Join the COLTS' Team

COLTS is made up of different departments and specialty areas all designed to make public transit an everyday solution to your commuting needs. It takes passionate and forward-thinking minds to come together and create an environment of community-driven individuals all with the same goals.

See below for the latest employment opportunities.

Fixed Route Operator:


  • Operate a public transit vehicle to transport passengers on specific routes in a courteous and professional manner and in accordance with published time tables.
  • Ensures that a vehicle is safe and reliable prior to and following the operation by performing a pre-trip inspection and respectively a post-trip inspection, including the completion of a vehicle condition report for each vehicle driven throughout any given day.
  • Passenger assistance according to protocol prescribed by the Authority; including assisting passengers with disabilities.
  • The ability to operate all accessibility devices (i.e., ramps, lifts, etc.) in a safe manner according to Authority and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The ability to secure passenger mobility devices and occupants prior to placing vehicle in motion.


  • Requires possession and maintenance of a Pennsylvania CDL license (minimum class B) with no air brake restriction and passenger endorsement.
  • Requires a current DOT medical examination/certification every two years or as specified by physician.
  • Must be at least 25 years of age.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: including but not limited to:

Safely and efficiently performs skilled mechanical maintenance, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of systems and components on transit buses vans, buses, and other COLTS vehicles.

  • Repairs, adjusts and maintains all COLTS vehicles including front-end components, chassis, drive trains, differentials, engines, transmissions, electrical, ignition and electronic systems, alignments, steering and suspension systems, brakes and braking systems. Hydraulic systems, exhausts, fuel and emission systems, cooling and heating systems, overhauls, power take off systems and drive train components.
  • Repairs interior components of vehicles such as seats, liners, doors and windows.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, inspects and road tests all COLTS vehicles.
  • Replaces and adjust headlights, and installs and repairs accessories; such as heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
  • Services, repairs and adjusts all hydraulic and pneumatic apparatuses and accessories.
  • Repairs flats, and mounts and balances tires including split-rim wheels.
  • Performs bodywork.


  • Minimum of high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of truck or bus vehicle maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques.
  • Completion of vocational, technical or apprenticeship program in diesel mechanics.
  • Prefer Commonwealth of PA Certified Inspection Mechanic Class 3, Class 4 or Class 7.
  • Must possess a current and valid Commercial Driver’s License; class B with passenger and air brake endorsements and Medical Certification card.

 Shared Ride Operator – Part-time

Shared Ride Essential Functions Include but not limited to:

  •  Prepares for daily run by reporting to dispatch at scheduled time, in physical condition to fulfill the essential functions of driving a vehicle and adhering to the dress code.
  • Ensure vehicle is safe and reliable prior to operation by conducting an inspection and performing daily pre- and post-trip inspection checklist and completing a non-compliance report, if necessary.
  • Provides public transit services by safely operating assigned vehicle to pick up and deliver passengers in a courteous and professional manner in accordance with daily manifest and under all weather, traffic and passenger load conditions.
  • Works variable shifts and is available for work/overtime as needed and safety emergency response situations.
  • Assists passengers requiring aid, including elderly individuals, individuals with hearing and sight impairments, physically/developmentally disabled individuals, etc., by providing support while they board or depart from the vehicle, assisting them with packages, securing wheelchairs, informing all passengers that seatbelts must be worn on all vehicles where available.

Essential qualifications: including but not limited:

  • Possession of a valid pa commercial driver’s license ( minimum class b with passenger endorsement)
  • Negative drug testing-subject to random alcohol and drug testing.
  • DOT physical. Post-hire recertifications will be required

Part Time Service Employee - Bus Cleaner


  • Cleans and maintains appearance of COLTS vehicles and parts inside and outside.
  • Responsible for parking, fueling, and servicing vehicles as assigned by Director of Maintenance and Facilities, Maintenance Supervisor or other COLTS management personnel.
  • Assists in performing a variety of janitorial duties in maintaining shop and offices in a clean and orderly condition.


  • Perform each essential function satisfactorily.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent preferred.
  • Knowledge of vehicle maintenance procedures, tools, and equipment.
  • Must possess a current and valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License; class B, with passenger and air brake endorsements and valid Medical Department of Transportation certification.



COLTS offers paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday, etc.), health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Pension plan, life insurance, short-term disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), gym membership reimbursement, and free transit pass. COLTS employees may also qualify to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.



How to Apply:

• Download a pdf of our Employment Application here.

• Apply in person at 800 North South Road, Scranton, PA

• Apply by mail:
   COLTS, ATTN: Human Resources
800 North South Road
Scranton, PA 18504

• Apply by e-mail :

Questions? Call (570) 346-2061

Equal Opportunity Statement   

County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) is committed to equal opportunity with respect to all aspects of its employment practices. In this regard, COLTS shall not unlawfully discriminate against any individual or group of individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 and over), disability, genetic orientation or information, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected characteristic. Employment practices shall include, but are not limited to, recruitment or recruitment advertising, hiring, upgrading, selection for training, promotion/demotion, discipline, termination, transfer, layoff, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, training, or benefits.

COLTS’ EEO Program includes an Affirmative Action Plan aimed at achieving and valuing diversity in the workforce including the establishment of goals and timetables, to which COLTS is committed. A copy of the plan is available for inspection by any employee or applicant for employment upon request. COLTS also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs to the extent such accommodations do not create undue hardships upon the general operations of the authority.

Primary reporting responsibility for Equal Employment Opportunity programs, policies and practices shall rest with the Chief Communications and Compliance Officer/ EEO Officer. Keri Savage, Esq.,, 570-346-2061, ext. 1263.  However, all individuals with supervisory responsibility for staff (including the discretion to interview and hire for position openings, promote, discipline, discharge and review the performance of employees) are responsible to administer their duties in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals based on any legally protected characteristic. All management and supervisory personnel are responsible to achieve compliance with COLTS’ EEO Program. COLTS evaluates the performance of management personnel and the Executive Director, in part, based on the success of COLTS EEO Program.

Through assignment in its contracts, COLTS shall require that all contractors performing business with the Authority shall demonstrate a similar commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity.

Any employee or applicant who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 and over), disability, genetic orientation or information, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected characteristic in employment with the COLTS shall have the right to file a complaint with the EEO officer of the Authority. All complaints shall be confidential, to the greatest extent possible, and investigated pursuant to COLTS’ Equal Employment Opportunity policy.

Retaliation against an individual who files a charge or complaint of discrimination, participates in an employment discrimination proceeding, or otherwise engages in protected activity is strictly prohibited and will be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

The successful achievement of EEO goals will provide benefits to COLTS through fuller utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources.

COLTS participates in E-Verify. Review the documents here.