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RTD hopes to fill 195 bus driver jobs with career fair

General repair mechanics start at $30.25 an hour and bus drivers at $24 an hour.

DENVER — The Regional Transportation District (RTD) hopes to put a dent in the 20-percent vacancy rate of its bus driver positions.

RTD is in need of 195 bus drivers out of 952 positions, as of September, and has 88 openings in bus maintenance out of 365 positions.

RTD will hold a three-day Bus Operations career fair to answer questions, show applicants around the facility and provide details about available RTD positions.

The job fair runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at 3333 Ringsby Court in Denver. RTD said applications can be completed and submitted on site. 

The starting hourly wage for bus operators is $24, plus a $4,000 signing bonus.

RTD said it also has part-time bus operator positions, requiring a commitment of at least 15 hours a week.

Bus maintenance jobs include general repair mechanics which start at $30.25 an hour and body shop technicians with a starting hourly wage of $27.98. Both positions are also eligible for a $4,000 signing bonus.

"We are looking for people who want careers," General Superintendent of Transportation Chris Deines said. "There are numerous possibilities throughout the agency. Come see what positions we have available that might fit what you’re looking for."

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