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Job Posting: Transportation Assistant

Last Updated on: 29th November 2022, 01:32 pm

Position: Transportation Assistant (3 Regular and 2 Term Positions)
Location: Ottawa Student Transportation Authority, 1547 Merivale Road, Suite 300
Work Schedule: 35 hours per week/12 months per year (overtime during peak periods)
Start Date: January 9, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Salary Range: $43,241 to $55,242


The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) manages and delivers student transportation
services safely, effectively and efficiently for the more than 68,000 students of the Ottawa Catholic and
Ottawa-Carleton District School Boards receiving transportation services each day.


Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Transportation Coordinator and within an assigned geographical
transportation zone, the Transportation Assistant is responsible for the planning and administration of
transportation routes for elementary, secondary, and students with special needs. The Transportation
Assistant also provides front-line telephone support services to parents/schools/operators and the
general public, provides administrative support to the operations and activities of OSTA, and other
related duties as assigned by the Transportation Coordinator.

Qualifications:
• A Secondary School graduation diploma and 2 years related transportation experience.
• Effective telephone manner, and excellent communication skills.
• Demonstrated tact, judgment, and diplomacy in a high energy environment; and excellent
organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and the ability to multitask effectively.
• Technical skills include proficiency using software including transportation, databases,
spreadsheets, word-processing, and electronic mail; knowledge of provincial legislation related
to student transportation and pertinent board and department policies; as well as excellent map
reading skills and superior knowledge of zone routes, traffic patterns, and volume.
• Willingness to work flexible and extended hours to meet work demands during peak periods
including evenings and weekends.


This is a unionized position. Applications will be considered in accordance with the collective
agreement.
The Application Deadline is Friday December 9, 2022. Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Vicky Kyriaco, General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer
E-mail: jobs@ottawaschoolbus.ca (in .doc or pdf format only)

For more details, please download the full Job Description.