Board of Education of School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap)

Transportation Manager

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District invites applications from individuals who are seeking a challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity in a vibrant and beautiful environment.  The start date for the position is negotiable depending on the availability of the successful applicant but is anticipated that the appointment would be effective as soon as possible.

Our District
In the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District, we serve just over 6300 students in 23 schools through a variety of sites located around Shuswap Lake and the North Okanagan. We are known for strong academic achievement, a thriving trades and careers program, and a rich culture of school athletics. The school district enjoys comprehensive Local Education Agreements with each of four First Nations bands. One elementary, one middle, and one secondary school offer French Immersion. A newly developed Strategic Plan prioritizes a “students first” focus on success, organizational efficiency, and a culture of health and wellness as our key goals.
Our Communities
With year-round recreational activities in a spectacular natural setting, we offer a small-town atmosphere with big city services. You’ll find musical and theatre performances, garden markets, wineries, and opportunities for world class boating, biking, hiking, and golf right outside your door. Add in quick access to larger centers and very affordable housing, and it is clear that the North Okanagan-Shuswap is a truly desirable place to live.

The Candidate
School District No. 83 is seeking a proven leader who, reporting to the Director of Operations, can provide expertise and advice in the areas of student transportation, bus route and driver scheduling, and the maintenance of the district school bus and vehicle fleet.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to public education; and have business administration training including budget management skills and a strong background in transportation system management in a complex public or private enterprise, with a demonstrable ability to establish and maintain an effective and cost-efficient transportation system. The successful candidate will also have a thorough knowledge of transportation regulations and safety requirements and will hold a valid BC Class 2 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement; and have extensive knowledge of vehicle maintenance and mechanical requirements. The successful candidate will have demonstrable communication, supervisory and managerial skills as well as skill in working in a public environment addressing complex situations involving people with varying interests.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by 1:00 pm on Monday, September 24, 2018, to  The successful candidate will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act. We thank all who apply; however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For a detailed job description, please contact Trevor Bettcher, Director of Operations, at

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Categories: Public Works & Operations,Transportation & Highways,Mechanics & Vehicle Maintenance
Posted: September 10, 2018, 2:41 pm
Expires: September 24, 2018, 1:00 pm