Transit Driver (Republic, WA)

DIVISION: Transportation

LOCATION: Republic

REPORTS TO: Lead Dispatcher / Driver Supervisor



STATUS: Non-Exempt

HOURS: Part-Time (24-29 Hours Per Week)

SALARY RANGE: Hiring Range $18.23-$19.71


Hiring Incentive $1,000

Rural Resources Community Action needs a Transit Driver (Republic, WA). This position is part-time w/benefits (24-29 Hours Per Week). As a Transit Driver, you will transport persons to and from scheduled destinations, utilizing specialized equipment. The general duties of the Transit Driver will consist of assisting passengers in and out of the vehicle, providing transfer assistance to non-ambulatory persons by utilizing mobility aids as necessary, i.e., slider boards and lifts, daily vehicle safety and operational inspections, and reporting any defects to a designated individual, maintain emergency information regarding designated passengers, and performs other related duties as assigned.

This position is safety sensitive and requires pre-employment, random, and post-accident drug testing in compliance with Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) standards and corporate policy, as a condition of employment.

Salary & Benefit Information

The hiring range for this role is $18.23-$19.71 per hour. The full salary range of $18.23-$30.35 per hour represents the low and high end of the total salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to experience & qualifications. As a full or part-time employee, after the successful completion of our six-month training period you may receive a 4% step increase and an additional 4% step increase on your annual anniversary thereafter (excludes temporary employees). Depending on full time or part time status, other benefits may include medical (three plan options), dental and vision insurance, vacation, a 403(B) and/or Roth IRA retirement savings plan with a company match of up to 6%, $12,000 life insurance policy (while employed with RRCA), Employee Assistance Program and other auxiliary insurance options.  All employees, regardless of temporary, part-time or full-time status will receive sick leave.

Duties & Responsibilities

A Transit Driver will need knowledge of geographic service area; the ability to read maps, interpret maps and understand dispatched instructions, and knowledge of client assessment techniques and mandated reporting requirements. Along with the ability to accurately complete reports to be used for one’s time and vehicle schedule, understand and follow local, state, and federal regulations as applicable to the position and program, a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is preferred, but not required. The ability to analyze work associated problems and implement solutions, operate a passenger vehicle in excess of 12,000 pounds, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the public.

Education, Skills, and Abilities

To apply for this position, you would need:

  • Nine months of experience working for a public or private transit agency,
  • One year of successful experience in a capacity that required comprehensive record-keeping and reporting.
  • Verifiable record as a safe driver for the most recent five-year period.
  • Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the

desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.

Required Certifications & Licenses:

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement preferred, but not required.
  • Valid Standard First Aid certification, or ability to obtain within eight weeks of employment.
  • Valid Passenger Assistance Technique certification, or ability to obtain within eight weeks of employment, or at which time certification class is available.
  • Acceptable completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Valid CDL Physical if you carry a valid Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Acceptable completion of an alcohol and drug screen test that complies with all Federal
  • Transit Administration (FTA) Standards.


Rural Resources Community Action offers a competitive benefits package. Click here to read more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.