Bus Operator


Bus Operator

City of Kingston
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posted: December 26th 2019
Deadline: February 24th, 2020

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st-century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We are currently recruiting for Bus Operators. There are 12 part-time positions available.


  • Transport passengers to destinations on defined routes while providing excellent customer service skills in a safe, courteous and professional manner
  • Provide excellent customer service skills in a safe, courteous and professional manner at all times
  • Transport passengers to destinations on defined routes while adhering to schedules
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations, including responding to customer queries, interacting with other operators and operations staff
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers by obeying and following defensive driving guidelines, local traffic laws, Kingston Transit polices and procedures and the Highway Traffic Act
  • Conduct pre and post-trip vehicle inspection
  • Deal with diverse and challenging situations such as traffic congestion, construction and detours, and collisions
  • Operate a variety of transit fleet, including but not limited to New Flyers, Internationals, Orions, Novas and passenger vans in a safe manner under varying weather conditions, on a day, night, and/or split shift
  • Operate a ramp or wheelchair lift device when necessary to assist passengers, secure passenger’s wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize wheelchairs during trip
  • Complete written reports on collisions or other incidents in an accurate and timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High school grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • One year of experience driving a large vehicle such as an ambulance, fire truck, school bus, coach bus, heavy truck, tractor-trailer, or truck and trailer combinations including towed vehicles an asset
  • One year of working in a customer service occupation
  • Valid Class G driver’s licence with a clean driver’s record or abstract
  • Valid BZ or CZ licence is an asset
  • Must demonstrate the corporate competencies: customer focus, results-oriented, integrity and teamwork
  • Ability to operate in a diverse cultural community using demonstrated excellent customer skills and effective communication skills
  • Ability to react and deal with emergency situations as they arise
  • Ability to read, complete forms and effectively communicate
  • Ability to apply clear thinking to select the best course of action to resolve problems or address conflict
  • Multi-task and work effectively in stressful situations
  • Knowledge of road and vehicle safety precaution, city streets, bus routes and route timing with the ability to call out stops as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Passing of a customer service and driving evaluation is required for candidates who are not currently in the role of a bus operator
Additional Information
  • Probationary rate: $20.45 per hour
  • Salary: $24.35-$29.90 per hour

Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties of the job such as physical requirements which are repetitive and constant, sitting for prolonged periods of time, reaching, gripping, pushing and pulling of the steering wheel, twisting and turning of neck, sensory and perceptual demands, along with good concentration. Regularly exposed to fumes, odours, and moderate noise.

Must be available to report to work, subject to scheduling and staffing requirements including; days, evenings, nights, holidays, weekends, and split shifts

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including Vulnerable Sector, at candidates own expense

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Contact Information
City of Kingston
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Website: www.cityofkingston.ca
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