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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.
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 ]
BUDGET ASSISTANT MANAGER
Plans, directs, and manages the Agency’s budget, long-range financial planning and grants function. Provides a basis for sound operational and financial planning and managerial control through the development, administration, monitoring and maintenance of a comprehensive Agency budget including the capital budget; develops the Agency’s long-range financial plan. Essential functions: Develops the Agency’s annual budget; works closely with the Executive Team and Managers in the formulation, development and maintenance of budgets throughout the year; monitors and controls expenditures; prepares, reviews, interprets and analyzes a variety of information, data, and reports; develops and prepares revenue projections using internal and external Agency sources; provides input and recommendations to the Executive Team to determine and set overall Agency strategy, policies, and goals; ...[READ MORE ]
HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST
Under general direction, performs complex professional-level support tothe human resources and employee relations program. Essential functions: Assists Human Resources Manager in investigating complaints and other matters as requested. Provides advice and consultation to Agency managers and supervisors in handling concerns related to employee job performance and employee conduct; facilitates or conducts investigations of sensitive/confidential matters; prepares required documentation and recommends course of action; ensures compliance with collective bargaining agreements, departmental policies/procedures, state and federal regulations. Under direction, consults with attorneys regarding appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action and oversees any resulting processes. Conducts regular and outreach recruitment to include advising management on selection/hiring processes and ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws/regulations. Attends, chairs and conducts a variety of meetings ...[READ MORE ]
Under direction, administers workers’ compensation loss control and prevention programs through identification and mitigation of risk, claims handling, and reporting in accordance with state law and regulations, oversight of the Agency’s third-party administrator (TPA), supervision of the employee return-to-work (Light Duty) program, and the development of loss prevention programs and policies. Essential functions: Coordinates worker compensation claims administration process, including periodic reporting, conducting investigations, and responding to appeals to assure compliance with State and Federal laws; obtains appropriate medical information; coordinates supplemental payments; tracks, pays and controls workers’ compensation program costs; administers the contract for the TPA for self-insured workers’ compensation program; interacts continually with third-party administrator related to allowances...[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]
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Under direction, plans, organizes and coordinates the Agency’s risk management programs including insurance, self-insurance, claims settlement, workers’ compensation and Title VI. Essential functions: Manages Claims Administration to include: management, selection, discipline, supervision, development, and training of assigned staff; development of strategies for administering and resolving claims that are consistent with Agency values; selects, awards, and monitors vendor contracts; prepares, reviews, interprets, and analyzes a variety of information, data and reports; provides advice and counsel, and makes recommendations in alignment with organizational strategies; manages assigned budget; monitors and controls expenditures...Learn more HERE
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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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