Bus Operator

Job ID: 2102 

Openings: Up to 30 

Jurisdiction: Local 588 

Division: City Operations 

Department: Transit 

Branch: Transit Operations & Training 

Location Name: Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

 

Type of Posting: Internal & External

Employment Type: Permanent

Hourly Salary: $23.16 - $30.64 

 

Date Posted: June 3, 2024

Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

Land Acknowledgement

We are proud to reside on Treaty 4 Territory and the traditional lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota, and Métis Nation, honoring and respecting these Nations and ancestors of this territory and grateful to be here. Regina is committed to building trust and creating true partnerships with Indigenous peoples. 

 

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The City of Regina is an equal opportunities employer dedicated to fostering a respectful, collaborative, inclusive, and barrier-free workplace, allowing everyone to achieve their full potential. We value diversity as a key to our success and encourage all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, people of color, 2SLGBTQIAP+ individuals of all genders, persons of disabilities, and members of equity-seeking communities, to apply.

 

The City of Regina is committed to ensure accessible and accommodating processes during the application and selection phases. If you need accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform our Talent team and we'll collaborate with you to address your requirements.


 

POSITION SUMMARY


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

This position offers the opportunity to become a skilled professional driver. Under general supervision, the employee in this position operates a transit vehicle in a safe and courteous manner and provides effective and safe transportation for the citizens of Regina, while providing exemplary customer service.  Employees must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job including, but not limited to, performing the following tasks, which are constant during a normal shift as a Bus Operator:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time in the driver’s seat while wearing a seat belt.
  • Ability to bend, twist body and to manipulate controls independently or simultaneously at any given time, while wearing a seatbelt in the driver’s seat.
  • Ability to “reach over-head” with both arms to manipulate controls.
  • Constant twisting and neck rotation of different ranges to check mirrors, blind spots etc.
  • Ability to perform required pre-trip inspection, which involves walking, bending, squatting, reaching, twisting body in many different positions.
  • Medium duty lifting while assisting customers with special needs.
  • Constant gripping, pulling and pushing to manipulate control (steering controls, control valves, etc.)
  • Bending, stooping, crouching and twisting in order to keep doorways clear of ice and snow build-up.

Note: Work schedules vary, seven (7) days per week including split shifts, early mornings, evenings, late nights, weekends and holidays. Days off vary.   This is a seniority-based environment where work schedules, days off, vacation and other absences are based on seniority and availability to maintain service levels.

 

Key Qualifications:

  • Communicate clearly and respectfully verbally, in writing and on the two-way radio.
  • Transport passengers on schedule while following all applicable rules and regulations. Assisting passengers with transit information and monitor fares.
  • Ensure passenger safety when boarding, riding, and departing buses.
  • Reports all operational problems, collisions, delays and/or mechanical problems.
  • Navigate a variety of challenging and complex customer interactions respectfully while multi-tasking to always ensure the safety of the passengers.
  • Dealing with difficult or challenging passengers and the general public.
  • Follow defensive driving guidelines and local traffic laws.
  • Contribute to Regina Transits professional image by demonstrating safe, responsible and ethical behavior in all activities.
  • Punctuality when reporting for duty is imperative.
  • Perform required inspection and air brake test of vehicle according to Regina Transit policies and procedures.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated initiative, judgement and superior skill in the operation of buses in a wide range of weather and road conditions.
  • Ability to deliver excellent customer service at all times while dealing with situations in a professional manner.
  • Remaining calm and self-controlled when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Co-operate with Transit Supervisors, other City agencies and/or departments to meet customers’ needs.
  • Ability to achieve results while being mindful of a respectful, inclusive and service-minded work environment.
  • Attention to detail and able to adhere to specific procedures/instructions.
  • Knowledge of City of Regina geographic layout (streets, landmarks, places of interest etc). 
  • Map reading skill are essential.
  • Completion of Grade twelve (12), GED or equivalent, including a suitable driving and work history record and demonstrated ability to deal 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 administered Job Suitability test via email.
  • Following Job Suitability tests, select candidates will be requested to attend an in-person interview.
  • Applicants called for an interview will be required to have successfully completed the written portion of the Class 2A Learner’s License and provide verification at the interview. Applicants are advised that SGI has an examination fee.
  • Reference checks will be completed prior to interviews.
  • Following a verbal offer of employment, candidates must provide a clear Criminal Record Check.
  • 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. Candidates no longer being considered will also be notified by email.

 

Additional Requirements

 

  • Successful candidate may be required to obtain and provide a satisfactory criminal record check, as per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy.

  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

  • Additional assessments may be conducted to evaluate competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

Join our team at the City of Regina and contribute to our vibrant community!

 

We prioritize your well-being, support your professional growth, and value inclusive hiring. Enjoy competitive compensation, career advancement opportunities, attractive health and wellness benefits, and a variety of educational support and in-house courses for your development.

 

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