Becoming a Halifax Transit Operator – What you should know
Do you enjoy driving? Do you enjoy interacting with the public? Are you a helpful, service-oriented person? If so, Halifax Transit may be the right place for you! As a Halifax Transit Operator, you will be driving transit buses on established routes, with definite on-time schedules. You will be driving in high-density traffic and in all weather conditions. We encourage you to take the “Is this the Job For Me?” quiz to see if this may be the job for you!
You will be responsible to inform the public of Halifax Transit’s Fare policy; respond to customer inquiries and concerns; provide assistance to mobility-impaired persons; liaise with our Communications Centre regarding missed time points, poor road conditions, vehicle maintenance, or passenger emergencies; and, insure the safety of all passengers.
Transit Operators must possess good judgement, safe driving habits and an ability to deal with the public daily.
Please note that this is a competitive process and only those candidates who most closely match the skills and competencies will be selected to participate in the training program.
Successful candidates will be placed in a resource bank that will be in effect for up to 2 years. When an opening becomes available, you will be invited to take part in the 7-week, nationally accredited training program.
Those considering applying to become a Halifax Transit Bus Operator are encouraged to read and review the hiring guide carefully and agree to all the requirements prior to submitting an application.