You’re invited to get in the driver’s seat with COTA! Join us at our next hiring event to get hands-on insight into life as a bus operator directly from members of Team COTA. Attendees can engage with COTA staff and learn about all the steps of the hiring process. We’ll also be conducting onsite interviews — you could leave this event with a job offer!

October 25th

1333 Fields Ave.,
Columbus, Ohio 43201

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

We want you!

Our Fields location is accessible via the following bus routes:

  • 12
  • 22
  • Line 8 .33 mile walk to Fields
  • CMAX .45 mile walk to Fields

Now is the perfect time to join Team COTA!

Starting pay rate of $20.50

$2,000 sign-on bonuses for newly hired student bus operators*

$2,500 sign-on bonuses for those already in possession of a CDL-B license*

Onboard Pay: $21.74/hour

Training Pay: $20.50/hour

Top Pay 5 Years of Service: $33.44/hour

*For new hires, half of the incentive would be paid on the first day of employment and the remaining would be paid out after six weeks of training.

Employee Benefits

COTA is a people-first company focused on building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce. To help you thrive personally and professionally, we offer comprehensive benefits.

  • Comprehensive insurance: medical/prescription, dental, vision
  • Health flexible and dependent care spending accounts
  • Retirement/savings benefits: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), 457(B) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Time off: vacations, holiday, sick pay
  • Healthy living benefits: biometric screening, fitness and wellness reimbursement
  • Basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Disability insurance: short-term and long-term
  • Unlimited fixed-route COTA access
  • Moving your life forward: personal training and development, job advancement, and employee assistance program (EAP)

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