Job posting closes: March 1, 2020 at 11:00PM PST
This posting will be used to fill 1 Casual and 3 Permanent Part-Time Bus Driver positions.
Be a part of a successful and growing team! We are currently looking for a Bus Driver in our Transit Services department.
Working for the City of Whitehorse means belonging to a friendly, active and diverse community. When you join our team you will play an integral role in the everyday lives of Whitehorse residents. From parks and recreation to waste collection to transit, our employees contribute to the health and fulfillment of our community. We are proud to provide leadership as one of Canada’s best local governments that enables Whitehorse to be an exceptional place to live, work and play.
The City of Whitehorse is an organization that understands the value of its employees and the importance of maintaining a passionate workforce. Employees will enjoy comprehensive benefits including health insurance, sick leave and vacation time.
Find your opportunity here and make a difference in the community today!
Job Code: 015
Department: Transit Services
The incumbent is responsible for safely operating the City transit buses according to a set daily schedule. Ensure that the transit bus is in good operating condition at all times, pick up and drop off customers as per the schedule, maintain order and security on the bus and obey all laws and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Operate the bus in a safe and efficient way in accordance with established schedules and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
2. Adhere to road, weather and traffic conditions and be attentive to street signs, traffic signals, pedestrians, other vehicles, etc.
3. Ensure that the bus is clean and in proper working condition at all times.
4. Provide customer service to passengers by answering inquiries, providing route information, and giving directions.
5. Perform circle inspection of bus interior/exterior.
6. Advise a Mechanic of any requirements for maintenance or repairs.
7. Maintain orderliness on the bus by effectively diffusing difficult situations.
8. Report delays, malfunctions, and accidents.
9. Complete accident and/or other reports as required, related to any incidences occurring during the shift.
10. Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
11. Other related duties.
This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.
Job Requirements:Working Conditions:
Exposure to extreme weather conditions, noise, fumes and dirt when driving buses or working at transit sites.
Knowledge and Skills:
Grade 12 or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered and 3 years safe driving experience in extreme weather conditions including snow and ice.
Driver’s abstract indicating safe and responsible vehicle operation with no infractions, offences, convictions, demerit points, or accidents (past 3 years).
Valid class 5 driver’s license and written Class 2 with Air Brake Endorsement.
Meet the minimum age and medical standards requirement.
Ability to obtain Class 2 driver’s license within 3 weeks of hire.
Vulnerable Sector Check.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public and providing assistance in a variety of situations.
Thorough geographical knowledge of city streets and buildings.
Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
Conventional Bus Driver
Provide assistance to persons with disabilities (boarding, de-boarding, securing, etc.)
Handy Bus Driver
Provides curb to curb assistance to persons with disabilities
Sells tickets/passes and collects fares.
Examples of Equipment to Operate:
Transit software, transit buses, communications equipment, emergency equipment (e.g. fire extinguisher on buses and building alarm system) and general office equipment including computer skills to operate software programs including electronic mail, ERP, etc.
Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via www.whitehorse.ca/careers . Instructions on applications are provided at https://www.whitehorse.ca/departments/human-resources/how-to-apply . If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at HR@whitehorse.ca .
To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume.
Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process.
At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.
The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.