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Type: Full-Time Hourly Temporary Position (1-Year)

Compensation: $49,920/year - $24.00/hr

Job Description

The Apprentice position works under the direction of the Director to assist in transportation planning, maintain route information, update route maps, and assist in daily transit operations. The position also involves GIS and Planning abilities to maintain and update route information. This position reports to the Executive Director.


  • Learning to use the real-time passenger information software, and how to generate reports 

  • Analyzing AppalCART data (RTPI and/or trip sheet data) to generate reports to identify and improve system performance

  • Working with Executive Director to design routes and schedules, and assist with system operations

  • Designing materials for Public Service Announcements, flyers, company website, and company social media platforms

  • Maintaining/updating route information and maps utilizing GIS and Planning abilities

  • Updating GTFS for operations and route information

  • Working in the Dispatch office and learning about Dispatch Operations

  • Attending monthly AppalCART Board Meetings with occasional presentations to the Board

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Planning and GIS techniques and methods to maintain route maps and assist in route planning. GIS and Cartography skills to maintain and edit existing route maps.

  • Ability to collaborate and work with other staff members on operational projects

  • Ability to use GIS and Cartography (Adobe Illustrator) software

  • Ability to quickly learn operations of software 


  • Recent graduate with Geography (GIS) and/or Planning Background


  • 10 Paid Holidays, 10 days of Vacation Leave, 12 days of Sick Leave

Further Details

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Apply Today!

  • If you're enthusiastic about contributing to transportation planning and operations and have the skills required for this role, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the position, along with the application below. We look forward to reviewing your application.

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  • Open with a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • If you are unable to download a PDF reader, you are welcome to print and fill out the application. 

  • Signatures are still required even when filling out the application form with Adobe. Please print once the form is filled, then sign and scan the application form

  • Email the Application to or mail it to 305 NC HWY 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607

Equal Opportunity Employer

AppalCART is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.​

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. AppalCART makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For more information, read through our EEO Policy.

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