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Below we answer the most asked questions about our online application for the Bus Driver Trainee position. We also answer a few questions about the job. Don't see an answer you need? Contact HR at (425) 348-2315 or email email@example.com.
Create an online account. To do this you need to establish a user name and password or you can use your log-in information for LinkedIn, Facebook or Google.
Once you have created an account, you can apply for other jobs at Community Transit. It can save you a lot of time later!
Click on the job title Bus Driver Trainee, then click the blue button labeled "Apply for this job online".
Complete the entire application. An incomplete application could prevent you from being considered or getting a call back. (Not providing work history for the last 5 years, for example, would make your application incomplete.) If you have questions, call our HR Department at (425) 348-2315.
Choose the type of attachment (resume, etc) from the drop down list
Select the upload button and locate your document on your PC where you saved it
Select 'Open' and the file will be uploaded.(Remember, if this is a change to your previously submitted applications, you will need to hit the submit button to make sure we get the new application with the attachments).
We ask for a work history dating back at least 5 years. If there are gaps in your employment (periods of time where you weren’t working),you can put that information under the ‘Work’ section of the application. Just select the Work button on the Apply tab and then select ‘Add work experience.’
You should start now to find out where they are today. Contact former co-workers or the company where you worked together to see if they know how to reach them. We will definitely do a reference check on any candidates we are considering for hire.
We will contact you by email. We use the email account that you gave us when you created your account to apply. Most of our initial communications will be by email. Please remember to update your email address in your account if it changes so we can reach you. If you don't get our emails, please check your spam account. You can also call us at (425) 348-2315.
Bus Driver Trainees currently receive $20.17 per hour while in training. After successfully completing the training, the Coach Operator's wage increases to $23.23 per hour. Based on the current contract language, Coach Operators receive a wage progression increase after working 2,080 hours. Coach Operators receive the top wage step of $29.34/hr after working 8,320 hours.
Community Transit likes to hire from within. We have many former Coach Operators who now work in various areas of the agency, from supervisory positions in Transportation to administrative positions in our Planning Department.