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.




Current Job Postings:

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II

Under general supervision, provides word processing and other complex, varied clerical and support services. Essential functions: serves as Agency receptionist; responds to in-person and telephone inquiries from employees and the public; provides information requiring knowledge of departmental policies and procedures; utilizes personal computer equipment and Microsoft Office Suite to format and produce a wide variety of correspondence, reports, tables, forms and Agency publications; proofreads and edits own work as well as others’ for appropriateness of style, format, grammar, punctuation and spelling; suggests improvements; creates master formats for own and others’ use. [READ MORE]

Download Application Form (PDF) HERE  | Supplemental Questionnaire (.DOC) DOWNLOAD


WARRANTY ANALYST

Under direction, processes warranty claims for vehicles, equipment and parts; successfully negotiates manufacturer, vendor, or service provider warranties; monitors failure activities to determine presence of contract-specific defects; develops vehicle, equipment, and parts specifications; and reviews work orders for eligibility of repairs for warranty reimbursement. Essential functions: Processes vehicle and equipment warranty claims; researches and analyzes failure information to ensure equitable warranty negotiation and settlements are reached with vendor or service providers; reviews work orders to verify eligibility of warranty reimbursement for repairs; enters warranty information into web-based Maintenance Management system; maintains open issues information and negotiates with vendor and upper management to reach final conclusion/closure to failure issues; negotiates terms and lengths of warranties and service contracts ...[READ MORE]

Download Application Form (PDF) HERE


MARKETING COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

Pierce Transit along with the City of Tacoma and Pierce County is responsible for the administration of trip reduction programs in Pierce County. In cooperation with Pierce County and the City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit is the lead agency on a grant project to provide support to community outreach events, employer programs, and assistance to commuters. Under direction of the project team, the employee will 1) support current programs and 2) develop, implement and administer new employer and commuter support programs to encourage use of travel options other than driving alone. [READ MORE]

Download Application Form (PDF) HERE  | Supplemental Questionnaire (.DOC) DOWNLOAD


PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

To find out more about this position and how to apply, visit www.karrasconsulting.net.


FACILITIES CUSTODIAN I

An employee in this position will follow assigned routes to perform routine custodial work at bus stops, transit centers, in buildings and adjacent grounds. Essential functions will include cleaning seating areas at bus stops and transit centers, emptying trash cans, washing windows, walls, and restrooms and replenishing supplies; sweeping, mopping, and polishing floors; operating a pressure washer to clean structures, pavement and equipment; cleaning walkways and grounds adjacent to assigned buildings; ensuring that rubbish, weeds and waste paper are removed; sweeping parking lots; shoveling snow and spreading sand in parking lots and transit centers; ...[READ MORE ]

Download Application Form (PDF) HERE  | Supplemental Questionnaire (.DOC) DOWNLOAD


PARATRANSIT ASSISTANT MANAGER

Under direction, plans, supervises and coordinates activities to monitor, evaluate, control and maintain the quality of specialized transportation services provided for customers with disabilities in accordance with established agency standards and the ADA; coordinates a collaborative approach to training, supporting, assisting, supervising and evaluating specialized transportation Service Supervisors and Dispatchers; administers and oversees the contracted demand response public transportation services; and collects and analyzes data related to the provision of demand responsive public transportation. Essential functions: Selects, supervises, trains, counsels and evaluates staff regarding performance expectations, service issues and interpersonal relations; observes performance in the field and provides assistance as required; prepares performance evaluations and gives recognition or administers disciplinary action as appropriate; maintains, analyzes and interprets statistical and performance information from a variety of sources; analyzes data and prepares related reports; identifies and analyzes service improvement opportunities; develops, plans and implements improvements ...[READ MORE ]

Download Application Form (PDF) HERE  | Supplemental Questionnaire (.DOC) DOWNLOAD


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]

Download Application Form HERE | Supplemental Questionnaire HERE


PUBLIC SAFETY 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 on bicycles of various parking structures, park and ride facilities, transit centers etc., as directed. Rides the transit system buses as a means of transportation from various locations and provides a uniformed presence on board the buses. ...[READ MORE]


Supplemental Questionnaire DOWNLOAD


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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Click Here Driving Record Requirements

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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