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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 253.581.8000.
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.
Under direction, develops processes for identifying and monitoring safety and risk measurements: collects, interprets and performs complex data analysis for the Safety and Risk Office. Essential functions: Extracts, manipulates and develops analysis of large complex multi-dimensional data sets and develops presentations from analytics; conducts root cause analysis of accidents and injuries and assists to determine trends and develop corrective action plans; determines appropriate metrics to use; provides recommendations and strategic guidance based on data analysis to the Risk Manager and other agency leaders; detects and troubleshoots data quality issues; provides recommendations to improve...[READ MORE]
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SERVICE DELIVERY - OPERATIONS
Pierce Transit, Washington’s second largest transit agency located in the beautiful Puget Sound Region, covers 292 square miles of Pierce County with 36 local routes, 13 commuter routes, paratransit service and vanpools. The agency is seeking a decisive, proactive and collaborative senior transit leader with an inclusive style and action orientation. Reporting directly to the CEO and a member of the Executive Team, the position provides leadership and direction to fixed route service delivery, service support, specialized transportation including paratransit and the Public Safety department. Service Delivery is the largest division in the agency with approximately 600 employees represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union. [READ MORE]
GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER
Under general direction, the Government and Community Relations Officer will perform strategic outreach and advocacy to further advance the mission and goals of the Pierce Transit. The incumbent will represent the agency to local, state and federal officials and organizations; and share Pierce Transit’s goals and services with key stakeholders and community groups.[READ MORE]
SENIOR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
The Senior Program Administrator plans, organizes and oversees transportation programs and services by serving as the Agency’s point of contact for business partners in Pierce County and for the Regional Fare Collection program called ORCA. This position serves as Pierce Transit’s ORCA Site Manager and authorized official for the program. The incumbent has reasonable authority to make most decisions required for timely and efficient administration of the ORCA system and is ultimately responsible for the successful initiation, planning, execution, coordination and budget for the ORCA program and the Employer Services Program. The Employer Services Program evaluates transportation needs, offers solutions to barriers, creates and implements customized transportation programs, and provides ongoing training for employers and their representatives. READ MORE
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
APPLICATION PROCESS Persons interested in this position must submit a cover letter, salary history and a current resume.
If you have questions regarding this announcement, please call Marissa Karras at 360-956-1336. The position will remain open until filled; however the screening process will move quickly. Please submit your application materials as soon as possible but no later than March 2nd, 2016 to www.karrasconsulting.net. The midpoint of the salary range for this position is $147,314. The salary offered will depend on experience and qualifications. Pierce Transit offers a generous benefit package including medical/dental, retirement, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave and optional deferred compensation.
BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS ADMINISTRATOR
Under direction, performs complex data analysis, leads, directs and plans Agency data analytics functions and reporting activities. Develops and tracks key performance indicators, identifies and researches data issues; ensures data accuracy and consistency; analyzes reports and data to identify trends and areas for improvement; makes recommendations to improve performance and/or data quality; provides training to Agency employees in data utilization. ... [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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FINANCIAL SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION ANALYST
Under direction, this position will primarily be responsible for assisting with the Financial Management System replacement. Will collaborate with internal customers to gather business requirements through interviews, evaluation of processes/workflows, and use case analysis; prepare accurate project documentation including requirements specifications, process flows, functional specifications, and user guides; design test scripts based on use cases; conduct QA testing on systems, document results, work with internal and external developers to resolve issues; conduct User Acceptance Testing and validation; identify issues and work with developers to rectify issues and errors; ensure testing is documented and proper authorization and approvals are obtained from stakeholders for test cycles; ....[READ MORE]
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]
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]