Winter Transit Bus Driver
Steamboat Springs Transit

$20.13 to $21.13/hour + bonus and employee housing @ $600/month

World Class Colorado Ski Resort Town - 80487


Winter Transit Bus Driver

Steamboat Springs Transit
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
$20.13 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Dec 06, 2021)

Employee housing at $600/month, $20.13 an hour + bonus, and access to free skiing at Steamboat Resort!

Connect people with the places they need to go and the things they love to do!
Transit bus operators are a vital resource for the community, carrying people to and from their places of work and providing access to public services and recreation opportunities. SST operators have the support of supervisors who care about their safety, security, and dignity at work.  Live and work in Steamboat Springs, Colorado this winter ski season.

Steamboat Springs is located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains along the scenic Yampa River — an authentic Colorado mountain town that is home to a world-class ski resort known for its champagne powder snow. The COVID vaccination rate among residents of Routt County is 75% as of August 30, 2021 (according to the Colorado Immunization Information System).

Steamboat Springs Transit -  Seasonal Entry Level – Winter Seasonal City Transit Bus Driver

Steamboat Springs Transit is looking to fill bus driver positions paid at $20.13 - $21.13 an hour, plus bonuses, for the upcoming winter ski season with safe and reliable drivers.  Employee Housing is also available with rent at $600 per month!

The process begins with our paid training class that will begin on December 6, 2022.  The 4-week, 160-hour training class is designed to help anyone obtain their Colorado Commercial Driver's License (CDL) - Class B as well as learn everything you need to have a successful season of city bus driving. We will pay you $12.32 an hour to attend the CDL/training class. Once you successfully obtain your CDL and pass the training class, you will be promoted to the seasonal bus driver and paid $20.13 an hour for the remainder of the winter season. Steamboat Springs Transit also offers an extra $1.00 an hour to all shifts that run several hours past midnight. We will offer an end-of-season bonus of $1.00 an hour for all hours worked, paid to those who work the entire winter season.

The typical working week is a minimum of 37 hours spread over four days or five.  The newer bus drivers usually work weekends & nights. The bus service runs from 5:00 am to 4:00 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. 

Successful applicants will need to have...

  • 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. 
  • An ability to commit to the entire season: mid-October to mid-April.
  • The ability to pass all DOT CDL requirements including medical screening, random drug testing, and licensing requirements.

Wages/Pay: $20.13 per hour

Employee housing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and rental rates start at $600/month.  All City of Steamboat Springs employees have free access to Howelsen Hill Ski Area & Ice Rink, and transit employees have access to free skiing at Steamboat Resort.

How to Apply

To apply for the position please visit our online application via the Apply link below. Call Steamboat Springs Transit at (970) 879-3717 with any questions. Email Tyler Kern at or Shane Gassaway at

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