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Get Paid to Move to One of America's Best Cities
Grow your career at Portland, Oregon's transit agency!
Portland is one of America's most livable cities. We have incredible food, beer, and wine. Perfect summers and mild winters. Near-infinite options for outdoor recreation. Affordable cost-of-living. A small-city feel with big-city amenities.
We are TriMet, Portland's acclaimed public transit system. We give more than 100 million riders per year. And we're looking for bus operators to help us expand our services.
As a bus operator, you'll provide safe, reliable courteous and efficient transportation to riders. You'll have a competitive wage, great benefits, and plenty of opportunities for advancement. You don't even need a CDL; we'll provide all the training and testing you need.
For a limited time, we're paying $1,000 in relocation costs to Portland for bus operators.
What would I earn?
After six-weeks of full-time paid training, you'll start as a part-time bus operator at $17.16 an hour, with regular guaranteed pay increases. After three years, you'll earn more than $60,000 a year. You'll have excellent full-time benefits -- including medical, dental and vision benefits, a retirement plan with a generous company match, free transit passes for you and your family, no-cost life insurance, and generous paid time off -- even when working part-time.
Is full-time work available?
All bus operators start part-time. There is no guarantee as to when full-time opportunities will be available. But on average, it takes about three to six months.
What experience and education do I need?
You'll need a high school diploma or equivalent, and a valid and active driver's license for the past 3 years. Later on, you'll need to be able to get an Oregon or Washington CDL Class "B" license or permit with a passenger endorsement and no Air Brake restriction prior to hire. Also, this position requires a physical and drug screening.
What sort of driving record do I need?
Safe driving in a must. Criminal violations on your driving record will disqualify you from consideration for a period of 10 years. If you have more than two less serious traffic violations, they will disqualify you if they occurred in the last 3 years. A suspended driver's license for longer than 90 days in the past 3 years will also disqualify you.
Are you ready to get in the driver's seat?
*** Just a heads-up: We love seeing your resume and cover letter, but they aren't a substitute for a job application. To apply for this job, you need to complete an application online.
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
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