Bus Driver - Transportation Department

Job Code: 3656264

Job Details

The Surrey School District respectfully acknowledges that our schools reside on the traditional, unceded, and shared territories of Coast Salish peoples: The q̓ ícə̓ y̓ - Katzie, the qʼwa:n̓ƛʼən̓ - Kwantlen and the SEMYOME - Semiahmoo First Nations, who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial.

Surrey Schools values an inclusive school district, where equity is deeply embedded and diversity welcomed. We are committed to creating and cultivating diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environments for all applicants, employees, students, and their families. We work to continuously grow and improve our practices, celebrate our differences, and empower people to promote positive change in our communities. Our identity, as Surrey Schools, is expressed in the shared values of openness, fairness and tolerance and recognize the importance of diversity of identity and thought. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Surrey Schools, recipient of the BC Top Employers and Canada's Greenest Employer awards, is the largest school district in BC and the second largest employer in Surrey. Spread across one of the fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools provides quality education to over 80,000 students with 124 schools sites and a variety of other learning facilities, offering a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students. The Surrey School District team of approximately 13,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

Reporting to the Manager of Transportation within the Facilities Division, Bus Drivers are responsible for the safe operation of a 76-passenger school bus transporting students to and from schools and extra-curricular events. Bus Drivers must perform daily vehicle safety checks, and maintain cleanliness of the interior and exterior of the vehicle. They are responsible for building rapport with students, parents and school administrators and are required to monitor student conduct on the bus.

Surrey Schools prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. This is a 10-month split shift position Monday to Friday with a 2 1/2 hour call-out in the morning and a 2 1/2 hour call out in the afternoon, plus a 1-hour vehicle cleaning. Additional hours MAY be available and shift times may vary. Extra hours for field trip between shifts may be required, and overtime rate is paid for hours in excess of 7.5 hours per day.

A successful bus driving test will be required for all shortlisted candidates.

Applicants must have:

  • A valid unrestricted Class 1 or Class 2 BC Driver’s license, with air brake endorsement
  • Understanding of basic vehicle mechanical functions and bus servicing requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

This is a unionized position that offers an hourly wage rate of $29.90 per hour plus a benefits package including municipal pension, health, vacation & sick benefits.

Interested and qualified applicants can apply by clicking “apply" to the right of the posting. This posting will remain open until filled.

If you have questions regarding this position, please call 604-572-0500 and ask for Manager, Transportation. This competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Note: Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search prior to employment. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.

Posted On
February 08, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
City
Surrey
School/Location
District Facilities Centre
Salary
$29.90/hr. plus benefits package: Municipal Pension, health, vacation & sick benefits. Effective date per collective agreement.
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter