Careers at Wave Transit

Current Openings


Service Employee (full-time)

A completed application must be received by August 12, 2018 at 505 Cando Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 or emailed to human resources to be considered.

  • $10.01 without preferred Class B CDL. Must be obtained within six months of employment
  • $14.34 with Class B CDL with passenger endorsement
  • Maintain the interiors and exteriors, of all vehicles in the company’s fleet.
  • Operate fueling station, check all vehicle fluids daily, clean fluid spills, and operate all company vehicles.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)with passenger endorsement preferred.
  • A drug test and pre-employment physical exam is required.


  • Cleaning/Maintenance: 1 year

Click here to download the job application.

For instructions on how to submit a completed application, please consult the How to Apply section below.


Paratransit Van Operator (part-time)

A completed application must be received by August 12, 2018 at 505 Cando Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 or emailed to human resources to be considered.

CFPTA is currently seeking service-oriented, dedicated and compassionate part-time Paratransit operators to work with a population that is often over-looked and under-served. Paratransit operators provide customers with curb-to-curb transportation in a safe, courteous, and timely manner. $8.62 an hour.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Drives one of several different vans in a safe, courteous, and reliable manner throughout the service area within a daily assigned time schedule.
  • Assists passengers to and from their origin/destination.
  • Assists in the boarding of passengers using wheelchairs or other mobility aids and the proper securement of wheelchairs.
  • Notifies dispatch of schedule deviations, running late or early for appointments, accidents, or passenger incidents.
  • Notifies dispatch of passengers’ medical or behavioral problems and van mechanical or electrical issues.
  • Sees that all trips follow pick up and drop off destinations exactly as stated on the trip sheet without deviations unless pre-approved by dispatch.
  • Treats all passengers with respect providing courteous service at all times and in every situation. Advise passengers of rules and regulations when necessary.
  • Completes and submits daily paperwork including written reports concerning passenger incidents, preventable and non-preventable accidents.
  • Provides daily pre trip inspection of all vehicles before driving ensuring that all vehicles are well maintained and properly running and that all safety equipment is available and in good working order.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of all vehicles and equipment seeing to it that all vans are clean of debris inside and outside the vehicle.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must possess a valid North Carolina driver license.
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical.
  • Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.
  • Must possess good communication skills.


  • Requires operating paratransit vehicles.
  • Requires bending, twisting, squatting, crouching and kneeling.
  • Requires sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Requires assisting passengers in wheelchairs and lifting passenger walkers, strollers, and other mobility aids, up to 20 lbs., as often as 20 times per day.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend written material.
  • Must have good depth perception, peripheral vision, distance vision, and color perception necessary for driving.
  • Requires effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to hear and understand normal speech, as most job information is received verbally

Click here to download the job application.

For instructions on how to submit a completed application, please consult the How to Apply section below.

Please check back for additional employment opportunities.

If you wish to submit an application for Wave Transit to retain on file, please click on one of the following links below:

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.

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:

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


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