BC TransitVictoria, BC14 days ago
We love that our head office is in Victoria and we bet you do too!
We are thrilled you’ve decided to explore a career with us. As a crown corporation and recognized Top Employer in BC, BC Transit is British Columbia's provincial transit authority responsible for transporting 58 million passengers every year, operating 88 transit systems in 130 communities across British Columbia (outside of Greater Vancouver).
We’re passionate about helping to reduce congestion in our communities and bringing innovation to public transportation wherever we can including electrifying our fleet, introducing new bus lanes between Colwood and Downtown and exploring mobile payment options, to name just a few.
It’s an exciting time to be in the transit industry and we’re looking for creative and passionate people to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you!
Do you have what it takes to be a Transit Operator? Is this job a good fit for your lifestyle? Being a Transit Operator for BC Transit is an equally rewarding and demanding job. The right candidate is someone who is familiar with the Victoria regional transit system through regular use and experience and enjoys working independently. The rewarding parts of this job are getting to know your community through daily interaction with all demographics of the public, providing great customer service and exploring your city! A Transit Operator is passionate about connecting people and communities. If you haven't read more about the core competencies of this position you can find those here.
Wages and Benefits (Please note wages for this role are under review)
The Transit Operator position is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. Work and vacation are chosen on a seniority basis through a sign-up process, which occurs four times per year. Your work assignment and your days off will be directly related to what is available at the time your seniority permits you to sign up. The wage schedule as per the Unifor Local 333 BC Collective Agreement effective April 1, 2019 is as follows:
- $19.24 - Training (Weeks 1-7)
- $21.77 - First 6 months (Weeks 1-26)
- $23.71 - Second 6 months (Weeks 27-52)
- $25.85 - Second Year (Weeks 53-105)
- $27.98 - Third Year (Weeks 106-158)
- $32.21 - Thereafter (Weeks 159+)
- $33.18 - After 5 years of Service
BC Transit offers employees a variety of benefits including the following:
- Extended health and dental coverage
- Life insurance
- Medical Services Plan (MSP) group coverage
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- Vacation (based on the terms outlined in the current Unifor Local 333 BC Collective Agreement)
- Pension Plan
- Employee fitness centre
- A complimentary BC Transit bus pass (plus 2 taxable dependent passes)
- Career development and advancement opportunities
- Social Club
- Employee Recognition Program
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands of a Transit Operator most often require manual handling of loads between 5 kg and 15 kg. Manual handling requirements are considered to occur on a rare basis throughout the work day/week. If you would like to learn more about the physical demands and work environment of the position, please visit the Physical Demands and Work Environment page to read the full Job Demands Analysis.
To be considered for employment as a Transit Operator, applications must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Willing and able to work shifts (both straight and split shifts) anytime within BC Transit’s operating hours (22 hours each day with shifts beginning as early as 4 am and ending as late as 2:45 am) with non-traditional and sometimes undefined breaks. All shifts and work adhere to National Safety Code standards.
- Clearly demonstrated customer service skill set including conflict resolution, problem solving and sound decision-making.
- 2 years’ non-learners driving experience if not a current commercial license holder.
- 5 years’ Claims Experience Summary dated within the past 14 days with no more than one at-fault claim in the past 5 years, preference will be given to those candidates with a clean driving record.
- National (N) and Provincial (P) driver’s abstracts, each dated within the past 14 days indicating safe and responsible vehicle operation over the past 5 years with no more than 1 violation totaling no more than 4 points in the past 5 years and one violations in the past 5 years, preference will be given to candidates with a clean driving record.
- Minimum valid BC Class 5 driver's license or out of province equivalent. Class 1 or 2 also accepted. For non-commercial license holders: your Class 2 Learners License will be required for first day of employment (cost for a Class 2 Learners License is $15. For more information on how to obtain a Class 2 Learners from ICBC please click here.
- Ability to pass a comprehensive ICBC medical examination relating to the Motor Vehicle Act requirement for a Class 2 driver’s license and capable of, after on-the-job training, holding a Class 2 driver’s license.
- No criminal convictions or pending charges relating directly to the Transit Operator position.
- Ability to understand, speak and write English in order to comprehend BC Transit policies, effectively communicate with the traveling public and report on incidents involving safety and/or service.
- A good knowledge of the Greater Victoria area is an asset.
For a full list of the required documents to be included with your application, please see the application checklist page of our website.
This posting will remain open while we work to fill upcoming intakes.
We believe that diversity of thought and experience fuels innovation. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.
While we welcome all applications, we will only respond directly to those who are short-listed for a role. Thanks in advance for your understanding and wishing you all the best in your career journey.
Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Your application will not be reviewed until all items from the application check list are attached, they are:
- Copy, front and back, of your driver’s license
- Current copy of provincial drivers abstract, national as well if commercial driving experience
- Copy of a 5 year insurance claims history summary