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We don’t just thank Veterans...We Hire Them.

Thrive in a rewarding career with competitive wages, benefits, paid training and growth opportunities.

A Great Place To Work!

We have 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. Our mission is to connect our communities with safe, reliable, customer-friendly transit options.

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Pierce Transit Positions

Come join the team in one of these exciting career opportunities!

Transit Operators As a Transit Operator you are providing vital service to our community. If you enjoy driving and meeting new people this is a great opportunity to do what you love while helping others.

Maintenance Our Maintenance division maintains hundreds of vehicles, including buses, vans and trucks. Jobs in maintenance include: journey level mechanics, service station attendants, fleet care attendants, body repair technicians, upholsterers, communications technicians and bus lot attendants. We provide our newly hired fleet maintenance employees with paid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training, which includes classroom and coach driving instruction.

Public Safety Officer The Public Safety Officer plays an integral role in Pierce Transit’s ability to deliver safe service to the community. The individuals selected for these positions are provided with training that will equip them for success in facing and managing the routine elements of the job as well as the unexpected challenges.

Administrative The agency has several jobs in Finance, IT, and Human Resources which support employees and the day-to day transit operations.


Benefits

Excellent Benefits

Pierce Transit’s total employment package includes a competitive wage as well as great benefits. You and your family can choose to be covered by one of our medical and dental plans, as well as health savings accounts, as well as dental, life insurance and long-term disability. Veterans with TriCare or VA benefits can elect to waive PT medical and dental insurance and receive a waiver payment up to $350 per month.

Retirement

As a public sector employee, you are included in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement System. Employees in this retirement plan do not contribute to Social Security (normally a 6.2% tax on wages).

Matching Deferred Compensation

Employees are eligible to participate in a Deferred Compensation (457) plan for tax-deferred retirement investment with an employer match of 4.25%. This is similar to the military Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).

Paid Leave

Generous vacation and sick leave accruals come with each job along with paid holidays. If you presently serve in the reserves or National Guard there is an annual benefit of 21 paid days for military leave each year.

Career Growth

Pierce Transit ensures employees have access to professional development and career opportunities. Many of our Transit Operators have promoted to Instructor, Service Supervisor, Dispatcher and Communications Controller positions.

The agency has staff dedicated to workforce development to assist employees with their career advancement goals. In addition, we offer a generous tuition assistance program for employment-related tuition (you can save your G.I. Bill benefit or use for another purpose).

A few words from our Veteran employees:

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“You should look at places like Pierce Transit. They have great medical, VA approved GI Bill program and help you build your skill set so you can be successful.”
– Arrie, Journey-level Mechanic

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“There’s definitely opportunity to move up the chain within the agency no matter what your job classification is.”
– Chris, Fleet Assistant Manager

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“The transition process from the military to Pierce Transit is very easy because we have a lot of veterans here. We speak the same language.”
–Harry, Lead Mechanic

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“Once you decide you’re done serving your country, it’s easy to come to Pierce Transit and serve your community.”
–Tre, Pierce Transit Operator

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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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