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Calling all Grand Rapids Job Seekers

Bus operator driving a Rapid bus.

The Rapid is seeking exceptional candidates that excel in customer service to attend a job fair on Saturday,  December 19 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Rapid Central Station located at 250 Grandville Ave. SW on the second floor in the Community Room. We are currently seeking to fill positions for an Information Center Representative, Fare Enforcement Officer, Transportation Superintendent, and part-time Bus Operators.

We offer competitive pay, great benefits, and the opportunity to work with a group of people who take pleasure and pride in making an important difference in the lives of others.

Individuals interested in applying for our Bus Operator positions do not need a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), as The Rapid will train those selected to obtain their CDL  during an 8-week paid instruction course. Bus Operator applicants must have an excellent driving record with preferably no more than 2 points.  More than 4 points will disqualify an applicant from consideration. Our extensive background checks include criminal and driving records and employment history.  It is required that a bus operator speak, understand, read, and write English so they can communicate with Rapid customers.  It is also required that a driver is capable of lifting enough to assist physically challenged customers.  In order to be successful, bus operators must have extremely good attendance and adhere to all driving and safety policies.

You must bring your current Michigan driver’s license in order to fill out an application and plan on thirty to forty minutes to complete the application.  It also helps to bring current and past employer information such as addresses and phone numbers.  Applications that are not completely filled out will not be considered. The Rapid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about all of the available positions prior to attending The Rapid Job Fair, please visit our website. 

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.