Nantahala Outdoor Center

Bus Driver - Ocoee River

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Job Title: Bus Driver

Position reports to: Ocoee River Manager

Job Location: Ocoee, Tennessee



For 40+ years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, and provides unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our core values: lead by example, service before self, work hard play hard, make it happen, and do the right thing. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.

NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fields and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.


Job Summary:


Spend your summer DRIVING adventure! Join the NOC team in providing exceptional guest service to those thrill seekers looking for adventure on the river.

Our Ocoee Outpost is looking to hire a Bus Driver to safely transport our guests from our Outpost to the river put-in and back to the Outpost after their trip. This job is not your traditional driving position. Enjoy mountain and river views and the excitement of our guests as they get prepared to experience the Ocoee River. Leave work knowing that you helped facilitate a day of once in a lifetime experiences for our guests!


Bus Drivers must possess a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are preferred but not required.



  • Transporting guests and guides to and/or from river, adhering to all NOC, DOT, state and OSHA laws, policies and regulations
  • Providing top-notch guest service to all guests, before, after and during their trip, including answering questions about trip specifics and local information
  • Daily and pre-trip bus inspections, documenting all inspections and reporting any issues to management
  • In some cases, responsible for loading, unloading and securing rafts, kayaks, or other equipment on bus-tops, as qualified
  • Other tasks, such as driving support vehicles, repair and maintenance of gear or facilities and assisting other NOC departments, as qualified and as assigned



Bus Drivers must possess a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Passenger and Airbrake endorsements. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are preferred but not required. Applicants for a bus driver position at NOC should have great communication skills, a strong sense of guest service, and be enthusiastic about sharing outdoor activities with others. Applicants should be comfortable working and driving in varying weather conditions and in heavily trafficked urban areas.





The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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