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Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Link

At Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Link we pride ourselves on being more than just a transportation company. Our employees are proud to be a part of Tucson and its close-knit community. Community involvement is one of the factors that distinguishes us as an award-winning transit service and makes Tucson a better place to call home.

We are always looking for talent to join our team.  Please go to (add Current Openings Link) to see our Openings!

Our Drivers Make the Difference

Sun Tran

We are more than just a bus company!  We move Tucson!

At Sun Tran, we offer a potential $1250 Retention Bonus for new Coach Operators with a CDL.

No CDL?  No problem.  Sun Tran offers paid CDL training for new Coach Operators without a CDL, these positions also include a potential Retention Bonus of $750.

Sun Van

Love helping people?  Sun Van has a position for you.  Our drivers make a difference in people’s lives every day.  Apply today!

Sun Link

How cool are our rail cars!  Want to learn to be a rail car operator?  We offer training for CDL licensed drivers.  Come join our team! 

Benefits

We offer our employees an excellent comprehensive benefits package:

  • Paid Training
  • Medical/vision/dental coverage: Eligible employees and their dependents have full coverage.
  • Life Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Sick Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Attendance Incentive Program
  • Bus pass for employee and their qualified dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
How To Apply

How To Apply

Application Rules

We only accept applications when we have job openings. The Current Job Openings list includes those employment opportunities for which we are accepting applications.

  • Please review the closing date, and the experience, education, and certification standards for each position.
  • A complete, separate Sun Tran Application must be submitted for each available employment position.
  • Resumes are only accepted as a supplement to the required application forms.
  • Completed applications must be received at Sun Tran by 4:00PM on the job closing date to be considered. Postmarks will not be accepted.
  • Walk-in applications are only accepted from 9:00AM to 4:00PM at the Sun Tran Facility, 3910 N. Sun Tran Blvd, Administration Building.
  • Applicants will be notified only if selected for an interview. Applications remain on file for three months from the date applied.
  • If selected for a position, Sun Tran requires a background investigation in all federal, state, county and city justice courts.

How To Get An Application

In Person

Pick up an application in the lobby of the Sun Tran facility:

Sun Tran Administrative Office Building
3910 N. Sun Tran Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85705

Pick up an application in the lobby of the Sun Van facility:

Sun Van Administrative Office Building
3401 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

Sun Link Operations Building

290 E 8th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705

Online

How To Submit An Application

Applications must be received by the 4PM on the job closing date.  Postmarks will not be accepted.

Online

Email completed application to:
Sun Tran: SuntranHR@tucsonaz.gov

Sun Van: SunVan_HR@tucsonaz.gov

Sun Link: John.Kortekaas@tucsonaz.gov

Fax

Sun Tran: (520) 293-3348

Sun Link: (520) 882-3797

Mail

Sun Tran Human Resources
Administration Building
3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

Sun Van Human Resources
Administration Building
3401 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

Sun Link Operations

290 E 8th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705

In Person

Sun Tran Administration Building:
3910 N. Sun Tran Blvd

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sun Van Administration Building:
3401 E. Ajo Way

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sun Link Operations Building:

290 E 8th Street

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Current Openings

Current Job Openings

Due to the large volume of applications received by Sun Tran, we regrettably are unable to respond individually to each applicant.

Applicants will be notified only if selected for an interview. Applications remain on file for three months from the date applied. Learn more about how to apply by clicking the “how to apply” tab on this page.

Sun Tran is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sun Tran

Full-Time Coach Operator

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

Training rate $15.00/hr
Starting rate $17.00/hr
Top rate $25.17/hr
(increases every contract year)

Qualifications

Applicants must have a good driving record and the ability to learn to safely operate a 40 foot transit bus. Applicant must be able to establish and maintain courteous, friendly and effective relations with passengers, the public and fellow employees. Must have basic reading, writing and math skills and follow written and oral instructions. Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Applicants must be 21 years of age. A commercial driver’s license is not needed to apply.

Mechanic

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

Hourly Rate

$25.22/hr
Top Rate – $29.43/hr
(Increases every contract year)

Qualifications

Applicants must have a minimum of four years’ experience in automotive, truck, bus, or heavy duty maintenance and repair with specific emphasis in the following areas; engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, steering, basic electrical and climate control. ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSESS EITHER A CDL OR A CURRENT VALID DRIVERS LICENSE AND BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE WITHIN 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT.

Customer Service Representative

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

Hourly Rate $16.00/hr

Qualifications

Applicants must have a high school diploma/equivalent, a current driver’s license and a minimum of three years customer service experience. Must have the ability to make presentations, good writing skills and be computer literate. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Hours vary; will be scheduled to work 8-hr shifts between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and/or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday with two consecutive days off during the week. Knowledge of Sun Tran’s routes and bi-lingual preferred due to the high volume of Spanish-speaking callers.

Financial Accounting Manager

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

$26.57/hr – $32.22/hr

Description

The Accounting Manager manages the accounting staff and provides analytical and technical management for Capital, Operating and RTA budget preparation. This is accomplished by analyzing financial and operational data; tracking funding and expenditure capability; projecting revenues and expenditures; preparing financial and budgetary reports and analyzing and reconciling general ledger accounts.

Qualifications

Work requires broad knowledge of Accounting and GAAP. Two year degree in Accounting required and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred. Three years of relevant experience in a professional accounting department required and one year of experience managing accounting employees required.

Functions

  • Manages staff by maintaining open communication; reviewing and overseeing duties performed, provides input to Finance Director on hiring, disciplinary actions and work objectives, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed.
  • Tracks funding and expenditures by compiling and maintaining capital program purchase documentation; tracking monthly capital program expenditures; maintaining RTA subsidiary schedules; maintaining source documentation and archive of historical data, both financial and operational.
  • Analyzes monthly/annual operation and financial data by performing budget to actual variance analysis; performing trend analysis; projecting revenues and expenditures and conducting research for special projects.
  • Analyzes and reconcile general ledger accounts by performing various accounting functions and assisting with month and year end closings.

Service Island Attendant

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

$16.54/hr (increases every contract year)

Qualifications

Must have a good work and driving record and have a current AZ driver’s license. Must be able to perform all work related to servicing, fueling, and cleaning buses.

Administrative Assistant

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

$16.50-$17.50/hr DOE

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent; minimum of one year experience in office setting; proficiency in Microsoft Office, primarily Excel; valid driver’s license; strong customer service and organizational skills; HR experience preferred.

Major Functions

Performs clerical duties in support of HR department and staff; provides excellent customer service to internal/external customers, applicants and public; assists with new hire orientations; enter benefit information in ADP & websites; plans, organizes and participates in job fairs; performs other duties as assigned.

Benefits

Benefits include health coverage for employees and dependents, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and a generous retirement plan.

Sun Link

Streetcar Operator

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

$16.00-$16.50/hr

Qualifications

Applicants must have a high school diploma/equivalent, Associate Degree preferred and one year experience in related field. MUST possess a valid AZ driver’s license, Class B CDL with passenger designation, ability to pass an AZ DOT physical, successfully complete training programs with post-training qualification period, successful completion of drug and alcohol testing, ability to be re-certified periodically on Standard Operating Procedures as well as through examination on all rules and hands-on proficiency, ability to write clear and concise reports and must be available to work weekends, holidays and evening hours.

Functions

Pick up and drop off passengers at designated locations; assist passengers with special needs including offering assistance in boarding or de-boarding disabled passengers; provide information to passengers regarding service area; troubleshoot and operate malfunctioning light rail vehicles; operate track switches and provide hand signals or traffic flagging. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and evening hours.

Sun Shuttle

Click Here to Apply through National Express LLC (NELLC)

Sun Van

Sun Van Job Application Form

Van Operator

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

Training rate $15.00/hr.
After training $16.30

Qualifications

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a good driving record and the ability to learn to safely operate a paratransit vehicle. Should have basic reading, writing and math skills and follow written and oral instructions. Must have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing; establish and maintain courteous, friendly and effective relations with passengers, the public and fellow employees. ALL APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS A CURRENT VALID ARIZONA DRIVERS LICENSE AND PROVIDE A CURRENT 39 MONTH MOTOR VEHICLE REPORT IF CALLED FOR AN INTERVIEW.

Information

Van Operator shifts may include Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Operations Road Supervisors

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary

$20.24/hr

Qualifications

High School Diploma and four years in the transportation industry. Two years of college may substitute for up to two years of required experience. Intermediate computer skills required (Trapeze and Microsoft experience preferred). Previous supervisory experience a plus.

Major Functions

  • Monitor safe driving habits and on-time performance of van operators.
  • Assure all van operators follow safety procedures by performing follow-up observations of all dangerous and unsafe situations.
  • Prepare and issue van operator performance evaluations, road checks and disciplinary action.
  • Facilitate problem solving by conducting follow-up investigations of complaints.
  • Supervisor assists with accident/incident investigation. Proceeds to the scene and obtains and records complete, pertinent information.
  • Assist with the scheduling of driver’s shifts.
  • Assist the maintenance department by changing out buses and trouble-shooting radios, MDT’s and video cameras.
  • Assists with some aspects of Operator’s training.

Join Our Team!

We appreciate your interest in employment with Sun Tran.  Sun Tran offers a number of exciting career opportunities. Our salary and benefit packages are designed to attract and retain a highly qualified and motivated work force.

Sun Tran is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits

Sun Tran offers its employees an excellent comprehensive benefits package. Benefits packages do differ slightly, so depending on your employment status, you could be eligible for:

  • Medical/vision/dental coverage: Eligible employees and their dependents have full coverage.
  • Life Insurance
  • 401 (k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Sick leave
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Educational Assistance
  • Attendance Incentive Program
  • Bus pass for employee and their qualified dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • In-house training opportunities
  • Direct deposit