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HR General InfoEqual 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.
ApplicationsFiling 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 BenefitsPaid 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.
EmploymentHours 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