Kitsap Transit

Bremerton , WA
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Service Helper 2

Kitsap Transit
Bremerton, WA Full-time
Posted on February 8, 2019

Service Helper 2 - 2019 

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
CATEGORY Maintenance  


Friday, February 22, 2019

4:00 P.M.



Service Helper 2



Position SummaryKitsap Transit is recruiting for a Service Helper (2) and will also be creating an eligibility list for future openings. This position will be responsible for fueling transit coaches and performing other servicing duties, such as checking and dispensing oil, coolant and transmission fluid. The person in this position will also be responsible for checking for power steering fluid leaks and tire pressure; adding air to tires, sweeping and cleaning the interior and exterior of buses, moving buses to be serviced, providing roadside service, vehicle trade-outs and completing maintenance records. After training, you will be expected to wear protective gear and clean vehicles or other equipment that may have been exposed to body fluids of passengers who may be infected with blood borne pathogens.


This position reports to the Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor.


Salary Range: The Service Helper 2 position starts at $21.07/hr, $21.89 /hr after 6 months, and $23.26 after one year.


BenefitsFull-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as short-term disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. You will receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays. We also provide you and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.


Hours of WorkThe Vehicle Maintenance department has several shifts on weekdays and Saturdays. Shifts are assigned on the basis of seniority.




Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the past twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:


  • a current Decision Making Leave or higher in the Safety category
  • more than two held customer complaints
  • more than four unscheduled absences
  • more than two late reports


Education and Experience: This position requires a minimum of six months experience servicing and cleaning vehicles. Experience driving a large vehicle (2 ton truck, 35-40 foot bus, etc.) and knowledge of diesel engines is desirable. You must possess, or be able to obtain by the time of hire, a WA State driver's license and an excellent driving record; we will check your driving records for the past three years.


Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesThe following list represents a few highlights of what is needed to be successful in this position:

  • You must have knowledge of vehicle cleaning and servicing procedures, mechanical hand tools, and safe working practices.
  • You must be able to work with operators, passengers and staff in a courteous manner, work independently, follow written and oral instructions, and accurately complete simple records.
  • You will need to provide proof of US citizenship in order to drive into the Controlled Industrial Area (CIA) of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, outside agencies and the general public.
  • Work independently and interact effectively and positively as a team member.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including patience and courtesy, with team members and members of the public.
  • React with sound judgment under stress while doing several things at once.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.




Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: You must be able to perform work in a standing position 65% of the time with walking estimated about 35% of the shift. You must also have the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds without assistance and lift up to 75 pounds with assistance, climb ladders up to 12 feet, perform frequent balancing, stooping, reaching, grasping, and fingering actions. About 75% of your time will be spent outside in all weather conditions. You must be able to operate transit vehicles and large service equipment.


Other Requirements: Must be able to acquire and maintain a Class B Washington State commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement and air brake restriction removed within 120 days of hire. Must maintain a good driving record throughout employment. The incumbent must be able to obtain a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard security clearance.


Selection Process: After evaluating the completed applications, qualifications summary, and supplemental questionnaires, we will invite the most qualified applicants to test for the position. The top scorers on the test will be invited to interviews. We will not make any hiring decisions until all steps in the selection process are completed, including reference and background checks.


To Apply: If you decide to apply for this position, please visit our employment link at Please contact Marisol Castro in the Human Resources Department at (360) 475-0211 if you have any questions.


Closing Date: We must receive your completed application by 4:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2019.


  • Selective certification may be used to achieve affirmative action goals.
  • Kitsap Transit is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the hiring process, contact at least ten days in advance or 360-479-4348 (TDD).
  • If you qualify for the Veterans Scoring Criteria under RCW 41.04.005 and 41.04.010, you must answer all questions regarding Veterans Scoring Criteria Status Declaration in the application and upload a copy of the substantiating document as listed in the application.
  • Kitsap Transit is subject to the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and CFR Part 40 & Part 655, which prohibits the use of marijuana at any time while employed by Kitsap Transit.



POSITION Service Helper 2 - 2019  
OPEN DATE 2/8/2019  
LOCATION Kitsap Transit - Bremerton, WA  
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Kitsap Transit, in Bremerton, is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State. Our administrative offices are located on the waterfront, near the marina and ferry terminal, with sweeping views of the mountains, city, and waterfront. Kitsap County offers an excellent quality of life, including a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. We are close to the water for boating and ferry rides; close to the mountains for climbing and skiing, and close to many pristine areas for camping, hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. Seattle's fine dining and top entertainment is just a 60-minute ferry ride away.

Kitsap Transit (KT), a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (PTBAA), located in Kitsap County, Washington was established by the voters in 1982. KT began providing public transportation services in early 1983. KT's ten-member (nine voting members plus one non-voting labor union representative) Board consists of the three Kitsap County commissioners, one Bremerton City council member, one Port Orchard council member, and mayors of the four incorporated cities in Kitsap County: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo. 

Kitsap Transit is an award-winning agency that has been recognized by federal and state agencies for innovative transportation programs. In February of 2011, the Natural Resources Defense Council's Smarter Cities project named Kitsap Transit as one of fifteen US metropolitan regional leaders in transportation innovation and smart transit. The agency's mission statement is:

To provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation choices that enhance the quality of life in Kitsap County.