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Transit Bus Driver

Steamboat Springs Transit

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Winter Transit Bus Driver (with housing) - $23.47/hr to $27.39/hr + bonuses & housing @ $600/month

  • fall
  • winter

Current Job dates:

Currently recruiting for the season that runs from October 7th, 2024 to April 19th, 2025.

  • Bus Driver

    Steamboat Springs
    $20.72 - $24.18 / hour

    When joining the City of Steamboat Springs, you can expect to work for an organization with:

    • A team that strives to make this the best place you’ve ever worked!
    • A focus on supporting our employees’ mental, physical, and financial well-being
    • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion that creates a welcoming city 
    • A highly engaged workforce proudly serving our community with excellence and distinction
    • A passion for strategically providing outstanding municipal services
    • A promise to each other to support the work we all do for the city, community & Yampa Valley

    Uniqueness Fuels Our Innovative Spirit
    Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experiences drives us forward every day. It's the collective sum of our experiences that makes Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley a powerful, insightful and welcoming community.

    The City of Steamboat Springs is pleased to announce a job opening in our Transit Division as a Regional Bus Driver for qualified individuals that have a Class B CDL with passenger endorsement and the air brake restriction removed. Our regional bus service runs between Craig and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The ideal candidate will live in Craig or Hayden Colorado. The ideal candidate will be available to work on any day of the week - once shift is picked it will be set for the season. Shifts are picked in seniority order - based off length of employment with Steamboat Springs Transit.

    The job can be either seasonal or a benefited full-time position. We offer excellent benefits and competitive pay, but being a part of our amazing team of people is even better.

    Steamboat Springs Transit offers the following bonuses:

    1. $700 early sign-on bonus for those who sign up before October 1, 2023. 
    2. An extra $2.00 per hour earned during all shifts that run past 1:30AM and for regional shifts.  
    3. End-of-season bonuses 
    4. Use of transit Ski Medallions to gain free access to Steamboat Resort for Skiing/Boarding

    Operates a Steamboat Springs Transit (SST) bus on designated fixed routes in a safe, professional manner to provide dependable, friendly transportation for residents and guests.

    Works under the direct supervision of the shift Transit Supervisor.

    The qualified individual

    Serves as an ambassador of the City to more than 1 million annual guests and residents by operating Steamboat Springs Transit coach on a fixed route, adhering to published times and in accordance with Federal, State and Local Rules, regulations and laws.

    • Responsible for the safety and well-being of up to 57 bus passengers at any given time during assigned shifts.
    • Gathers and maintains accurate passenger counts; collects any required fares; complete appropriate forms for any incidents and/or collisions.
    • Provides reliable, expert service to the general public while enforcing all rules and regulations relating to passenger safety, and safe bus operation.
    • Inspects vehicle prior to putting same into service, at mid-shift and at the end of each shift; reports any mechanical deficiencies to supervisor.
    • Fuels, services, and cleans the transit coach at the end of each day. This may include cleaning up biohazards.
    • Interacts with passengers to enforce Federal, State and local rules and regulations to maintain safe transit operations.
    • Completes and maintains required information on appropriate vehicle inspection forms.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • We are seeking the following qualifications


    • Education and Experience: Graduation from High School or equivalent.
    • Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Becomes knowledgeable of the bus schedule and the area, including activities and events, to answer customer inquiries in a courteous and patient manner at all times.
    • Neat appearance and ability to deal effectively and courteously with the public.
    • Must be able to work long hours and not be adversely affected by burnout or high stress.
    • Must be able to safely work in an environment with light to moderate physical activity.
    • Must be able to safely work in an environment where the driver will be operating at highway speeds requiring acute perception and quick reflexes in all weather conditions, varying passenger loads, and in all varying traffic patterns.
    • No mental, emotional or physical limitation per the Federal Department of Transportation regulations that would limit the driver’s ability to perform assigned duties.
    • Driver may operate vehicle outside of city limits without readily available assistance resources.
    • Skill in operating City buses in a safe and efficient manner. Ability to have dimensional awareness of the bus at all times and ability to maneuver the bus next to/around objects without contact.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
    • Ability to identify medical, and/or other such problems that may occur with passengers on the transit coach, or in a transit shelter and relay that information to appropriate medical or law enforcement entities. Drivers may also be put on alert from Routt County Dispatch for persons of interest that may be on a transit coach.
    • Ability to understand basic mechanical aspects and operations of each transit coach, to include ADA required tasks such as lift deployments and mobility device securement processes.


    • Must pass pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Screen; and
    • Must be 21 years of age and possess, or be qualified to attain, a valid Colorado Commercial
    • Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements; and
    • Motor Vehicle Records must show that you have not accumulated more than four points on your license in the past three years; and
    • Must be able to comply with City of Steamboat Springs and Steamboat Springs Transit standard operating procedures; and
    • Must not have had a DUI in the past 7 years or a DWAI in the past 5 years




    • Paid training


    • Friday to Monday
    • Split shift
    • Weekend availability


    • Driver's License (Required)
    • CDL (Preferred)

    Wages/Pay: up to $24.18per hour

How to Apply

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Call us at (970) 879-3717 or text (970) 846-1279

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