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CBVRCE 2020 CUPE-005, Casual Bus Driver, Various Locations

Date: Aug 30, 2020




The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education calls for applications for casual employment in the following CUPE classification: Casual Bus Drivers  


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  December 31, 2020       (Applications will be accepted for casual employment at any time; however, it is anticipated that an initial round of casual interviews will be conducted in July 2020.  Those interested in casual employment for September 2020 should submit their application by June 19, 2020)


You must include a copy of your Driver's Licence and must clearly indicate in your application how you meet the requirements for this position.  Applications should be submitted electronically through Success Factors, and must include a resume for the designated position, along with names and contact information for three professional references. If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


HOURS OF WORK:  Various 

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis - 10 Month (September to June)

LOCATION:  Various schools/bus runs throughout the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education.

RATE OF PAY:  $24.02 per hour 



  • Grade 10 education or acceptable equivalent in experience and training.
  • Demonstrated ability to do work as required in the posted positions, and the ability to work with others and provide assistance.
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Acceptable record of attendance in previous employment.
  • Acceptable Abstract of Drivers License. 
  • Demonstrated high standard of safety, and ability to properly handle and relate to students.
  • Ability to do proper daily bus inspections and complete forms required.
  • Valid Standard First Aid.
  • Acceptable Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks
  • Class 1, 2 or 3 NS Driver’s Licence and 6 months’ experience driving large commercial vehicles (ie. large bus, semi-trailer/tractor trailer combinations, etc.) would be considered assets.
  • Air brake endorsement is an asset.



RESPONSIBLE TO:   Co-ordinator of Transportation

ROLE:   To drive a school bus on an assigned route  


  • Operate a school bus in accordance with all safety standards as prescribed by the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia and in accordance with School Board Policies and Procedures
  • Perform pre trip inspections at the beginning of each work day
  • Perform pre-trip inspections prior to extra/co-curricular trips
  • Complete all transportation related forms as required (Hours of Work, Route & Passenger Sheets, Daily Inspection Sheets, etc.)
  • Maintain discipline on school buses and follow Board Policies and procedures of incidents on buses.
  • Report all accidents in accordance with Board policy and procedures
  • Keep inside and outside of bus clean in accordance with Board standards
  • Reports mechanical problems to appropriate designate
  • Operate the school bus in accordance with route plan and schedule
  • Attend all driver inservices provided by the board
  • Other related duties as assigned


These positions are subject to a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 5050 which may be accessed at



We foster a caring, dynamic and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others, and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers.  We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe and inclusive school environment.


The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education invites applications for the above noted position as we work together to create success for all students in our region.  Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenious People, African Canadian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.