Employment FAQ

Drive A Bus With Us June 13th 10am-7pm

Join the SMART team! Opportunities for bus operators, mechanics, coach service and shelter attendants are available,
and you can complete an application, secure an interview and get hired the same day. The career fair is hosted in
partnership with Oakland County Michigan Works! and is open to all job seekers in the Wayne, Macomb and Oakland
county communities. Which means you’ll also have access to information about services Michigan Works! offers to
help eligible job seekers get to day one on the job.

Oakland County will grant applications for $1,200 childcare scholarships.
Oakland County Michigan Works! service centers will determine whether an
individual is eligible for the childcare scholarship. Criteria include:
• Oakland County resident.
• Returning to work or pursuing a post-secondary degree or credential
• Impacted by COVID-19.
• Either 300 percent of the US Federal Poverty level or eligible for specific
program support.
• In some cases, the individual must also be housing insecure, food insecure
or unemployed.
For more information on the Oakland County Childcare Scholarship program,
visit OaklandCountyMIWorks.com.

SMART will help you obtain a CDL:
• Experience desired but not required.
• 8 weeks of training provided – $16.50 during training, $19.11 upon successful
completion of training.
• Customer service skills.
• Trained by experienced SMART staff.

Contact MSP-CRD-CSAAUTOMATIC@michigan.gov to learn about eligibility
for the Clean Slate Program and other career and employment assistance.

The MiWorks! service center assists more than 105,000 job seekers annually.
• Services include career coaching, interviewing and job search workshops,
placement assistance, training courses and job trend information.
• The MiWorks! service center staffs remain available by appointment to work
one-on-one with job seekers to build their resumes, prepare for job interviews
and help address other needs to schedule a meeting, call 248.858.5520
and select the office nearest to you. The service centers are hosting
several virtual workshops for job seekers. A schedule can be found at
OaklandCountyMIWorks.com.

Get Hired On The Spot April 26th-27th

SMART is hosting in-person hiring events. Join us, Wednesday, April 26th 10am-3pm at the Novi Civic Center and Thursday April 27th 10am-3pm at the Southfield Parks and Recreation Center. You will have the opportunity to fill out an application, conduct an interview and get hired the same day. Opportunities for bus operators, mechanics, coach service and shelter attendants and more are available.

Advance applications are available at www.CareersatSMART.com and encouraged to complete prior to arrival but are not required.

Start your career today with SMART!

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations! 

We are happy to share that Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) has won a First Place Award in the 2023 AdWheel Awards competition for communications and marketing.

SMART 25+ Bus Wrap. Best Marketing and Communications on Workforce Development - Print Media at the APTA Conference in Las Vegas. 

SMART is happy to continue its efforts in Workforce Development and hiring quality workers at SMART. 

Make your last stop the SMART stop!

Join the SMART Family

Join the SMART Family and enjoy a rewarding career that provides longevity and stability. 

We are hiring:
  • Drivers
  • Mechanics
  • Coach & Service Attendants
  • & More!

Please click careersatsmart.com to apply now!  

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What are the job requirements for a Small Bus(Connector) Driver?

  • Valid Michigan’s Driver’s License.
  • Less than four points on driving record.
  • No suspensions or restrictions on driving record in the last five years.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Successfully completes written and oral examination.
  • Meets physical requirements as specified by the Federal Department of Transportation for Coach Operators.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend written directives and service information.
  • Ability to perform arithmetical calculations and maintain reports.
  • Ability to work in a time-structured environment under minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work with the public.
  • Ability to exercise sound and quick judgment in solving problems.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude helpful.
  • Ability to read a street map and find unknown locations quickly.
  • Knowledge of the service areas of the assigned terminal – Major streets and landmarks, street numbering system, etc.
  • Ability to communicate by telephone, two-way radio and in person in clear, fluent English in a courteous and professional manner with customers and co-workers.

What are the job requirement for a Fixed Route driver?

  • Valid Michigan’s Driver’s License.
  • Less than four (4) points on driving record.
  • No suspensions or restrictions on driving record in the last five years.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Successfully completes written and oral examination.
  • Meets physical requirements as specified by the Federal Department of Transportation for Coach Operators.
  • Ability to read, write and comprehend written directives and service information.
  • Ability to perform arithmetical calculations and maintain reports.
  • Ability to work in a time-structured environment under minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to work with the public.
  • Ability to exercise sound and quick judgment in solving problems.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude helpful.
  • Ability to communicate by telephone, two-way radio and in person in clear, fluent English in a courteous and professional manner with customers and co-workers.

Can someone with a conviction record work at SMART?

A conviction record does not exclude someone from working at SMART. The decision to hire is made on a case-by-case basis. However, all applicants must disclose the existence of convictions. If you fail to do so, you will be disqualified.

What is the rate of pay for drivers?

To view the rate of pay, visit the SMART Career Center and view open jobs for both Fixed Route and Connector drivers.  These are all full-time positions (40 hours per week) and are paid on a weekly basis.

What is the difference between Fixed Route and Connector?

Fixed Route is the large bus that runs down major streets and picks up passengers at designated bus stops. Fixed Route hours of operation are 7 days a week, approximately 23 hours per day. Connector is the smaller bus that is curb-to-curb service with the primary focus on transporting older adults and persons with disabilities. The hours of operation for Connector bus are Monday through Friday from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where are SMART's locations?

Main Office
Buhl Building
535 Griswold Street, Suite 600
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: 313/223-2375
Fax: 248/244-9254

Oakland Terminal
2021 Barrett
Troy, Michigan 48084

Wayne Terminal
30000 N. Industrial Dr.
Inkster, Michigan 48141

Macomb Terminal
22900 E. 15 Mile Road
Clinton Twp., Michigan 48035

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