Thrive in a rewarding career with competitive wages, benefits, paid training and growth opportunities.
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.
Pierce Transit Jobs
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.
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.
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).
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.
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:
“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
“There’s definitely opportunity to move up the chain within the agency no matter what your job classification is.”
– Chris, Fleet Assistant Manager
“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
“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