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Coach Operator - No Experience Needed!

Logistics/Transportation Jobs
Intercity Transit

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
October 03, 2018
Intercity Transit
Olympia, WA
Years of Experiences
Career Level
Entry Level
Education Level

About Intercity Transit


Contact name
Stephanie Meador

Job description

A great career opportunity for YOU!

Previous bus driving experience is not necessary - we will train & test you for your CDL!!


Intercity Transit is the municipal agency that provides public transportation for people who live and work in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, an area of approximately 100 square miles. We operate service along fixed bus routes, door-to-door service for people with disabilities, a vanpool program, specialized van programs, and are active in community partnerships. Intercity Transit's mission is to provide and promote public transportation choices that support an accessible, sustainable, livable, healthy, prosperous community. Please visit our website at for more information.


Intercity Transit is currently recruiting for fulltime Coach Operators. Ideal candidates are those who exhibit strong customer service skills as a top priority.  Intercity Transit provides training for everything else, including the necessary CDL, through a rigorous 8-week, full-time, paid training period. Upon successful completion of training, Operators will be a part of the Amalgamated Transit Union bargaining unit and will be eligible for union membership. This position is classified as safety-sensitive under Intercity Transit’s Drug and Alcohol Policy and is included in the random drug and alcohol testing program. Outstanding benefits include health insurance, State PERS and deferred comp retirement plans, paid sick and vacation leave, and more. We anticipate hiring approximately 16 Operators, with training expected to begin on January 14, 2019. Hiring wage is $20.19/hour, with the salary range up to $28.60/hour. 


  • Strong customer service skills and ability to interact positively within a diverse population of customers and co-workers.

  • Stable employment history. 

  • Flexibility to work varied days, nights, weekends and holidays, and split shifts; punctuality and reliable attendance essential. 

  • Must possess a valid Washington State driver’s license, and be able to obtain (by the end of training period) and maintain a valid Class "B" Commercial Driver's License with passenger endorsement and air brake restriction lifted.

  • Must have acceptable 5-year driving history that meets the agency’s hiring criteria, and maintain acceptable driving record during employment.

  • Must be willing to submit to a post-job-offer employment-related physical examination with drug screen, as well as a criminal background investigation, the results of which must meet the agency’s hiring criteria.


Apply online only at A letter of interest and resume that includes your last ten years of work/military/school history are required. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Intercity Transit’s preferred method of communication is email, so accurate and active email addresses are essential. Completed applications must be received by: November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Eligible applicants will be contacted to attend a required testing session on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

 Note that, if hired, union seniority is determined by date/time application was received.