Transit Security Officer
Coast Mountain Bus Company
Lower Mainland, BC
Provides a highly visible presence on board CMBC buses during their scheduled trips at CMBC bus stops/loops and other TransLink-owned properties to observe and deter criminal activities. Summons police assistance when necessary to ensure the safety of customers, employees and TransLink assets. Conducts scheduled corridor deployments, unscheduled ride checks and random fare checks by riding the bus system and inspecting customers’ proof of payment on board transit vehicles (cash, passes, transfers, etc.), and also at various loops, stations and stops using either a Hand Held Unit or manual inspection, issuing Fare Infraction Notices as required to passengers without valid proof of payment. May be directed to Conduct Fare related data collection while onboard a bus, SeaBus, loops and exchanges.

As required, responds to all calls for security assistance throughout the transit system. I n the
event of problems such as: unruly customers, assaults, crowd control, etc. May perform plain-clothes duties and Bike Patrol function to watch for and monitor acts of willful damage, vandalism, harassment of customers, inappropriate or deviant behaviour, and other related security and criminal offences. Prepares and presents information to, or in cooperation with, Transit Police, transit employees, schools, community organizations, and outside police agencies regarding Transit Security functions and services.

Examines identification of all individuals found in restricted areas and prevents entry by all reasonable means. Maintains activities logs and prepares detailed incident reports to facilitate further investigation by others for criminal prosecution. Checks for fire and security hazards, reports problems and summons help in emergencies. Security Officers will be required to conduct an initial response to security-related files when directed to do so and follow-up files as needed or deployed, and will prepare Crown Counsel Reports when criminal charges are being considered for court proceedings. Officers will provide orientation and assistance to new Security employees as required.

Security officers may be directed to work special assignments to control passenger activities on the system requiring special attention.

Requires high school graduation where good written and oral communication skills have been acquired plus successful completion of Basic and Advanced Standards Security Training (authorized to carry restraints -handcuffs only).
Individual must be currently licensed by the Province of British Columbia as a Security Guard and be eligible for licensing as a Private Investigator under supervision, as per the Security Services Act.

Requires up to two (2) years of previous experience in related occupations, such as store detective, airport security officer, or by-law enforcement work, where a practical background in dealing with the public in confrontational situations, factual report writing, and giving evidence has been obtained. A further period of up to one (1) year in the job is required to gain a working knowledge of the transit system, fare structures, tickets, zones, passes, etc., to become proficient at recognizing fraudulent fare media, to be able to deal effectively with unruly passengers and fare evaders, to become knowledgeable regarding methods used to combat vandalism, to work with school authorities, community agencies, and police officials to prevent security-related problems, and to know when to apply applicable sections of the Criminal Code or Transit Act.

Other Information
Must hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License Maximum 6 points in the past 3 years; no impaired charges, convictions, prohibitions, or roadside suspensions in the past 5 years

Other Information
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week.

Rate of Pay
Group: 07

Salary: $4,487 - $5,386 per month ($27.51 - $33.03 per hour)

How to Apply
Please click the 'Apply' button at the top right corner or go to to apply for this position and view instructions on the process.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please save your (1) cover letter, and your (2) resume as one pdf document prior to uploading your application on-line.

Posting Date: March 6, 2019
Closing Date: Open until filled

Please note that only those short listed will be contacted.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Coast Mountain Bus Company is an equal opportunity employer.