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.




RECORDS COORDINATOR/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 the public records disclosure process and may assist with Agency records management. Prepares agendas for meetings; coordinates and schedules staff meetings and Board of Commissioners meetings; orders office supplies; tracks board member compensation, 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; notarizes documents; accepts and logs miscellaneous claims; organizes legal documentation and noticing/publications; composes, formats and word processes a variety of correspondence and documents. Organizes and maintains executive office files, and performs other duties as assigned. READ MORE

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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.


CUSTOMER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE II - SHUTTLE

An employee in this position is responsible for arranging transportation for customers with disabilities by scheduling rides via telephone or TDD in a high call volume environment. The essential functions will include providing information to customers regarding available services, eligibility criteria, and procedures for using SHUTTLE; answering high volume reservation line to set up, change and cancel specialized transportation trips through an automated scheduling system; resolving service problems with customers and dispatch offices; preparing driver manifests; performing data entry functions; logging customer compliments and complaints; assisting in training new customer services representatives; attending resource fairs to present information regarding services to qualified citizens; attending and participating in transportation fairs and public meetings... READ MORE

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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]




TRANSIT OPERATOR ASSISTANT MANAGER

Under direction, manages fixed route and paratransit operators providing them with the guidance, training and tools, policies and procedures necessary to do an effective job. Hires quality operators and assures policies and procedures are followed and levying discipline when necessary up to and including termination. Assures the public is receiving the highest quality service possible and that the goals and objectives of Pierce Transit are met and the mission statement is carried out. [READ MORE]

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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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SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST

Under direction, provides advanced level information systems consultation, analysis, programming and training; administers and supports the Agency Human Resources/Payroll system; creates and maintains complex database applications, both local and networked; serves as primary contact for core business systems administration and support; assists in the administration of network systems and Standard Query Language (SQL) database servers; identifies and implements computer related projects accurately and on time.[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]

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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]


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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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