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Public Transit Bus Operator

Topeka, Kansas
Company: Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
Job Title: Public Transit Bus Operator

Topeka Metro is accepting applications for part-time and full-time Bus Operators to provide safe, professional, and courteous public transit service.

Topeka Metro offers an excellent benefit package including paid CDL training, free employee health insurance, paid sick/vacation/holidays, and KPERS retirement benefits. Full-time bus operators are guaranteed 40 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Customer oriented with the ability to provide exceptional customer service and communicate effectively and courteously.
  • Demonstrate a professional, pleasant, and helpful demeanor towards the public.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to memorize routes, transfer points, fare structures, and work with all bus technology.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and comply with safety and traffic rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Reliable and flexible with the ability to work various shifts M-F and every Saturday.
  • Ability to obtain a KS CDL with air brake and passenger endorsements.
  • Steady work history with previous experience.
  • Must maintain an excellent driving record.
  • 21 years of age with a HS diploma/GED.       

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background check, pre-employment drug screen, post offer functional employment test, and DOT medical exam.

Download an application & characteristic survey at www.topekametro.org under the Careers tab & submit by mail, e-mail, fax, or in person. Applications can be picked up or dropped off at either location:

Topeka Metro Admin. Office 201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603
Quincy Street Station 820 S.E. Quincy St. Topeka, KS 66612
E-mail: resumes@topekametro.org
FAX: (785) 233-3063
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.  Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

First two-weeks of training:    $14.45/hr.
After two-weeks of training:  $18.06/hr.
6 months:                                $19.18/hr.
12 months:                              $20.32/hr.
18 months:                              $21.44/hr.
24 months:                              $22.57/hr.

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