Driver, Bus - 2176

City of Whitehorse
City of Whitehorse
185 Range Road, whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2Z5, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Part time
Hours / week:
30 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:


Position Description

Job posting closes: July 19,  2024, at 5:00 pm Yukon Standard Time

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity, while advancing reconciliation and accessibility. The City promotes work-life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work-from-home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this job posting – The duration of the eligibility list will be 6 months. Future vacancies will be filled by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires. The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.
This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

Driver, Bus

Job Code:015
Department: Transit Services
Job Summary:
The incumbent is responsible for safely operating the City transit buses according to a set daily schedule. Ensure that the transit
bus is in good operating condition at all times, pick up and drop off customers as per the schedule, maintain order and security
on the bus and obey all laws and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Operate the bus in a safe and efficient way in accordance with established schedules and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
2. Adhere to road, weather and traffic conditions and be attentive to street signs, traffic signals, pedestrians, other vehicles, etc.
3. Ensure that the bus is clean and in proper working condition at all times.
4. Provide customer service to passengers by answering inquiries, providing route information, and giving directions.
5. Perform circle inspection of bus interior/exterior.
6. Advise a Mechanic of any requirements for maintenance or repairs.

7. Maintain orderliness on the bus by effectively diffusing difficult situations.
8. Report delays, malfunctions, and accidents.
9. Complete accident and/or other reports as required, related to any incidences occurring during the shift.
10. Follow, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.
11. Other related duties.
This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to
perform other related duties.

Trades, Transport, Operators & Labourers

Position Requirements

Working Conditions:

Exposure to extreme weather conditions, noise, fumes and dirt when driving buses or working at 
transit sites.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Grade 10 or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered and 3 
    years safe driving experience in extreme weather conditions including snow and ice.
  • Driver’s abstract indicating safe and responsible vehicle operation with no infractions, offences, 
    convictions, demerit points, or accidents (past 3 years).
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and written Class 2 with Air Brake Endorsement. Meet the minimum age 
    and medical standards requirement.
  • Ability to obtain Class 2 driver’s license within 3 weeks of hire. Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public and providing assistance in a variety of 
    situations. Thorough geographical knowledge of city streets and buildings.
  • Knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations. Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Conventional Bus Driver
  • Provide assistance to persons with disabilities (boarding, de-boarding, securing, etc.) Collects 
  • Handy Bus Driver
  • Provides curb to curb assistance to persons with disabilities Sells tickets/passes and collects fares.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Transit software, transit buses, communications equipment, emergency equipment (e.g. fire extinguisher on buses and building alarm system) and general office equipment including computer skills to operate software programs including electronic mail, ERP, etc.

Other Details:

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume.

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. At the time this posting close, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview.

Employment Contract

YEU Local Y046


$32.82 -$38.61

Hours Per Week

Guaranteed Hours

Guaranteed Minimum Hours

Start Date of Position


End Date (Temporary and Term)

Number of Hires Needed


Additional Information:
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