GO Transit - Transit Safety Officer - Qualifications

To be considered for a career as a Transit Safety Officer you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • You must be lawfully able to work in Canada;

  • You must be at least 18 years of age

  • You must be physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the position, having regard to your own safety and the safety of members of the public

  • You must have successfully completed at least four years of secondary school education or its equivalent

  • Not have been convicted of a criminal offence for which a record suspension (formerly a pardon) has not been granted. If you have been convicted criminally under a federal statute (other than the Youth Criminal Justice Act), you must obtain a record suspension prior to submitting an application. (refer to the Resources section for the contact agency)

  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule that includes various shifts

  • Knowledge of law enforcement principles and practices normally attained through completion of a two (2) year community college program in law enforcement and/or equivalent law enforcement experience

  • Minimum six (6) months' experience directly involving law enforcement activities with exposure to police and court services

  • Ability to interpret and apply the Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act , the Metrolinx Act 2006, the Liquor Licence Act, the Trespass to Property Act, the Highway Traffic Act, Safe Streets Act, Mental Health Act and other related federal and provincial statutes

  • Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to make frequent decisions in the field under potentially harmful and stressful conditions

  • Must be able to pass an Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P) security clearance for the purpose of obtaining Special Constable Status, and to access the C.P.I.C and P.A.R.I.S information system

  • Be a fully licensed driver and meet the requirements of the Graduated Licensing System in the Province of Ontario having accumulated no more than four demerit points.http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/driver/record.shtml (Ministry of Transportation)

  • First Aid Certification and Level C CPR Certification

  • Must successfully complete environmental, safety and any other training required by corporate policy

  • Candidates must successfully complete the Transit Safety Officer - Special Constable pre-interview tests administered by Applicant Testing Services Inc. (ATS) to initiate the application process. A Special Constable Test Results Profile (TRP) will normally be e-mailed to you within 3 - 5 business days after your test date

  • A valid Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (O.A.C.P.) Certificate of Results for the Constable Selection System will also be accepted. Should you choose to complete the O.A.C.P. testing for the Constable Selection System, the results of Stage I (PATI, WCT, PREP) will be e-mailed to you within 3 - 5 business days of testing. If successful in all three tests, you will be invited back for Stage II (B-PAD, vision & hearing assessment) approximately three weeks later. After successfully completing Stage II, you will be mailed an O.A.C.P. Certificate of Results within 10-14 business days of your Stage II date

          Please Note: ATS cannot fax or email your OACP results or confirm results by phone.
  • Candidates must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights code and related orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees.
      **All applicants are required to have a valid Applicant Testing Services (ATS) Special Constable Test Result Profile or OACP Certificate of Results at the time of offer.**