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“What we do at TriMet really does make the city move. I think it’s real rewarding to be able to finish your day and know that you had some part today in getting people where they need to go.”

– Brian

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We value all our employees and we want to make sure they’re all cared for. Here’s what you can look forward to as a TriMet employee.

  • Excellent medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Generous paid holidays, sick leave, personal days and vacation time
  • Free transit passes for you and your immediate family
  • Defined contribution retirement plan with company contribution and deferred compensation retirement plan
  • Health care / dependent care spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement for eligible positions
  • Training programs and classes for current employees
  • Access to employees-only fitness centers

“I have a cousin that works on MAX Light Rail and a brother-in-law that drives a bus. They convinced me to work at TriMet and I couldn’t be more thankful for such a decision. I love being out there, rain or shine, it is always a challenge and different every time.”

– Oscar

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Professional Growth

Training and Education

The Engaging, Empowering and Expanding Program (E³) is a series of learning and development courses and activities that are designed to equip you with the tools, resources, knowledge and skills you need to develop in your role at TriMet.

Tuition Reimbursement

TriMet will reimburse up to 90 percent of tuition, books and fees at non-profit, accredited colleges or universities. Some restrictions apply.

“It’s easy to go to work every morning knowing that what you’re doing helps make Portland a great place to live. And when you go home in the evening, it’s satisfying to know that you played a role in building an even better future for the region.”

– Tom

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Work That Makes A Difference

Our team of more than 3,000 moves the Portland region. We’re passionate about driving, fixing, planning, creating, communicating and, above all else, serving. We’re here to make this the best place to live in the country.

Working for TriMet means you’re strengthening our community and making our home more livable, helping our economy flourish, and preserving the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty. We know that providing everyone with a safe and reliable ride builds a better future for all.


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We hire veterans

If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans’ preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and submit supporting documentation by the closing date of this recruitment. Documentation must be attached to your application.

ADA accommodation

Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact TriMet Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for accommodation is required. Learn more

Equal opportunity and affirmative action

TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly and people with disabilities. Learn more