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Bus Operators (ACCESS & Routed): See below.

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Salary: $35.84 - $39.51 per hour, DOE. This position will remain open until filled. 

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: Drive for our Routed and ACCESS Services

Routed Operators

With a flexible working schedule, Routed Operators drive for our transit service on a fixed route serving the general public in Kitsap County. They provide a valuable and essential service to our community.

Salary (as of July 10, 2022): $24.11/hour. Make $33.69/hour at the seventh year of employment. Top rate currently $36.38/hour.

No experience required and paid training provided. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Operate a transit bus on a specified route according to a time schedule.
  • Collect fares, provide assistance to passengers and information about routes, schedules and street locations.
  • Maintain Commercial Driver's License. Training provided to obtain Commercial Driver's License.

ACCESS Operators

ACCESS Operators provide door-to-door or curb-to-curb transit service to eligible elderly passengers and persons with disabilities. They provide a valuable and essential service to our community.

Salary (as of July 10, 2022): $22.52/hour. Make $32.21/hour at the seventh year of employment. Top rate currently $34.79/hour.

No experience required and paid training provided.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Operate a bus or van to pick up and transport elderly passengers and persons with disabilities to/from their destination.
  • Escort/assist passengers from door at home or pick-up location to bus and help them with boarding and disembarking. 
  • Monitor fare collection and provide information to passengers about available services.
  • Load and unload passengers using wheelchairs and scooters while operating the vehicle lift and securing mobility aids in vehicles.
  • Maintain Commercial Driver's License. Training provided to obtain Commercial Driver's License.
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Minimum Qualifications & Entry Requirements

  • Must be at least 20 years old at the time of hire
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid WA State Driver’s License
  • Obtain and maintain a CDL
  • Pass pre-employment drug test and criminal background check
     

Application Process - APPLY NOW

  • Only online applications will be accepted and must include a complete application with job history and answers to supplemental questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
     

Benefits (as of October 2022)

  • Annual increases per the labor contract: 3% wage increase in 2021, 4.5% increase in 2022 and 4.25% increase in 2023. A 20-cents-per-hour wage adjustment for ACCESS operators effective Feb. 16, 2023.
     
  • Retention bonus of $1,000 to those employed as of November 30, 2022.
     
  • Recruitment incentive of up to $7,000 paid in three installments upon reaching specific milestones.
    • First payment: $1,500 upon newly-hired operators obtaining their commercial driver's license (CDL) permit and medical examiner's certificate; newly-hired operators who already are fully licensed receive $2,000 after completing their second week of training.
    • Second payment: $2,000 upon completing 80 hours of solo driving (independently driving without supervision).
    • Third payment: $3,000 upon completing 2,080 hours of solo driving.
       
  • Longevity step increases at 15 years of employment (2% above current rate), 20 years, (4% above) and 25 years (8% above).
     
  • Medical, Dental and Vision: Full-time employees and their dependents receive medical benefits through Kaiser Permanente or Blue Cross.
     
  • Transit privileges on fixed route and Kitsap Fast Ferries.
     
  • Retirement (pension): Kitsap Transit participates in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).
     
  • Vacation/Sick (PTO) Pay: Full-time drivers earn 22 days of leave a year, pro-rated accrual based on hours worked.
     
  • Holiday Pay: Full-time drivers receive nine paid scheduled holidays, plus two floating days.
     
  • Career advancement opportunities.

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Kitsap Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Click here to learn more. Kitsap Transit is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation at any step of the hiring process, please contact jobspplada@kitsaptransit.com or 360-479-4348 (TDD). 

VETERANS SCORING 
If you qualify for the Veterans Scoring Criteria under RCW 41.04.005 and 41.04.010, you must answer all questions regarding Veterans Scoring Criteria Status Declaration in the application and upload a copy of the substantiating document as listed in the application.

For question regarding the job announcement and/or application: Marisol Castro marisolc@kitsaptransit.com or (360) 475-0211

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