Transit Development Specialist (Temporary for up to 12 months)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Transit Development Specialist, within the Scheduling and Service Planning Division of Guelph Transit. Reporting to the Supervisor of Scheduling and Service Planning, the successful candidate will assist in the completion of recommendations from the Guelph Transit Route Review and the development of the new Guelph Transit Master Plan. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.


  • Assist in the development of the new Guelph Transit Master Plan.
  • Create, manage and analyse large databases to determine patterns and trends in passenger loads, boardings and alightings and in schedules and runtimes. Create Geographic Information Systems applications such as thematic maps to display the patterns and trends in a meaningful format for ease of interpretation by management and by the public.
  • Liaise with other City departments and with the school board regarding issues related to transit planning including land use developments, zoning applications, encroachments, road construction projects, special events, transportation demand management, transit priority measures and traffic management.
  • Participate in public communications programs including presentations to committees and interest groups and representing Guelph Transit at public meetings.
  • Respond to public enquiries and complaints related to transit planning.
  • Provide support and attend meetings from time to time on behalf of the Supervisor of Scheduling and Planning.
  • Assist in public consultation, marketing and other public education efforts as required.
  • Ensure that the planned transit service complies with all applicable federal and provincial regulations/legislation, City By-laws and the ATU Collective agreement.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a post-secondary degree or diploma in Planning, Transportation Management, Geography or a related discipline and considerable experience related to planning in a public transit, logistics or other transportation related. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Intermediate skill in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Intermediate skill with ArcGIS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and producing quality detailed work according to deadlines and within timelines.
  • Ability to read and assist with reports, statistical data, and technical manuals.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage time and comply with deadlines under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve complex problems.
  • CUTA Scheduling 1 training is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Trapeze software is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator) is an asset.
  • Knowledge of community engagement techniques is an asset.


$62,505.26-$ 78,131.58 per year

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, March 7, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

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