HR General Info

Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or disability status.

Drug-free Workplace: Pierce Transit complies with the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 mandating pre-employment, random, return-to-duty, reasonable suspicion and follow-up drug and alcohol testing for safety-sensitive positions. This testing is required under 49 CFR part 655.

Smoke-free Workplace: Smoking is permitted only in designated outdoor areas.

Reasonable Accommodation: Pierce Transit will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities with advance notice to the Human Resources Department.

Applications

Filing of Application: Applications must be completed in accordance with the directions listed on the job announcement. Applicants are responsible for the truth of all statements. Misrepresentation and incomplete or inaccurate entries may be cause for application rejection, removal from the employment list or discharge from Pierce Transit service. Applications must be received by Pierce Transit by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date, if applicable. Applications postmarked by the closing date may also be accepted. Applicants are responsible for notifying Pierce Transit of any address or telephone changes.

Eligibility: Candidates who are successful in all stages of the selection process will be eligible for appointment in accordance with the provisions of the personnel rules of Pierce Transit. When eligibility lists are formed, the eligibles not selected remain on the list for consideration for future vacancies until the list is exhausted or expired. All appointments are contingent upon passing the appropriate pre-employment tests.

Employee Benefits

Paid Leave: Full-time Pierce Transit employees receive 11 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave and 12 or 13 (provisional union affiliation) vacation days per year. Part-time employees receive pro-rated leave, to include sick leave, vacation, and holiday pay.

Retirement: All employees of Pierce Transit are mandatorily included in the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement System. Disability retirement benefits are also available for those who qualify. Upon separation prior to retirement, employees’ total contributions are repaid with interest. Employees are not covered under the Social Security System except for a 1.45% payment for Medicare.

Insurance Plans: Pierce Transit employees and their dependents (including domestic partners) may elect a medical and dental plan. Employees may also participate in a flexible spending account for eligible health care and dependent care expenses. Pierce Transit is self-insured for its worker’s compensation program.

Deferred Compensation (457) Plan: Employees are eligible to participate in a 457 savings plan.

Employment

Hours of Work: Most Pierce Transit employees have a 40-hour workweek; however, positions may require shift work, overtime, and weekend work. Flexible schedules are available in some departments.

Salary Increases: Pierce Transit provides for a regular progression of salary increases based on satisfactory job performance for non-bargaining employees, and a regular salary progression for most bargaining positions as negotiated.

Union Affiliation:
Job classifications covered by union security provisions require union membership and payment of dues and fees.

Probationary Period: All regular employees are subject to successful completion of a probationary period of six months unless the position is listed as at-will.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


  • 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.

Contact the Human Resources Department for further information:
3701 96th Street SW Lakewood, WA 98499-4431
PO Box 99070 Lakewood, WA 98496-0070
253.581.8000
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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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