Our employees are our greatest investment

Whether you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of a 40-foot-long bus or more at home with numbers and spreadsheets, Cherriots has a place for you.

​Cherriots is a growing organization and needs talented people ready to serve our community. It’s a big challenge. We provide services over a 76-square-mile-area in Salem-Keizer and the Mid-Willamette Valley.

​Working at Cherriots is more than a job;
it’s a career path with many opportunities.

​Skilled transit operators (bus drivers) help Cherriots riders reach their destination in all weather and road conditions. Mechanics and service technicians keep the Cherriots fleet in tip-top shape.

​The Cherriots mission of creating community connections also requires accountants, technicians, information technology specialists, human resources staff, transit planners, and customer service representatives.

​Cherriots especially values employees with people skills, who make customer service their highest priority. Cherriots emphasizes career development and employees can advance into supervisory and management positions.

​Cherriots provides competitive pay and benefits, including health insurance and a retirement plan. Many of our employees find not only jobs, but a rewarding public service career with Cherriots. We invite you to join our team.

Employee Benefits at Cherriots

  • Medical, Vision, Prescription Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • HRA VEBA – Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Leave


  • Sick Leave
  • Universal Bus Pass
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • Family Bus Pass 
  • Employee Retirement Plans
  • Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance 
  • Deferred Compensation Plan – ICMA Retirement Corporation



Click the links below to download an application form and save it to your computer. (If you are applying for a safety sensitive position, make sure to include the Application Supplement for Safety Sensitive Positions.) Once you have completed the application, either email it to or print and mail to:

Salem Area Mass Transit District
Human Resources Department
555 Court St. NE, Suite 5230
Salem, OR 97301 

Contact the Human Resources Division at 503-588-2424. Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Cherriots is an Equal Opportunity Employer