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How to Apply
To be considered for the position of bus operator or maintenance personnel, all applicants must complete a Wave Transit Application for Employment. A link to the appropriate application is indicated under the position listing. Applications may be picked up at any Wave Transit office located at 505 Cando St., Wilmington, NC 28405; 1110 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401; or 190 Division Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. Résumés will be accepted for administrative positions without an application. Submit applications and/or résumés to the following:
Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 12630
Wilmington, NC 28405-0130
Human Resource Department
Hearing impaired applicants can apply through our TDD at (910) 763-9011
Benefits (may not be eligible to all positions)
Group health insurance
401K and/or North Carolina Local Government Employee Retirement System (LGERS)
Uniforms (position specific)
Dental & Vision Insurance (exclusions apply)
Employee Assistance Program (exclusions apply)
Most positions with Wave Transit or its contractors are classified as safety sensitive and are subject to all FTA requirements for safety sensitive positions including: pre-employment, random, post accident, reasonable suspicion and return to work drug and alcohol screening.
Operators and maintenance personnel are required to have a valid Class B Commercial Driver License with a Passenger (P) endorsement issued by the state of North Carolina.
Applications will be kept on file for a period of not less than six (6) months.
The mission of the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave Transit), is to develop and maintain an effective, efficient, and safe system of public transportation services within Southeastern North Carolina which is responsive to the mobility needs of the community. Transportation services provided shall be designed to maintain and encourage the use of public transportation and shall contribute to the economic vitality of the community, the conservation of natural resources and the protection of the environment.
In an effort to uphold this mission, Wave Transit and its contractors are committed to hiring and maintaining knowledgeable management and qualified employees. Wave Transit and its contractors are committed to ensuring Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through its system of personnel practices, including: recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. These practices will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment on the grounds of age, color, race, religion, sex, national origin, disability or military status except where any of the above is an occupational qualification. Furthermore, affirmative action will be taken to ensure EEO compliance. Click HERE for a copy of Wave Transit's current EEO Policy. The steps for filing an EEO grievance is outlined in the EEO Policy.