Careers

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 253.581.8000.

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.




COMMUNICATION TECHNICIAN II

Under direction from the Radio Program Administrator or the Radio Program Assistant, performs highly technical and engineering-related tasks that include analyzing, developing, and implementing solutions for the installation, maintenance, repair, modification, and calibration of a wide variety of communications equipment that constitutes the Pierce Transit Communications Network. This equipment includes point-to-point microwave systems; data transmission systems; vehicle and portable radio systems, CAD/AVL, Smart Card, GIS, Camera/Security Systems and fixed communication station equipment. Assignments include emergency responses to independently analyze, repair, or devise a temporary solution for restoring communication services. Essential functions: Uses a disciplined, analytical engineering approach to problem solving while determining the defective circuit or system component; makes necessary measurements or observations and interprets the collected data to determine the appropriate course of action; develops original solutions for the effective diagnosis of system degradation and restoration to system performance specifications; evaluates/analyzes voice and/or data communication requirements of potential users.... [READ MORE]




BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR-RADIO PROGRAM

Under direction, this position will primarily be responsible for providing overall project coordination within Pierce Transit’s Radio Program department. Will oversee complex and detailed oriented projects such as asset management, budgeting, financial analysis, bench marking; ensure assigned projects meet appropriate deadlines; maintain oversight, operation and maintenance of a computerized asset/inventory management system comprised of communication infrastructure, radios (voice and data), smart transportation systems, fare collection systems and other asset related equipment; capture asset category inventories including life cycle analysis, valuations, warranties and standard inspections times; process and track all equipment changes;.... [READ MORE]




SYSTEMS ANALYST

Under supervision, performs advanced level database administration support, computer applications, and systems analysis. The incumbent serves as primary contact for core business systems administration and support, working with Information Technology colleagues and other Agency personnel to achieve optimum system performance and customer satisfaction. Essential functions: Provides primary administrative support for Automatic Vehicle Announcement (AVA) system using knowledge of ArcGIS Map Maintenance and CRS database methodology, triggerbox architecture, and sound (.wav) file software; plans, coordinates, and enables AVA recording data and triggerbox placement; structures route paths; interfaces and coordinates with peers and customers to obtain suggestions; conducts system testing and requirements analysis; provides in-house generated public service announcements on coaches; provides primary support for HASTUS GEO...     [READ MORE]




SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION MANAGER

Under direction, the Specialized Transportation Manager provides leadership and management to the Specialized Transportation Department. The person in this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and overseeing specialized transportation operations consisting of ADA Paratransit, Vanpool and ADA Eligibility functions with an emphasis on call center operations, scheduling, dispatching, and monitoring contracted services to ensure that the requested services are provided in accordance with the mission of Pierce Transit. The manager ensures compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Communicates with agency staff, public agencies, community groups, customers, and others to exchange information, coordinate activities, and resolve problems related to service quality. Hires, develops and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; disciplines and discharges employees as appropriate. [READ MORE]




EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SERVICE DELIVERY AND SUPPORT

The Executive Director of Service Delivery and Support reports to the Chief Executive Officer and participates as a member of the Executive Team in the overall administration of the Agency. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to the following departments:Fixed route service delivery consisting of 36 local routes and 13 commuter routes, Service support including service supervisors, dispatch and communications center, paratransit service, eligibility and customer call center, Vanpool, Customer Service, and Public Safety.

Pierce Transit is seeking a decisive, proactive and collaborative senior transit leader with an inclusive style and action orientation. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to effectively articulate and implement strategic plans. Candidates should have a proven record of success as a senior leader of a service delivery/operations division in a large transit agency. Significant prior experience interpreting and implementing complicated policies and procedures, managing large budgets, and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations is also essential. [READ MORE]




RELIEF TRANSIT OPERATOR

Position Summary:

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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JOURNEY LEVEL MECHANIC

Under direction, employees in this classification perform 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; repairs, adjusts or replaces complete or integral parts of natural gas, diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, drive trains and differentials, lubrication, cooling, exhaust and air or hydraulic systems; removes, rebuilds and replaces automatic transmissions in buses, trucks and automobiles; inspects, adjusts, troubleshoots and repairs bus door operation, air ride systems, steering systems, and wheelchair lifts;....[READ MORE]

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Click here for additional applicant information and benefits offered to Pierce Transit Employees. Employees, not “at will”, will be required to serve a six-month probationary period. Pierce Transit provides a smoke-free work environment. Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Females and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
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Trip Planner Help

Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

To create a trip plan you need to enter both a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination). For information about stops, schedules, or service at a specific location, you only need to enter one location.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. If what you entered is not immediately recognized, the Trip Planner will offer you a list of options. You can choose one of the options, but if your intended location is not there, select the "Revise Original Entries" link to return to the entry page and change the entries you have already made.

Addresses

  • You don't need to type in the city along with the address. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You should not enter the suite number or apartment number.  Just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • The "&" symbol is the only character used between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James & Madison)
  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type Conifer & Jones instead of Conifer Circle & Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 3rd & Main instead of 3rd S & S Main. But type 34th & West Viewmont for 34th W & West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark.

Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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