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On-Street Transit Inspector

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Transportation Services Department
Branch: York Region Transit Branch
Status: Casual/On-Call
Location: Richmond Hill / Ontario
Date Posted: August 21, 2019
Date Closing: September 02, 2019
Number Of Positions: 2

Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable. Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision. We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.


$31.38 to $34.12 per hour

This is a Replacement Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours

As Required and Varied

Operational Hours


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisors, On-Street, Contract Administration, is responsible for inspecting and reporting on the operation of conventional, specialized and On-Demand services, including ensuring contractor compliance, monitoring schedule adherence, investigating and addressing customer and contractor concerns, conducting surveys, assisting with inspecting the condition of fleet, on-board technology, investigating accidents and incidents, conducing route assessments and other transit related responsibilities and infrastructures; provides back up passenger delivery service for Transit customers as needed.

Major Responsibilities

•Monitors transit schedule adherence and conducts contractor audits to ensure efficient operation of service and compliance of performance based contracts.
•Ensures contractor compliance for on-board technology including (tablets, farebox, INIT Driver Command Unit (DCU), PRESTO hand held devices, FOB door alarms, recording devices, microphone systems, destination signs, emergency call buttons) and new technology as provided.
•Liaises and addresses routine operational issues with contractors regarding transit services and driver conduct.
•Examines, documents conditions and recommends repairs; assists in reporting on conditions of transfer locations, passengers, residences and transit stops, Viva stations, terminals, bus loops and transit facilities including: standing areas, shelters, waste containers, benches, and information posts.
•Assists facilities staff in monitoring and reporting winter maintenance progress at transit stop facilities.
•Conducts bus inspections to ensure bus is equipped with proper licensing, safety, regulatory and operational documentation.
•Operates Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment for purposes of tracking, maintaining, and reporting on BRT vehicle schedule adherence.
•Liaises with internal stakeholders on all Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) failures and alarms.
•Provides customer service and travel training as needed.
•Investigates and responds to difficult passengers, missing passengers and customer complaints, accidents, fare evasion, vandalism and customers concerns with follow-up and recommendation for corrective measures.
•Operates special bus charters and transfers buses for operations and maintenance purposes, when required.
•Assists with Mobility Plus contracted driver training, as requested; prepares, distributes, and maintains Mobility Plus driver photo ID cards and related documentation.


•Successful completion of Secondary School diploma or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum three (3) years’ experience in transit operations, including inspecting and reporting on the operation of transit services, ensuring contractor compliance, investigating and resolving concerns, demonstrated ability to provide exemplary customer service, monitoring schedule adherence and conducting surveys.
•Valid Ontario Class “CZ” Driver’s Licence driver’s license free of serious offences under the Highway Traffic Act.
•Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
•Ability to obtain first aid certification.
•Demonstrated experience working with persons of disabilities.

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 2, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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