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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Transit Officer recruitment

Make a difference in your community – become a Transit Officer with the Public Transport Authority

Transit officers

Looking for a career change?  Become a Transit Officer and join our team to help make travelling on public transport safe.

We are looking for new recruits to be fully trained in the role of Transit Officer to join our team within the Transperth Train Operations Division.

Our Transit Officers have excellent problem solving and listening skills who can remain calm in challenging situations.  They play a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our passengers, with customer service being the key focus of the position.

It is a challenging and often demanding role with great rewards and you will be part of a large and dynamic team working in a variety of locations across the metropolitan rail network.

What's in it for me?

You will receive full training, an attractive remuneration package, five weeks annual leave, shift work with regular start and finish times, full uniforms, access to an on-site gym and opportunities for career advancement.

Applications for the current intake are now closed. All vacancies are advertised on our career opportunities page, so please check back regularly

Assessment process

 Information sessions

There are a number of important steps that you must meet in order to become a Transit Officer.

It is strongly recommended that you attend one of our information sessions as it gives you the opportunity to find out more about the role and ask any questions you may have.
 Your application
You will be required to address a number of selection criteria and provide a comprehensive resume which includes two work related referees. Applications are submitted online at www.jobs.wa.gov.au and will not be accepted after the closing time specified in the advertisement.
 Shortlisting
The selection panel will read through all submitted applications and assess against the work related requirements stated in the job advert. The panel will shortlist those who are competitive against these requirements.
 Physical tests

Applicants who progress through to the physical testing will be required to undergo a 'dummy drag' and ‘beep test’.

  1. The dummy drag test - A test of your strength for safely lifting an 'average' person.
  2. The beep test (shuttle run) - To assess your aerobic capacity. This test requires the participant to run with an increasing pace for approximately 8 minutes.
 Online aptitude tests

The PTA uses aptitude tests to assist in identifying applicants who are suitable for the role of a Transit Officer. The tests are designed to specifically measure skills relevant to the transport industry and relate to the duties of the role.

Please note: this is undertaken in a classroom environment and applicants are required to attend in person.

 Integrity check
This may include investigations into suspensions from employment, past employment records and performance, workers compensation and pending criminal charges. These screenings may be undertaken at any time throughout the recruitment process.
 Interviews
Applicants who progress to this stage will be invited to attend an interview and bring a copy of their current National Police Certificate. Referee checks will be conducted by the panel at this stage.
 Online psychometric assessment
This is a series of psychometric assessments that provide information about a person’s mental agility and personality characteristics. Links to the online assessments will be sent to you via email.
 Medical clearance (psychological and medical)
All PTA employees are required to undergo medical assessments. A one-on-one interview with a psychologist will be conducted to further assess suitability. A physical medical assessment will also be completed, this includes a medical history questionnaire.
 Notification
Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email at the conclusion of each stage of the process. Those successful at the end of the process will be placed into a pool, which will remain open for a period of 6 months.
 Induction and training
Successful applicants will commence a 12-week training course which includes both coursework and practical training, as well as on-the-job experience. The training must be successfully completed before becoming a fully operational Transit Officer.

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