Fixed Route Bus Driver

Sunset Empire Transportation District Job Announcement

Sunset Empire Transportation District:  Fixed Route Bus Drivers – FT

Job Status:  Open and Accepting Applications

Job Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD), based in Astoria, Oregon, is seeking applications for energetic individuals with great customer service skills to fill (5) full-time Fixed Route Bus Driver positions.  Possession of a CDL B is preferred, however if this job is for you and you can deliver exceptional customer service skills SETD will provide training necessary to acquire a CDL B license.

Fixed Route Drivers are responsible for operating buses which require being in control of the bus and knowledge of all equipment used in a safe and efficient manner.  The driver is responsible for providing safety and well-being to their passengers.

Qualifications include high school diploma or GED, two (2) years previous driving experience (preferred), operating transportation vehicles and experience working with elderly and/or disabled riders.  CPR and First Aid Certification is provided by SETD.

Certifications preferred include Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) w/air brakes, passenger endorsement and a CDL Medical Certificate, Defensive Driving Certificate and PASS Certificate.  Pre-employment drug screening and background check required.

  • Wage range is $14.93 – $20.89 per hour depending on experience.
  • Excellent Benefits – 100% paid medical & dental benefit for employee.
  • Shifts are variable according to routes.

The Area

Astoria is in Clatsop County where the Pacific Ocean meets the mighty Columbia River.  The area is rich in its natural beauty and a destination spot for people from all over the world.    There are many historical aspects to the area including being located at the end of the Lewis & Clark trail.

Mission Statement

Sunset Empire Transportation District is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, relevant and sustainable transportation services to Clatsop County with professionalism, integrity and courtesy.

  To Apply

Applications available on SETD website or printed copies available at the Astoria Transit Center 900 Marine Drive or the Seaside Transit Center 39 N. Holladay Dr. Return application along with a resume and current driving record to  SETD Attn: Sue Farmer, Human Resource, 900 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103 or Fax at 503-861-5375 or Email to [email protected]Sunset Empire Transportation District is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sunset Empire Transportation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees in all matters of employment (such as hiring, promotion, transfer, training, layoff, compensation, fringe benefits and termination) regardless of ethnicity/race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.  7/26/21