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CDL Drivers for Aspen, CO Buses (Bonuses, ski pass)

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Aspen, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

RFTA is hiring Seasonal CDL Passenger drivers from Denver to join us in ASPEN COLORADO this winter. Calling allMinnesotans with a CDL P2 License to join us for the season.

Currently we are hiring Seasonal CDL Bus Operators, and this comes with the following:

  • Full time: We guarantee you full time work, of 38 hours per week, from your first day through the Winter Season.
  • Housing: Please see attached, we have 2 bed/1 bath units available for drivers ($650 a month per bedroom), as well as some 1 bedroom units ($950); includes utilities. We will prorate the rent for only when you are here and working. We will not charge you until you work, with no long-term commitment.
  • Wage: $20.25 an hour, which increases to $20.65 an hour in 2021. Overtime is often available.
  • Free Health Insurance plan: During COVID we began offering our employees our health insurance plan. This is an excellent plan that costs RFTA $680 a month per employee. Already have insurance? We pay an Opt out bonus of $75 a week to any employee with proof of insurance
  • BONUSES! $2,500 guaranteed to up $3,675 (most bonuses are End of Season in April)
    • We currently have a $2,000 end of season bonus if you stay through mid-April (see attached).
    • CHANGE: We just decided to increase our bonuses to ADD a $500 relocation or signing bonus, and I am confident that we can offer that to any of your employees that work for us, details to follow.
    • $500 weekend bonus (end of season);
    • $250 Safety Bonus (end of season); and
    • Free Ski Pass or $425 Activity Bonus (end of season).
  • Ski Pass: Free 4 Mountain Ski pass to the 4 Aspen/Snowmass Mountains. This has always been unlimited pass, however, with COVID this could change with limited blackout dates. If you don't ski, we will pay you a $425 bonus (see above).
  • More: Free unlimited Bus Pass for you and spouse and dependents, Paid training, wellness benefits, winter jacket, etc.

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is looking for drivers with a current and valid CDL License, including out of state licenses. CDL License must have both passenger and air-brake endorsement, that permits license holder to operate passenger buses in Colorado (maybe an out of state license). New hires will undergo RFTA's 4 week systems training period.

OVERVIEW OF JOB DUTIES: (Detailed job description available in RFTA Human Resources)

Performs all duties associated with the operation and transportation of passengers on a transit vehicle.


  1. Operates transit bus in revenue and non-revenue service while in strict compliance with RFTA policies, directives, and procedures and all Federal and Colorado traffic laws and regulations. This includes using proper defensive driving techniques.
  2. Maintains working knowledge of streets, current bus routes and stops within RFTA's service area as well as RFTA's current fare structure and bus pass programs.
  3. Conducts self in an appropriate manner as a representative of RFTA, working effectively in a diverse work environment, using prudent judgment at all times, performing duties in a safe manner, and assuring professional quality of services to all external and internal customers.
  4. Maintains current knowledge of and adherence to all RFTA operating policies, directives, and procedures.
  5. Maintains current knowledge of and is in strict compliance with Federal and Colorado traffic laws and regulations as well as Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations.
  6. Performs RFTA pre-trip inspection of transit bus for mechanical problems prior to beginning scheduled run. This includes conducting an external/internal visual inspection of the transit bus and pre-testing all necessary equipment, operating/safety devices, and transit bus controls for use while in service. Also conducts an internal visual inspection at the end of revenue service to collect and turn-in lost items.


Education: High school diploma preferred, but not required. Must speak, read, and write English. Combination of education and experience providing the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the job.

Licenses, Examinations, and Certifications: Must possess and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver's License with a P2 endorsement (most State CDL licenses permitted in Colorado). Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination by obtaining a DOT Medical Examiner's Certificate for a minimum of a 2-year qualifying period and then maintain current DOT Medical Examiner's Certification thereafter. Must pass Fitness for Duty Test.

Experience: Must have three (3) years of licensed driving experience. Any combination of experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job is required. Some experience operating large vehicles is preferred but not required. No more than two (2) minor violations within the past three (3) years. No major violations within the past five (5) years.


Hiring both Seasonal (includes base health insurance) and Year Round (full benefits). Incumbents must be able to complete any shift assigned to them, day, night, weekends, starting in Aspen or Glenwood Springs.

SALARY: Starting wage at $20.25/hour, OT opportunities at $30.38/hour, housing opportunities. Additional $1,000.00 End of Season Bonus for seasonal employees that work July through September (may be prorated if starting after July 1st) and $500 End of Season Bonus for Applicants with valid CDL and P2 endorsement.

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Aldrich at (970) 384-4882 (hiring manager) or Lawrence at (970) 384-4854.

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Roaring Fork Transportation Authority


Aspen, CO
81611 USA