Positions Come with Great Pay, Benefits and Career Opportunity
BALTIMORE, MD(April 27, 2023)– The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will host a hiring event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, for those interested in becoming a bus operator. Staff from Human Resources, Bus Operations and other areas will be available to discuss job opportunities, explain the hiring process and answer questions.
Attendees will be able to complete multiple steps in the application process at the event – application submission, required assessment testing and background processing authorizations. Successful candidates will be able to secure a conditional job offer before leaving. The next bus operator training classes begin May 22 and June 26.
“We are hiring!” said Maryland Transit Administrator Holly Arnold. “Our team of dedicated operators and mechanics keep the region moving. I encourage anyone who is interested in a career in transportation to stop by, learn more and apply.”
The hiring event will be held at the Bush Bus Division, 1515 Washington Blvd., Baltimore. Bus operator testing will be held at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. and will take approximately two-and-a-half hours to complete. Candidates should plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance of testing times to complete required paperwork. Advance registration is preferred but not required. To register or learn more about these and other open positions at the Maryland Transit Administration visit at mta.maryland.gov/join.
All applicants should bring a valid a driver’s license and a resume, if available. Individuals interested in becoming a bus operator also should bring a current driving record (no more than 30 days old). Current bus operators will be onsite to answer questions about job benefits and available career paths.
Bus operators receive competitive pay with regular raises and overtime potential. Employees also are offered a comprehensive benefit package including paid leave (vacation, personal and sick days) and paid holidays, health insurance (including medical, dental, prescription drug and vision coverage), pension, tax-deferred savings plans, life insurance, behavioral health support, tuition reimbursement and transportation benefits on the MTA system. In addition, training and development opportunities are available to help employees advance their careers within the agency.
This event is one of many ways the Maryland Transit Administration is working to address the nationwide driver shortage that is impacting transit agencies, schools and commercial trucking operations around the country.
The Maryland Transit Administration is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States, and operates local and commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. The goal of the Maryland Transit Administration is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.