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FAQ

  • How do I apply for jobs at Pierce Transit?

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    Click here to go straight to Pierce Transit’s Current Career Opportunities. To apply for jobs at Pierce Transit, you will need to create an account and establish a Master Profile in the Government Jobs system, if you don’t already have one.

  • I already have an account with Government Jobs. Can I use my existing account to apply for a job at Pierce Transit?

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    Yes, you can.

  • Where can I find information on creating a Master Profile?

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    Click here to find an online application guide to help you create a Master Profile. Remember to keep a record of your username and password when you create your account. Use this same username and password each time you check your application status or apply for other positions.

  • What information will I be asked to provide?

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    You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, educational qualifications, employment history including dates, titles and job duties, and qualifications as they pertain to the position for which you are applying.

  • Who will have access to the information on my application?

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    Only authorized Pierce Transit staff will have access to your complete online application. Limited information will be provided to staff that are directly involved in the selection process.

    Application data is not shared outside of Pierce Transit. Your applications are not visible to other employers that use Government Jobs. All information is maintained on a secured web server.

  • How will I know if my application was received?

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    You will receive an automatically generated email confirmation shortly after submission of your application notifying you that your application was successful, but please note that the auto-response does not confirm required attachments.

  • What if I don’t have a computer or internet access?

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    You need to use a computer (or a smart phone) to complete an online job application. Here are some suggestions if you don’t have one:

    • Visit a WorkSource office near you.
    • Visit a public library
    • Seek out family or friends that have computers and ask if you can use it to apply.
  • Do I need an email address? Where can I get one if I don’t already have one?

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    Yes, you must have an email address to complete an online application. You can get a free email account online at places like: Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail. Please note we do not endorse any particular email provider.


  • Am I required to fill out the whole application if I am attaching a resume and cover letter?

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    Yes, we need a completed application in order to evaluate your skills and experience in relation to the vacancy and in relation to other applications. Failure to complete the application and/or any associated questions (as required) will disqualify you from consideration.


  • Why do you require a completed application when a resume and cover letter are attached?

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    The law mandates that we receive applications for most of our positions. The standardized formatting of our applications allows us to find information quickly. Resumes and cover letters give applicants an opportunity to provide us with additional information about their skills and experience as related to the position they are pursuing and our hiring managers rely heavily on the content of those documents. We appreciate the time and effort invested in completing the required application materials.


  • Can I copy and paste information from my resume into the application? Is it o.k. if the exact same information is on both the resume and the application?

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    Yes, you can copy and paste information from an existing document. Duplication of information is fine.


  • What if I forgot my Username or Password?

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    Pierce Transit cannot see or access your Government Jobs system password or username. Please follow these steps to resolve any issues you may encounter in accessing the system:
    Click on the Applicant Login link from the Current Career Opportunities page at http://www.piercetransit.org/careers
    Use the “forgot my password” link directly below the username/password login box.
    The Government Jobs system will send you an email with your information.

    Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folders and add info@governmentjobs.com to your “safe sender” list to make sure you get this email. If you do not receive an email, contact NEOGOV Customer Support at 1-855-524-5627 and follow the prompts for "applicant" assistance.


  • I already applied for a specific type of position at Pierce Transit. When I see it posted again, am I required to reapply or will you use the information I provided in my previous application?

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    You need to apply for each opportunity you would like to pursue when it is posted. Once you have created a Master Profile, the content will populate for every application. In cases where you have applied for the same job in the system previously, your application information may pre-populate as well. As a reminder, be sure to check the pre-populated information to ensure it is up to date.


  • Do I need to visit Pierce Transit’s Careers site regularly to check for new job listings?

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    No, you can complete an online “Job Interest Card” to receive email notifications about new opportunities that are of interest to you by selecting specific job categories.


  • How do I complete an online Job Interest Card?

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    Click on the “Request Job Notifications by Category” link on the Career Opportunities page. Follow the instructions to receive email notification for specific job categories that interest you.


  • What does "Open Continuously" mean for a closing date?

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    There are two general types of "continuous" postings. We have some positions which are recruited for year-round and where there is always the need for more qualified applicants. There are also jobs which may require a longer posting period, but where we will evaluate applications as they are submitted, interview and make hiring decisions until we fill the job.


  • Can I submit a new application or make changes to one I’ve already submitted after a job closes?

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    No, once a job closes, we cannot accept any new applications or make any changes to existing applications. You are free to make changes or updates to your Master Profile which will update your contact information.


  • Can I submit a hard-copy paper application instead of applying online?

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    If you are unable to complete the online application, a request for accommodation must be submitted prior to the closing date and time. Any request must include the title of the vacancy and the associated recruitment number.


  • How long does the hiring process take at Pierce Transit?

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    The process timing varies.

    All recruitments will include:
    • Outreach
    • Application Review
    • Interviews and Assessments
    • Background and Reference Checking


  • I believe I qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. What should I do?

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    Persons who believe they are qualified under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process.

    Please send requests by email to be received by the Talent Management Administrator with sufficient time prior to the closing deadline, to allow for the request to be considered through the interactive process.

    The subject line must include “Reasonable Accommodation Request”

    Talent Management Administrator
    jstephens@piercetransit.org

    If email is not possible, please contact:

    Julie Stephens: (253) 983-2715

    Washington Relay: (800) 833-6384

    TTY Relay 711: (800) 833-6388

    In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Pierce Transit will provide reasonable accommodations for testing to applicants with disabilities.


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Trip Planner Help

Trip Planner Tips - Entering Locations

To create a trip plan you need to enter both a starting location (origin) and an ending location (destination). For information about stops, schedules, or service at a specific location, you only need to enter one location.

The Trip Planner recognizes most street intersections and addresses as well as many landmarks in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. If what you entered is not immediately recognized, the Trip Planner will offer you a list of options. You can choose one of the options, but if your intended location is not there, select the "Revise Original Entries" link to return to the entry page and change the entries you have already made.

Addresses

  • You don't need to type in the city along with the address. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type 110 Jones instead of 110 Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 1000 Main instead of 1000 S Main. But type 1000 West Viewmont for 1000 West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets and addresses are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby location, such as an intersection or a landmark.
  • You should not enter the suite number or apartment number.  Just the house number and street name (Example: type in 401 Broadway instead of 401 Broadway Avenue Suite 800).

Intersections

  • The "&" symbol is the only character used between two street names to show an intersection. (Examples: 1st & B, James & Madison)
  • You don't need to type in the city. The Trip Planner shows the possible city names as options if needed. City names are based on zip codes.
  • You don't need to type in St., Street, Ave., or Avenue, or similar street types. The Trip Planner shows the possible alternatives as options if needed. (Example: type Conifer & Jones instead of Conifer Circle & Jones Boulevard.)
  • You don't need to type in the directional designations for streets, but if a direction name is part of a street name, you should include it. (Example: type 3rd & Main instead of 3rd S & S Main. But type 34th & West Viewmont for 34th W & West Viewmont Way W.)
  • Some streets are unknown to the Trip Planner. You may need to enter another nearby intersection or a landmark.

Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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