ETS Conventional Transit Operators may be required to operate a variety of vehicles including the 40' diesel bus, 40' diesel/electric buses, Hybrid buses, the 60' articulated bus, and the community service bus. Part-time Conventional Transit Operators typically provide coverage for the morning (6am - 9am) and evening (2:30pm - 6pm) peak service hours. The flexibility of shifts make this job ideal for those attending post-secondary school since you can "Earn while you learn!"

Is this job for me?

As a Conventional Transit Operator you'll be expected to drive a variety of vehicles, with routes that take you all over the city. You'll be working directly with the public and dealing with the daily challenges of the job in an independent work environment.

The best way to get a feel for this job is to watch a Conventional Transit Operator at work. Try it out - go for a ride-along (fare payment will be required).
North     Route 9
South    Route 17
West     Route 150

Hours of Work

Part-time Conventional Transit Operators work a maximum of 5 hours per day (up to 20 hours per week), any day of the week, morning, afternoon, or combination of morning/afternoon shifts.

Salary Range

The rates quoted (2010 rates) are in accordance with the collective agreement between the Amalgamated Transit Union 569 and the City of Edmonton.
Training Rate - $18.99 per hour
Post Training Rate - $23.35 to $29.18 per hour

Job Requirements

  • Grade eleven (11) or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Proven ability to deal directly and professionally with the public.
  • Valid Class 5 Motor Vehicle Operator's licence (non-probationary and non-graduated Class 5 status). Must have held valid operator's license for three (3) consecutive years.
  • Applicant's must provide a current driver's abstract (obtained within 14 days of the video test date) showing no suspensions and no more than 3 demerits recorded over the previous two-year period. The abstract is not required at the time of application, but it must be presented before testing or interviewing can proceed.
  • Applicants must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job (for example, operate bus controls, provide assistance to passengers with wheelchairs, strollers etc.)
  • Applicants must be able to pass a Functional Abilities Recruitment Evaluation test (F.A.R.E.) and a City of Edmonton medical examination.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment testing.
  • Applicants must successfully complete an acceptable police clearance prior to training.
  • Applicants must pass the Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator's Class 2 written test (at applicant's expense) and Class 2 medical exam prior to training. The Class 2 Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator's road exam will take place during training.
  • Selected applicants must successfully complete the ETS Operator Training Program (24 days).
  • Internal ETS applicants must have completed all mandatory in-house training.
  • Applicants must provide 3 professional references and must pass a pre-employment reference check.

To ensure the integrity and security of Edmonton Transit's Operator Trainee hiring process, only a Successful/Unsuccessful result from all testing will be disclosed. Detailed information about test results or the scores will not be provided.

How to Apply

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