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Pierce Transit is a proud WellCity employer, recognized by the Association of Washington Cities. Working here you will have access to participate in monthly activities that focus on a variety of wellness topics. Employees also have access to fitness rooms and wellness resources.

As a WellCity employer we continue to lower our medical premiums, claims and other costs. Pierce Transit promotes, advocates, and educates employees in ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to support an active and engaged workforce.


Pierce Transit improves people’s quality of life by providing safe, reliable, innovative and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected.

Pierce Transit Is An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Pierce Transit has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

Pierce Transit's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay and all other forms of compensation, including benefits and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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Pierce Transit has been assisting people with their transportation needs in Pierce County for 40 years and has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve.  explore career opportunities button learn more about maintenance careers button learn more about veterans careers button
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Pierce Transit is now hiring!

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Do you enjoy working with people? Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of people right here in your community? Are you looking for a career with a future? Our mission is to connect our communities with safe, reliable, customer-friendly transit options.

Pierce Transit drivers have been assisting people who are on the go in Pierce County for 40 years. The first step to becoming a driver begins with an application to become a Relief Transit Operator (RTO).  If you are selected for this role you will receive paid training from the experts who will ensure that you gain hands-on experience and are fully prepared for success. Upon completion of the six-week training course, you will be eligible and in line to be  promoted to full-time positions based on your seniority.

Pierce Transit covers about 292 square miles in 13 cities, towns and unincorporated Pierce County area. Click here to learn more about the routes we serve. 


A Great Place To Work

In addition to a positive work atmosphere, Pierce Transit offers great benefits!

Excellent Benefits
Accepting a position on the Pierce Transit team is the ticket to a rewarding career. The total employment package includes a competitive salary as well as a wide array of benefits.

Insurance Options
As an employee, you and your family can choose to be covered by one of several excellent medical and vision plans as well as dental, life insurance and long-term disability insurance plans are also available.

Brand Values
Click here to learn more about Pierce Transit’s core values, guiding principles, benefits and more.

Tuition Assistance
Pierce Transit is committed to supporting the professional growth of our staff and provides a generous reimbursement for employment related tuition.

As a public sector employee, you are included in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are eligible to participate in a Deferred Compensation (457) plan for tax-deferred retirement investment.

You served your country, now serve your community. Pierce Transit is a great place for veterans. We offer comparable benefits and services. Learn more HERE.



  • How do I apply for jobs at Pierce Transit?


    Click here to go straight to Pierce Transit’s Current Career Opportunities. To apply for jobs at Pierce Transit, you will need to create an account and establish a Master Profile in the Government Jobs system, if you don’t already have one.

  • Where can I find Pierce Transit's Background Check Policy?

  • I already have an account with Government Jobs. Can I use my existing account to apply for a job at Pierce Transit?


    Yes, you can.

  • Where can I find information on creating a Master Profile?


    Click here to find an online application guide to help you create a Master Profile. Remember to keep a record of your username and password when you create your account. Use this same username and password each time you check your application status or apply for other positions.

  • What information will I be asked to provide?


    You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, educational qualifications, employment history including dates, titles and job duties, and qualifications as they pertain to the position for which you are applying.

  • Who will have access to the information on my application?


    Only authorized Pierce Transit staff will have access to your complete online application. Limited information will be provided to staff that are directly involved in the selection process.

    Application data is not shared outside of Pierce Transit. Your applications are not visible to other employers that use Government Jobs. All information is maintained on a secured web server.

  • How will I know if my application was received?


    You will receive an automatically generated email confirmation shortly after submission of your application notifying you that your application was successful, but please note that the auto-response does not confirm required attachments.

  • What if I don’t have a computer or internet access?


    You need to use a computer (or a smart phone) to complete an online job application. Here are some suggestions if you don’t have one:

    • Visit a WorkSource office near you.
    • Visit a public library
    • Seek out family or friends that have computers and ask if you can use it to apply.
  • Do I need an email address? Where can I get one if I don’t already have one?


    Yes, you must have an email address to complete an online application. You can get a free email account online at places like: Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail. Please note we do not endorse any particular email provider.

  • Am I required to fill out the whole application if I am attaching a resume and cover letter?


    Yes, we need a completed application in order to evaluate your skills and experience in relation to the vacancy and in relation to other applications. Failure to complete the application and/or any associated questions (as required) will disqualify you from consideration.

  • Why do you require a completed application when a resume and cover letter are attached?


    The law mandates that we receive applications for most of our positions. The standardized formatting of our applications allows us to find information quickly. Resumes and cover letters give applicants an opportunity to provide us with additional information about their skills and experience as related to the position they are pursuing and our hiring managers rely heavily on the content of those documents. We appreciate the time and effort invested in completing the required application materials.

  • Can I copy and paste information from my resume into the application? Is it o.k. if the exact same information is on both the resume and the application?


    Yes, you can copy and paste information from an existing document. Duplication of information is fine.

  • What if I forgot my Username or Password?


    Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folders and add to your “safe sender” list to make sure you get this email. If you do not receive an email, contact NEOGOV Customer Support at 1-855-524-5627 and follow the prompts for "applicant" assistance.

    Pierce Transit cannot see or access your Government Jobs system password or username. Please follow these steps to resolve any issues you may encounter in accessing the system:
    Click on the Applicant Login link from the Current Career Opportunities page at
    Use the “forgot my password” link directly below the username/password login box.
    The Government Jobs system will send you an email with your information.
  • I already applied for a specific type of position at Pierce Transit. When I see it posted again, am I required to reapply or will you use the information I provided in my previous application?


    You need to apply for each opportunity you would like to pursue when it is posted. Once you have created a Master Profile, the content will populate for every application. In cases where you have applied for the same job in the system previously, your application information may pre-populate as well. As a reminder, be sure to check the pre-populated information to ensure it is up to date.

  • Do I need to visit Pierce Transit’s Careers site regularly to check for new job listings?


    No, you can complete an online “Job Interest Card” to receive email notifications about new opportunities that are of interest to you by selecting specific job categories.

  • How do I complete an online Job Interest Card?


    Click on the “Request Job Notifications by Category” link on the Career Opportunities page. Follow the instructions to receive email notification for specific job categories that interest you.

  • What does "Open Continuously" mean for a closing date?


    There are two general types of "continuous" postings. We have some positions which are recruited for year-round and where there is always the need for more qualified applicants. There are also jobs which may require a longer posting period, but where we will evaluate applications as they are submitted, interview and make hiring decisions until we fill the job.

  • Can I submit a new application or make changes to one I’ve already submitted after a job closes?


    No, once a job closes, we cannot accept any new applications or make any changes to existing applications. You are free to make changes or updates to your Master Profile which will update your contact information.

  • Can I submit a hard-copy paper application instead of applying online?


    If you are unable to complete the online application, a request for accommodation must be submitted prior to the closing date and time. Any request must include the title of the vacancy and the associated recruitment number.

  • How long does the hiring process take at Pierce Transit?


    The process timing varies.

    All recruitments will include:
    • Outreach
    • Application Review
    • Interviews and Assessments
    • Background and Reference Checking

  • I believe I qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. What should I do?


    Persons who believe they are qualified under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.

    Please send requests by email to be received by Employee Services with sufficient time prior to the closing deadline, to allow for the request to be considered through the interactive process. Please include “Reasonable Accommodation Request” in the subject line of your email and send to:

    If email is not possible, please contact: Employee Services- Recruitment: (253) 581-8095 Washington Relay: (800) 833-6384
    TTY Relay 711: (800) 833-6388
    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Pierce Transit will provide reasonable accommodations for testing to applicants with disabilities.

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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.


  • 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).


  • 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.


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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