Transit Trainee Driver

Steamboat Springs Transit   Steamboat Springs, CO   Full-time     Transportation
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Posted on May 29, 2021

Trainee Transit Driver - $12.32/hour. Successful trainees to become full time Bus Driver - $19.17/hour with benefits and bonus.
Required CDL training begins 7/5/21.


Steamboat Springs Transit - Steamboat Springs is in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains along the Yampa River.
Steamboat Springs is a Colorado mountain town that is home to a world class ski resort known around the globe for its champagne powder snow.  Steamboat Springs Transit is looking to fill year-round, full-time, bus driver positions with reliable safe drivers. 

The qualified individual

Our paid training class will begin on July 5, 2021. The 4 and 1/2 week - 160 hour training class is designed to help anyone obtain their Colorado CDL Class B driver's license. We will pay you $12.32 an hour to attend the CDL class. Once you successfully obtain your CDL, you can begin as a full-time bus driver starting at $19.17 per hour. A bonus is also given after completing 120 days on the job, an extra $1.00 for each hour worked since starting as a Transit Driver.

The typical working week is 37-39 hours made up of 4 & 5 day work weeks.  The newer bus drivers usually work weekends & nights. Summer bus service is from 6:00 am to 12:00 am daily.

Our bus drivers are responsible for safely operating a public transportation bus and transporting passengers on a prescribed route, on time and in accordance with local, state and federal standards. Our drivers must practice safe defensive driving techniques, be knowledgeable of the area, provide guests with schedule/route information, assist disabled guests on and off the bus, and complete reports of all accidents, damage, or incidents. Our bus drivers will also be assigned to bus wash duties as part of their normal working shift. 

We are seeking the following qualifications

  • An acceptable driving record, with no alcohol or drug related convictions in the last 7 years.
  • A current valid driver's license.
  • A clean background check. 
  • The ability to pass all DOT CDL requirements including medical screening, random drug testing, and licensing requirements.