Extra Board Operator - Bus Driver

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Located on the Trent-Severn Waterway in the heart of the Kawartha tourism region, Peterborough is a unique community known for its exceptional quality of life and beautiful setting. Peterborough has it all – a multitude of recreational opportunities, a diverse industrial, commercial and agricultural base, quality health care and excellent schools – including two outstanding post-secondary institutions. Peterborough is just one hour from the Greater Toronto area.

Peterborough Transit is proud to serve the citizens of Peterborough in addition to The Link rural transit service, a pilot project funded through the Province of Ontario. The Link buses serve the communities of Selwyn Township, Curve Lake First Nation, and connect all customers to the City’s transit routes.

Job Details

Bus Drivers are responsible for operating regular, fully accessible transit buses and paratransit vehicles for customers with mobility needs. Drivers support customers as a first point of contact to provide information on bus routes, schedules, and fares etc.

What You Bring

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are at least 18 years old with a positive attitude and experience serving the public who possess:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service

  • Ability to work independently but also cooperatively within in a team environment

  • Willing and open to learn in a fast paced, changing environment

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability to read, understand and follow policies and procedures

  • A valid Ontario drivers’ license (other than G1, G2, M, M1 or M2)

  • Ability to provide a clear driver’s abstract and a satisfactory current Criminal Records Check including Vulnerable Sector from a Canadian Police Information Centre

  • Availability and commitment to work irregular shifts which will include days, nights, weekends, split shifts, statutory holidays and working on short notice

Additional assets:

  • Standard First Aid/CPR/AED certification

  • A valid Ontario Class “B” or “C” driver’s license with “Z” endorsement (Air Brake)

What We Offer

  • Exceptional professional driver training to obtain required licensing

  • Competitive salary, benefits and pension plan

  • Corporate training

  • Modern, reliable vehicles with state-of-the-art technology

  • The opportunity to make a difference in your community


$25.55 (Training Rate $22.36)

Although Extra Board Operators regularly work full-time hours, there is a guaranteed minimum of 25 hours per week. Overtime is available after 44 hours at time and a half and Extra Board Operators are paid the full-time rate of $31.94/hour, when they are assigned to cover full-time Drivers.

Extra Board Operators are assigned one (1) week day off a week.

Extra Board Operators are members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1320 and transition to full time Driver positions in order of seniority, at which time group health benefits and pension are provided.

Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter to People & Culture, quoting file number 24-P-29.

The City of Peterborough is an organization that strives to embrace the spirit of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to the City's goods, services and facilities. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise People & Culture if you require an accommodation.

The personal information submitted for employment is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. We thank you for your application but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.