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Want a Valley Job?
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation
is looking for you!
No CDL required
All positions are 32+ hours a week.
We provide complete training and starting pay is $19.07 per hour.
Benefits ($950/mo worth of medical, dental, etc.) in 90 days.
STOP BY SVT AND PICK UP AN APPLICATION
Frequently Asked Questions About Being a Driver for SVT:
How to I apply?
You can go to www.SVTbus.org/jobs for an application. Or you can drop off the application at the SVT office located at 1308 Boalch Ave. NW in North Bend. If you want more info, you can also call us at 425-888-7001, M-F.
What are the requirements to do this job?
- 5-year clean driving record
- Ability to pass a background check
- Physical requirements:
- Must show proof of COVID vaccination
- Be able to bend, kneel, lift up to 40-pounds
- Be able to pass a DOT physical
- Pass a drug test
- Must be able to speak, read, and write in English. People who speak additional languages are encouraged to apply as well!
Does it require a CDL?
- No. Because our buses aren’t built to transport more than 15 people including the driver.
Where do the buses go?
We transport the general public to just about everywhere in Snoqualmie Valley and cover the areas that include North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Carnation, Duvall and Monroe.
What are the hours?
The hours we currently need drivers vary. The buses run, usually, AM or PM routes. Our service times overall are between the hours of 5 am and 9:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Is the training paid?
Yes, all training is paid.
What’s the pay?
The pay scale increases by cost of living each year and there are also regular increases based on driver’s anniversary dates.
|Driver Pay Step Program|
|Anniversary Rate Increases|
|Date||Increase Amount of:||To:|
|Hire Date||$ 19.07|
|90-Day||$ 0.50||$ 19.57|
|1 year||$ 0.75||$ 20.32|
|2 year||$ 0.75||$ 21.07|
|3 year||$ 0.75||$ 21.82|
|4 year||$ 0.75||$ 22.57|
|5 year||$ 0.75||$ 23.32|
|6 year||$ 0.75||$ 24.07|
|7 year||$ 0.75||$ 24.82|
|8 year||$ 0.75||$ 25.57|
How many hours a week?
All jobs offered are considered full-time at 32+ hours a week and are benefits-eligible.
What are the benefits like?
- Paid vacation – two weeks per year are accrued in the first year, up to four weeks after ten years.
- Paid sick leave – eight days per year
- Medical/Dental? – every employee may choose up to $950 per month from the employer-paid health plans. Those include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability, ADD, etc., through carriers such as Kaiser, Unum, and Aflac.
- 401(k) program – Mt. Si Senior Center has a long-term savings plan that provides a 100% match to the employee’s contribution of up to 5% of the employee’s salary with immediate vesting.
- Supportive team – a benefit that’s often overlooked! Having a supportive team behind all you do can make a huge difference!
- Regular paid training – there are monthly training sessions/safety meetings and opportunities to learn more through in-house training programs and online programs made available to all staff.
- Advancement opportunities – other positions available to people who wish to advance include the following: Call taker, driver trainer, dispatcher, driver supervisor, operations manager, and director.
- Job satisfaction/making a difference – a big benefit at the end of the day is to be able to go home saying, “Today I made a difference. Today I saved a life. Today I learned important things about members of our community. Today I got to practice empathy.”
Who pays for the service to keep running?
The service is supported by grants from the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County Metro Transit, and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. Riders pay $1 per ride.
Do I have to know all the streets already?
No. Not even long-time residents know all the street names or and addresses. We train in different areas, but every bus also has a tablet with Google Maps to help people find addresses. It doesn’t take long for drivers to know where the riders are and no longer have use the tablets! You’ll see the same people on a regular basis and get to know them.
Do I have to have a way to get to work other than the bus?
Yes. Whether it’s a car, bike, motorcycle or walking, drivers need to be able to get into work without using the bus.
Do I have to live in the valley?
No, it isn’t necessary as long as you are willing to commute from wherever you live to our North Bend location to work.
Snoqualmie Valley Transportation – 1308 Boalch Ave NW, North Bend