Operator, Para Transpo
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Transportation Services Department, Transit Operations Service, Bus & Para Transit Operations Branch
Multiple Positions - 40 hours/week
ATU 279 PARA
Salary: Training rate (first 3 weeks) is the minimum wage rates as established by the Province of
Ontario and amended from time to time. Rate of pay after successful completion of training is:
0 - 12 months - $22.14/hour
13-18 months - $23.60/hour
19-24 months - $26.54/hour
More than 24 months - $29.50 per hour (2020 rates of pay)
Transit Service, 1500 St. Laurent
This competition will be used to staff 2020 vacancies.
Operates City of Ottawa wheelchair-accessible lift-equipped passenger vans to support a safe, reliable and
quality specialized transit service for customers who cannot use regular transit service due to disability.
Ensures the safety, comfort and wellness of passengers, whether boarding, on-board, or exiting the van.
Education & Experience
Completion of secondary school (grade 12) or equivalent.
5 years driving experience in high-density traffic.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Must have a clean driving record free of demerit points and be able to obtain a class "F" licence or
Driver's abstract with no demerit points and to the satisfaction of the City (recent convictions,
discharges and other actions appearing on the driver's abstract may be considered).
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Record Check to the City of
English oral, reading, writing required for positions.
Some positions may be designated Day 1 Ready with an immediate requirement for language proficiency in
both English and French as follows:
French oral; reading required
English oral, reading, writing required
Candidates must meet language requirements for the position to be considered for hire.
- Familiarity with the geography of the City of Ottawa and destinations around the area
- Knowledge of portable communications technologies, such as 2-way radio
- Disability awareness and sensitivity
- Knowledge of customer assistance procedures, van lifts, wheelchair securement equipment
Competencies & Skills
- Able to work with minimum direct supervision and in a team environment
- Able to adapt/react to changes in operating conditions/environment
- Able to operate in a highly diverse cultural community
- Attentive to detail and able to adhere to specific detailed procedures
- Able to drive safely and defensively
- Persuasive, courteous and tactful, with excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
- Possess good written communication skills
- Able to multi-task, solve problems and make decisions
- Able to use corporate communications technologies.
If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.
The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.