Bus Operations

Day Changers Wanted

Day Changers Wanted

Move Charlotte and make a daily difference.

The Charlotte Area Transit System depends on incredible people to keep our bus system moving forward. Our bus system is a critical part of Charlotte’s growth and mobility, and we strive to make it a positive experience for each and every person who takes a ride with us. If you’re passionate about your community and want to begin a fulfilling career, learn more about bus positions with our partner organization, Transit Management of Charlotte.

Transit Management of Charlotte:
Bus positions with CATS are hired and managed by Transit Management of Charlotte, Inc. (TMOC). TMOC is contracted by CATS and ensures bus positions are filled and receive competitive compensation and benefits.

Positions available:
In addition to bus drivers, there are many career opportunities available with our bus operations team such as vehicle maintenance, supervisor, administrative, support positions and more.

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Key Bus Operations Benefits*

  • A chance to effect change in a growing, thriving city
  • Consistent, reliable work
  • Seven weeks of paid training
  • Starting wage of $24.23 per hour after training
  • Attendance and safety bonus
  • Vacation accrual, sick days, holidays, etc.
  • Military, jury duty, funeral and school support paid leave
  • Health, vision, dental, accidental, hospitalization and life insurance coverage
  • Pension plan
  • 457 savings plan with company match
  • Flexible spending account and health savings account program
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities to become a mentor and/or advancement

*Explore specific positions for more detailed benefit and compensation information.

"I love my job here,
it's fun. Every day
is different"

— Joyce, Bus Operator

Role Requirements for Bus Operations

  • High School Diploma or GED (some positions require additional schooling)
  • Operators must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical and drug screening.

The Hiring Process

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  • Obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B with P endorsement license
    • In compliance with Federal DOT, TMOC will assist candidates with their CDL Permit Certificate, if needed. Candidates can begin training with a Learners Permit with P Endorsement.
  • Submit your application here
  • Interview, testing, and job offer

    If your skills meet our qualifications and you pass the pre-employment assessment, we will call you to schedule an interview (lasting approx. one hour). Following a successful interview, you may receive a job offer contingent on passing the following tests, done at no cost to you:

    • Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exam
    • Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) to determine if you are physically capable of performing the job (lifting, sitting in a confined space, etc.)
    • Drug screening
    • Criminal background check
    • Employment verification

    Note: You must successfully pass all required tests and pre-employment activities before advancing to the next step.

  • Orientation and training

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