RTD Bus Operations to host career fair Monday through Wednesday

Curious about a career in public transportation? Next week will be a good time to explore open positions with RTD, when the agency’s Bus Operations division hosts a three-day career fair at its East Metro operating division.

At the hiring event – to run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, at 14100 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora – job-seekers can speak with employees from throughout Bus Operations, including bus operators, managers and supervisors. Recruiters from RTD’s Human Resources division will be available to answer questions about positions across the agency. At the East Metro division, one of the agency’s busiest, interested applicants will be able to tour the facility to gain an understanding of what it is like to work in public transit. Applications will be accepted on site.

Chris Deines, General Superintendent of Transportation, encouraged those interested in attending next week: “Take a look at how you can support and make a meaningful difference in your community. This is not just a job – this is a career. You don’t have to have experience; we will train you. And after we train you, there is room for growth and leadership potential. With all jobs we are hiring for, there is a career path that exists in some shape or fashion.”

As of July, RTD is in need of 201 bus operators out of 952 budgeted positions, a vacancy rate of about 21%. Part-time bus operator positions are available, requiring a commitment of at least 15 hours a week. Overtime is available for interested applicants. The starting hourly wage for bus operators is $24, plus a $4,000 signing bonus.

RTD also has 90 openings in bus maintenance out of 365 budgeted positions, a vacancy rate of about 25%. These jobs include general repair mechanics, which start at $30.25 an hour; and body shop technicians, with a starting hourly wage of $27.98. Both of these positions are also eligible for a $4,000 signing bonus.

To learn more and to apply to work for RTD, visit the agency’s Careers page.