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:

PIERCE TRANSIT CEO

The CEO oversees an organization comprised of 881 budgeted positions, most of whom are represented by two labor unions; Amalgamated Transit Union, Local #758 and the International Association of Machinists. The 2015 preliminary budget is more than $160 million. The current executive team consists of the Chiefs of Operations, Finance and Administration. This position reports to and serves at the pleasure of the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners. The CEO develops broad policy and communicates the agency’s mission, vision and organizational values locally, regionally and statewide. Strategic management decisions are made daily that affect transit and the traveling public. These decisions require understanding of all aspects of a situation, analyzing options for effective solutions and the ability to negotiate and advance legislative, management and public relations issues and processes. The CEO must be able to identify and understand the near and far-term implications of program and project decisions. ...[READ MORE ]


MARKETING / COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST

An employee in this position will learn about the Commute Trip Reduction Efficiency Act, employer commute options programs, and implementation strategies; gather pertinent information about transportation programs; develop new transportation options programs, use creative marketing principles to effectively develop and deploy programs based on the community/employer/individual needs; work collaboratively with partners to implement the approved programs; continuously review results and, as needed, make course corrections; provide a final review and written report on the programs and findings... [READ MORE]


Download Application Form 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]

Click here to learn 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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