Have a CDL, or not? StarTran might be the next stop for you. If you’ve never operated a bus, but want to get on the road to a great career, we train on the job and support you on your way.
If you’re retired or just tired of being on the road, but you still have a CDL, hop into a StarTran bus for a new career closer to home.
Step on the gas and apply for paid vacations! StarTran Bus Operators love their work and they also live full lives where paid vacations matter to them and their employer. Busses do not run on Sundays or the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day so you can rest and enjoy time with your loved ones.Apply today!
Want a career with a future? StarTran might be the next stop for you. Our Bus Operators continue to work here for decades because they love what they do and it affords them the health and future they want.Apply today!
Do you like to be on-the-go and on-the-town? StarTran might be the next stop for you. Stationary, cubicle life is not for everyone. StarTran Bus Operators have the best view in the city and get to be on the move.Apply today!
Not sure you’re cut out to be a Bus Operator? StarTran Bus Operator is more than a job title, it’s a destination for people-people.
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Do you appreciate feeling appreciated? StarTran might be the next stop for you. We appreciate our Bus Operators and their commitment to StarTran. This is why we give options and opportunities based on seniority for shift, route, and transport-type selections.
If you want to operate a full size bus, participate in our paratransit service or on-demand VanLNK pickup service, we have options. If you’re a morning or evening person or want overtime opportunities to drive on Husker game days, check out our schedule. If you want a career where you can advance to supervisor and logistics positions, inquire here.Apply today!
Are you a people-person, inspired to help others? StarTran might be the next stop for you. Getting people from A-to-B on time matters. Communicating well and being helpful and kind to ALL people matters the most. Do you consider yourself a local guide with a service heart? We do. We serve and hire the best people and communicators and we take pride in our diverse team.
Need Career Stability and Satisfaction? StarTran might be the next stop for you. Many people are searching for a career that lives at the intersection of satisfaction and security. At StarTran, we have it all; a fulfilling career made to last a lifetime. You won’t want to get off this bus.
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Enjoy this stop for a moment. Congrats and welcome to the team!
Either is fine at this point. If you don’t have a CDL, we’ll help.
Work with an experienced Bus Operator. Learn the routes, operate the bus. You’ll get paid to train.
We pay for your first CDL test, and we let you use a StarTran bus to take it and retake it, if necessary. Your success is our success.
Selection is based on seniority. The longer you stay with us, the more options you have!
Congrats on a new, rewarding career, Operator!
Operate a City bus or paratransit van in a safe, dependable and professional manner. Bends, flexes, pushes and pulls a wheelchair or other mobility device, in order to assist passengers. Individuals who are bilingual are encouraged to apply.
Possession of valid NE commercial driver’s license is required, or ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 60 days of employment.
All driving records will be checked to meet standards through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
NOTE: Serious driving convictions will be cause for rejection if convicted within the last three (3) years. Other driving record factors will be considered on an individual basis.
• Must be able to pass Federal Department of Transportation physical standards.
• Must comply with the requirements of the established policies when working with passengers.
• Performs all actions necessary to comply with StarTran’s reporting procedures.
• Uses two-way radio to communicate with dispatcher.
THIS SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION IS SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DRUG TESTING POLICIES AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Must be at least 18 years of age and meet such driving record and physical requirements as established by the City of Lincoln.
Commercial Learner’s Permit required at start date.
Training, including Entry Level Driver Training, will be provided prior to testing for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
HOURS: FULL TIME; MON – SAT; Hours to be scheduled.
To be eligible for insurance benefits, employees must work at least 30 hours per week.
To be eligible for the retirement plan, employees must work at least 20 hours per week.
Temporary, seasonal, and unclassified employees are not eligible for benefits.
Thank you for your interest in being an important part of the Lincoln transit team! To apply, you will need to go to lincoln.ne.gov/jobs, click on the position available and apply online. For each position available, there is an open application period applicants need to submit their resumes in order to be reviewed by the City of Lincoln Human Resources Department. Go to lincoln.ne.gov/jobs.
Yes! Lincoln’s transit system offers new employees a six to eight-week long training including simulation training and a chance to earn their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). There are a variety of tests and practice sessions new employees are required to pass before being assigned a bus route.
The City of Lincoln wants its team members and the public to remain safe throughout the pandemic. A variety of precautions are being taken to assist with protecting Lincoln’s Bus Operators every day. StarTran asks riders to enter and exit newer buses through the rear door (buses that have the word “Lincoln” on the side). If riders need to use the lift, they can still enter through the front door. Each bus is disinfected frequently.
VANLNK, StarTran’s on-demand transportation service is available for riders who need to social distance. This door-to-door service is $5 per person, per trip for regular shared-ride service. Reservations, payments and cancellations are all handled through the VANLNK app.
Paratransit trip scheduling can be completed in the VANLNK app or by calling 402-441-7109.
We offer a great work-life balance and we care about your health. Therefore, buses do not run on Sundays or the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day so you can rest and have time with your loved ones.
We also have incredible retirement and health benefits. Our Bus Operators continue working here for decades because they love what they do and it affords them the health and future they want.
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Allstate Voluntary Plans
• Life Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Leave and much more
Once you are hired, head on down to the Department of Licensing and get a CDL learner’s permit. From there, you’ll work with an experienced Bus Operator, learn the routes, practice operating the bus, and you’ll get paid to train while you work on your CDL. We pay for you to take your CDL test and we’ll even let you use a StarTran bus to take it. When you pass, you are all set to drive. If you need to take the test a second time, we’ll help you prepare. Your success is our success.
Pay varies per position and the added benefits of insurance, paid leave, retirement and longevity make the City an excellent employer. Wages for all City of Lincoln positions can be found on the Human Resources website under Classification and Descriptions. They range from $19.45 – $25.94, hourly.
Bus Operators will receive a minimum of eight hours a day, five days a week. Hours and days can be split between shifts Monday through Saturday. Maintenance positions typically have set morning/afternoon or afternoon/evening schedules. Administrative staff generally work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Overtime opportunities are generally available for Bus Operators. Overtime may also be available for additional staff.
Bus Operators and Maintenance staff are provided a yearly uniform allowance.
Bus Operators maintain their own uniforms. Maintenance is provided a laundry service. Administrative staff dress code is business attire.
Buses are assigned to different Bus Operators daily. Bus Operators will need to be familiar with all routes as they may be required to drive multiple routes.
Bus Operators will be trained on both vehicle types. Mechanics will work on all fleet vehicles.
Yes. The City’s transit system encourages people to highlight their career experiences and individual strengths on their resumes when applying.