Metro Transit is looking to hire 100 people with good driving records to fill open bus driver positions.
Metro Transit bus drivers begin on a part-time basis, choosing to work either weekdays or weekends, but new part-time drivers can expect opportunities for full-time driving within a few months.
All part-time weekday drivers are guaranteed 30 hours of work per week at a starting wage of $17.27 per hour with benefits including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, a pension and an unlimited-use transit pass.
Metro Transit provides on-the-job training, but a good driving record and customer service skills are essential. Experienced instructors teach safety, customer service basics and help trainees earn their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certification.
Some current Metro Transit bus drivers will transfer to light rail operator jobs when the new Central Corridor green line opens next year. Newly hired drivers will take the place of those joining the rail division.
Metro Transit currently employs about 1,450 bus and 60 light-rail train operators. The average tenure of current Metro Transit bus and rail operators is more than 10 years.