Test drive your future career at Greater Dayton RTA’s Interactive Hiring Event

ATTENTION: The media is invited to test drive RTA’s vehicles to help showcase this interactive hiring event. The test drive will include an instructor to ensure the ride goes smoothly. Any media outlet that would like to seize this opportunity should contact Communication and Training Director Jessica Olson at (937) 425-8352, or @email to set up a date and time.

(DAYTON, OHIO)… The Greater Dayton RTA will let you test drive a new career during an interactive hiring event September 27 at the University of Dayton Arena. Prospective bus drivers will be offered the chance to get behind the wheel of the agency’s big buses and/or small non-CDL buses and get a feel for what it means to be a bus driver.

The RTA will conduct interviews September 27 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at UD Arena. Candidates must bring and hold a valid Driver’s License, along with a copy of their resume. After successfully completing an interview, RTA trainers will be on hand to assist applicants with a vehicle test drive, and ensure the ride goes smoothly. By getting a feel for what it’s like to drive one of the agency’s top-of-the-line vehicles, the hope is candidates will feel more connected to their future career. This was the case for RTA Connect Driver Shawnta Parker who was hired at our last interactive hiring event in June.

“The RTA trainer is very hands on. They not only train you, they help you during the whole process from beginning to end,” said Parker. “I chose the Connect bus because I always wanted to drive for RTA, and I decided to start small and go big.”

To facilitate participation, the RTA is offering a coupon code for a no charge Uber or Lyft ride to and from UD Arena from anywhere in Montgomery County. The promo code for Lyft is RTACAREERFAIR. The code for Uber can be obtained at this link: https://r.uber.com/rrrHRAd3OBoRTA will provide transportation from its downtown transit center, Wright Stop Plaza. Interested participants when arriving at the transit center just need to locate an RTA Transit Ambassador and let them know you are requesting a ride to the hiring event.

The starting wage for CDL bus drivers is $18 per hour and after 7 years of employment make $30 per hour. Non-CDL drivers start at $15.75 per hour. In addition to starting pay, RTA offers outstanding benefits, including: a 14% contribution to your state pension account; up to $26,000 a year toward family medical insurance; dental insurance; paid time off; access to on-site fitness centers; and a great team atmosphere where you are respected and valued for your contributions. The agency is requiring a completed COVID vaccine for all new hires. For those not able to attend the career fair, you can apply for open positions on RTA’s career website, www.iriderta.org/careers.