Job Number: 7887

Come drive a bus for Edmonton Transit and see the beautiful sites and neighbourhoods of the City!  Experience all that the City of Edmonton has to offer through a rewarding career interacting with a wide variety of people, while safely transporting them to their destinations.  Make a positive impact on someone's day by showcasing your customer service skills and driving excellence.  We offer a diverse work environment with an assortment of shifts that will require you to work split shifts, evenings, and weekends.  If you have the ability to balance the work responsibilities with your personal priorities, and can meet the requirements and competencies listed below, we are interested in hearing from you.
Edmonton Transit is currently seeking applications for the challenging position of Full time and Part time DATS Operators.
Please note: Only those candidates who most closely match the job requirements, skills and competencies will be selected.


  • Assist passengers and deliver door to door transportation service to registered DATS users on variable routes using City owned Lift Vans
  • Handle diverse and challenging situations
  • Anticipate and adjust driving for changing weather and traffic conditions
  • Collect fares, submit payment information and complete reports as required
  • Adhere to scheduled pick-up and drop-off times
  • Obey and follow defensive driving guidelines, local traffic laws and Transit system regulations
  • Ensure the safety of all passengers
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and
  • Provide excellent customer service


  • Completion of grade 11 is required. Formal training in driving or public relations will be considered an asset
  • Proven ability to deal directly and professionally with the public, preference will be given to individuals who have experience working with individuals with disabilities
  • Excellent map reading skills and knowledge of the geographical Edmonton area
  • Prior commercial passenger transportation experience is an asset
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job (operate lift van, secure all passengers and wheelchairs), provide passengers using mobility aids with assistance i.e. wheelchairs, walker, etc
  • Applicant must provide a current driver's abstract (obtained within 14 days of the pre-employment test date) showing no suspensions and no more than 3 demerits recorded over the previous 2 year period
  • Applicant must possess a valid class 5 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator's license (non-probationary and non-graduated) or operators licensing equivalent recognized by the Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation, Alta. Reg. 320/2002 and must have held a valid operator's license for 3 consecutive years
  • Must obtain a valid Class 4 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator's License before training commences (at applicant's own expense)
  • Ability to pass pre-employment testing, a physical strength and cardio evaluation (F.A.R.E. test), and a Police Security clearance for working with vulnerable persons, prior to training
  • Selected applicants must pass a pre-employment medical exam, paid for by the City, prior to training
  • Successful completion of the ETS Training Program
  • Internal ETS applicants must have completed all mandatory in-house training

Competency Requirements

  • Ability to transport passengers safely, in a timely manner and communicate effectively with them in a variety of situations
  • Ability to ensure your own safety and that of your passengers on a preventative basis and during an emergency
  • Ability to safely operate every vehicle in our fleet and check it for operational readiness prior to entering service
  • Ability to balance your work responsibilities with your family priorities and your personal wellness
  • Contribute to Edmonton Transits' professional image by demonstrating responsible and ethical behaviour in all of your activities and
  • Apply clear thinking to select the best course of action to resolve problems or conflicts

Hours of Work

Variable hours of work, Sunday through Saturday, up to 40 hours per week

Salary Range

45B, Salary Grade: 002; Training Rate: $20.748 (Hourly); Post Training Rate: $23.261 - $26.270 (Hourly).  The rates quoted are in accordance with a collective agreement between the Union and the City of Edmonton. This Union contract is currently under negotiation


  • Applicants may be tested
  • A security clearance that is satisfactory to the department is a condition of employment, it must be provided before your start date and it is the financial responsibility of the successful candidate


  • ATU Local 569 members are asked to send a copy of their application to the union office
  • The City of Edmonton thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity.  Candidates considered for the position will be contacted
  • We are an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals

The Province of Alberta is a party to the federal Agreement on Internal Trade, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement with British Columbia, and the New West Partnership with British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  All of these agreements promote labour mobility between the provinces.  Applicants may obtain information regarding recognition of extraprovincial credentials at

Human Resources Consultant: AL/MY

Classification Title: DATS Operator
Posting Date: Sept 19, 2011
Closing Date: 11pm on Sept 26, 2011
Number of Openings (up to): 9 - Permanent and Temporary Positions Part-time, Full-time
Union : ATU 569 (DATS)
Department: Disabled Adult Transit Service (DATS), Transportation Department
Work Location(s): Percy Wickman Garage (DATS) (133), 5610 - 86 St, Edmonton, T6E 2X3