Transit Driver

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has openings for full-time Transit Drivers with Ashland Public Transit, Elizabeth McClurg, Transit Supervisor.

Online applications will be accepted from May 23, 2021-June 05, 2021. A link to the Civil Service Test will be emailed to you after the application period.

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What You'll Do:

  • Operate transit vehicles to provide rides for customers in a safe an efficient manner
  • Inspect the assigned vehicle at the beginning of each shift and whenever there is a vehicle exchange to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers and to ensure the vehicles are clean and presentable; document inspection and report any needed maintenance or repairs; 
  • Provide excellent customer service; assist customers if needed
  • Navigate to various locations to pick-up and drop-off customers within the geographical area in which Ashland Public Transit (APT) operates
  • Occasionally fill in for schedulers and dispatchers

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wages: hourly pay is $15.00; plus annual increases as negotiated by AFSCME
  • Eligible day one for insurances; there is no waiting period! Available insurances:
     -Health (monthly premium is heavily subsidized by The City.)
     -HRA funded by The City
     -$40K term Life policy with the option to purchase more
     -Optional Term Life, Critical Illness, Short-term and Long-term Disability, Accident
     -Voluntary FSA
  • Paid Time off
     -10 paid holidays
     -Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus The City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
     -2 weeks of vacation prorated at 1 year anniversary, the 2 weeks every January 1 after;
     -2 personal days
  • Pension through OPERS (Ohio Public Employees' Retirement System) (with The City contributing an additional 14% and employees contributing 10% of wages)
  • Available 457 and 457 Roth Plans (Similar to 401K)

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Has earned a high school diploma or a GED, plus 1 year experience in an office environment or equivalent education and experience
  • Has a valid Ohio driver license
  • Is eligible to drive City vehicles under our vehicle insurance policy
  • Has excellent people skills
  • Has basic skills with computers and other standard office equipment; is able to quickly learn new software and adjust to changes
  • Is available year round, no seasonal furloughs!
  • Is willing and able to learn and follow City policies and procedures
  • Will always consider safety as the number one priority, followed closely by customer service

Other Considerations:

  • APT operates Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00pm, and Saturday from 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Dispatchers may be required to report as early as 5:30am to complete opening and could stay later than 9:00pm in order to complete closing tasks
  • Extended hours require traditional and non-traditional shifts, to be determined by business needs

How to Apply:

Apply Now

  • Participate in the Civil Service Exam, to which a link will be emailed to you after June 6, 2021


 Equal Opportunity Employer