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Bus Operator

Openings: Up to 30

Type of Posting: Internal & External

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: January 24, 2023

Closing Date: Open until filled

Profession: Transit 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Permanent

Education Level(s): Completion of Grade twelve (12), including a suitable driving and work history record and demonstrated ability to deal with the public.

Job ID: 1078 
 

Position Summary


PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE BULLETIN THOROUGHLY AND CAREFULLY. THE APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESS ARE CLEARLY EXPLAINED.


Regina Transit is recruiting applicants to become part of a pool of qualified Bus Operators who are trained and ready to step in to permanent operator positions as the positions become open and available.


City of Regina Bus Operators are skilled professional drivers who provide excellent customer service while transporting citizens in a safe and courteous manner. Bus Operators are expected to follow all applicable traffic rules and regulations, assist passengers with transit information, transport passengers on schedule, and secure passenger with mobility devices as required. Customer Service and Safety are of the utmost importance; therefore, City of Regina Bus Operators demonstrate a considerable degree of courtesy and tact when dealing with the public as well as initiative, sound judgement and superior skill in operating a bus in a wide range of weather and road conditions.


Hours of Work - Regina Transit operates seven (7) days per week; therefore Operator shifts can vary substantially. Working hours can include split shifts, weekends, early mornings, late nights and statutory holidays. Because this is an unionized environment, shift scheduling and vacation requests are based on seniority.

 

 

PLEASE READ BELOW INFORMATION CAREFULLY


ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS & SCREENING CRITERIA

 

Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

  • Please ensure your resume and cover letter explain how your qualifications and experience meet the screening criteria. Failure to provide a complete resume could result in your application not being considered:
  • Completion of Grade 12/GED
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Suitable driving record & work history record
  • Experience working with the public

 

Please ensure that your resume includes up-to-date and relevant contact information; particularly a valid email address
As noted below in the Selection Process, the first two steps include communication via email.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

  • After review of resumes and cover letters, an email will be sent to those candidates we wish to bring forward in the selection process.
  • This email will request that the candidates respond, providing proof of education (diploma, high school transcript or GED certificate, etc.), copy of a recent Driver's Abstract and; if your country of origin is not Canada you will be asked to provide proof of entitlement to work in Canada; citizenship or a permanent resident card.
  • If the documents provided are satisfactory, candidates will be requested by email, to attend Job Suitability tests.
  • Following Job Suitability tests, select candidates will be requested to attend an in-person interview.
  • Reference checks will be completed prior to interviews.
  • Following a verbal offer of employment, candidates must provide a clear Criminal Record Check and proof of successful completion of the SGI written exam to obtain a Class 2 Learner’s license with Air Endorsement.
  • If all steps in this process are met, the successful candidate will begin the 6 week training program with the City of Regina Transit Department.

 

Due to the large number of applications, we receive every year, it is very important to ensure that your resume sets you apart from the rest and clearly indicates what makes you the best candidate for the job. We wish all of our applicants the best of luck. As stated above, you will be contacted by email if you are selected for testing, candidate no longer being considered will also be notified by email.


✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.


Jurisdiction: Local 588 

Division: Citizen Services 

Department: Transit & Fleet 

Hourly Salary: $22.19 - $29.00 ($18.31/hour during the 6-week training period) (2022 Rates)

 

 

The City of Regina acknowledges that we are on Treaty 4 Territory, and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.


We want to show our recognition and respect to the Nations and the ancestors of this territory, we are grateful for the privilege to be here, to co-exist. We recognize that much of the harms of the past have shaped our relationship; we are committed to our work of building trust. We hope for good and everlasting relationships to create true partnerships with Indigenous peoples.

Regina is committed to employment equity and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at Talent@regina.ca.