Drive With Us                              Video Introduction by MCDOT Director Chris Conklin

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with MCDOT Ride On as a bus operator. For the most up-to-date status of Transit Bus Operator recruitment, please search for "Transit Bus Operator" in the County's recruitment portal which can be accessed here:


If you are interested in the bus operator position and wish to be contacted when the advertisement reopens, please complete the form below with your name and email address.

Job fairs are also held periodically by the Office of Human Resources. More information will be forthcoming. Please check the job fair page ) regularly for more information and future updates.

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Ride On is a great place to work!  We have a culture that promotes a life and workplace balance.  Professional development and career growth within the organization are encouraged. Our team of CDL bus operators, supervisors, planners, and administrative professionals keep Ride On and Montgomery County moving. 

We’re looking for dynamic individuals with a passion for public service, at any stage of their career, to help us fulfill our commitment to keep Montgomery County moving. We’re committed to maintaining an environment where everyone can contribute and reach their potential. We appreciate people for who they are, how they think, and what they bring to our collective efforts. We are looking for people who bring different backgrounds, styles, perspectives, and values to our organization. We understand that diversity stimulates productivity and growth.


Ride On offers a comprehensive rewards package.

Benefits include:

  • Starting Salary of $24.52 per hr. during the training period
  • Paid Commercial Driver’s License Training
  • Annual Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Free Uniforms
  • Career Path for Advancement

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Military & Veteran Recruitment

Ride On is committed to hiring a well-qualified, motivated, and diverse pool of applicants who will be able to deliver quality services to our riders.  We believe that veterans are often overlooked as a recruiting source for employees who are motivated and productive. Please click here for more information on priority consideration for veterans for initial appointment to a County merit system position.

What to Expect as a Bus Operator

Ride On is looking for applicants who enjoy people, are tactful and courteous to work in a diverse environment.

Bus operators provide accessibility for disabled passengers in a courteous manner, announce designated stops, and pre-test all passenger accessibility ramps and equipment during pre-trip inspections.

All selected Bus Operators initially start in a paid temporary operator trainee position.

Bus Operators are provided uniforms and paid full time at an annual salary of $51,017 ($24.52 per hour) during the training period.

Once training is complete, candidates will report to their assigned depot and will begin to drive passengers.

All Applicants must complete a medical exam and background check.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Why I Drive - Ride On is a second chance employer. I wanted a career-based job, with good benefits and that's what I found in MCDOT. Jennifer Beckwith, 5 years of service. Woman in bus operator uniform.