Public transportation is a vital piece of everyday life for millions of Americans, and we want you to join our team. Being a Transit Bus Operator gives you the chance for a rewarding career, not just another job. Williamsburg Area Transit Authority is hiring driven individuals who are people-oriented, safety conscious, and have a good driving record. Transit Bus Operators help to provide reliable transportation and a friendly face to residents and visitors of the Greater Williamsburg area.

As a member of WATA staff you will play a vital role in creating an efficient and effective public transportation system that provides around 1 million trips per year. These trips connect our riders to jobs, schools, shopping centers, recreational activities, and more.

Employment as a full-time operator includes a guaranteed 40 hours a week, paid training, and excellent benefits to include Virginia State Retirement. This position includes a 6-month introductory period.

Positions Available:

Transit Bus Operator (FT)

Transit Bus Operator (PT)

Willing to train if you already have a CDL class B permit!

Essential job functions include:

  • Operate a 30’-40’ transit bus or paratransit body on chassis. Must have a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License (A or B with passenger and air brakes endorsement)
  • Memorize and understand WATA routes and stop locations.
  • Ensure passenger safety through code of conduct and proper vehicle operation.
  • Complete daily reports and deliver fare boxes as required.
  • Routinely assist in maintenance of WATA vehicles, bus shelters and other property as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Post Offer Requirements:

  • Previous CDL drug testing check
  • Driving record check
  • Drug test
  • Physical exam
  • National criminal/sex offender record check

Post Hire Requirements:

  • Must maintain a valid Virginia Class B Commercial Driver’s License with passenger and air brakes endorsement and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Periodic physical exam.
  • Random drug and alcohol tests.
  • Periodic driving record checks

Click HERE to create a James City County profile and apply! Multiple positions available for both full and part time.