Grande Prairie

Casual Transit Operators


Openings 2
Location Name
Service Centre
Grande Prairie, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Jun 06, 2019
Profession Transit
Experience Level(s) Junior
Job Type(s) Casual
Education Level(s) High School
Job ID job-1743

Position Summary

Job Overview

Under the supervision of the Transit Operations Supervisor, the Casual Transit Operator, operates a bus to transport passengers to local destinations in a professional, reliable, and safe manner; and provides related information and excellent customer service to the public.

Main Responsibilities

A Transit Operator assists all passengers while boarding and de-boarding buses; this includes the securing of passengers in wheelchairs or scooters.

Additionally, the incumbent performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections, follows established safety standards, department policy and procedures, collects fares, and provides passengers with exceptional customer service. A Transit Operator also monitors passenger behavior, and refuses service to individuals who may be a threat to the safety of others or to individuals refusing to pay the fare. A Transit Operator is also responsible for maintaining bus cleanliness by sweeping it out at the end of the shift, and reports all operational problems; such as delays and mechanical problems according to established procedures. Performs other related duties as required.


We are seeking an individual with a Grade 12 and a minimum of 2 years safe bus driving experience, including direct and relevant experience dealing with the public. A valid Class 2 Alberta driver's license with Air-Brake Endorsement is required. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. A thorough knowledge of the geographic layout of the City of Grande Prairie and transit routes is required, as well as demonstrated ability to participate effectively as a member of a team, and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Knowledge of and demonstrate understanding of the transportation needs of persons with disabilities, ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public, and physical ability perform the assigned duties is required. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, other professionals in various fields, co-workers, and other City departments is also required.

All candidates will be required to complete a minimum of a forty (40) hour training period and may be required to complete additional training hours up to, but not to exceed eighty (80) hours in total as determined by the employer. The pay rate of this training period is $22.64/hr.

Candidates are required to have a current and clear Alberta driver's abstract. All abstracts and documents must be acceptable to the Employer. Candidates will be required to obtain a RCMP Criminal Records Check, as well as a Vulnerable Sector Check.

What We Offer

At the City of Grande Prairie, we recognize and value that people have lives outside of work. We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career.

A fun and energetic work atmosphere! The Grande Prairie Transit Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages a diverse group of individuals from all segments of our community to apply so the department reflects the community we serve.

The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be an Employer of Choice!


Job Location

City Service Centre

9505 - 112 Street

Grande Prairie, AB



As and when needed to cover for absences of regular operators due to vacations, sick leaves, etc.

This position is subject to shifts. Actual shift days and times will vary between the hours of 5:15am to 10:45pm.


Training Rate: $22.64 as per collective agreement.

Transit Operator Rate: $32.97 as per collective agreement after completing the full training period (including obtaining proper license and Q-Endorsement).

Selection Process

We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within 1 month of the closing date of this job posting.

1.  Submit your cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.

2.  Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.

Note: Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

This posting may be used to fill more than one position.

This posting will be open until a suitable candidate(s) is/are found.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.

Applications are being accepted until July 31, 2019

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