Conventional Bus Operator - Future Opportunities

Requisition ID: 2325
Affiliation: CUPE Transit
Position Type: Temporary Full Time
Number of Openings: Multiple Positions - Future Opportunities
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 80 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Public Works, Transit Services
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Rate**: $ 44.19
COLA: Bi-Weekly - $480

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Posting Type: External

*The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo accepts applications on an ongoing basis for the Conventional Bus Operator position. If this posting is active, we are currently accepting applications to fill temporary full-time positions.

Temporary employees are considered first for permanent opportunities.

**This position has a training rate during the training period for two weeks. The training rate is $18.00.






The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is looking for reliable and talented individuals who can build the transit service in our region by providing excellent customer service while keeping our city moving. If you enjoy driving, providing exceptional customer service, and have a passion to serve the public, then this is the right opportunity for you! 




  • Drive vehicle along prescribed route in accordance with schedule, while practicing defensive driving techniques and following applicable traffic laws with passenger safety and comfort in mind.
  • Greets and acknowledges passengers and provides transit related information in a professional and courteous manner. Assists with passenger items, including packages, and luggage (maximum weight of 50lbs) when needed.
  • Conducts pre-trip inspections and completes inspection forms to ensure vehicle and equipment are in good working condition, reports safety concerns to Dispatch. Monitors vehicle condition while in service and promptly reports malfunctions. Submits vehicle defect report.
  • Advises of fare requirements, monitors fare collection and passenger loads.
  • Boards and deboards people using accessibility features including ramps and wheelchair securement devices as needed.
  • Communicates with Supervisory personnel by way of two-way radio and through the submission of RMWB reports. 
  • Responds to incidents/accidents, seeks assistance as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.








  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with a diverse range of people, using judgement, tact, and customer service skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and a positive outlook during periods of stress.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, demonstrating responsibility, dependability, and reliability.
  • Skilled in the safe operation of vehicles on public roadways.





  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Three (3) years of experience working in a service occupation dealing directly with customers is required.
  • Two (2) years of Professional/Commercial driving experience is required.
  • Driving experience in a transit environment is an asset.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate is an asset.
  • Completion of a defensive driving course is an asset.





  • Submission of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. 
  • A valid Class Two (2) Operator’s License or Class One (1) with Q-endorsement (Air Brakes) is required.
  • A safe driving record is required (no more than 2 demerits and no more than 1 at-fault accident).
  • Equipment field testing and/or competency testing will be required as part of the interview evaluation.
  • Must be willing to work outside in all conditions.
  • Must be medically and physically able to perform all duties of the position on an ongoing basis.
  • Auditory testing may be required.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts that includes holidays, split shifts, evening/night shifts, and weekends. 





To avoid delays in the recruitment process, we strongly encourage all candidates to gather the following documents before applying. If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to bring these documents to the interview: 


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent - diploma or transcript showing successful completion is acceptable. Please note, if secondary school education was obtained outside of Canada, the candidate is responsible to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. An assessment can be completed through an organization listed on the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada website. Wait times vary, and the process should be started as soon as possible.
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search from the Municipality in which you reside (completed within the last 3 months).
  • Three professional work-related supervisory references (must be a previous or current direct Supervisor/Manager, preferably in driving/operating capacity) 
  • Driver’s Licence: either a current Class 1 or a Class 2 with Q endorsement.
  • A current 5-year Commercial driver’s abstract (maximum of no more than 2 demerits and no more than 1 at-fault accident) obtained within the last 30 days.





As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible for understanding and actively participating in the RMWB’s health and safety management system, and complying with all policies, practices, and procedures. All employees must take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and others, as well as immediately report any concerns, near misses, incidents, and hazardous conditions to their supervisor.

To apply:  Please visit our website at

Current employees must apply through the internal Careers site.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.