Careers at Wave Transit

No CDL? No problem.

Wave Transit accepts applicants who do not currently hold a Commercial Driver’s License! For more information about CDL assistance and training, please contact Sylvia at


Effective Monday December 6, 2021 through June 30, 2022 Wave Transit will be offering incentives to both new hires and current employees for the successful hiring and retention of full-time fixed route operators and maintenance staff.


Incentives will be awarded as follows:

$1,000 New Hire Incentive

o $250 after probationary period of 720 hours, approximately 3 months

o $250 after 6 months (probationary period plus 3 additional months)

o $500 after 12 months (probationary period plus 9 additional months)

New hires must be in good standing in order to receive incentives.

Mission Statement

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 contractor are committed to hiring and maintaining knowledgeable management and qualified employees.

Current Openings

Wave is currently seeking a Deputy Director, service employees, mechanics, and fixed route bus operators (CDL required). Please contact our HR coordinator by email: or phone: (910) 202-2059 for more information about these positions and further details on how to apply. Information for each position can be found below.

Future Opportunities

If you wish to submit an application, to be kept on file, for a position not currently advertised, please click on one of the following links below. 

How to Apply

All applicants must complete a Wave Transit Application for Employment. A link to the appropriate application is indicated under the position listing. Hard copy applications can be picked up at the information desk at Forden Station located at 505 Cando St. Wilmington, NC 28405. Resumes will not be accepted without an application. Applications will be kept on file for a period of not less than six (6) months. Please submit applications and resumes to the following (unless otherwise directed by the position listing):

Via Mail:

Wave Transit Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 12630

Wilmington, NC 28405-0130

Via Email:

Via Fax:



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.
Fixed-route 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.

Benefits (may not be eligible to all positions)

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Competitive Wages
  • Uniforms
  • 401K and/or NC Local Government Retirement System (LGERS)
  • Onsite Gym

Wave Transit Participates in E-Verify

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.


Wave Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 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. The steps for filing an EEO grievance are outlined in the EEO policy.

Wave Transit’s current EEO policy: March 18, 2016


$1,000 Hiring Bonus!