Part Time Transit Bus Operator - Class 2 License Required

Kings Transit Authority - Annapolis, NS (30+ days ago)

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Under the direction of the Shift Supervisors, the Bus Operator operates a transit bus in a fixed route transit service in order to meet the requirements of the approved schedule. During her/his shift, the Bus Operator also provides customer service to passengers and conducts pre-trip inspections, shift administration and fueling.



  • Operate a transit bus safely and in accordance with the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act and Kings Transit policies and procedures
  • Conduct pre-trip inspections and complete related administration
  • Maintain an awareness of route and network performance while on shift; communicate with other Operators and the Main Office as required to facilitate route connections and provide notice of delays
  • Collect fares for transit service from customers without exceptions; immediately report attempts at fare evasion or fraud to the Main Office
  • Sell fare media to passengers; collect and secure funds, and complete related administration
  • Count passengers and complete related administration
  • Assist passengers with loading bicycles
  • Assist passengers with securing and un-securing mobility devices
  • Assist passengers with inquiries; maintain a detailed knowledge of:
  • Transit routes and network
  • Fare structure
  • Customer interfaces for CAD/AVL system
  • Customer interfaces for fare media
  • Customer interfaces for bus WiFi
  • Top up fluids
  • Perform minor repairs while on the road
  • Report bus defects that may occur during shift
  • Fuel bus at shift end, secure fueling apparatus and fuel cage, sweep and empty garbage, park and secure bus
  • Shuttle buses when necessary, assist tow operators with loading buses
  • May be assigned to assist with new driver training and new staff orientation
  • Support REMO and Bomb Threat Plans when and as required
  • Promote a safe work environment, comply with OHS policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Shift Supervisors


Education & Experience

  • Valid Nova Scotia Class 2 License with Air Brake Endorsement
  • Successful completion of Grade 12
  • Two (2) years experience in a transportation operations environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of current OHS legislation and general work practices

Technical/Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the transit system, schedules, routings, fare structure, and operational policies and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of radio communication procedures and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through this media


In addition to specific experience and knowledge necessary for the job, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated strength in, but not limited to, the following competencies:

Customer Service: Implies a desire to help or serve others, to meet their needs. It means focussing one’s efforts on discovering and meeting the customer or client’s needs. “Customers” include internal colleagues, citizens, elected officials or anyone that the person is trying to help.

Initiative: Identifying and dealing with issues pro-actively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

Interpersonal Understanding: Implies wanting to understand other people. It is the ability to accurately hear and understand the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others. It measures increasing complexity and depth of understanding of others and may include cross-cultural sensitivity.

Stewardship of Resources: Ensures the wise use of Authority resources, whether human, financial, material, or informational.

Teamwork & Cooperation: The intention to work cooperatively with others, to be part of a team, to work together, as opposed to working separately or competitively. For this competency to be effective, the intention should be genuine. Teamwork and cooperation may be considered whenever the subject is a member of a group of people functioning as a team.

Valuing Diversity: Is the ability to understand and respect the practices, customs and values of other individuals and cultures. Diversity is beneficial to the organization and community. It applies the ability to work effectively with a wide cross-section of the community representing diverse backgrounds, cultures and socio-economic circumstances, and divergent goals.


Reports to: Shift Supervisors

Internal Contacts:

General Manager

Accounting Clerk

Customer Service Coordinator

Lead Technician

Bus Operators

External Contacts:

General Public

Police and Fire

Regional EMO


Physical Demands:

  • Outdoor work
  • Required to operate a bus or service vehicle
  • Lifting weight of 23kg (50lbs) for the purpose of transporting fluids or necessary items
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Kneeling, bending, crouching

Environmental Demands:

  • Work Schedule: Monday to Saturday as required by assigned shift, with possible shift adjustments in response to operational requirements
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions of weather
  • There is a requirement to respond at any time when contacted due to a mechanical breakdown or the implementation of the Emergency Response Procedures for E.M.O.


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.81 per hour


  • transportation operations: 2 years (Required)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • Annapolis, NS (Required)


  • Class 2 Drivers License (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No