Transit Operator - Winter Seasonal - Minturn - job 957532

Town of Breckenridge, CO

Date: 07/22/2021

City: Minturn, Colorado

Employment type: Full-time

Position Summary

The Town of Breckenridge Transit Division (Free Ride) is seeking qualified and reliable individuals for the position of Transit Operator (Bus Driver) - Winter Seasonal (full time, part-time, and on-call positions available). Individuals in this position are responsible for performing highly technical and skilled work as they serve the Public and the Town organization in a customer service and safety-sensitive role. The primary objective of incumbents in this position is to provide reliable, safe, and consistent public transportation service. The incumbent in this position shares in the responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the Town's public transportation system. The individual will be responsible for operating Town buses in such a manner to ensure employee and public safety, route and facility efficiency, and customer service excellence.

Essential Job Functions

For additional information regarding this position including important roles, essential job functions & duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, materials and equipment used, working environment, and physical activity required, please view the Transit Operator position description.



  • Must be available and able to work through the winter seasonal period established by the Transit Division, at this time the season will end in April 2022. All interested applicants must be available for work through this established date, although all work schedules, and hours and dates of work are at the discretion of the Town and may be altered at any time.


  • Successful applicants are required to meet the DOT drug and alcohol testing requirements, pass a pre-employment drug screen; have a clear Motor Vehicle Record, pass a drug and alcohol release from previous employers (if applicable), and complete a background check and reference check.

  • The incumbent may also be subject to random drug and alcohol testing requirements. This position is considered safety sensitive (per DOT regulations), and operates Transit Motor Coaches in accordance with federal regulations on public rights-of-way as a regular function of his/her daily job duties. The illicit use of any scheduled drug (including marijuana) by a commercial driver's license holder is prohibited by federal law.


  • Valid Colorado drivers license and an acceptable MVR

  • CDL B with Passenger and Air Brake endorsements or a higher class CDL license w/passenger endorsement or ability to obtain within 90 days.*

  • Current Department of Transportation Physical card

  • A limited number of applicants without a current CDL may be selected for our training program. We offer paid training and in-house testing for a commercial drivers license. If you have great customer service skills and a good driving record, please consider applying for this job opportunity. See training program below for more information.


  • One year customer service-related experience preferred.

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Knowledge of Town infrastructure and amenities extremely helpful.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Successful candidates will be able to work well within a structured team environment and possess a strong ability to work in support of organizational/departmental policies, values and philosophies, and goals.

Additional Information


  • Being part of an award-winning transit system

  • Starting pay is $20.05-$20.65 depending on qualifications

  • Recreation Center and Ice Rink Pass

  • Returning seasonal staff members are eligible for a merit increase based on meeting performance expectations

  • Potential furnished seasonal housing available for rent

  • Paid Time Off - Paid out upon departure if unused

  • Local routes, no fares

  • Set schedule with consecutive days off


The Transit Division has an in-house training and testing program for obtaining a commercial drivers license. We will offer paid training for a select number of candidates with excellent customer service skills to obtain their CDL license through our organization at no charge, with their commitment to work the entire season. Upon hire, individuals in the training program will be offered paid training time in which to prepare for the CDL skills examination and licensure test. You will be taught how to do a pre-trip inspection, drive a bus, and practice behind the wheel skills in preparation for the exam.

If selected for this training program, continued employment is contingent upon receiving a commercial drivers license within 90 days.


  • Requires ability to work various schedules that may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed or scheduled at the discretion of management. The Breckenridge Free Ride Transit System operates 365 days per year, 7 days per week, and 17.5 hours per day.

  • Must be available and able to work through the winter seasonal period established by the Transit Division, which generally extends to mid or late April. All interested applicants must be available for work through this date, although work schedules, hours, and dates of work are at the discretion of the Town and may be altered at any time.

  • Both full-time, part-time, and on-call work status/schedules are available. On-call positions have the ability to decline a shift and are flexible, however there is no guarantee on the number of hours or shifts available in a week.

Generally, our work hours are:

(5) - 8 hour shifts: Day shift - Reports in at 5:30am and works to 2:00pm. Night Shift - Reports in at 3:30 pm and works to 12:05am.


(4) - 10 hour shifts: Day shift - Reports in at 5:30am and works to 4:00pm. Night Shift - Reports in at 1:30 pm and works to 12:05am.

The incumbent will also be required to adhere to the Hours of Service regulations for commercial drivers license holders. This regulation limits the total number of work hours per day and per week. This job would be the primary job and incumbents working in a full-time position are very limited in terms of their ability to hold a second job at the same time.

This position is 'Open Until Filled'. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are selected.

The Town of Breckenridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are selected for hire, the Town will provide a conditional job offer and check your references and conduct a background review before confirming your job offer and scheduling your orientation. If pre-employment drug-testing; medical testing; credit check; Motor Vehicle Record; Colorado Bureau of Investigation background review; or, other background reviews are required, the Town generally makes a conditional offer of hire based on successful completion of these additional steps.

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