
Under direction, provides system security for Pierce Transit's assets, employees and customers. Essential functions: Issues passenger exclusion orders according to established procedures as part of the exclusion program. Issues Notices of Infraction pursuant to RCW 7.80.050. Conducts physical security assessments of transit facilities, reports inoperable equipment, physical security breaches, all threats to assets, employees and customers. Conducts thorough patrols on foot and bicycles of various parking structures, park and ride facilities, transit centers etc., as directed.
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